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BECC promoted Burford

BECC has announced the promotion of Martin Burford, P.E. as its President. He will assume responsibilities on January 10, 2020. Lisa Morrison, the firm’s founder, will remain Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Marty’s appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current direction: moving forward and ready to take on the future as a growing company that has established ...

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Terracon promotes Steiner to office manager

Ryan P. Steiner, P.E., has been named a principal of Terracon and promoted to office manager of Terracon’s Ridgeland and Biloxi offices. Steiner is now responsible for daily operations and resource management for environmental, geotechnical and construction materials personnel throughout Mississippi. Steiner is a licensed professional engineer in Mississippi and Tennessee with over 11 years of consulting experience. He is ...

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WBA Architecture announces promotions

The partners of WBA Architecture has announced the promotion of Molly Diffee to Associate and Russ Markle to Studio Manager. “Molly and Russ are an integral part of the WBA team,” says Jamie Wier, Principal. “Time and again, they have both proven their dedication to our firm and our clients.” Molly Diffee serves as an Interior Designer in the firm’s ...

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Neel-Schaffer announces promotions for nine company leaders

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that nine leaders within the company have been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President or Vice President for 2020. Derek Cheatham, PE, Nick Ferlito, PE, PTOE, and Steve Twedt, PE, are now Senior Vice Presidents with the firm. Russ Bryan, ASLA, John Cunningham, PE, Saunders Ramsey, PE, Dennis Reeves, PE, Lance Taylor, PE, and ...

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At Stennis Space Center, Angelica Baker has one of the coolest jobs in NASA

When Angelica Baker was young, her mother took her to a local library for preschool storytime. On that day, the library was hosting a NASA astronaut, who spoke to the children about space and even helped them try on a space suit. “I’ve wanted to be an astronaut ever since,” said Baker, who hails from Canton, Georgia. Now a resident ...

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Opportunity Zone credits touted as benefit from purchasing five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties

By BECKY GILLETTE In what is being described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties owned by CR Properties were available with a call for offers on the buildings being accepted until Dec. 5. The advantage of having so many buildings for sale at once allows buyers a rare opportunity to purchase the historic office and multifamily assets ...

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UM Engineering Professor Lance Yarbrough assists in Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Project

For five weeks straight, Lance Yarbrough spent most of his days at the end of a tunnel 600 feet below the Hudson River. The assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at the University of Mississippi was watching “Nora” – a 470-foot-long, 2.7-million-pound tunnel boring machine – mine through rock 900 feet beneath the Earth’s surface as part of the ...

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Canizaro Cawthon Davis’ Dunaway receives high honor

John Dunaway, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, project architect and chief specifications writer at Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson, was elevated to Fellowship in the Construction Specifications Institute recently in a special award ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland. CSI is a national association dedicated to improving construction information. Fellowship is one of the top honors given by CSI nationally, with ...

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Todd Nichols joins Dale Partners Architects

Dale Partners Architects P.A. has announced that Todd Nichols, with over 20 years of design experience, has joined the Dale Partners team. He will serve as a project manager in the firm’s Biloxi office. Todd graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Architecture after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Delta State University. His experience includes design, ...

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