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Waggoner promotes 2

Waggoner Engineering has promoted David Williams to director of the engineering firm’s transportation division and William F. (Billy) Waits to director of its Gulf Coast regional office. Williams, a professional engineer, was most recently a project manager for Waggoner’s transportation division. In his new role, Williams will oversee the business operations of the transportation division at Waggoner. Williams joined Waggoner ...

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James Ray named SEI Fellow

James C. Ray, research structural engineer in the Geosciences and Structures Division Research Group of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has been named a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Established in 1996, the SEI advances members’ careers, stimulates technological advancement, improves professional practice ...

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Corey Jamison joins Terracon

Corey D. Jamison has joined Terracon Consultants, Inc.’s Ridgeland office as the department manager for construction materials testing services Jamison has over 15 years of project experience in the concrete and materials testing industry. He has managed and provided testing services for federal, local governmental and private sector clients on commercial developments, industrial sites and transportation projects throughout the Southeast. ...

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Thompson work recognized

A project led by Thompson Engineering to dry dock the IP Casino has been named an Engineering News Record Project of the Year. The project received the top award out of more than 100 entries in the Texas / Louisiana / Mississippi region. In 2011, Thompson Engineering began work to design a first-of-its-kind solution to create a stable foundation and ...

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Preus gains license

Oliver Preus, ASLA, project manager with Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, PLLC, has passed all licensure exams administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, making him a Professional Landscape Architect in Mississippi. Preus is a 2006 graduate of Cleveland High School, and obtained his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Mississippi State University and his Master of Community Planning ...

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Philip Hite named chief of budget

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Philip Hite as chief of the budget, manpower, and management branch of the Resource Management Office. Hite will be responsible for preparing, coordinating and developing budgetary data used in financial schedule estimates for the District’s current year and budget year civil works programs. In addition, he ...

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Tom Henderson certified

Tom Henderson, PE, CM, Neel-Schaffer Inc.’s aviation discipline leader, is now a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. The certification will help Henderson and Neel-Schaffer provide better planning, engineering, and construction services for their airport clients across Mississippi and the Southeast. The exam covered four modules that are essential to the operation of all airports: Finance and ...

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Clinton landscape architect Chris Hoffman advances the industry both statewide and nationally

By LISA MONTI  Landscape architecture is so much more than plants. The profession incorporates  science and art among other disciplines to conceive and design such projects as college campuses, public parks, golf courses, historic preservation and restoration, urban transportation corridors, residential and commercial sites and many others. And like other professions, including medicine, landscape architects in every state must earn ...

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From Zambia to Jackson: Local engineer brings service project skills to Waggoner Engineering

For dozens of families in Simwatachela, Zambia, the road to clean, life-sustaining water goes through Starkville, Miss. Thanks to Waggoner Engineering’s Katie Bryant, who as a student at Mississippi State University, participated in a trip to the impoverished country through Engineers Without Borders to deliver clean water to the remote African village. Bryant couldn’t predict a gratifying service experience in ...

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FOCUS ON CONSTRUCTION — $7 million project to build the Business and Health Building under way at USM’s Gulf Park

By LYNN LOFTON  In the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, demolition of the 25-year-old modular structure, the Joe Earl Holloway Complex, is almost complete to make way for construction of a Business and Health Building. The $7-million facility will provide 25,000 square feet of space for students, faculty and staff and has an estimated completion date ...

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