What’s Happening in Georgia’s Engineering Community Gwinnett Technical College Celebrated Groundbreaking of North Fulton Campus Georgia leaders helped commemorate the groundbreaking, including Georgia State Representative Harry Geisinger; Georgia State Senator John Albers; Dr. Lynn Cornett, TCSG State Board; Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach; Michael Sullivan, ACEC Georgia and TCSG State Board; Lauren Pelletier, Gwinnett Tech 2015 GOAL Winner; Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle; Governor Nathan Deal; TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin; Dr. Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Technical College; Joe Yarbrough, TCSG State Board; Commissioner Liz Hausmann, Fulton County Board of Commissioners; Wendell Dallas, Gwinnett Technical College; and Mike Price, Gwinnett Tech Foundation. Governor Nathan Deal, Commissioner Gretchen Corbin of the Technical College System of Georgia and Dr. Glen Cannon, President of Gwinnett Technical College joined hundreds of community, business and educational leaders for the groundbreaking of Gwinnett Technical College’s North Fulton campus. The first building of three planned for the campus is a 95,000-square-foot facility, which will house both classrooms and administrative offices. Once complete, the campus is projected to serve 10,000 students. Jordan & Skala Engineers Expansion Georgia-based consulting engineering firm, Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc., celebrated the opening of its Austin, Texas office – its seventh location across the United States. Thomas & Hutton President and CEO Honored by the Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council Sam McCachern, President and CEO of Thomas & Hutton, was among the more than 20 people honored by the Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council during its 2015 Tribute to Community STARS. The event recognized nominated individuals for their service and dedication at work and in the community. Engineering Firms Earned ACEC National Recognition Awards Hatch Mott MacDonald, Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. and Keck & Wood, Inc. were each honored with National Recognition Awards by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) at the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, DC. All three firms received an Engineering Excellence State Award from ACEC Georgia earlier this year – Hatch Mott MacDonald for its work on Riverwalk – 14th Street Bridge and Plaza project; Heath & Lineback for the I-85/GA 400 Ramps and North Fork Creekside Trail project; and Keck & Wood for the North Broad Street Redevelopment in Winder, GA. Transportation Engineers of the Future Scholarship Awarded for 2015 Established in 2006, the Transportation Engineers of the Future (TEOF) program is designed to attract, recruit and retain talented students and future employees in Georgia’s transportation community. TEOF provides students with a $15,000 scholarship in addition to a Graduate Research Assistantship, with the requirement that the student be employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for three years following graduation. The 2015 scholarship was given to Marisha Peña, who is currently completing her Master’s degree at Georgia Tech. Peña has served as a Traffic Operations Intern with GDOT since May 2013, working in the ITS, Safety and Design, Operations, Signal Timing and RTOP units. Savannah Harbor Dredging Contract Awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Dredging on the outer harbor is the first step to deepening the entire channel and harbor. Once complete, the project will result in deepening the harbor from 42 to 47 feet at low tide and deepening the entrance channel to 49 feet at low tide. Southern Company Chooses Midtown Atlanta for New Energy Innovation Center The Atlanta-based company announced plans to open an Energy Innovation Center at Atlanta’s Technology Square. Th e hub will initially be used to test ideas submitted by Southern Company employees in a 2014 company-wide competition designed to address future energy challenges. SEE YOUR AD IN OUR NEXT ISSUE! WHY advertise? Engineering Georgia provides you with a unique opportunity to build your brand, promote your services and grow your business. It is a magazine that is designed to provide you with the ROI you should expect for your advertising dollars and will feature content that is laser focused on furthering your business development goals. Advertise in Engineering Georgia and get results!
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