Chattanooga Project In Running For Statewide Engineering Award

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Chattanooga area project is among those being considered in the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry,” 

The Chattanooga project competing in the 2013 awards competition is Rossville Avenue to Main Street (the former Lockhart Brownfield site), completed by S&ME, Inc. for River City Company. 

The Brownfield clean-up project was completed with a risk-based methodology and an integrated cleanup approach that reduced the volume of soil requiring transportation to and off-site disposal in landfills, reducing subgrade soil preparation and providing a safer site for the Main Street district. 

Project entries from Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis are also up for consideration. The winners of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 5, during an awards banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.  

In 2012, Knoxville engineering firm, CDM Smith, won the top honor in the competition, The Grand Iris Award, for its project, John J. Duncan Jr., Knoxville Station Transit Center. 

“These projects represent the best in Tennessee engineering,” said Brad Winkler, PE, Parsons Brinckerhoff. “While we marvel at the complexities of many of these projects, the purpose of this honor is to recognize the contributions engineers make that affect the welfare of every Tennessean.” Donna Corlew, CPSM, FSMPS, C*Connect, serves as the awards program co-chair.   




green|spaces Announces Winner In NextGen Homes

green|spaces hosted the NextGen Homes Design Competition Finale on Tuesday. With over 100 people in attendance, teams consisting of architects,engineers and contractors from a 200-mile radius gathered to hear the announcement of the winning design. The top six teams presented their designs to the crowd explaining the elements of the first Net Zero Energy homes to be built in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)

Blind Golf Champion And Cancer Survivor David Meador To Inspire Tennessee Realtors

When David Meador lost his eyesight in a horrific car accident at 18, the setback could have marked the end of a promising life. Instead, through faith and fortitude, Mr. Meador turned that devastating circumstance into the beginning of a remarkable journey of overcoming odds and inspiring others along the way. Mr. Meador—a four-time National Blind Golf champion, successful ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)