Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An Advocate for Bike-Friendly Communities

The Little Rock Bicycle Friendly Community Committee has selected Garver Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Williams to serve as a member.

The committee is working to make Little Rock, Arkansas a Bicycle-Friendly Community and achieve this designation through the League of American Bicyclists. Committee members interact with the city and community to make Little Rock safe for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists; to create a network of connected on-street facilities and bicycle-friendly trails to safely travel anywhere in Little Rock by bicycle; and to promote and encourage bicycling for recreation and transportation.

Dan is just one example of Garver’s commitment to bicycle advocacy, which is fueled by employee passions. Through leadership, athletic example, and engineering design, Garver is encouraging communities and individuals to stay fit and have fun on two wheels. Moreover, Garver’s “cyclelogical” attitude reflects the public’s growing trend to settle in communities with bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

See the world through children's eyes
Apt to dream and journey far
Soaring high beyond the skies
Free to race a shooting star

Christmas kindles hopes anew
Giving flight to passions great
Take a child's point of view
Go for launch! Your dreams await!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Coats at Christmas

Garver's Fayetteville office has organized a drive to collect winter coats for families in northwest Arkansas. The employees gathered more than 30 coats as well as gloves, hats, and scarves for the Peace at Home Family Shelter.

The winter clothes have been donated to the shelter's thrift store, which provides clothing, furniture, and household items free of charge to its families. The organization is committed to ending family violence in northwest Arkansas and provides a crisis hotline, safe emergency shelter, support groups, and assistance in finding employment and transitional housing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

IQ Volume 3 Issue 4

The newest issue of Garver's IQ will hit the streets soon.
This edition features:

Power to the People. Garver’s Energy Group is providing generation, transmission, and distribution services designed to client standards. Many clients have energy-related methods, processes, components, and training already in place. When they need to update and expand their aging systems, Garver develops designs that meet today’s standards while satisfying each client’s unique requirements.

Mission at Knox Hall. Knox Hall has served Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nearly 70 years. Now home to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the two-story building hadn’t been remodeled since an addition in 1962. Garver provided services to redesign the second floor and helped the TRADOC continue its mission.

Abandoned Pipeline Saves City Millions. When the City of Okmulgee, Oklahoma needed an economical way to increase its raw water conveyance capacity, it turned to a low-impact, trenchless method that cost $2.1 million less than an estimated open-trench technique. The solution lay with a 90-year-old concrete pipe and a subsurface technology known as sliplining.

All About Perspective. Three projects at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee are changing the way pilots, air traffic control, and the aviation industry view the airfield. Garver’s recent projects improved landside and airside lines of sight, reconfigured how taxiways interact, and installed airside synthetic turf.

It's Cyclelogical. Garver’s commitment to bicycle advocacy is fueled by employee passions. Through athletic example and engineering design, Garver is encouraging communities and individuals to stay fit and have fun on two wheels. Moreover, Garver’s “cyclelogical” attitude reflects the public’s growing trend to settle in communities with bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

You can read our newsletter and past issues on the Garver Website.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Engineer Starts College Scholarship

Aviation engineer Adam White, EI has teamed with two friends to start a scholarship for engineering students at the University of Arkansas. The Honorarium for Dedicated Leadership and Outstanding Character Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship awarded to junior and senior civil engineering students who demonstrate leadership skills in academic and extracurricular activities.

“We all had the financial capacity to start the scholarship," Adam told the University of Arkansas Alumni Association. "We didn’t want to wait... It is rewarding to give back to students. You get so much out of it, and it helps you grow as a professional just as much as they grow as students.”

Adam graduated from the university in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked with Garver as an intern while in school, and he has worked with Garver since he graduated.


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