Monday, November 25, 2013

Garver's Aviation Team Hosts FDR Lunch-and-Learn

Garver’s Aviation Team has completed two airport pavement reconstruction projects this year in Tennessee using a new technique called full-depth reclamation (FDR). Vice President Ryan Sisemore, director of the Aviation Team’s East Region, in conjunction with the Concrete Pavement Association of Tennessee, recently hosted an open lunch-and-learn regarding the FDR process. The event took place at the Shelbyville Municipal Airport, one of the two FDR reconstruction sites, in Shelbyville, Tn. Attendees included various airport management staff, Tennessee Department of Transportation Highway and Maintenance staff, Tennessee Aeronautics Division staff, city and county officials, representatives from two local universities, and fellow aviation engineering consultants. 

The FDR process reclaims old pavement and adds cement to create a new base, which makes the process extremely cost-effective, it saves construction time, and the reuse of materials adds a sustainability component. Garver is proud to lead the field in this dramatically different pavement reconstruction process and be able to offer the service to our clients. For more information, email Ryan at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Garver Publishes IQ Volume 5 Issue 3

The newest issue of Garver's IQ will be in mailboxes soon, but you can begin reading our online edition now. This edition features:

Connecting Arkansas

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department recently chose Garver to manage its Connecting Arkansas Program. The $1.8 billion transportation improvement program is the largest highway construction program ever undertaken in Arkansas by AHTD. Thirty-one projects in 19 corridors improve the intermodal transportation system and accelerate the widening and construction of nearly 200 miles of four-lane highways and interstates.

More than Meets the Eye

Garver experimented with the seal coat used on the 43-year-old asphalt at Pogue Airport, which was in bad need of repair. Garver's phased approach only required the airport to close for seven days while the seal coat was installed on the runway. This reconstruction project will leave the Oklahoma airport looking new for years to come.

If You Built It, They Will Come

The world spotlight shines on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City as it's now the first permanently lit river race course in the world. Top-rated canoe/kayak athletes and rowing teams have moved across the country to Oklahoma City to train at this unique venue. The recently completed project to light the river was the first of eight projects under the city's 10-year construction program, called MAPS 3, which is designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.

A Lasting Relationship

Over the years, Garver has provided the country's largest youth summer encampment with various engineering projects. With the successful completion of the camp's new state-of-the-art water treatment facility, the relationship continues to grow.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Project Engineer Nick Johnson Publishes Article in AWWA Journal

The Journal of the American Water Works Association has published an article written by Project Engineer Nick Johnson, who is located in our Tulsa office. The article entitled “Aquifer Plume Delineation of Mixed Population Nitrate Data Using ArcGIS” appears in JAWWA Volume 105 Number 9, which is also available online by clicking here.

Nick’s article discusses a study in which the nitrate levels of water samples from three aquifers in north-central Oklahoma providing water to the city of Enid were examined. These nitrate levels are important to monitor because excessive nitrate levels can lead to Blue Baby Syndrome in infants. The article reviews both the change in nitrate levels and where the changes happened, specifically since January 2000. The study set the basis for a future study that will be conducted by Nick’s co-author, Dr. Avdhesh Tyagi of Oklahoma State University, examining expansion of the well-fields to accommodate city growth.

“The article gave me an opportunity to learn how to sort large files of data that was sometimes regularly collected and sometimes intermittent,” Nick said. “The data also represented three distinct statistical populations represented by five sampling areas, which afforded me an opportunity to explore statistical spatial analysis applied to engineering and then explain it to a city board before submitting it to an academic journal.”

Congratulations, Nick! We’re proud of our engineers who lead the way in their respective research fields.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Garver Recognizes Company Veterans

On this Veteran’s Day, Garver would like to honor and give thanks to all the men and women who have served our country, as well as those who continue to serve our country through the nation’s military services. Today, we recognize those veterans who previously served our country to provide a safer nation and who now serve Garver in our mission to provide that same nation with a quality infrastructure.

Thank you, veterans.

Liz Aaron, Administrative Assistant, Administration (Not Pictured)
Raymond Akin, Construction Observer, Construction Services
John Bass, Project Manager, Energy (Not Pictured)
Wade Carpenter, Senior Project Surveyor, Survey (Not Pictured)
Guy Choate, Corporate Editor, Marketing
Darold Davis, PE, Senior Project Manager, Transportation
Michael Hall, Technician, Water
Perry Havenar, CM, Senior Planner, Aviation
Steve Haynes, PE, Senior Project Manager, Transportation
Tom Hennelly, PE, Design Build Program Manager, Design Build Services
Bobby Johnston, PS, Project Surveyor, Survey
Roger Kinney, Jr., Senior Construction Observer, Construction Services
Matt Koss, PE, Project Manager, Aviation (Not Pictured)
Jerry Martin, Project Engineer, Water
Chris Mason, Party Chief, Survey
Bryan Melton, PE, Project Manager, Facilities Design
Melissa Mixon, Technician, Transportation (Not Pictured)
Jim Morris, Senior Construction Engineer, Construction Services
Robert Mullen, Construction Observer, Construction Services
Adam Peterson, Technician, Aviation
Randall Richards, Project Engineer, Aviation
Thomas Sikora, Project Engineer, Aviation (Not Pictured)
Wallace Smith III, PE, Vice President and Director of Federal Services
Joe Sober, Project Engineer, Aviation
Kevin Sullivan, Senior Designer, Facilities Design (Not Pictured)
Bob Sunta PE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Facilities Design
John Thornton, PS, CFM, Senior Project Surveyor, Survey
Jim Ward, Senior Construction Observer, Construction Services (Not Pictured)
Chris Warren, Project Engineer, Water (Not Pictured)
Jeremy Weiland, PE, Project Manager, Transportation
Dan Williams, PE, President and CEO
Wendell Williams, Senior Construction Observer, Construction Services

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Garver Announces Fourth Texas Office

Garver is very pleased to announce that Central Texas Aviation Team Leader Josh Crawford, PE, will lead the company's fourth Texas office.

As a licensed pilot, Josh brings with him a pilot's perspective to the design table. He has worked on various aviation projects in Texas and the region where he gained experience in the funding, design and construction oversight of airfield pavements, terminal area improvements, airfield lighting and hangar design and construction on both civilian and military airfields.

With Texas offices in Austin, Frisco, Houston, and Fort Worth, Garver now provides clients with a total of 17 offices in nine different states.

Austin Office Contact Information:
901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512.329.2708

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Runway Opens at Missouri's Clinton Memorial Airport

The city of Clinton, Mo., the Clinton Airport Association, and more than 80 others recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion of the newly constructed Runway 18/36 at Clinton Memorial Airport, where Garver provided construction services.

"Our experience with Garver has been a very positive one. Their ability and willingness to work with contractors and others have produced many creative and cost-effective solutions to many difficult challenges. I cannot imagine working with a more professional and effective group of people," said Clinton City Administrator Christy Maggi.

The new $5.5 million runway is 1,000 feet longer and 15 feet wider than the previous runway, and it allows larger corporate jets to utilize the airfield, bringing with them business and growth opportunities.

“This is quite a milestone for the city, for the airport, and also a milestone for Garver in that it’s the largest project we’ve ever undertaken in Missouri,” said Garver Project Leader Keith Tencleve. “We were able to overcome a lot of hurdles with this project and provide Clinton with a quality runway that will assist them in their future growth and development.”


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