Friday, April 24, 2015

WEAT Elects Garver's Jeff Sober as VP

The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) recently elected Garver Texas Water Team Leader Jeff Sober vice president of the organization. Jeff also chairs WEAT’s Operations Challenge and serves as president of WEAT’s North Texas Section.

WEAT is a 53-year-old organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and enhancing Texas’s water resources. The organization has over 1,800 members in 20 different sections throughout the state. WEAT co-sponsors Texas Water, the largest regional water conference in North America and provides valuable subject matter expertise and industry insight to the Texas Legislature and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

School Event Makes Way for Women in STEM

Jenks Public Schools in Jenks, Oklahoma recently hosted Women in STEM: Mothers and Mentors, which brought women engineers into the school to share their experiences with female students who may want to pursue similar careers. The one-day event featured a panel discussion and a design challenge.

“This is a great opportunity for these young women to see that their future career doesn’t have to be those jobs traditionally associated with women,” said Project Manager Jenny Sallee. “It’s also a great opportunity for me and the other career women here to give back to the community, and hopefully inspire some future engineers.”

Jenks Public Schools offers Project Lead The Way courses through Tulsa Teach. Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. GarverGives has made supporting STEM-based initiatives a priority and we’re proud to partner with schools through events like Women in STEM.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Garver Publishes IQ Volume 7 Issue 1

The newest issue of Garver's IQ should be in subscribers' mailboxes soon. In the meantime, you can begin reading our online edition now. This edition features:

Director's Insight
Garver is Ready for Another 60 Years of Aviation Excellence
"We've grown from that small landside project to offer aviation services in 11 offices in eight states, with nearly $1 billion in constructed aviation projects in the last 10 years." Director of Aviation Michael Griffin
M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport
Branson, Missouri
RW Lighting Rehab
"Garver planned our lighting rehabilitation with the total project in mind. I'm looking forward to working with them on our next and future projects."  Airport Manager Mark Parent

Baker-Wills Parkway
Conway, Arkansas
Arterial Loop Project
"Garver has been a good teammate and leader to have on a project of this magnitude. The project ran smoothly from the design, to the right of way acquisition, and into the construction." — Conway City Engineer Ronnie Hall

Fort Sill WWTP
Lawton, Oklahoma
Plant UV Disinfection Demonstration
"This testing was, to my knowledge, the first time the National Water Research Institute On-Site UV Dose MS2 Bioassay was applied for a UV dose assessment (for wastewater or reuse permitting) in Oklahoma." Garver Senior Process Engineer Dr. Michael Watts

Pauls Valley Municipal Airport
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Recycled Runway
"The parallel taxiway is important not only to open up new development areas on the field, but to serve as a temporary runway during the upcoming runway rehabilitation project." — Project Manager Curtis Brown

Monday, April 6, 2015

City Recognizes Garver's Volunteer Efforts

The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department recently recognized Garver’s efforts of volunteering to keep a section of the Lake Fayetteville Trail clean. For the past two years Garver has participated in the City’s Adopt-A-Trail program as one of the many ways our company continues to make Fayetteville a great place to live and work.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ACEC Recognizes Garver for Don Tyson Parkway Interchange

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas recently awarded Garver an Engineering Excellence Award in the Transportation Category for work done on the Don Tyson Parkway Interchange project. The project was also given ACEC's People's Choice Award.

In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau named the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area the nation’s 38th fastest-growing area. Such growth has affected local infrastructure and its ability to support the growth. Motorists suffered long waits at intersections in Springdale; during peak hours, traffic regularly backed up a mile long at the nearest existing I-49 interchange.

With the connection of the Don Tyson Parkway to I-49, an alternative to U.S. Highway 412 was created as a new east-west corridor through the City of Springdale. The interchange also improves access to the Tyson Foods World Headquarters and Arvest Ballpark, which serves as the home to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the area’s minor-league baseball team.

To find out what the Garver Transportation Team can do for you, visit our website here.


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