Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Garver Celebrates National Engineers Week

Garver’s Kansas City office recently participated in Engineers Week by hosting a table at the annual Discover Engineers Week Celebration. Attendees at the Garver table included local high school students interested in pursuing engineering degrees.

“This event provided a great opportunity for Garver to show its support to the local Missouri and Kansas societies of professional engineers, STEM initiatives in our area, and also the future of engineering on the whole,” said Garver Project Manager Adam Stodola, who also currently serves at the state president of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.

Attendees of the event heard presentations from a variety of colleges and local industry businesses. Winners were also announced for student competitions that included MathCounts, Bridge Building, and Future Cities.

To learn more about how National Engineers Week benefits students or how you can get involved, visit

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ACEC Recognizes Conway Wastewater Treatment System Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas recently awarded Garver an Engineering Excellence Award in the People’s Choice category for designing $90 million worth of upgrades to Conway Corporation’s wastewater treatment system project in Conway, Arkansas.

Garver provided professional engineering services to plan and design wastewater system improvements, including a new wastewater treatment plant and collection system improvements, as well as providing full-time construction observation and construction administration. This project included modifying, refurbishing, and decommissioning facilities and constructing new facilities to meet the targeted capacity and treatment criteria for improvements to the Conway Corporation wastewater system.

This project was coordinated and designed so phasing the system improvements, capacity, anticipated regulatory, and treatment goals can be achieved as projected to the year 2030. The project also includes more than 25,000 linear feet of collection system piping ranging from 24 inches to 72 inches, two new pump stations, and upgrades to one of the existing wastewater treatment plants. Garver’s services include environmental surveys, permitting, geotechnical investigations, design, bidding and construction phase services, and ANRC funding assistance. The project was the largest ever for Conway Corporation.

To find out what the Garver Water Team can do for you, visit

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Abilene Airport Receives Pavement Award

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently presented Abilene Regional Airport in Abilene, Texas, and Duininck, Inc. with a 2015 Quality in Construction Award, which recognizes excellence achieved in a paving project. This award is the 2nd award for the rehabilitation work of Runway 17L/35R, which previously received the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association’s 2015 Quality Asphalt Pavement Award for a Large Airport.

"This award recognizes the dedication to quality that the airport was fortunate to have from many contributors,” said Don Green, director of transportation services for the city of Abilene. “Duininck Inc.'s management and construction crews and its sub-contractors worked hard to give us this final result. I also want to recognize that this project involved a broader team: the Southwest Region of the Federal Aviation Administration; the airport's engineering firm, Garver; our project inspection firm, Jacob and Martin; quality assurance testing firm Enprotec, Hibbs & Todd; and Airport Staff."

“The city of Abilene and the airport staff are committed to providing their passengers with a world-class airport,” said Garver Project Manager Colin Bible, “and this project is just another testament to that commitment.”

The Runway 17L/35R project had a total cost of $8,982,000. Ninety percent of which was funded by an Airport Improvement Program grant, administered by the FAA, and 10 percent was funded by the city of Abilene.

To discover what Garver’s Aviation Team can do for you, visit

Monday, April 4, 2016

Garver Volunteers at Middle School STEM Event

Ruth Doyle Middle School in central Arkansas recently hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event for students and parents. Nearly 30 presenters spoke on a variety of topics as a way to showcase all the areas STEM-related learning can be utilized.

Garver Project Engineer Daniel Hollinger presented on how water pressure works by using a large jug of water and a small tube of water, each with a pressure gauge at the bottom.

“As long as the height of the top of the water in the jug and in the tube was the same, so was the pressure,” he said. “Getting kids excited by teaching them how water pressure is related to the depth of the water—not the volume—was fun and it encourages them to pursue studying in this necessary field.”

An estimated 600 students and parents showed up to the event, which is the most well-attended STEM event the school has hosted, according to Shannon Maiden, a teacher at the middle school.

“So many industries and careers now focus around these concepts, it’s important to get kids excited about them at an early age,” Maiden said. “We want them to see that these areas can be exciting, fun and engaging.”

Garver appreciates employees like Daniel who volunteer their time and knowledge to make an impact on the next generation of engineers.


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