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Advanced Power and Thermal Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, AFB, Ohio

David-Bible outdoor-tight-crop

Chattanooga, Tenn.- David Bible, project manager in Chattanooga office, has been selected to serve on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for Engineering (ACE) at Tennessee Technological University.

This council’s mission is to assist the continued development and improvement of the College of Engineering in its vision of providing academic leadership on a regional and national level. In partnership with the college’s Dean, members serve as ambassadors within an advocacy network.

More than 11,000 students are enrolled at Tennessee Tech known programs in engineering, the sciences and related areas. The institution also provides strong programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, agriculture and human ecology, nursing, music, art and interdisciplinary studies.

 

 

12ChrisProvost LF

Nashville, Tenn.- Chris Provost, Executive Vice President and the firm’s Chief Strategies Officer, was recently selected for the Leadership Franklin Class of 2015 – 2016. Other companies represented are Community Health Systems, Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Right Coalition, and the City of Franklin.

Leadership Franklin is a non-profit community leadership organization, serving the community and educating leaders in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. The current executive director is Barge Waggoner’s Chief Marketing Officer Paula Harris.

The organization brings together current and emerging leaders to make Franklin a better place to live and work by building a diverse group of informed citizens who can create partnerships to further common goals. During the year, participants will take part in a series of classes, each aimed at presenting and analyzing a particularly important segment of the city and/or county.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 19:13

Barge Waggoner Relocates to Downtown Knoxville

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Knoxville, Tenn.- On August 1, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., returned to downtown Knoxville. Barge Waggoner relocated to the Langley Building at 520 West Summit Hill Drive.

"This is something that we have been working on for a while now and we are very excited to be coming back to downtown Knoxville,” stated Casey Tyree, local Office Manager. “One of the first large urban renewal design projects that Barge Waggoner completed after opening its Knoxville location in 1972 was Summit Hill Drive so, in a sense, we are returning to where we started 43 years ago.”

Barge Waggoner’s new mailing address is 520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1202, Knoxville, 37902.  The phone number remains unchanged at 865-637-2810.

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Huntsville, Ala.- Guntersville Airport recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 4,000 foot runway that welcomed over 200 guests.

Guests included Congressman Robert Aderholt, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Aeronautics Bureau Chief John Eagerton, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board Chairman Joe Ritch as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), city and county representatives. A World War II era P-51 Mustang was the guest aircraft to open the runway.

The project team was faced with unusual tasks to make this runway possible. For example, an eagle’s nest was discovered during the clearing which resulted in the need for an Eagle Take permit from US Fish and Wildlife. As part of the mitigation for the eagles nest, it was to be relocated from the airport to the nearby Guntersville State Park for public display. Sadly, before this could be accomplished, high winds from a thunderstorm toppled the tree and destroyed the nest.

In 2013, the airport received the largest grant ($6.3 million) to a general aviation airport in the State of Alabama in over 20 years. BWSC coordinated with many agencies throughout the project including the, TVA, ALDOT and the US Army Corp of Engineers. There are plans for the airport to include a new Terminal building, hangars and an expansion of the airport’s existing sea plane facility.

Over $17 million dollars in Federal, State, and Local funds have been spent since 2002 to have this project become a reality. The opening of this new runway is the culmination of the firm's 13-year involvement with the project.

20140374 Franklin-cover

Nashville, Tenn.- The City of Franklin (Tenn.) Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) had its first chance to review the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan during an hour-long draft presentation on June 23. Barge Waggoner’s Steve Fritts and Parks Director Lisa Clayton discussed the team’s analysis and recommendations with help from Kiser Vogrin and PROS Consulting.

The project team plans to present its draft in a public hearing and then return to BOMA for a more formal presentation.

Read more about Tuesday night’s work session.

Brett Krouskop Directory
Brett Krouskop
David Lindsey
David Lindsey

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner has announced that Brett Krouskop, PE, and David Lindsey are now Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 Certified Professionals.

Krouskop, a Senior Structural Engineer, joined the Dayton office in 1989. He is a Registered Professional Engineering in nine states and a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. He has an M.S. in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed his Bachelor’s degree.

Lindsey is a Structural Designer in the Nashville office with over 18 years of experience. He holds an A.A.S. from ITT Technical Institute in Computer Aided Drafting Technology.

Krouskop and Lindsey join 45 professionals across the United States with this certification. These individuals passed an examination aimed at assessing their knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks of Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 software. This year’s Autodesk® Revit® version is an update for professionals in areas such as architecture, engineering and construction to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:21

Smith elected ACEC of Tennessee officer

Charlie Smith IMG 4598-DG directoryNashville, Tenn. – Nashville Civil Group Leader Charlie Smith, PE, has been elected to serve as First Vice President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee) for 2015-2016. Ledford has previously served as Second Vice President and Treasurer. Newly elected officers assume their posts on July 1.
 
Founded in 1968, ACEC of Tennessee is a statewide organization with chapters in Southeast Tennessee, East Tennessee, Nashville, and Memphis. The organization is committed to providing leadership on business issues affecting engineering firms and to increasing public awareness of the value of engineering. ACEC of Tennessee represents more than 100 engineering firms statewide.

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner and emersion DESIGN joint venture was selected for work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Dayton Business Journal has more information.

Jeff Weis directoryNashville, Tenn. –Jeff Weis has joined the firm as the Director of the Industrial and Building Services Business Unit. Weis is responsible for the development of growth strategies and business opportunities within the unit.

Weis has over 22 years of experience in engineering and construction management across a variety of market sectors, including industrial, municipal, higher education, and Department of Defense. He has worked in both the private consulting arena and the construction industry and is experienced in both traditional design/bid/build and alternate delivery (fast-track and design/build) programs.

 Most recently, Weis served as Facilities Regional Practice Leader for KCI Technologies Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland, with responsibility for oversight of multidisciplinary projects, client management, business development, and contract negotiations. He started his career as a Construction Manager with LeChase Construction Services in Rochester, New York. Weis later joined Erdman, Anthony and Associates in Rochester as Structures Department Manager and Business Development Manager for a 40-person Building Systems group.

Weis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He and his wife, Ann, have two children.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:23

Barge Waggoner Appoints New Vice Presidents

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., Board of Directors elected four new vice presidents at the 2015 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 18.


Mike Abt, PE, has over 30 years of experience in engineering design and construction management as Manager of Project Services for the Industrial and Building Services business unit. Abt leads project execution and performance as well as business development initiatives. He earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His client list includes Bridgestone, Innophos and Nissan.


Jason Lowe, PE, serves as Office Manager in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to Barge Waggoner, Lowe was employed with SSOE Group in Nashville as Civil Department Manager. Lowe served his country domestically and overseas as a civil engineer in the Air Force. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Lowe has 13 years of experience in civil engineering and works with the following clients: City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Magneti Marelli.


Charlie Smith, PE, is the Nashville Civil Group Leader. Smith, a United States Air Force veteran, earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Civil Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He is actively involved with ACEC of Tennessee, serving as co-chair of the public relations committee. Smith’s clients include Tennessee Central Economic Alliance, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Franklin Parks.


Casey Tyree, PE, PMP, is the Knoxville Civil Group Leader. Tyree holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. In addition to the Project Management Professional credential, he is a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the USS Nimitz as a Reactor Propulsion Division Officer. Tyree is the current project manager for the new Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge.


Mike Abt directory     Jason Lowe directory     Charlie Smith IMG 4598-DG directory     Casey Tyree Directory

(L-R: Abt, Lowe, Smith, Tyree)

 

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Advanced Power and Thermal Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, AFB, Ohio

David-Bible outdoor-tight-crop

Chattanooga, Tenn.- David Bible, project manager in Chattanooga office, has been selected to serve on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for Engineering (ACE) at Tennessee Technological University.

This council’s mission is to assist the continued development and improvement of the College of Engineering in its vision of providing academic leadership on a regional and national level. In partnership with the college’s Dean, members serve as ambassadors within an advocacy network.

More than 11,000 students are enrolled at Tennessee Tech known programs in engineering, the sciences and related areas. The institution also provides strong programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, agriculture and human ecology, nursing, music, art and interdisciplinary studies.

 

 

12ChrisProvost LF

Nashville, Tenn.- Chris Provost, Executive Vice President and the firm’s Chief Strategies Officer, was recently selected for the Leadership Franklin Class of 2015 – 2016. Other companies represented are Community Health Systems, Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Right Coalition, and the City of Franklin.

Leadership Franklin is a non-profit community leadership organization, serving the community and educating leaders in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. The current executive director is Barge Waggoner’s Chief Marketing Officer Paula Harris.

The organization brings together current and emerging leaders to make Franklin a better place to live and work by building a diverse group of informed citizens who can create partnerships to further common goals. During the year, participants will take part in a series of classes, each aimed at presenting and analyzing a particularly important segment of the city and/or county.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 19:13

Barge Waggoner Relocates to Downtown Knoxville

IMG 1191 modified2

Knoxville, Tenn.- On August 1, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., returned to downtown Knoxville. Barge Waggoner relocated to the Langley Building at 520 West Summit Hill Drive.

"This is something that we have been working on for a while now and we are very excited to be coming back to downtown Knoxville,” stated Casey Tyree, local Office Manager. “One of the first large urban renewal design projects that Barge Waggoner completed after opening its Knoxville location in 1972 was Summit Hill Drive so, in a sense, we are returning to where we started 43 years ago.”

Barge Waggoner’s new mailing address is 520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1202, Knoxville, 37902.  The phone number remains unchanged at 865-637-2810.

Guntersville Airport IMG 8530 RES

Huntsville, Ala.- Guntersville Airport recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 4,000 foot runway that welcomed over 200 guests.

Guests included Congressman Robert Aderholt, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Aeronautics Bureau Chief John Eagerton, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board Chairman Joe Ritch as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), city and county representatives. A World War II era P-51 Mustang was the guest aircraft to open the runway.

The project team was faced with unusual tasks to make this runway possible. For example, an eagle’s nest was discovered during the clearing which resulted in the need for an Eagle Take permit from US Fish and Wildlife. As part of the mitigation for the eagles nest, it was to be relocated from the airport to the nearby Guntersville State Park for public display. Sadly, before this could be accomplished, high winds from a thunderstorm toppled the tree and destroyed the nest.

In 2013, the airport received the largest grant ($6.3 million) to a general aviation airport in the State of Alabama in over 20 years. BWSC coordinated with many agencies throughout the project including the, TVA, ALDOT and the US Army Corp of Engineers. There are plans for the airport to include a new Terminal building, hangars and an expansion of the airport’s existing sea plane facility.

Over $17 million dollars in Federal, State, and Local funds have been spent since 2002 to have this project become a reality. The opening of this new runway is the culmination of the firm's 13-year involvement with the project.

20140374 Franklin-cover

Nashville, Tenn.- The City of Franklin (Tenn.) Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) had its first chance to review the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan during an hour-long draft presentation on June 23. Barge Waggoner’s Steve Fritts and Parks Director Lisa Clayton discussed the team’s analysis and recommendations with help from Kiser Vogrin and PROS Consulting.

The project team plans to present its draft in a public hearing and then return to BOMA for a more formal presentation.

Read more about Tuesday night’s work session.

Brett Krouskop Directory
Brett Krouskop
David Lindsey
David Lindsey

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner has announced that Brett Krouskop, PE, and David Lindsey are now Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 Certified Professionals.

Krouskop, a Senior Structural Engineer, joined the Dayton office in 1989. He is a Registered Professional Engineering in nine states and a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. He has an M.S. in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed his Bachelor’s degree.

Lindsey is a Structural Designer in the Nashville office with over 18 years of experience. He holds an A.A.S. from ITT Technical Institute in Computer Aided Drafting Technology.

Krouskop and Lindsey join 45 professionals across the United States with this certification. These individuals passed an examination aimed at assessing their knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks of Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 software. This year’s Autodesk® Revit® version is an update for professionals in areas such as architecture, engineering and construction to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:21

Smith elected ACEC of Tennessee officer

Charlie Smith IMG 4598-DG directoryNashville, Tenn. – Nashville Civil Group Leader Charlie Smith, PE, has been elected to serve as First Vice President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee) for 2015-2016. Ledford has previously served as Second Vice President and Treasurer. Newly elected officers assume their posts on July 1.
 
Founded in 1968, ACEC of Tennessee is a statewide organization with chapters in Southeast Tennessee, East Tennessee, Nashville, and Memphis. The organization is committed to providing leadership on business issues affecting engineering firms and to increasing public awareness of the value of engineering. ACEC of Tennessee represents more than 100 engineering firms statewide.

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner and emersion DESIGN joint venture was selected for work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Dayton Business Journal has more information.

Jeff Weis directoryNashville, Tenn. –Jeff Weis has joined the firm as the Director of the Industrial and Building Services Business Unit. Weis is responsible for the development of growth strategies and business opportunities within the unit.

Weis has over 22 years of experience in engineering and construction management across a variety of market sectors, including industrial, municipal, higher education, and Department of Defense. He has worked in both the private consulting arena and the construction industry and is experienced in both traditional design/bid/build and alternate delivery (fast-track and design/build) programs.

 Most recently, Weis served as Facilities Regional Practice Leader for KCI Technologies Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland, with responsibility for oversight of multidisciplinary projects, client management, business development, and contract negotiations. He started his career as a Construction Manager with LeChase Construction Services in Rochester, New York. Weis later joined Erdman, Anthony and Associates in Rochester as Structures Department Manager and Business Development Manager for a 40-person Building Systems group.

Weis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He and his wife, Ann, have two children.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:23

Barge Waggoner Appoints New Vice Presidents

Nashville, Tenn. - Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., Board of Directors elected four new vice presidents at the 2015 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 18.


Mike Abt, PE, has over 30 years of experience in engineering design and construction management as Manager of Project Services for the Industrial and Building Services business unit. Abt leads project execution and performance as well as business development initiatives. He earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His client list includes Bridgestone, Innophos and Nissan.


Jason Lowe, PE, serves as Office Manager in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to Barge Waggoner, Lowe was employed with SSOE Group in Nashville as Civil Department Manager. Lowe served his country domestically and overseas as a civil engineer in the Air Force. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Lowe has 13 years of experience in civil engineering and works with the following clients: City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Magneti Marelli.


Charlie Smith, PE, is the Nashville Civil Group Leader. Smith, a United States Air Force veteran, earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Civil Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He is actively involved with ACEC of Tennessee, serving as co-chair of the public relations committee. Smith’s clients include Tennessee Central Economic Alliance, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Franklin Parks.


Casey Tyree, PE, PMP, is the Knoxville Civil Group Leader. Tyree holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. In addition to the Project Management Professional credential, he is a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the USS Nimitz as a Reactor Propulsion Division Officer. Tyree is the current project manager for the new Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge.


Mike Abt directory     Jason Lowe directory     Charlie Smith IMG 4598-DG directory     Casey Tyree Directory

(L-R: Abt, Lowe, Smith, Tyree)

 

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