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212, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: STEM and Engineering Gifts for Kids

December 2nd, 2022|News|

Kids who love science once had to be satisfied with building kits and chemistry sets. Nowadays, though, you can find amazing toys for kids who love STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Play is one of the prime ways that children learn. Kids don't feel pressure when they're playing, so they develop STEM skills and knowledge even as they're having fun. Even preschoolers can enjoy educational toys that open the [...]

510, 2022

How Can We Prevent Potholes?

October 5th, 2022|News|

If you're a civil engineer, potholes probably annoy you more than the average driver. The truth is most of these road defects develop as the result of shoddy road repairs or poor construction methods. At Keck & Wood, we work on local and state roads continuously, so we know firsthand what it takes to design highways that can withstand the test of time. Asphalt and concrete wear out over time, [...]

2401, 2022

Keck + Wood Celebrates Community Development Promotions

January 24th, 2022|News, State Roads, Transportation Planning|

With the continual need for quality engineering service within our communities, Keck + Wood has experienced ongoing, strong growth in our Community Development Practice throughout the southeast. We are excited to announce the promotions of Greg Sistrunk, PE – Vice President & Community Development Georgia Market Leader, Tripp Barrineau, PLA – Landscape Architecture Sub Market Leader, and Robert Renwick, PE - Senior Project Manager.  Greg Sistrunk, PE - VP - [...]

1701, 2022

Keck + Wood Transportation Grows with Key Promotions

January 17th, 2022|News, State Roads, Transportation Planning|

With the strong growth in our Transportation Practice, Keck + Wood is pleased to announce the promotions of Clay Smith, PE to Vice President – Traffic Market Leader and Alex Simmons to Associate Vice President - Traffic Operations Sub Market Leader. Clay Smith, PE has been serving clients for more than 10 years. He contributes to the engineering profession through his involvement in associations such as The Institute of Transportation [...]

2012, 2021

Nathan Park Joins Keck + Wood as Senior Traffic Technician

December 20th, 2021|News, Transportation Planning|

We are pleased to announce that Nathan Park has joined Keck + Wood to serve clients in K+W’s Traffic Engineering Sector as a Senior Traffic Technician. Nathan’s 20+ years of signalization experience stems from the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of traffic signal equipment. This varied experience will be very beneficial to local and state governments in navigating through the complexities of traffic projects. “Nathan brings a new set of skills [...]

312, 2021

College Avenue Improvement Project Featured in Storm Water Solutions Magazine

December 3rd, 2021|News|

Keck & Wood was recently featured in the November 2021 issue of Storm Water Solutions magazine for our work on the College Avenue Improvement project in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This project was completed to help mitigate issues with downstream flooding and erosion that the City of Rock Hill was experiencing. Matt Crawford was the Design Engineer on the project and worked with the City to develop the best plan [...]

2807, 2021

Pedestrian Safety and Beautification Breaks Ground in Doraville, Georgia

July 28th, 2021|News|

(DULUTH, GEORGIA) The City of Doraville broke ground today on the $3.0M New Peachtree Road Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Project to revitalize New Peachtree Road and three intersections including Park Avenue. This project will provide safety for pedestrians, as well as much needed landscape buffers and beautification features to accentuate this growing part of the city. “I am happy we are finally starting this streetscape initiative that was first envisioned [...]

2106, 2021

Important Roadways in United States History

June 21st, 2021|News|

Many important roadways that people travel today began as trails traversed by horse and wagon. As the United States grew and expanded westward, and as first bicycles and then automobiles took to the roads, many of those transportation routes transformed into significant highways, thanks to the design work and execution by the civil engineers on the job. Take a look at these 6 famous roads that were important roads in [...]

3005, 2021

Why Water Treatment is Important and How it Works

May 30th, 2021|News|

Safe and readily available water is the backbone of healthy communities and thriving economies. Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to polio, typhoid, hepatitis A, cholera, dysentery, and diarrhea, with studies revealing that over 19 million Americans get sick every year from drinking contaminated water. Whether used for domestic use, drinking, recreational purposes, or food production, better-managed water resources boost a country's health, economic growth and immensely reduce poverty. [...]

2004, 2021

Earth Day Celebration – How Civil Engineers Help the Environment

April 20th, 2021|News|

Earth Day was first created to raise awareness that there are finite resources on the earth and that human activity can destroy the delicate natural balance of the planet. In the 1960s, Americans were becoming more aware of how pollution impacts the environment. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962) reported the effect of pesticides on the countryside. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire due to chemical pollution. U.S. Sen. [...]

Thought Leadership Through Technical Expertise

The Keck & Wood professionals are continually developing beneficial solutions for clients’ projects. Sometimes these solutions challenge the typical norm of engineering and planning, or reinforce the basic foundations of the practice. Either way, the stories shown below emphasize the Thought Leadership role our team provides clients and the marketplace a daily basis.

1110, 2022

Understanding the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule

October 11th, 2022|Technical Expertise, Water Distribution & Treatment|

Recently, the EPA published significant revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, which will affect water utilities and providers across the nation. The deadline for compliance will approach quickly for those who are not prepared. In Keck + Wood’s Information + Knowledge series, we can help answer the question of what community municipalities can do today to be ready for compliance tomorrow. Lead & Copper Rule Background Initially published in [...]

1805, 2022

Land Surveying: Why is it so Important?

May 18th, 2022|Industrial, Parks and Recreation, Technical Expertise|

  Success begins from the ground up. Since this is true for most projects in the built environment, what about the ground itself? Shouldn’t the land be the first thing measured, assessed, drawn and studied? Whether the project is a recreation trail, residence, roadway, industrial property, subdivision, commercial property, school campus, etc., a completed survey of the land will make any project easier to visualize and see to completion.   [...]

2601, 2022

How AI is Changing Transportation Asset Management

January 26th, 2022|Technical Expertise|

Knowing the condition of its transportation infrastructure is critical for local governments and municipalities. Additionally, having a sensible approach towards the capital investments needed to ensure the roads and their accompanying signage, signaling, sidewalks, stormwater, utility and landscape buffers remain in reasonable condition is critical to the economic health and long-term growth of the community. Asset Management provides the backbone necessary to inventory, assess conditions, maintain, monitor, and improve the [...]

2212, 2021

How a Delicate Network of Food Banks, Pantries & Meal Programs Provide Comfort in Your Community

December 22nd, 2021|Technical Expertise|

Food Banks, Food Pantries and Meal Programs all play a vital role in supporting those in need because of financial hardships or food insecurity all year long. While volunteers and donations are at their highest peak during the holidays, this intricate network of supply continues throughout the year to provide a vital connection between nutritious food for growth & health, while preserving dignity, faith & trust. Looking deeper, what actually [...]

2909, 2021

Is Your Community Prepared for Streetscapes?

September 29th, 2021|Technical Expertise|

Ten Reasons Why Your Community is Ready for a Revitalized Streetscape Whether you're walking your dog around the block or rushing down a busy city street, you're enjoying the benefits of streetscaping. This term refers to the visual elements of roadways, adjoining buildings and sidewalks that work together to form a street's overall identity and character. At their core, streetscape projects aim to optimize various design aspects to create a [...]

1108, 2021

Navigating The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

August 11th, 2021|Technical Expertise|

The American Rescue Plan Act provides opportunities for communities to obtain funding to help reverse the devastating economic effects of COVID.   While the bill provides assistance for many different avenues for local governments to firm up and bolster their workforce training, education, broadband, and small business support; the act also provides the opportunity to invest in water-related infrastructure projects. These projects can include constructing publicly owned treatment infrastructure, managing [...]

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