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412, 2023

Understanding Entitlement and the Role of Civil Engineering

December 4th, 2023|News|

In the field of civil engineering, it is not uncommon to come across the term 'entitlement' being used in reference to construction projects. The aim of this post is to provide a comprehensive understanding of entitlement and how it relates to various projects. It will cover the differences between entitlements and permits, examples of common entitlements, and the importance of due diligence in the entitlement process. By the end of [...]

910, 2023

New Leadership Positions Announced at Keck & Wood

October 9th, 2023|News|

With nearly 70 years of success, Keck & Wood is continually improving to better serve our clients and strengthen the company. With progress comes change and the opportunity to provide leadership. To that end, we are proud to announce that Rob Jacquette, PE, PTOE has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Erik Grandowski has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Both Rob and Erik have been serving the A/E/C [...]

910, 2023

Keck & Wood Expands Client Services with a New Office in Auburn, Alabama

October 9th, 2023|Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities, Community Planning, News, Parks and Recreation, Streetscapes, Trails|

AUBURN, AL (10.06.23) With the company’s steady growth, Keck & Wood is proud to announce the opening of their newest office location in Auburn, Alabama. A new office provides opportunity across the entire company in regards to meeting new clients, exploring new project types, building new leaders, career growth, and relocations for people looking to make Auburn their home. “Selecting a new location to start an office is never an [...]

2905, 2023

Welcome Tracy!

May 29th, 2023|Community Planning, News|

Keck & Wood is proud to welcome Tracy Rye, AICP to Keck & Wood’s Community Development Practice! With 20+ years of city operational experience including Community Development & Planning Director, and Assistant City Manager, Tracy has been instrumental in leading the zoning, engineering, architectural review, preservation and sustainability boards and departments. “I have enjoyed collaborating with Tracy for years as a client, and I am very excited that her local [...]

404, 2023

Welcome Back Andrew!

April 4th, 2023|Local Roads, News|

At Keck & Wood, we take great pride in our STEM and Intern Development Programs’ mission of helping guide individual career choices for upcoming professionals. We are even more proud when our interns come back and join our team after graduation! Andrew interned with us in the summer and winter of 2019 and now has rejoined Keck & Wood as a Staff Professional with our growing Community Development team! The [...]

302, 2023

Welcome Corinne!

February 3rd, 2023|News, Wastewater Collection & Treatment, Water Distribution & Treatment|

For more than 68 years, Keck & Wood has been steadily serving local municipalities, and today we are proud to welcome Corinne Valentine, PE, as our new Georgia Water | Wastewater market leader. Corinne brings 17 years of experience in water-related problem solving for municipalities and governments across the southeast. Her attention to detail and passion for superior client service aligns with the Keck & Wood culture. “I am excited [...]

2601, 2023

Welcome Daniel!

January 26th, 2023|News, Roundabouts, State Roads, Transportation Planning|

If you haven’t heard, Keck & Wood has been strengthening its transportation services to better serve our clients. So, we are proud to announce that Daniel R. Sabia, III, PE has joined the firm as our Roadway Market Leader! After serving six years as a Transportation Engineer for GDOT, and another ten years of Southeast transportation experience since, Daniel’s extensive skillset now compliments our strong transportation team roster. "We are [...]

601, 2023

Welcome Will!

January 6th, 2023|News|

Keck and Wood is happy to announce that Will Bentley has joined our Community Development team as a full-time Staff Professional. He recently graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Over the course of his studies, he interned at Keck and Wood twice, once in 2019 and again in 2021, so this isn’t his first rodeo with the KW team! We’re confident that he will [...]

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 [...]

1111, 2022

Congratulations Daniel!

November 11th, 2022|News, Wastewater Collection & Treatment, Water Distribution & Treatment|

Being recognized by your peers for talent and skill is truly humbling. Congratulations to Daniel Wallace, PE for his promotion to Vice President and Market Leader in Keck & Wood’s South Carolina Water & Wastewater Practice!  Having been with Keck & Wood for sixteen years, Daniel’s achievement is well-deserved and a direct result of his hard work and client dedication. Serving from the Rock Hill, SC office, Daniel brings clients [...]

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.

910, 2023

Create Money Saving Opportunities in Your Community With a Water Loss Audit

October 9th, 2023|Technical Expertise, Water Distribution & Treatment|

Cities, Towns and Counties across the Southeast have gone through a brutal summer. Temperatures were nearing record highs and the chances for rain were becoming more infrequent. With these conditions, the smart plan was to conserve essential resources such as electricity and water as much as possible. However, what if a water agency’s supply is being leaked into the ground? How can a water conservation strategy be executed without knowing [...]

404, 2023

Preparing an LSL Inventory to Comply with the EPA’s Lead & Copper Rule

April 4th, 2023|Technical Expertise, Water Distribution & Treatment|

In August 2022, the EPA released additional guidance to assist utilities in performing their lead service line (LSL) inventories. The guidance, acceptable materials, and data collection outlined in these documents are aligned with Keck & Wood’s first article in this series: “What’s in Your Water Line?” New EPA Guidance to Finding Lead Service Lines (LSL’s): The EPA has provided additional methods of identification in their recent guidance. The most notable [...]

404, 2023

Greenways Can Benefit the Over 50 Crowd in Any Community

April 4th, 2023|Community Planning, Technical Expertise, Trails|

Greenways are “year around” amenities that provide physical and mental benefits for all ages, fitness levels, and cultural backgrounds. They are particularly attractive due to the ease of use and access, connections to nature, and community building potential. So, in addition to parks and active recreation places, why should South Carolina (and the nation) invest more in greenways? An important consideration should be to serve the rising population of residents over [...]

903, 2023

The Use of Recycled Construction Materials In Civil Engineering Projects

March 9th, 2023|State Roads, Technical Expertise|

Civil engineers strive to create sustainable structures. Using recycled materials is one of the best ways to do this. Each material plays its part in creating attractive, sturdy bridges, highways, and other structures. Here are four examples of recycled materials used in civil engineering projects: Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Concrete Bridge Steel Recycled Plastics If you like the idea of recycling, you may wonder when and how these materials are [...]

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 [...]

510, 2022

How Can Potholes Be Prevented?

October 5th, 2022|Asset Management, Technical Expertise|

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, [...]

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|Community Planning, 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 [...]

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