2009 News Archive
Gabe Rojas, AICP
Gabe Rojas passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) examination on November 24, 2009 to become a certified planner. AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.
TSPE Engineer of the Year
Dr. W.H. Espey, P.E., D.WRE, received the 2009 Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Engineer of the Year (EOY) Award for the Travis chapter and for the State of Texas. The TSPE EOY Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. Dr. Espey will be formally recognized as the State of Texas EOY at the TSPE Annual Meeting in Frisco, Texas, on Friday, June 19, 2009. He recently received an award for the Travis chapter EOY at the TSPE Banquet on February 28, 2009, in Austin, Texas.
ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year
Dr. W.H. Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, also received the 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Engineer of the Year Award for the Austin Chapter. This coveted award recognizes and honors outstanding civil engineering leaders whose accomplishments and achievements made a significant contribution to society, civil engineering, or the civil engineering profession during the prior year.
Jason Devaney has become an Accredited Professional in LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the Green Building Certification Institute. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills (as demonstrated through a thorough understanding of green building practices, principles, and the LEED Rating System) to successfully steward the LEED certification process.
EC is proud to announce that Anthony Spinelli has joined the Water Resources and Environmental Department in Austin, Texas. Mr. Spinelli came to EC after a 15-year career as the principal of Environmental Operations, Inc. where his company provided field engineering support services. During the past 15 years, he has been an active member of various environmental consulting and engineering teams. Key projects included the Closure and Redevelopment of Austin’s Bergstrom AFB and Robert Mueller Airports; Methane Gas Extraction at Austin Studios; IBM Austin Groundwater Remediation System Operations & Maintenance and Well Abandonment; Alamo Cement Site Remediation; as well as numerous soil sampling and groundwater monitoring investigations. Education: Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Conservation, University of Connecticut, 1979, Master of Science in Aquatic Biology, Texas State University, 1981.
Manning Joins Espey in Dallas
H. Charles Manning, P.E., has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Charles has been working in many areas of civil engineering for the last 42 years, including, but not limited to, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, pipelines and pump stations, water line designs, water resources, water storage, water transmission systems, and wastewater systems.
Shrirang Joins EC
Shrirang B. Golhar, P.E., has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s degrees in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and Business Administration. Shrirang’s recent selected experience includes design of a 12-MGD expansion project for TRA’s water treatment plant at Huntsville, Texas, design and construction of a 20-MGD membrane plant for the City of Waxahachie, and construction of a 72-inch Hobas pipe for TRA replacing an aerial crossing.