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News Briefs Winter '10

Channelview Independent School District awarded Houston the construction materials engineering and testing services for the $100-million bond work that was recently passed in the district. The bond work includes new construction, additions, and renovations to elementary, middle, and high schools, and transportation and agriculture centers. There are a total of 27 projects to complete over the next three years.


The National Park Service, through our GSA Environmental Schedule Contract, awarded Terracon a blanket purchase agreement for environmental services across the eight-state Intermountain Region (Montana to Texas). It will entail a broad spectrum of environmental services, and Terracon has identified a state-by-state lead manager and key staff for each sub-discipline. Dean Parson, P.E., of Fort Collins will head the overall program.


W.A. (Bill) Stice, Houston, was selected to serve on the International Board of Directors for the Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI.) CEFPI is a worldwide professional association whose mission is improving the places where children learn. Stice will serve on the board for a three-year term. He has been an active member of CEFPI for more than 20 years and has served both local and regional chapters of the organization. Stice received CEFPI’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and Service Citation Award in 2010. He has also earned and maintained the recognition of Recognized Educational Facility Professional (REFP).


The Las Vegas office received a “Special Recognition Award” from the Deep Foundations Institute’s Outstanding Project Awards Program for our work on the Cosmopolitan Resort Hotel and Casino Project. The criteria to receive the award includes size, scope, and challenges of the project, degree of innovation and ingenuity exercised, and the uniqueness of the solution to the difficulties of the job. Terracon provided geotechnical design and construction inspection services for the project, a $1.5-billion development located on Las Vegas Boulevard. The site has twin high-rise towers, retail structures, and below grade parking