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Terracon Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to Heart to Heart International for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Press Releases posted 09.24.2019.

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to Heart to Heart International for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, to support deployment of medical teams to treat patients and administer vaccines to those impacted by the storm.

“Terracon is pleased to support Heart to Heart in its efforts to provide urgently needed medical care to the people in the Bahamas still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian,” said Gayle Packer, Terracon president and CEO. “We value the opportunity to give back to those who need critical assistance at this time.”

“The incredible support from the Terracon Foundation and other partners enables us to rapidly deploy experienced, dedicated medical teams to disaster-affected areas. Medical needs are vast following a disaster. Being able to provide health and hope to people struggling through terrible ordeals is why Heart to Heart International was founded, and why we are so grateful to our supporters and partners,” said Kim Carroll, chief executive officer, Heart to Heart International.

Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. For more information, visit hearttoheart.org.

For more information about the Terracon Foundation and other organizations it has supported, visit terracon.com/foundation.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of Top 500 Design Firms.


2019 ENR Rankings

Press Releases posted 09.20.2019.

Terracon 2019 ENR RankingsTerracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has continued a pattern of growth and market presence expansion as evidenced in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual listings of The Top 500 Design Firms and Sourcebook rankings.

Terracon’s current national rankings reflect our continued excellence in many key areas:

  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms: 24
  • ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms: 60
  • ENR Top 20 General Building: 12
  • ENR Telecommunications: 17
  • ENR Top 100 Pure Designers: 10
  • ENR Top 150 Global Design Firms: 56
  • Education: 14
  • Multi-Unit Residential: 12
  • Retail: 16
  • Commercial Offices: 8
  • Hotels, Motels and Convention Centers: 15
  • Distribution and Warehouses: 2
  • Transportation: 35
  • Highways: 24
  • Airports: 23
  • Power: 26
  • Solar Power: 3
  • Transmission and Distribution: 21
  • Pipelines: 18
  • Petroleum: 40
  • Water Supply: 39
  • Sewerage and Waste: 50
  • Hazardous Waste: 16
  • Chemical and Soil Remediation: 15
  • Site Assessment and Compliance: 9
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement: 1
  • Industrial Process: 29
  • Manufacturing: 26
  • Towers and Antennae: 8
  • Chemical Plants: 16
  • Data Centers: 10
  • Mining: 9

ENR ranked Terracon #1 in Asbestos/Lead Abatement for the seventh consecutive year.

Significant upward movement for Terracon in the Top Design Firms regional listings includes rising to #10 in Intermountain, #11 in Southwest, #35 in California, and #38 in MidAtlantic. Terracon was listed for the first time for the New York Region, debuting at #60.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states.

 

 


Terracon Names Russell Clark as National Manager of Construction Consulting Services

Press Releases posted 09.05.2019.

DALLAS — Terracon, a nationally known and respected consulting engineering firm, has named Russell Clark, AIA, national manager of construction consulting services.

“Terracon is a fantastic environment to continue my career as a building consultant  — I especially enjoy working with talented professionals who are dedicated to delivering quality service to our clients in the construction lending sector,” Clark said.

Clark has more than 20 years of experience as a registered architect, a commercial property and facility condition assessment provider, and a building envelope design and construction consultant. He earned his bachelor of environmental design degree from Texas A&M University. He holds International Code Council certifications, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.


Terracon Foundation Awards $98,538 in Grants

Press Releases posted 08.01.2019.

OLATHE, Kan. ­­– The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $98,538 in community and university grants. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work.

“The recent grants awarded by the Terracon Foundation represent a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to build affordable housing, to educating students about careers in STEM,” said Laura Campa, P.E., chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of Terracon’s Baton Rouge, La., office.

University Grants

As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year, the Terracon Foundation presented $49,000 to eight universities:

University Grant RecipientLocation
Colorado School of MinesGolden, Colo.
Missouri S&TRolla, Mo.
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Ind.
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human HealthLubbock, Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburg, Texas
The University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas
University of OklahomaNorman, Okla.

 

Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation has awarded $49,538 in community grants to 18 local, nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment in which Terracon employees are actively engaged.

 

Community Grant Recipient Location
Ames Middle School Booster Club, Inc.Ames, Iowa
Blue River Watershed AssociationKansas City, Mo.
Moody ClinicBrownsville, Texas
Charleston Junior Golf FoundationMount Pleasant, S.C.
City of AshvilleAshville, Ala.
CrossRoads MissionsLouisville, Ky.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
HawkWatch International, Inc.Salt Lake City, Utah
International Relations CouncilKansas City, Mo.
Junior Achievement of the HeartlandMoline, Ill.
Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
Kids on Bikes, Inc.Colorado Springs, Co.
Living Lands & WatersEast Moline, Ill.
Southern Arizona Environmental Management SocietyTucson, Ariz.
Survive & ThriveKansas City, Mo.
Sustainable TulsaTulsa, Okla.
The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc.Louisville, Ky.
Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.Tucson, Ariz.

 

For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.


Terracon Names Jason Sander as National Director for Materials Services

Press Releases posted 07.29.2019.

Jason SanderCINCINNATI  — Terracon, a nationally known and respected consulting engineering firm, names Jason Sander, P.E., as Senior Vice President and National Director for Materials Engineering Services.

Sander was previously Regional Manager for Terracon’s Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky offices. He has been with the company since 1995 performing materials testing and inspection, special inspections, as well as geotechnical and materials engineering, supervision, and management.

”Throughout my career, I have always appreciated the opportunity to work with all the hard-working people in the construction industry, and am thankful to have worked on so many great teams building challenging, unique, and one-of-a-kind projects, or solving difficult problems,” Sander said. “I am looking forward to applying the skills and experience I have learned over the last 24 years to help serve Terracon’s clients and employee-owners in safety, quality, technology, and innovation, and growing and leading the Materials service line.”

A licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Kentucky, Sander earned his Bachelor of Science in civil/environmental engineering, and Master of Science in geotechnical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include serving on the board of directors for the Greater Miami Valley Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, involvement in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Employer Chair for the Construction Industry Partnership through the United Way Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and chair of the Allied Construction Industries (ACI) Workforce Development Committee.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.