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Terracon Foundation Awards $70,950 in University and Community Grants

Press Releases posted 07.27.2021.

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $70,950 in grants and scholarships. 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 we live and work.

“Terracon is pleased to support the next generation of students at six universities as they pursue research and develop professional relationships,” said Scott Kolodziej, P.G., chair of the Terracon Foundation and environmental department manager in the company’s Dallas office. “We are also supporting communities throughout the country where our clients and employee-owners live and work. Each grant was championed by a Terracon employee who is actively involved in the organization or university.”

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

UNIVERSITY GRANTS

The Terracon Foundation has presented a total of $40,000 to six universities:

  • Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, Ga. $4,000
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. $10,000
  • Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga. $6,000
  • Northeast Lakeview College, Universal City, Texas $5,000
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, Texas $5,000
  • The University of Arizona College of Engineering, Tucson, Ariz. $10,000

COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Terracon Foundation has awarded $30,950 in community grants to 11 nonprofit organizations:

  • American Huey 369, Peru, Ind. $2,500
  • Band of Angels, Overland Park, Kan. $2,500
  • Boys & Girls  Club of Pharr, Inc., Pharr, Texas $2,500
  • Moody Clinic, Brownsville, Texas $2,750
  • CrossRoads Missions, Louisville, Ky. $3,500
  • Girls Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri, Kansas City, Mo. $2,500
  • Prelude Clubhouse, Plano, Texas $3,200
  • Survive & Thrive, Raytown, Mo. $3,000
  • Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Tucson, Ariz. $3,500
  • Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, Utah $2,500
  • YPAL Foundation, Louisville, Ky. $2,500

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

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 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 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms.


Terracon Foundation Awards Grant to Tennessee Technological University

Annual STEAM Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion Established

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Terracon Foundation has announced a $5,000 grant to Tennessee Technological University. The grant will be used to create the Terracon Foundation Annual STEAM Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion for students representing the diverse student populations who are pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics (STEAM).

Founded in 1915, Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech) is the state’s only public technological university. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, the university offers degrees from eight academic schools and colleges: agriculture and human ecology, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, fine arts, interdisciplinary studies, and nursing.

“Tennessee Tech has a longstanding reputation of producing graduates with an excellent work ethic and the ability to problem solve,” said John Agee, P.E., regional manager in Terracon’s Nashville office, who championed the grant. “Terracon is pleased to support the university’s students by funding a scholarship with the goal of recruiting and retaining diverse students. Diversity in the workplace drives success, no matter the industry.”

For more information about Tennessee Tech, visit tntech.edu.

To date, the Terracon Foundation has granted more than $3 million to community organizations, universities, dependents of employees, and for disaster relief efforts. 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 5,000 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 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.


Terracon Names Edward A. Bernard, AIA, National Director of Facilities Services

Facilities, Press Releases posted 05.20.2021.

Ed Bernard ATLANTA — Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has named Edward A. Bernard, AIA, national director of Facilities services. Bernard will lead the strategic direction of Terracon’s Facilities services line with a focus on delivering innovative building enclosure solutions, facility due diligence, and construction and technical consulting services, while continuing to enhance client experience.

Bernard joins Terracon with more than 30 years in architectural design and architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) consulting experience. With a strong technical and business background in design, construction technology, diagnostics, architecture, building evaluations, and project management, he will lead Terracon’s national team of more than 200 facilities professionals.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead Terracon’s Facilities services line as national director.  Terracon has built a culture of forward-thinking innovation and technical excellence, with strong values of caring for each other and our clients,” Bernard said. “I am impressed with the caliber and experience of our Facilities professionals, and I am looking forward to being part of the team.“

Bernard succeeds retiring Bill Brickey, who made significant contributions to the growth and development in Facilities services for Terracon over the past seven years. Prior to joining Terracon, Bernard served as vice president, Southeast regional manager, and board member for Marx|Okubo, working from its Atlanta office. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University. He is based in Atlanta.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 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 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.


Terracon Expands Locational Intelligence Technology Offering with Pivvot Acquisition

Press Releases posted 05.04.2021.

Pivvot

Geospatial data solutions streamline energy projects

OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon is excited to announce that Pivvot and its 20 employees have joined our company, bringing together Pivvot’s industry-leading location intelligence with Terracon’s multidiscipline engineering consulting services and proprietary data solutions to enhance project delivery for energy-sector clients.

Pivvot streamlines projects with geospatial location intelligence, including renewable energy siting and suitability, electric transmission and pipeline routing, environmental impact analysis, and custom data acquisition. The company primarily serves clients in the power generation and transmission, engineering and construction, and oil and natural gas markets.

“Our clients demand innovative solutions that keep their projects moving forward quickly and efficiently,” said Gayle Packer, Terracon chair, president, and CEO. “Pivvot’s location intelligence solutions, together with Terracon’s own suite of technology products for site selection and project data management, allow us to leverage the power of data to accelerate projects and provide an unmatched client experience.”

Kansas City-based Pivvot and its employees will immediately become part of Terracon. The firm will continue to operate as Pivvot Inc., and the transition will be seamless for clients.

“Pivvot and Terracon share a common goal to use technology to empower employees and provide our clients with high-quality technical services focused on speed, efficiency, and partnership to streamline project delivery,” said Evan Conway, Pivvot CEO. “We’re excited to join Terracon to enhance our current offerings and expertise and collaborate to develop new ways to solve industry challenges through quality data.”

The new acquisition is supported by Terracon’s Innovation Division and national environmental and geotechnical service lines and data. Pivvot’s location intelligence products and services complement Terracon’s other proprietary technology offerings. These include the award-winning Stage1 tool, which maps valuable geotechnical and environmental data for clients during site selection, and TARGETID, an interactive, map-based tool allowing clients to visualize, filter, and manage large amounts of construction materials testing and observation data in real time, driving timely decision-making to speed project delivery.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 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 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms.


Terracon Wins ACG Middle Market Growth Award for Innovation

The Association for Corporate Growth Recognizes Terracon’s Stage1 Offering

CHICAGO — The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global network dedicated to driving growth in middle-market companies, has honored Terracon with its first-ever Innovation award for Stage1, a collaborative, fully online offering that streamlines site selection for clients.

Last fall, Middle Market Growth staff asked middle-market companies to apply for the awards by describing their achievements during the past year related to growth, innovation, job creation, and retention and workplace culture. The Innovation award, sponsored by Cambridge Global Payments, recognizes innovation in the middle market. Judges selected one winner and three finalists, all of whom introduced a new offering, or grew an existing one, that represents a notable innovation within the company’s industry.

“The awards applications showed the resilience of middle-market businesses as they overcame adversity, and the role they play in creating and preserving jobs. The hard work and creativity that it took to steer these companies through a global pandemic is remarkable, and a cause for celebration,” said Kathryn Mulligan, editor in chief, Middle Market Growth.

Introduced in 2018 and significantly enhanced in 2020, Stage1 allows customers to form an initial assessment of a site’s geotechnical and environmental site conditions and risks in just a few days, according to Terracon’s Geotechnical National Service Line Director, Victor Donald, P.E., who developed the idea to better use Terracon’s vast data resources. Stage1 streamlines the site selection process with information provided in three key areas: geotechnical, subsurface environmental, and natural resources, which includes cultural resources and historic places, wetlands and waters, and protected species.

“Now our customers can conduct remote, site-specific research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigations required by traditional processes,” Donald said. “With the initial assessment provided by Stage1, informed decisions and smart work plans can proceed.”

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier association for the mergers and acquisitions dealmaking community. Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters worldwide. ACG’s global network comprises more than 100,000 middle-market professionals who invest, own, and advise growing companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG reaches its audience through the award-winning publication Middle Market Growth, the official publication of the Association for Corporate Growth. For more information, click here.

About Terracon

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 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 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com. For more information about Stage1, visit: terracon.com/stage1