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Terracon Foundation Awards Grant to the University of Utah-Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health to Expand Online Graduate Certificate Program

Press Releases posted 08.16.2013.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — In commemoration of Utah Workplace Safety Week, the Terracon Foundation will present a $12,000 grant to the University of Utah-Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) to assist in expanding the organization’s online occupational safety and health graduate certificate program.

The grant will be presented to RMCOEH by Donald Marano, president of IHI Environmental, a Terracon Company, on Friday, June 28, at the AFL-CIO Convention taking place at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. The timing of the grant award during Utah Workplace Safety Week is quite relevant according to Marano, who has had a close working relationship with the RMCOEH in various capacities over the past 33 years.

“This funding will contribute to the future safety of workers by providing online educational tools for the health and safety students of today, who will be the practitioners of tomorrow,” Marano said. “The program will also advance our profession by giving students more alternatives to learn about various occupational hazards, solutions to these challenges, and proactive measures for prevention of injury and illness in the workplace.”

Marano added that the grant will support the RMCOEH program in issuing graduate certificates in Occupational Safety and Health through online courses to individuals desiring to expand their knowledge and skills in their fields of expertise. These certificates will include ergonomics and safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and general occupational safety and health.

The creation of a graduate certificate program for studies related to occupational and environmental health and safety provides the opportunity for individuals who are working in these or related fields to obtain increased information and training to improve their skills at a pace that will generally fit their schedule and while continuing to work full-time.

In addition, the students who take courses for the program will be permitted to apply the course credits they successfully complete toward a Master of Science degree in the future. University of Utah Professor and RMCOEH Director Dr. Kurt Hegmann acknowledged the importance of the award.

“We are very excited about receiving this grant from the Terracon Foundation, as it will provide much needed support for faculty time to convert our industrial hygiene courses to a distance-based format,” Hegmann said. “We are also very pleased about extending our long-term, symbiotic relationship with IHI Environmental to their new parent company, Terracon.”

Terracon acquired local consulting firm of 33 years, IHI Environmental, during early 2013.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com


Terracon Foundation Announces Grant Recipient

Press Releases posted 08.15.2013.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a university grant in the amount of $2,500 to Oregon State University (OSU) in support of graduate scholarships for the OSU Geotechnical Group.

The Terracon Foundation university grant supports graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, purchase of equipment, and similar programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, based on employee recommendations.

Eric Lim, P.E., G.E., from Terracon’s Portland office, championed the grant. Scott Ashford, Ph.D., P.E., head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, proudly accepted the award.

“This type of support for graduate students is really hard to come by, so we are very appreciative,” said Dr. Ashford.

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 and expanded considerably last year to provide a broader range of grant opportunities. The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, community grants, and employee dependent scholarships.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit www.terracon.com.

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Terracon Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Featured, Press Releases posted 08.07.2013.

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $51,000 to community organizations and universities. Grant recipients and their respective Terracon-employee champions are:

RecipientChampion
ACE Mentor Program of S.E. Tennessee and N. GeorgiaRichard (Sean) Williams
Boys and Girls Club of Saline CountyDavid Hopkins
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – Minnesota Student ChapterKris Langlie
Girl Scouts of N.E. Kansas and N.W. MissouriPaula Tilgner
Juanita Sims Doty FoundationMonica Gilmore-Love
Northeast Lakeview CollegeChuck Gregory
Professional Engineers of Colorado Education FoundationDoug Jobe
St. Cecilia SchoolTheresa Stromberg-Murphy
STRIDES Nonprofit TutoringMike McKeague
EWB -Vina Vieja Project –  University of Texas at San AntonioLaura Campa
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OREric Lim
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FLKris Linster
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TXLaura Campa
University of Utah-Rocky Mountain Center, Salt Lake City, UTDon Marano

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 to broaden our corporate philanthropy initiatives.  Consistent with our Mission of Delivering Success for Employees, Clients and Communities, Terracon Foundation encourages employee support of their local non-profit community organizations and universities. Applications for Community and University grants are accepted twice each year.  Application submission deadlines are March 31 and September 30.

Application deadline for the Terracon Foundation National Partner Grant (up to $50,000) is September 30. Terracon Foundation also funds scholarships for eligible dependents of Terracon employees. Since inception, philanthropic gifts from the Terracon Foundation total more than $375,000.  For further information about the Terracon Foundation, please visit: https://www.terracon.com/about/foundation/terracon-foundation/

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit www.terracon.com.

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Terracon Announces New National Director, Douglas Baum, P.E.

Featured, Press Releases posted 08.07.2013.

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Terracon announces the addition of Douglas Baum, P.E., as a national director and property condition assessment practice leader. In this role, Baum will be responsible for providing management and business development primarily within Terracon’s Facilities service line.

Baum brings to Terracon more than 23 years of experience that includes management of over 1,000 engineering, consulting, and construction projects that have been performed throughout the United States and abroad.

Baum’s project experience includes supporting all stages of the “facility lifecycle” that include acquisition, construction/renovation, operations and maintenance, and deposition and repurposing. He has conducted various services related to facility due diligence, asset management, construction, and maintenance.

Baum is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and is certified as a Business Energy Professional (BEP).  He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

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Jordan joins Terracon's Raleigh office

Featured, Press Releases posted 08.06.2013.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Michael Jordan, P.G., has joined Terracon as a senior geologist. He will be based in Terracon’s Raleigh office. Jordan will be responsible for management of clients with a focus on expansion of remediation services to state and federal government agencies.  Additionally, he will serve as a technical resource for projects requiring regulatory negotiations, vapor intrusion, and remediation.

Jordan has more than 13 years of consulting experience. Prior to joining Terracon, he was responsible for the management of several indefinite delivery, indefinite quality contracts with state and federal agencies. His main technical focus is on investigation and remediation of impacts from chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, and metals in a variety of media. Additionally, he brings a wealth of remediation experience implementing various technologies including ERD, ISCO, SVE, and pump and treat, as well as more innovative remedies such as nZVI and phytoremediation. His regulatory knowledge covers RCRA and CERCLA, as well as many state programs.

Jordan is a licensed geologist in North Carolina. He currently serves on an advisory board for the Water Resources Research Institute, which is funded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to support research related to water resources. He earned a Master of Science in marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences, a bachelor’s degree in geology, and a bachelor’s degree in earth science from North Carolina State University.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit www.terracon.com.

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