Oklahoma's engineers help ensure public safety where they work and live
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the role essential workers, including medical professionals, public servants and even grocery employees, play in our everyday lives. Less noticed might be the importance of licensed professional engineers in making sure the vital systems in our communities continue operating even during crises.
Garver: Firm helps Oklahomans with local services, charitable initiatives
Good corporate neighbors provide essential public services, create job opportunities for professionals and contribute to the community. Their reach goes far beyond corporate headquarters or a local office building.It extends to customers, families and the towns they call home.
Garver is an engineering, architectural and environmental services firm with more than 30 offices and 700 employees in 13 states.
Hatley named NSPE
Tricia Hatley, vice president and principal at Freese and Nichols, will be installed as president of the National Society of Professional Engineers on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Hatley has been a member of NSPE, engineering’s largest professional group, since graduating from Oklahoma State University with a
bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in1993.
“Working together is something engineers understand, as our project work is accomplished through teams,” Hatley said. “I’m excited about the year ahead, as we work together with our state societies to create a world where the public can be confident that the engineering decisions impacting their lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals.”
Kimley-Horn Gives Back
Moving to Oklahoma was more than an opportunity for Garrett Putman to further his career at Kimley-Horn. Since relocating from Texas four years ago, he has found lifelong friends and a connection to a community that he says is unlike any other.
“I absolutely love Oklahoma. The people are friendly and have
welcomed me as one of their own,” said Putman. “Working for Kimley-Horn in Oklahoma City has provided me the opportunity to find lifelong friendships and become connected to a really great community.”
New ODOT Memorial Foundation helps families of fallen transportation workers
The deaths of James Dawkins in 1931 and Rickie Nichols Jr. in 2018 connect a group of 61 people who gave their lives in service to the state while keeping highways and interstates safe and open to the public.
These transportation workers lost their lives to a distracted driver while flagging traffic through a work zone or keeping highway rights-of-way clean and clear. Some lost their lives while in their vehicles well away from the highway like Tim Vandiver in 2012. Others were struck while surveying for future highway projects like Donald Killian in 1970 or checking bridge integrity during a flood like John E. Botts in 1973.
Lochner Provides for Native Oklahoman
“I’ve had a career of public service. Employment with Lochner has allowed me to continue serving Oklahoma, with the heart of a servant” - Troy Travis, office manager and professional engineer
Troy Travis was looking for an opportunity after retirement to continue serving the business community in Oklahoma City after retirement.
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