This year we added two members to the Davis & Floyd team to accommodate our growing portfolio of projects. Those team building efforts resulted in Thomas Mann, PE, and Richard Byrd, PE, joining the Greenville and Florence offices respectively.
Thomas comes to us from American Engineering Consultants, where he spent eight years. Thomas supervised a design team in the master planning, design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects and also has experience with engineering calculations, administering project bids, managing project construction and contract documents. Throughout his college career, Thomas worked as an engineering intern at various companies where he gained experience on water distribution systems, and preparing quantity take-offs, cost estimates and bid documents for infrastructure projects. His MS in Civil Engineering complements his BS in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering.
His skills are being put to use while he works on projects like the Davis Road Water Improvements in Maiden, the Irish Buffalo Creek Tributary Sewer Trunk Line in Kannapolis, State Park Gravity Sewer for Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) and the Sumter Water Plant No. 5 Expansion and Upgrade in Sumter. He’s proven to be a valuable asset to the team in our Greenville office.
Richard joined Davis & Floyd after acting as Director of Clarendon County’s Water and Sewer Department which puts him in a unique position to understand our clients’ needs from multiple points of view, having managed administrative tasks and partnered with subcontractors on daily operations, compliance and upgrades. Prior to working for Clarendon County, Richard held extensive engineering positions across South Carolina, beginning as a design engineer for water, wastewater and stormwater projects, then working as a civil engineer on design and construction administration capacities before co-owning and operating Byrd Equipment & Hydraulics, an industrial service company, while simultaneously working as a technician to prepare plats and drawings for engineering surveys. Richard went on to gain experience as a construction administrator, field construction engineer and design engineer for civil infrastructure projects at HSMM and AECOM.
Richard’s vast involvement throughout the engineering field will be integral to the civil infrastructure projects he’s engaged with, including serving as construction administrator/resident project representative for the Sumter Water Plant No. 6 project, and working as a design engineer on projects like the Sumter New Wells and Raw Water Main project, design for Rockingham (NC) School Pump Station, and construction administration of the Cheraw Raw Water Pump Station project.