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Posted: February 2017

February 28, 2017

Davis & Floyd Wins Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina

Greenwood, S.C. (February 28, 2017) — Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce they have received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) for their work in the development of the Greenwood Uptown Market.

Davis & Floyd worked with the City of Greenwood to provide engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical), landscape architecture, and construction management services for the 6,000-square-foot Greenwood Uptown Market. Completed in April 2016, the vibrant recreational facility encourages the community to come together to attend produce market days, concerts, parties, and festivals as well as play in the greenspace and 3,000-square-foot interactive water feature. This special project uniquely blends commerce with recreation and beauty with function.

Engineering Excellence Awards entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories and a distinguished panel of judges ranks the projects from throughout the state based on uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget.

The team was recognized at ACEC-SC’s Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the Columbia Museum of Art on February 7.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd, a multi-discipline professional engineering firm, works collaboratively with its clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of the communities and residents it serves. With over 60 years of continuous operation and service to its clients, the privately-owned business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood, and Florence. The firm’s primary market sectors include transportation, water, and industrial in addition to federal, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

Back from left: Yancey Robertson (Senior Landscape Architect, D&F), Brent Robertson (Vice President, D&F), Charlie Barrineau (City Manager, City of Greenwood), Mark Warner (Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, D&F). Front from left: Julie Wilkie (Assistant City Manager, City of Greenwood), Jason Eppley (Chief Operating Officer, D&F), Stephanie Turner (Uptown Market Manager, City of Greenwood).

 

February 24, 2017

Davis & Floyd Welcomes Engineering Students for Cooperative Education Programs

Greenwood, S.C. (February 24, 2017) — Davis & Floyd is pleased to welcome six new engineering students to the firm’s spring 2017 co-op and internship program. The program is for civil engineering majors at South Carolina colleges and universities and provides students the opportunity to gain educational hands-on experience in their area of study while exposing them to various engineering disciplines.

Davis & Floyd’s co-op program consists of three 16-week periods each year, following the university academic calendar. Participants are offered opportunities based on the firm’s workload and are placed where their education, talents, and interest best match the staffing needs at the time of their participation. Managers and mentors support the program in each of the five offices. Examples of the type of work students may do include supporting the engineering staff with generating and producing various reports, assisting the design team with researching property uses and codes for a defined county or municipality, assisting the engineering staff with conducting field investigations, and serving as a member of the survey field team.

“Our co-op and intern program was implemented to develop our next generation of engineers,” said Greg McElhannon, project manager and co-op program leader. “It allows serious engineering students the opportunity to experience real world engineering practices with the support of a full-time, on-site staff mentor, and it gives our firm a chance to observe and access new talent that will soon be joining the job market.”

The following are participants and the office in which they are currently working:

Charleston
• Christopher Major, originally from Bluffton, South Carolina, is a junior civil engineering student from Clemson University.
• Kevin Shaw, a returning intern, is originally from Chester, New Hampshire, and is a senior civil engineering student from The Citadel.
• Tres Litten, originally from Thomasville, North Carolina, is a senior civil engineering student from The Citadel.

Columbia
• Zane McGhee, originally from King, North Carolina, is a senior civil engineering student from the University of South Carolina.
• Kara Fugate is originally from Myrtle Beach and is a senior civil engineering student from the University of South Carolina.

Greenville
• Ryan Love is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a civil engineering student from Clemson University.

To participate in the program, students must be a rising junior or senior with a declared civil engineering major at a South Carolina college or university and they must have completed all general engineering courses while maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. On campus interviews for 2017 summer and fall programs candidates will take place in early March. For more information about intern or co-op opportunities, contact Casey Tompkins at ctompkins@davisfloyd.com.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd, a multi-discipline professional engineering firm, works collaboratively with its clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of the communities and residents it serves. With over 60 years of continuous operation and service to its clients, the privately-owned business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood, and Florence. The firm’s primary market sectors include transportation, water, and industrial in addition to federal, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

From left: Tres Litten, Kevin Shaw, and Christopher Major

Zane McGhee and Kara Fugate

Ryan Love