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December 6, 2017

Katherine Hendricks Graduates from South Carolina Economic Development Institute

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Katherine Hendricks recently graduated from the SC Economic Development Institute (the Institute). Hendricks serves as the local government market sector leader for Davis & Floyd.

“Davis & Floyd is proud to have Katherine on our team to promote economic development in South Carolina,” said Mark Warner, SCCED, Davis & Floyd vice president of business development & marketing. “The Institute provides a unique opportunity for participants to strengthen networking, leadership, and communication skills. Her relationships with state and community leaders coupled with her prior experience in city management serve as a great benefit to our local government market sector and make her an asset to our team.”

According to its website, the Institute is South Carolina’s leading economic development program. A 28-year partnership between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, it has graduated more than 1,195 participants since its inception. The Institute serves to educate those who support and participate in economic development activities in their communities while providing unique and innovative development approaches for implementation in local communities. Attendees who successfully complete each of the Institute’s four sessions earn a Certificate of Completion.

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 focuses on the market sectors of federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

From left to right: SC Economic Developers’ Association President Brian Nash, Katherine Hendricks, & SC Department of Commerce Senior Program Director Ed West. Photographer: Sergio Aparicio, City of Columbia.

October 18, 2017

Davis & Floyd Professionals Selected for American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Future Leaders Program

ACEC-SC Future Leaders ParticipantsDavis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that three of its employees have been selected to participate in the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Future Leaders Program.

The following individuals have joined the 2017-2018 class:
• Christopher Haynes, PLA: landscape architect and Private Development Market Sector Leader located in North Charleston, SC
• Samuel Pridgen, PE: transportation engineer located in Columbia, SC
• Robert Stevenson, Jr., SE: structural engineer located in Greenwood, SC

According to ACEC-SC, the Future Leaders Program is designed for the consulting engineering industry’s up-and-coming professionals who are top performers as well as dedicated employees showing the potential to manage a team, group, office, or company. The program comprises seven sessions to be held in the Columbia area and concludes with a recognition program during the SC Engineering Conference in June 2018. Sessions include two hours of leadership training followed by a dinner event geared toward conversing and networking with the speaker, guests, and other participants. Each class is limited to 15 participants.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

August 31, 2017

Davis & Floyd Executive Bryan Webb Selected to Leadership Charleston

Bryan Webb, PE, PTOE, Vice President

Bryan Webb, PE, PTOE, Vice President

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bryan Webb has been selected to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Class of 2018.

Webb serves as a vice president of transportation for Davis & Floyd. In this role, he oversees all aspects of project management and technical design services for traffic engineering and roadway design projects. This includes frequent communication with the project team, subconsultants, regulatory agencies, and clients.

Webb is a Registered Professional Engineer, Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and an International Municipal Association Traffic Signal Electrician, Level II.

For more than 43 years, the Chamber has offered Leadership Charleston, a 10-month program offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our region. Through community immersion and interactions with diverse leaders, Leadership Charleston is cultivating leaders and igniting the advancement of the Charleston metro.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

August 23, 2017

Davis & Floyd Supports the South Carolina Memorial Reef’s Highway 41 Bridge Project

The steel swing bridge over the Wando River is slowly lifted out of place (Photo: Cameron Rhodes/SCDNR)

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to support the SC Memorial Reef with a $5,000 donation to help fund the repurposing of the Highway 41 bridge to become an artificial reef located 50 miles off the Charleston coast. The bridge, a 168-foot steel swing bridge that was built in 1939 over the Wando River in Mount Pleasant, was taken down and loaded on a barge on Aug. 18 by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and is scheduled to be sunk in several hundred feet of water at the SC Memorial Reef site by late summer 2017.

“We are excited to be a part of this wonderful project that takes what has been a part of the Charleston landscape for over seven decades and adaptively repurposes it to enhance the very successful Memorial Reef, which will positively impact our sport fishing opportunities for generations to come,” said Stephen Davis, president & CEO of Davis & Floyd. “As engineers, we love creating things that last and positively impact our state, and this aligns perfectly with our company’s core values of sustainability and conservation.”

According to SCDNR, the Memorial Reef fund was started by an independent group of anglers who wanted to honor the memory of late family and friends through the construction of an artificial reef. The South Carolina Governor’s Cup advisory board of directors, working in conjunction with SCDNR, now oversees management of the Memorial Reef, which is a part of the permitted Marine Protected Area called the Charleston Deep Reef.

“With an estimated cost of $180,000 to purchase, clean, and transport the structure, this project depends on contributions from conservation groups, private individuals and companies such as Davis & Floyd,” said Amy Dukes, tournament coordinator for the Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series. “We are thankful for their support of the Memorial Reef.”

The bridge is currently undergoing a careful cleaning process. All artificial reef structures placed by the SCDNR are stripped and cleaned to protect the marine environment. The cleaned bridge will then be welded to a 130-foot retired barge, adding complexity to the reef structure and providing 44 feet of vertical clearance in total. Finally, the completed structure will be sunk in several hundred feet of water at the South Carolina Memorial Reef site, joining two other structures that were place in 2014 and have already had great success attracting fish such as snowy grouper and large billfish such as blue marlin and sailfish.

The bridge section is lowered onto a waiting barge (Photo: Cameron Rhodes/SCDNR)

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

July 31, 2017

Davis & Floyd Welcomes Katherine Hendricks as Local Government Market Sector Leader

Katherine Hendricks, Local Government Market Sector Leader

Katherine Hendricks, Local Government Market Sector Leader

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Hendricks as the leader of the local government market sector, which works with local organizations and municipalities regarding their planning, environmental, construction, and engineering challenges. Hendricks’ more than 8 years of experience working in municipal governments will help guide Davis & Floyd’s efforts to formulate business, marketing, and strategic planning for this market sector.

“We are thrilled to welcome Katherine to the Davis & Floyd family,” said Stephen Davis, president and chief executive officer. “Her proven leadership abilities and admirable track record of working within local governments will strengthen our corporate team and give our local government clients an enhanced level of teamwork and service.”

Prior to joining Davis & Floyd, Hendricks was the assistant town administrator for the Town of Mount Pleasant. She is a certified Credentialed Manager from the International City/County Management Association. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson University.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.