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April 13, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s Ryne Phillips Receives Professional Engineer License

Ryne Phillips, PE

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ryne Phillips received his Professional Engineer (PE) license through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, PE licensure is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality.

“We are proud that Ryne completed the multiple steps necessary to earn this designation,” said Stephen Davis, president and CEO of Davis & Floyd. “He joins our other 50 PEs at Davis & Floyd who work with our clients to develop solutions for their specific project needs.”

Phillips specializes in water resources engineering. His experience includes ecosystem restoration, flood hazard mapping and analysis, bridge and culvert hydraulics and scour analysis, flood frequency analysis, open/closed stormwater conveyance system design and analysis, water distribution networks, pump hydraulics, hydraulic transients, process engineering, GIS program and model development, and irrigation design and assessment.

Phillips joined Davis & Floyd in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanization & Business and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a Concentration in Water Resources from Clemson University.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd is multi-disciplined engineering and architecture firm that works collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve our communities. With over 60 years of continuous operation, our privately-owned firm has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. We focus on federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water & wastewater market sectors. For more information about our services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

March 1, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s Chris Haynes Selected as Forty Under 40 Honoree

Chris Haynes, PLA

Chris Haynes, PLA

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chris Haynes, PLA has been selected as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 honorees. He will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 17 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Based in Davis & Floyd’s Charleston office, Haynes is the private development market sector leader and senior landscape architect for the firm. He is a licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate. Haynes is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute, S.C. Economic Developers’ Association, and Charleston Young Professionals. He is a current participant in the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Future Leaders program.

“We continue to be proud of Chris’ many accomplishments,” said Stephen Davis, president and CEO of Davis & Floyd. “Chris is more than deserving of this recognition. Not only is he committed to his profession, but he stays involved in his community as well. We are honored to have him as part of our team.”

Outside of his work, Haynes volunteers with and supports numerous community organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Trident United Way, Palmetto Military Support Group, Lowcountry Land Trust, and Ducks Unlimited.

Haynes received his Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences and Landscape Systems from the University of Tennessee and Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University.

For 21 years, the Charleston Regional Business Journal has honored 40 individuals under 40 years old for their professional engagement and community service in the Charleston area. For more information or to view the full list of honorees, visit www.charlestonbusiness.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 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.

February 19, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s Ryan Hertzfeld Earns Professional Landscape Architect Certification

Ryan Hertzfeld, PLA

Ryan Hertzfeld, PLA

Davis & Floyd, Inc. announced today that Ryan Hertzfeld recently earned his Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) certification. This certification is regulated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

The certification process includes obtaining an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, a four-part rigorous licensing exam, and an apprenticeship. Once earned, South Carolina state law requires licensees to complete continuing education hours in order to maintain their license.

“We are proud of Ryan for completing the process and earning his PLA certification,” said Stephen Davis, president and CEO of Davis & Floyd. “Ryan is focused on the visual communications side of landscape architecture. He works closely with our team to incorporate cutting-edge technology using 3D VR modeling to help convey designs to clients. We are excited to continue bringing the latest in technology to our clients.”

Hertzfeld’s design and planning experience includes master planning for industrial, commercial, and residential developments. He is involved in all aspects of the process including client communication and coordination; site analysis and inventory; conceptual design; hardscape; planting plans; furnishing and lighting layouts; presentation graphics; and construction drawings and details. His strong graphic skills include hand and digital renderings as well as 3D modeling. He also has experience with construction management and subcontractor coordination.

Hertzfeld joined Davis & Floyd in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University in 2008.

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.

February 12, 2018

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

Photo of Davis & Floyd employees from left: Samuel Pridgen, PE; D. Brice Urquhart, PE; and Robert Stevenson, Jr., SE

Davis & Floyd employees from left: Samuel Pridgen, PE; D. Brice Urquhart, PE; and Robert Stevenson, Jr., SE

During the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Engineering Excellence Awards gala, Davis & Floyd, Inc. was named an ACEC Finalist and received an Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the S-31 (York Street) bridge replacement in Aiken, South Carolina.

After completing a routine bridge inspection, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) found that S-31 (York Street) northbound and southbound bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad were structurally deficient and needed to be closed immediately. SCDOT asked Davis & Floyd to design a replacement bridge on an accelerated schedule. The design was completed in under four months and construction of the two bridges took less than a year. These are the first wooden deck bridges designed for SCDOT.

Engineering Excellence Award entries are given in 12 project categories. 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 Feb. 6.

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.

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.