Chattanooga Area Has 4 Projects In The Running For Statewide Awards

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Three Chattanooga-area projects and one Cleveland project are among those being considered in the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC Tennessee). The award is one of the highest honors an engineering firm can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

Chattanooga area projects competing for 2017 awards are:

·       3rd and 4th Street Improvements Project Masterplan

Completed by WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff for City of Chattanooga/TN Dept. of Transportation

·       Lake Road Distribution Topo – Cleveland

Completed by Power Consulting Associates, LLC for Cleveland Utilities

·       Tennessee Riverwalk

Completed by Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. for Hamilton County Government

·       Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel Modifications

Completed by Volkert, Inc. for City of Chattanooga

Project entries from across the state are up for consideration. The winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 7, during the awards gala at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.  Additional information about the Awards can be found at www.acectn.org. In 2016, The TDOT Fast Fix 8 project, completed by Nashville engineering firm Gresham, Smith and Partners, won the top prize.



Transit Planner Jarrett Walker To Deliver Free Public Lecture Thursday

Jarrett Walker will deliver a free public lecture, "Transit Truths," as the first installment of the Robert C. Taylor Lecture Series hosted by the Chattanooga Design Studio this Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center Performance Hall , 200 E. MLK Blvd.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.    Blythe Bailey, administrator ... (click for more)

Georgia Trust Announces 2018 List Of State's 10 'Places In Peril'

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2018 list of 10  Places in Peril  in the state.   Sites on the list include: A.J. Gillen Department Store in Maxeys (Oglethorpe County); Bibb City Elementary School in Columbus (Muscogee County); Cuthbert Water Tower in Cuthbert (Randolph County); Fire Station No. 2 in Rome (Floyd County); Fort ... (click for more)

3 People Shot Early Saturday Morning; 1 Is Killed; 2 Victims Are Known Gang Members

Ladarius Cross, 28, Terrance Careathers, 26, and a juvenile were shot early Saturday morning. Cross was killed.   Chattanooga Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at 5:16 a.m. in the 1400 block of Roanoke Avenue.   Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police Officers located the single vehicle crash with two people suffering for apparent gunshot wounds. The driver, ... (click for more)

Longest-Serving County Official Knowles Is First In Line To Sign Up For New Term

Bill Knowles is one of the longest-serving officials in Hamilton County history, and he's not through yet. County clerk since 1974, he was the first in line on Friday morning to pick up his petition for re-election. Then he beat everyone back with the completed form. Mr. Knowles said, "I ran in 1974 on a campaign of ending the long tag lines. We put in a tag by mail system ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The School Board Bullies

When the good people of Signal Mountain join with their loved ones to give thanks for many, many blessings on this hallowed Thursday, you can bet the Hamilton County Department of Education will be on nary a list. For the past year a diligent advisory committee has studied the feasibility of forming its own school district and exactly one week prior to Thanksgiving, the misguided ... (click for more)