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HMB Selected to Design Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System in Bracken County, KY

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The Augusta Regional Sewer Authority (ARSA) selected HMB to design a new treatment plant, force mains, and pump stations to serve Augusta, Brooksville, and portions of Bracken County. Augusta and Brooksville both have existing wastewater treatment plants that have far exceeded their useful service life. Rather than each community building a new treatment plant, the regional approach was taken, and a single treatment plant will be built to serve both cities. This new treatment plant will serve approximately 960 customers and have a capacity of 690,000 gallons per day. This project includes construction of four (4) sewer pump stations and 52,000 linear feet of force mains that will convey the wastewater to the new treatment plant. The total project cost is estimated to be $12,450,000.
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HMB Selected to Design Replacement of a Sewer Trunk Line for Murray, KY

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  The City of Murray has selected HMB to design replacement trunk sewer lines in five (5) areas within the City’s sewer system. This project involves replacing trunk sewer lines that vary in size from 8” to 24”. Also, there are several brick manholes, and damaged concrete manholes within the project area that will be replaced. In addition to designing these sewer replacements, the design will investigate the need to upsize any of these trunk sewer lines.
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HMB Acquires Adams and Company Surveyors

Announcements
  HMB is excited to announce the acquisition of Adams and Company Surveyors (Adams). Adams is a well-respected surveying firm that has been providing surveying services throughout Tennessee and adjoining states for the past 30 years. Adams specializes in many types of surveying, including:   • Route, Control and Topographic surveys for TDOT • Boundary, Route, Control and Topographic surveys for engineering consultants • Boundary and Topographic surveys for private landowners and developers • Construction staking for contractors   HMB has undertaken this acquisition as another step to expand our bench strength, allowing us to better serve our clients in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.
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HMB Receives National Recognition Award

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HMB was presented on Tuesday with a National Recognition Award for its project, "Rising Above the Flood," a bridge replacement project in Falmouth, Ky. The award was presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies during its annual awards gala in Washington, D.C. For almost 85 years, one of the main gateways into the City of Falmouth (KY 22) involved crossing a narrow, two-lane truss structure that was often overwhelmed by a flooded Licking River. The "Shomakertown Bridge," named after the area located just east of Falmouth, was facing closure due to significant corrosion. HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. was tasked with designing a replacement structure and associated approaches that would not only accommodate a 100-year flood, but would also maintain the historic integrity of the City of Falmouth. The new…
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Anniversary Interview: Will Kerns

Anniversary Interview
[caption id="attachment_4230" align="alignright" width="231"] Will Kerns[/caption] Will Kerns is celebrating 1 year with HMB this month.  Will serves as a Right of Way Agent in HMB's Right of Way Division.  Will completes acquisitions of properties needed for various types of projects and also assists people and businesses in relocating when necessary.  In honor of Will's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into Right of Way? I chose Right of Way because of my early exposure to it. My father, who is the HMB Right of Way Division Manager, has made Right of Way a lifelong career. While growing up I would listen to his stories about the daily craziness that is Right of Way and the older I got the more it sounded like something that I would enjoy.  Where…
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“NCEES approves revised approach to education initiative”

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http://ncees.org/about-ncees/news/ncees-approves-revised-approach-education-initiative/ NCEES approves revised approach to education initiative August 25, 2014 The U.S. engineering and surveying licensing boards that make up NCEES have voted to modify the approach to requiring additional education for initial engineering licensure by removing specific language in the NCEES Model Law and Model Rules, originally intended to be effective in 2020. The decision was made during the 2014 NCEES annual meeting, held August 20–23 in Seattle, Washington. As part of the vote, annual meeting delegates decided to instead develop an official NCEES position statement that supports additional engineering education beyond a bachelor’s degree. “NCEES remains committed to improving education standards to better prepare engineers to enter the profession and will work with other engineering organizations, educators, and the professional engineering community to reach that goal,” said…
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Anniversary Interview: Randall Thomas

Anniversary Interview
[caption id="attachment_4221" align="alignright" width="225"] Randall Thomas, PG[/caption] Randall Thomas is celebrating 3 years with HMB this month.  Randall serves as a Project Manager in HMB's Highway Environmental Division.  Randall is also a licensed Professional Geologist.   In honor of Randall's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into geology? I chose Geology because of my love for it.  I loved to collect and read about rocks, minerals, fossils, etc…, when I was fairly young and before I had any idea what Geology was.  The late 1980’s was a good time to have degrees in geology and groundwater hydrology, especially if you wanted to work in the environmental field and/or for the government, and those were about the only jobs available at the time for geologists. Where did…
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KY 30 Reconstruction – Jackson & Owsley Counties, KY

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HMB was selected today by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to provide preliminary engineering and environmental services for the reconstruction of KY 30 from US 421 in Jackson County to KY 847 in Owsley County. This section of KY 30 is part of the I-75 to Mountain Parkway corridor that runs from I-75 in London to the Mountain Parkway in Pine Ridge and will complete the corridor improvements in Jackson and Owsley counties. This project is not only important to the community, as it will provide a safe and more efficient corridor, thus enhancing the economic opportunities in the region, but also for HMB, as we have worked on multiple sections of this corridor already.
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Busy downtown – Bridge work escalates at Louisville, Ky., jobsite

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The following article, written by HMB's John Sacksteder, was the feature in the August issue of Roads & Bridges Magazine. Busy downtown Bridge work escalates at Louisville, Ky., jobsite ROAD DESIGN ARTICLE BY JOHN SACKSTEDER, P.E.   AUGUST 05, 2014 Access into Louisville, Ky., from Indiana has long been limited to two interstate bridges and one local-access bridge. The Kennedy Bridge (I-65) provides direct access through downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind. Traffic has long exceeded the bridge’s capacity. Earlier attempts to improve capacity involved reducing the shoulders to a minimum width and restricting lanes to 11 ft to convert it to a seven-lane facility. The Sherman Minton Bridge (I-64) is a double-decker bridge providing access approximately 5 miles to the west of downtown. The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge is a narrow…
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New Albany Flood Control District

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July 28, 2014 Crew busy strengthening New Albany's line of flood defense The New Albany Flood Control District approved a $2.1 million plan last October to upgrade all six pumping plants By DANIEL SUDDEATH - daniel.suddeath@newsandtribune.com The News and Tribune Mon Jul 28, 2014, 06:57 PM EDT NEW ALBANY — The Ohio River hasn’t spilled over its shores into New Albany recently, but city leaders aren’t taking anything for granted. Crews worked to reinstall a second pump Monday as part of an ambitious project to strengthen New Albany’s first line of flood defense. The New Albany Flood Control District approved a $2.1 million plan last October to upgrade all six pumping plants within the city’s jurisdiction. The pumps and motors within those plants haven’t been improved beyond routine maintenance in 60…
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Anniversary Interview: Greg Boleyn

Anniversary Interview
[caption id="attachment_4206" align="alignright" width="300"] Greg Boleyn[/caption] Greg Boleyn is celebrating 32 years with HMB this month.  Greg serves as the Division Manager for HMB's Montgomery, AL branch office.  Throughout his career, Greg has worked in several offices for HMB, including Frankfort, KY, Charleston, WV and Montgomery, AL.  Greg is also the son of one of HMB's founders, Phillip Boleyn. In honor of Greg's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into civil engineering? I liked math and science classes; and my dad, Philip Boleyn, was a transportation engineer.  I just naturally followed in his footsteps.  I've worked in the water/wastewater, airport, and highway divisions including some surveying through the years. Where did you attend college? What did you major in?I graduated from the University of Kentucky with…
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Bracken County Water District

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[bscolumns class="one_half"] HMB was selected by the Bracken County Water District to provide planning, design, construction and other required engineering for the KY 1159 Water Line Replacement Project. HMB has completed 9 projects for the Bracken County Water District over the past 15 years and is excited to continue to work with them. Congratulations to the Water & Wastewater Division on another big win! [/bscolumns] [bscolumns class="one_half_last"]   [/bscolumns]
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Bullock Pen Water District & Grant County Sanitary Sewer District

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[bscolumns class="one_half"] Bullock Pen Water District and the Grant County Sanitary Sewer District selected HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. to provide engineering services and act as the District's General Engineering Consultant with respect of the District operations.  The Bullock Pen Water District provides water treatment and distribution to approximately 25,000 customers in and around Grant County, KY.  The Grant County Sanitary Sewer District provides sanitary sewer collection and treatment for approximately 5,100 customers in and around Crittenden, KY. Congratulations to the Water and Wastewater Division for this big win.  Bullock Pen Water District and Grant County Sanitary Sewer District are new clients for HMB and we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with them. [/bscolumns] [bscolumns class="one_half_last"]   [/bscolumns]
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City of New Haven Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

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Congratulations to HMB's Water & Wastewater Division for being selected by the City of New Haven to provide engineering services for this Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.  The project will include the repair, replacement and upgrade of approximately 3,300 linear feet of sewer collection lines and mains in three problem areas.  HMB will provide the following services on this project: Examine integrity and provide review and analysis of needed improvements in sewer collection system Design and prepare plans, specifications and bid documents necessary for the award of a construction contract in accordance with applicable funding requirements and assist in the evaluation and recommendation of bids Provide all resident observation and field construction inspection and insure all necessary permits required for construction and for use of the facilities are obtained. HMB has…
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Anniversary Interview: John-Michael Pennington

Anniversary Interview
[bscolumns class="one_half"] John-Michael Pennington is celebrating 2 years with HMB this month.  John-Michael is an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in HMB's Nashville, TN office. He provides roadway design on numerous complex projects throughout Tennessee. In honor of John-Michael's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into civil engineering? I have loved to draw and design things ever since I can remember.  I think the thought of designing something like a bridge in real life is what made me get into civil engineering.  Inheriting some math skills helped my dream become a reality.  Where did you attend college? What did you major in?I attended Tennessee Technological University from 2008 to 2011, and earned my B.S. in Civil Engineering. What’s your favorite part of your job? The guys I work…
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North 34th Street Intersection at Pines Road & Railroad Crossing (Paducah, KY)

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Paducah City Commission Meeting Highlights June 11, 2014 By Pam Spencer Representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Canadian National Railroad, and HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. attended the City Commission meeting to discuss the Pines Road and North 34th Street project. That intersection, which includes a railroad crossing, has been identified as one of the eight most dangerous railroad crossings in Kentucky. Wes Mattingly with HMB says, “The purpose of this project is to improve safety.” Currently there is a railroad signal at the crossing. Mattingly adds, “Even though there is a light, it doesn’t stop people from crossing.” One option to improve safety, considered but not recommended, involved installing crossing gates on Pines Road and on North 34th Street. However, due to the configuration of the intersection, the gates on…
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Flemingsburg Bypass Water and Sewer Line Project

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HMB was selected by the City of Flemingsburg  for the Flemingsburg Bypass Water and Sewer Line project.  HMB will provide planning, design, construction, and other required engineering services for the design and construction of this project.  The project consists of approximately 14,000 feet of 8-inch water line to serve future development on the new bypass and approximately 1,000 feet of 8-inch gravity sewer and 17,000 feet of 6-inch and 4-inch sewer force main.  HMB has been working in the Fleming County area for the past 25 years and is excited to continue to on this project.
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Anniversary Interview: Rob Dowler

Anniversary Interview
[bscolumns class="one_half"] Rob Dowler is celebrating 11 years with HMB this month.  Rob serves as HMB's Vice President and Highway Design Division Manager.  He leads one of the top highway design groups in the state. In honor of Rob's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into civil engineering? I had always really liked math and science and was fortunate to be selected for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Engineering Scholarship upon graduation of high school.Where did you attend college? What did you major in? I attended the University of Kentucky and majored in Civil Engineering. What’s your favorite part of your job? Each day is different and every project we work on has different challenges.  Our highway design staff works as a team to tackle the issues and…
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Anniversary Interview: Chris Stewart

Anniversary Interview
[bscolumns class="one_half"] Chris Stewart is celebrating 15 years with HMB this month.  Chris is HMB's Water and Wastewater Division Project Development & Funding Specialist.  He also serves as Project Manager on several projects. In honor of Chris's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into civil engineering? I became interested in engineering during middle school when I had an Industrial Arts class.  In high school I took four years of drafting classes that introduced me to AutoCAD and some basic design.  After that I knew engineering would be my college major.  Once at college, I pretty much hated the transportation and structures classes, and found that I really liked the fluids courses so it was water/wastewater all the way after that.Where did you attend college? What…
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Anniversary Interview: Paul Lincks

Anniversary Interview
[bscolumns class="one_half"] Paul Lincks is celebrating 20 years with HMB this month.  Paul serves as the Regional Office Manager and Project Manager for roadway and structure projects in HMB's New Albany, IN branch office.  In honor of Paul's anniversary, we asked him a few questions: What made you get into civil engineering? Coming out of high school I applied to a few different colleges.  I got accepted in the freshman engineering program at Purdue University.  I chose civil because you could specialize in a certain area like transportation or structures.  I had a more clear direction as to what job I would seek when I finished my degree.  And it seemed that there would always be a job market for infrastructure improvements.  Where did you attend college? What did you major…
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KYTC Statewide Pavement Rehabilitation

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HMB was selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for the Statewide Pavement Rehabilitation contract.  Under this contract, HMB will develop plans and/ or construction documents for pavement rehabilitation projects on selected interstate, parkway, national highway system, and other arterial routes.  Rehabilitation of pavement on selected routes are needed to improve structural and functional capacity. HMB has been selected for this contract the 3 previous times and are honored to be able to continue working on these important projects.
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