Last week the State of Oregon Aviation Board took action to accept the first annual batch of Critical Oregon Airport Relief (COAR) Grants issued by the State of Oregon. These grants were funded by a 2 cent per gallon increase in jet fuel and aviation gas tax. A total of $1.7 million was granted in three categories. In the category used to match FAA dollars there were 24 recipients and of those, nine were for airports that WHPacific wrote grants for. In the second priority category for emergency preparedness, WHPacific won one of the four grants issued. Holly Williams, Chris Corich, [...]
WHPacific's Salem office recently took first place at the 23rd Oregon Asphalt & 47th Paving Award conference for their work on the Verda Lane Roundabout at Chemawa Road. The project received the first place paving award for pavement construction on an urban street project. Greg Haffner and Travis Sater were mentioned on the plaque as project managers. The project was designed and construction managed by WHPacific for the City of Keizer. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project successful!
Terry Song, PE, a project manager in WHPacific's Portland office, was recently elected Vice President of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Oregon Scholastic Foundation for 2017. The Scholastic Foundation was incorporated in 1994 by the members of the Oregon Chapter of APWA with the goal of establishing a stable revenue source for funding student scholarships. Eligible recipients of the Foundation’s scholarship grants are students of Oregon colleges or universities who have achieved junior standing, and whose chosen education field is related to Public Works. Individuals working in the Public Works field who are continuing their formal education are also eligible [...]
WHPacific's Albuquerque office was recently informed that the judges for AGC’s (Associated General Contractors) Best Building Awards selected their project as a 2017 award recipient. The award was given for their work on the Albuquerque International Sunport New Snow Barn Complex, pictured below. The project was part of their on-call with the City of Albuquerque's Aviation department. WHPacific provided the programming, design, and construction administration services. Congratulations Albuquerque!
A huge welcome to our newest staff members hired in January: Trinh Tran - Civil Engineer, Portland Andrew Sutliff - Civil EIT, Albuquerque Tony Lee - Survey Office Technician, Albuquerque John Shute - Senior Project Manger, Portland