Please join us in congratulating Tamer Avci, from our Helena, Montana office, who recently earned his surveyor’s license in Montana. This comes on the heels of Tamer’s recent licensure in North Dakota, and is the culmination of many years of hard work on Tamer’s part. Way to go, Tamer!
Our Anchorage office really knocked it out of the park with their super CANstruction piece, which honors comics pioneer Stan Lee on one side and Captain America’s shield on the other. Way to go, team! Once the structure is taken down at the end of the month, the cans will be donated to the Food Bank of Alaska, where they’ll be put to good use. Swing by the Dimond Center Mall to check out the final structure before it’s gone!
Come see us at your local career fair!
We're big enough to land career-making projects, but small enough that we get to work directly with others in all corners of the firm every day. At DOWL, you're more than just another face at a desk. We know our staff is our most valuable asset, so we offer extensive training and professional development to make our team stronger, and generous benefits and compensation to keep you here. Stop by our booth at the following career fairs:
• South Dakota School of Mines, February 5
• University of Alaska Anchorage, February 6
• Stanford University, February 12
• Portland State University, February 13
• Oregon State University, February 20
• University of Alaska Fairbanks, February 20
• Arizona State University, February 20
• Montana State University, February 21
• University of Wyoming, February 26
• Oregon Institute of Technology, February 27
The American Public Works Association - Alaska Chapter recognized the Glenn Highway and Muldoon Road Interchange Improvements project this past weekend with the Outstanding Large Project award! This State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) project aimed to resolve capacity, operational, multi-modal, and safety issues at this important intersection in Anchorage, Alaska. DOT&PF selected DOWL to identify the issues and constraints of the existing interchange and develop solutions, which resulted in Alaska's first ever Diverging Diamond Interchange. Irene Malto, Steve Noble, Sam Tyler, and Kelly Kilpatrick accepted the award, but congratulations go out to the entire team on this successful, award-winning project!
The holidays bring out the giving spirit at DOWL – the Salvation Army Angel Tree is up in the Anchorage office and there are already a few presents under the tree for local youth in need. We are proud to support the needs of the communities we live in by giving back.
Several Anchorage DOWL employees and their significant others attended the ITE Beer, Wine, and Cider Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser and Silent Auction event at the Alaska Zoo last week, including 2018 scholarship winner and DOWL intern Ryane Schrank! Congratulations Ryane, and thank you ITE Alaska Section for another great event! #ITEAlaska #winning
Last night, the Billings Engineers Club (BEC) held its annual awards celebration. Each year, two awards are given to individuals in recognition of engineering excellence, and the honorees in both categories were DOWL VIPs. The co-stars of the event were Josh Robbins, the Outstanding Young Engineer winner, and Wade Irion, the Distinguished Service winner.
Both awards recognize local engineers for their exceptional contributions to the engineering profession and to their community. The BEC has been presenting these two service awards for the past 53 years. Wade and Josh are joining a prestigious circle of winners. We are so proud of them both. Hit 'Like' if you are, too!
Alaska DOT&PF’s Sean Holland and DOWL’s Renee Whitesell shared the stage at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Make it Monday forum to give an update on the Midtown Traffic Congestion Relief Planning and Environmental Linkages Study. After the presentation, the project team offered a mini-open house for chamber attendees to get close and ask questions about the draft concepts. To learn more about the latest on the project, or see the draft concepts, visit the project website.
OBEC and DOWL have merged to offer more services and expertise to better serve you. The merged firm will include the same great people you know and trust, but now with more diverse capabilities and increased capacity.
OBEC has been serving the Pacific Northwest with bridge engineering and other professional services since 1966. DOWL has continually worked to bring an expanded suite of engineering and professional services to the West since 1962.
Our paths have merged, and we look forward to introducing you to our friends. For more information, follow us on social media and visit our websites at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx7y and http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx7Y. A new, combined website is coming in 2019!
Check out the recently completed Ted R. Smith Tactical Training Facility for Law Enforcement in Birchwood, Alaska! DOWL provided civil, structural, survey, geotechnical, and land use planning services to the Municipality of Anchorage on this facility, which includes firing ranges, shelter canopies, and an administration and classroom building for use by all law enforcement agencies in the area. Anchorage Civil Engineer Brad Doggett, PE, LEED AP, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication last week, along with Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and the family of Ted Smith, the long-time Anchorage Police Department training director for whom the facility is named.