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Shannon & Wilson's Martin Page Attains National Design-Build Certification

October 25, 2012

Martin Page, PE, LEG, DBIA, of Shannon & Wilson has successfully completed the requirements for the nationally recognized Designated Design-build Professional™ certification.  The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded designated status to Page upon his successful completion of coursework and formal examination in all aspects of design-build project delivery.  By completing these requirements, candidates earn the right to display "DBIA" after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as professionals experienced in this form of project delivery.

"I am excited about the DBIA certification because it conveys to my clients the message that I am capable and enthusiastic about providing innovative and creative solutions to our design-build teams and project owners," said Page.

DBIA certification demonstrates commitment to design-build done right.  These design and construction professionals have mastered the best practices associated with the entire design-build process - from project procurement through post-award.  Both A/E/C firms and public agencies train personnel from a variety of disciplines and departments in the best practices developed by DBIA.

Three years substantial design-build work experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Design-Build Professional certification.  Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years.

 

 

Shannon & Wilson Rocks on LA's "Levitated Mass" Art Project

July 3, 2012

You may have heard about Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass sculpture now open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  The exhibit’s centerpiece, a 340-ton, two-story-tall granitic rock, is supported above a subterranean ramp at the La Brea Tar Pits.  The rock’s tortuous transport route (105 miles) through LA from a Riverside quarry made national news some months ago, and there have been heated debates about both the artistic meaning and financing of the sculpture.  For Shannon & Wilson, “Levitated Mass” was a four-year project with interesting and ever-present geotechnical challenges.  We worked closely with the structural engineering firm (Buro Happold), the contractor and LACMA on rock mass characterization, recommendations for transport and setting of the rock, and geotechnical design and construction services for the ramp.

 

Levitated Mass was the last phase of LACMA’s 10-year Transformation project, which included new buildings and a subterranean parking structure.  The ribbon cutting included remarks by the mayor of Los Angeles.  We are proud to have been of service to LACMA for its Transformation…and, in some small way, to have expressed ourselves artistically.

View a time-lapse video of the project here

See photos of the ribbon cutting here

 

And the Award Goes to…!  Geotechnical Engineer at Shannon & Wilson Receives SAME Saint Louis Post Outstanding Young Engineer Award

June 26, 2012

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Saint Louis Post awarded the 2011 Outstanding Young Engineer Award to Jacob Bilello, PE, Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Shannon & Wilson.  During his four years with Shannon & Wilson, Bilello has made significant contributions in the way of geotechnical investigations and geotechnical design projects.  His involvement includes field reconnaissance, subsurface exploration, laboratory testing and design recommendations for infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial sites.

More information can be found at: http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/business/PR06261212359508

 

Shannon & Wilson Endows Engineering Scholarship at UAF

March 19, 2012

Graduate students in the College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) will now be able to apply for research grants for advanced studies in Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering with the endowment of a scholarship fund from Shannon & Wilson, Inc.,...

More information about the scholarship endowment can be found at:  http://www.facebook.com/ShannonAndWilson?sk=notes#!/notes/shannon-wilson-inc/news-release-consulting-firm-endows-engineering-scholarship-at-uaf/344255715610128