Baxter & Woodman named one of the Nation's Top 50 Trenchless Technology Design Firms
Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers was recently named one of the Top 50 trenchless technology design firms in the country.Trenchless Technology magazine, a leading national publication promoting the rehabilitation and installation of underground infrastructure around the globe, ranked Baxter & Woodman #33 on their listing of leaders in the trenchless technology field based on results from their annual survey for 2012. Survey criteria included statistics on overall billings, trenchless billings, number of trenchless professionals and total number of completed projects.
Baxter & Woodman has completed over 300+ Trenchless Technology projects during the last 5 years. Trenchless technology methods minimize the need to dig trenches, tear up pavement and disturb utilities when making infrastructure repairs or replacements. Trenchless projects can offer a cost-saving and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional open-cut methods. A project’s carbon footprint can be reduced by as much as 85%, promoting sustainability and preserving the environment while improving infrastructure systems.
Institute of Transportation Engineers Honors Ralph Tompkins
Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce that Mr. Ralph B. Tompkins, PE, F-ITE, received the Life Member Certificate from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Mr. Tompkins has been an active ITE member for more than 25 years. The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
Mr. Tompkins has 41 years of experience in the engineering industry, with 28 of those years being spent with the City of DeKalb Public Works Department culminating in his appointment as Public Works/City Engineer. Mr. Tompkins’ most notable accomplishments include: development of a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System; development of the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport into one of the leading general aviation airports in the state; development and implementation of the annual five-year capital improvement plan; and establishment of the engineering division of the public works department of the City of DeKalb.
Village of Kirkland Ribbon Cutting for New Hortense Street Bridge
The Village of Kirkland and DeKalb County Highway Department held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony signifying the opening of the new Hortense Street Bridge. Truly a success story for both the Village and the County, planning for the demolition and reconstruction of the Hortense Street Bridge began March 28, 2012 with design and construction completed in a short seven months. At the Ribbon-cutting Mayor Les Bellah attributed this success to the positive collaboration between all involved parties including IDOT, FHWA, Herlihy, DeKalb County and design engineers Baxter & Woodman, Inc.