Ravinia Avenue Roundabout and Village Hall Complex Improvements Wins Project of the Year Award While Providing a Safer Intersection and More Visually Appealing Corridor

The Village of Orland Park desired to improve the safety, capacity, and access for all transit, while providing an alluring gateway to its Village Hall complex. A Surface Transportation Program grant helped fund the Village’s first roundabout at the intersection of Ravinia Avenue and 147th Street. We designed a single-lane roundabout with a multi-use path, as well as ornamental lights ...

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South Fourth Street Streetscape Improvements Revives a Historic Corridor and Wins Honor Award

Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Downtown Partnership collaborated to revive the historic South Fourth Street corridor. We were engaged in this multiyear, multiphase project during the implementation of Phase I to provide design services for Phase II. We then led Phase III that features raised intersections to facilitate safe pedestrian movement though the corridor, roadway realignment to remove the ...

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Future Opening of Verona Road Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting Event

The USH 18/151 (Verona Road) project reconstructs one of the busiest corridors in the Madison metropolitan area. It is part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Majors Program and is divided into two major stages. Stage 1 included the reconstruction of Verona Road between Raymond Road and the West Madison Beltline (Beltline) and the Beltline between Whitney Way and ...

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Tight Site? Membrane Bioreactor and Silo Digester Increase Capacity Just Right

Read our recently published technical article in Ohio Water Environment Association’s Buckeye Bulletin. We discuss our membrane bioreactor and silo digester solution to increase capacity at a West Virginia, site-constrained, wastewater treatment plant from 12 million gallons per day (MGD) to 20.8 MGD. Click here to read more (see page 48).

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Janesville West Town Square Project Wins Engineering Achievement Award

The City of Janesville West Town Square project was selected to receive an Engineering Project Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin section. The award will be presented on October 4, 2019, at the Wisconsin Section ASCE Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. This project consisted of four stages that included removal of a parking plaza structure ...

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Focus on Energy Honors Meister Cheese Company with Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

Meister Cheese Company of Muscoda, Wisconsin, made significant improvements to their wastewater treatment facility. Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s energy efficiency and renewable resources program, presented an Energy Efficiency Excellence Award to Meister Cheese Company on July 9. We assisted Meister in improving the sustainability and energy efficiency of their wastewater treatment plant operations, including design of anaerobic lagoons to treat ...

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Upper Bee Branch Creek Restoration Project Wins Special Projects Grand Place Award and 2019 Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award

The City of Dubuque’s Upper Bee Branch Creek Restoration project received both the Special Projects Grand Place Award and the 2019 Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Iowa’s Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The award was presented May 14, 2019, at the ACEC Iowa Engineering Conference and Awards Banquet in Johnston, Iowa. The ...

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Janesville West Town Square Project Wins Project of the Year Award

The City of Janesville West Town Square project received a Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) of Wisconsin. The award was presented on May 9, 2019, at the APWA Wisconsin 2019 Spring Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This project consisted of four stages and is the first of several projects the City is planning to ...

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TxDOT Names Angelina County Airport Most Improved Airport

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) presented the 2019 Most Improved Airport award to Angelina County at their 37th Annual Texas Aviation Conference. This recognition comes from a determined effort by Angelina County to take on an ambitious project. We were successful in assisting the County in accomplishing many aspects of improving their airport. Click here to learn more about ...

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Three National Recognition Award Winners!

We had an incredible year with many successful projects winning awards. At the American Council for Engineering’s (ACEC) Annual Convention held in Washington D.C., three projects designed by Strand Associates, Inc.® were recognized as National Recognition Award winners. The event was held May 5-8, 2019, during which the People Trail Extension Project located in Columbus, Indiana; Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador Project ...

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Moline North Slope WWTP Project Wins Project of the Year Award

The Moline North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant project received a Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) of Illinois in the environment category for projects between $25 and $75 million. The award was presented on May 3, 2019, at the 2019 APWA Illinois Chapter Conference in Peoria, Illinois. Click here to learn more about this ...

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Meister Cheese Company Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements Project Wins Best of State Award

Meister Cheese Company’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements project received a Best of State Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in Wisconsin’s Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The award was presented March 22, 2019, at the awards banquet in Kohler, Wisconsin. Click here to learn more about this project.

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Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador Project Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador project received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in Ohio’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. The award was presented March 14, 2019, at the annual EEA Awards Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio.  Click here to learn more about this project.

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Promotion of Matthew S. Richards, P.E., to President and CEO

Strand Associates, Inc.® (Strand), is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew S. Richards, P.E., to President and CEO, effective April 1, 2019. Matt will become the fifth CEO in the company’s more than 70-year history. He succeeds the retiring Philip E. Budde, P.E., who started with Strand in 1976, became President in 2005, and then CEO in 2017. “I’m ...

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Lockport Well No. 14 Drilling & Iron Filtration Facility Wins Project of the Year

Lockport Well No. 14 Drilling & Iron Filtration Facility project received the American Public Works Association Public Works Project of the Year Award for the environment category, less than $5 million, for the Southwest Branch in Illinois. About the Project: This project included the design of a new iron filtration water treatment facility that began in response to high concentrations ...

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An Open House to Showcase Improvements at Moline’s North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Moline, Illinois, and Strand Associates, Inc.® had an afternoon worth celebrating at the North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Open House October 2nd, 2018. The project was the largest utility project ever completed in the City and will provide residents and businesses with reliable wastewater treatment service for years to come. Faced with the prospects of building off-site ...

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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Rapid Run Park Bioswales Project was selected as the recipient of the award given by the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies

The Green Infrastructure Top Overall Project Award was presented to the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) for its Rapid Run Park Bioswales Project on July 12, 2018 at the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ (NAFSMA) national conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. About the Project: In response to a USEPA consent decree that mandated construction ...

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Henderson Water Utility CSO Long Term Control Plan Wins Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award

The CSO Long-Term Control Plan for Henderson Water Utility was selected as the Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award by the Watershed Committee of the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. The award was presented on Tuesday, July 10th at the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Professionals Conference in Nashville, TN. About the Project: The first City in Kentucky to complete a mandated program to drastically reduce ...

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