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Restoring the Lincoln Vault
Pipe Bursting Solution - Case Study
OHS - Respirators, Mandatory or Voluntary
Engineers Week
Fehr Graham News
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Restoring the Lincoln Vault 
Lincoln Vault
By Rhonda Buckhold, Springfield Business Journal
with Fred Coombe (contributor), SE, Springfield, IL Office 
The combination of superior intellect and the ability to devise design adjustments was required to complete the momentous project of restoring a small brick structure in Oak Ridge Cemetery, known as the Lincoln Vault. 
The Lincoln Vault was built as a public receiving area in the side of a hill to the north of the spot which would become Lincoln's Tomb five years later. The vault held Lincoln's body from May 4 to Dec. 21, 1865, while the tomb itself was being prepared. The vault also held the body of Lincoln's son, Willie Lincoln, who died in 1862.
City of Manchester - Pipe Bursting Solutions
By Ryan Wicks, P.E. and Branch Manager, Manchester, IA Office
Civil+Structural Magazine
Below the surface  of Manchester, Iowa, lurked a serious problem slowly costing the city significant amounts of money. Not visible above ground, the infiltration and inflow (I/I) of groundwater seeping into the city's wastewater lines was causing issues with the wastewater treatment plant. If not dealt with immediately, it would continue to cost the city big dollars in the future.
Respirators - Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference
By Steve Adamavich, OH&S Magazine 
Most people do not think twice when they pick up and use a respirator in the workplace. This "grab and go" mentality has its consequences. When employees are not provided with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and specific procedures to ensure the equipment's effectiveness, health hazards such as cancer, lung impairment, or even death can occur. Conversely, if employers provide respirators without knowing the regulations, they run the risk of being out of compliance.
Engineers Week 2017
Dream Big
Fehr Graham took part in Engineers Week, February 19-25, by providing opinion editorials to a handful of local publications. The focus this year is to "Dream Big" and open up young people to the wonders of engineering. Our country is in need of improvement in the infrastructure we all enjoy, but we are short on engineers to do the work. Read the different editorials below to show how Fehr Graham is part of this solution.
In addition, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) partnered with MacGillvray Freeman to produce an IMAX movie highlighting the amazing things engineers are doing today. We encourage you to find a theater near you and take your children or grandchildren to enjoy this amazing experience. They are part of  building  our future. 
Rockford Register Star
Champaign News Gazette
Cedar Rapids Gazette

Fehr Graham News
Fehr Graham's Katie Badskey Helps Out in Honduras
This past January Katie Badskey, Civil Engineering Intern from the Champaign office and student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spent 10 days living with and learning from the community of El Tablon, Honduras. Katie traveled with a group of students and mentors with a two semester course called the Honduras Water Project. 
This class, led by Ann-Perry Witmer, is meant to teach students how to work internationally by designing a drinking water system for a community in Honduras. The class works with a local Non-Governmental Organization called ADEC. Each year the university is paired with a different community in need of a water system. 
The course is designed to be a blended mix of engineers, political science majors, and architects. Beyond the technical aspects of the project, their goal is to design a system that fits the community's wants and needs. 
New Hires

Fehr Graham is always looking for talented individuals to join our  ever-expanding team. Below are the most recent additions and the office they will be joining. 

BRANDON BOGGS  - Rochelle, Illinois - Brandon joins the team as an Engineer in Rochelle. 
CODY BUELT - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Cody joins the team in Cedar Rapids as an Engineer.
JOE CAPRIOLA - Rockford , Illinois  - Joe joins the Rockford team as a Engineer.
JOHN LILLGE - Freeport, Illinois - John joins the Freeport team in as a Network Administrator in our IT Department.
JOSH RAK  Champaign, Illinois - Josh joins the team as an Engineer in Champaign.

We are always looking for passionate problem-solvers to join our the team. For open positions, please visit our CAREERS page. 
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