The calendar year is coming to a close and Civiltec remains as busy as ever! Looking back at 2018, our team has accomplished so much. Moreover, we have had many opportunities to demonstrate our expertise, from recommending solutions to historic drainage and flooding problems in Ho Kay Gan to quickly responding to a 1,000-year rainfall recurrence interval in the Flagstaff North Schultz area.
Of course, Civiltec's success is entirely due to the hard work of its team members. The Arizona offices are very happy to welcome Designer Caleb Terrill and Principal Electrical Engineer Sky Younger in Phoenix as well as Branch Manager Richard Aldridge, Survey Technician Jesse Tilman and Astro - Civiltec's DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus Drone - in Prescott to our staff! We were also thrilled to celebrate Designer Raymond Buettner's 20-year anniversary in June!
Check out this Fall 2018 Quarterly Newsletter for a brief glance at the latest Civiltec projects in Arizona and the people who make this work happen. If you know others who would appreciate this Quarterly Newsletter, and encourage them to join our mailing list! If you or someone you know would like to join the Civiltec team in our Prescott or Phoenix office, check out the Current Openings page on our website.
Chris Dusza, P.E. Vice President and Principal Engineer Civiltec Engineering, Inc.
Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study Complete
Located west of Williamson Valley Road and south of the intersection of Williamson Valley Road and Pioneer Parkway, the Ho Kay Gan area has been subject to historic drainage and flooding problems, with the latest significant flooding occurring in September 2013.
Civiltec recently completed the Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study (ADMS). This project included new dimensional hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for the 1.5-square-mile watershed impacting the study area.
On the afternoon of July 18, 2018, a large rainfall event occurred in the North Schultz Fire scar. Approximately 6- inches of rain occurred within a 2-hour period. This rainfall event exceeds the 1,000-year rainfall recurrence interval.
Following the July 18 storm event, Civiltec worked with Coconino County and Tiffany Construction to immediately begin temporary repairs to the drainage system to restore stormwater conveyance through the neighborhood.
"After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in Spring 2018, my goal was to gain some entry-level experience in the civil engineering field. I had heard about Civiltec from my cousin, Doug Terrill. I learned more about the company and thought it would be a great fit.
The work environment and the people that work here are great! My teammates have been very friendly and helpful. I have learned a lot."
"I wanted a job where I would get out of the case often, because I don't like to sit around all the time. I love working outside, and racking up the flight time! I also love the variety with Civiltec; one job may be freezing in Flagstaff, and the next will be on the California coastline!"