Looking Forward

Category: Engineering

Michael Ramirez, PE, CNU-A, is a Principal and the Director of Construction Services. He brings 20 years of engineering experience with an emphasis on large-diameter pipelines, pumping facilities, GIS applications,…

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper (PSC) Principal Charles Fiedler, PE, LEED AP, a team leader in PSC’s Environmental Sector, is a trusted advisor in the world of…

Eddie Hernandez, PE, is an Associate and a member of PSC’s Transportation Sector. He has an extensive background in urban and rural roadway design, interchange design,…

“Architects and engineers play a critical role in fighting not only this pandemic but future pandemics as well,” said Jared Higgins, PE, principal and mechanical engineer…

Life safety upgrades in building codes can help save lives, property and the possibility of prolonged, expensive litigation. Without life safety codes and upgrades, people could…

This #TimeLapseTuesday represents a normal operating day at the West Texas Region Disposal Facility Trucks travel from the weigh station to the cell site & back…

PSC Principal Monte Hunter, AIA, has helped many clients understand total cost of ownership (TCO), or asset management, more clearly for at least a dozen years….

The Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy is one of many schools in the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN). The nonprofit organization partners with public school districts…

Curtis Wilson, PE, RPLS, is a civil engineer and registered professional land surveyor on the Water Resources Team. Wilson brings 35 years of experience in professional…

Time-Warp Tuesday: Buddy Holly Hall from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences continues to make progress with…

Firm Principal Danny Winchester, PE, is not one for self-aggrandizement. But the truth is that he has more than 100 projects to his credit involving the…

Safe and serviceable airfield pavements are critical, but deciding how best to accomplish this with limited funding can be challenging. Here are 5 simple considerations to…

Kyle Womack was the catalyst of many firsts in the early years of the Midland office. He managed the office for 30 years and has served…

Eric West, a trailblazing engineer in the Midland office, has attained that work/life balance that makes him an inspiration to others, said Jay Edwards, chief operating…

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health Survey in 2014, hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition following…

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is based in Austin, Texas. TCEQ determines and enforces regulations for water, wastewater, air and land development projects. Jillian…

Our educational and institutional clients focus mostly on the great buildings that PSC can design for them, but often the problems that emerge during design and…

PSC designed the 45-acre evaporation pond at Newman Power Station, which included the removal of the previous 10-mil thickness PVC liner to replace it with 2,113,170 SF...

Gary Harris championed many small-town projects beginning in 1982 when he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper as a project engineer. Maybe that was because he grew…

Although Todd Stiggins, PE, traded his focus from agricultural engineering to solid waste engineering, he still has a passion to improve the world and environment around…

To understand the fascinating value of geographic information system (GIS) technology, think of your smartphone. Although GPS can tell you where you are, GIS is an…

Jillian talking to Tech engineering students

Women bring a unique perspective and comprehensive skills to engineering. Today, we’re taking a moment to look at our amazing women engineers who build community through…

Engineering is a field thought to be primarily for male professionals who enjoy math and science. Encouraging women in the engineering community and young girls with…

Clarence Cooper

by Valerie Edgren

Samuel Clarence Cooper started his engineering career in Crosbyton, Texas, in 1924 as a bookkeeper, abstractor and rodman. In 1929 he left Crosbyton to join the…

This Throwback Thursday shows Bill Cartwright standing in front of the girder of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo. His son, Mike Cartwright, was the engineer...

Newman Pond – El Paso Electric Pole Install from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. El Paso Electric Distribution crews upgraded an existing service from 45KVA…

High School students from ATEMS High School in Abilene, Texas, recently made the 160-mile drive to Lubbock to get a look at a day in the…

Juan Martinez, superintendent of Clint Independent School District, said the renovation of Horizon High School was a dream come true. The school board approved additional funding…

“Robbie” the TBM

by Nicole McBride

The Robertson Umbenhauer Water Treatment Plant, also known as the Canal Water Treatment Plant, is located between the Rio Grande River and BNSF Railway yard. PSC…

This week’s #TimeLapseTuesday shows 1.4-million cubic yards of excavation and 20-acres of liner system geosynthetic clay liner overlain by a 60-millimeter HDPE geomembrane. The geocomposite leachate…

Newman Pond – Wet Well Walls & Piping from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. This Time-Lapse Tuesday shows the construction of the east and north…

A high-intensity summer rainstorm on July 10, 2015, flooded the area west of the Franklin Mountains and caused structural damage to an existing channel in the Bear Ridge area....

Time Lapse Tuesday: Concrete Placement for Wet Well Footings at Newman Pond Project from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. Over 350 cubic yards of concrete…

As a principal and director of Aviation Services for PSC, Mark Haberer, PE, leads PSC’s Aviation Sector to “build community” with airport clients through enhancement of…

Pat Conover

by Valerie Edgren

Pat started his engineering career as a structural engineer before he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. His education includes a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil…

Terry Bilderback

by Valerie Edgren

Terry Bilderback started his career at PSC in 1973. He worked on a part-time basis prior to his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering…

Daniel Knorr

by Valerie Edgren

Daniel B. Knorr started at PSC in 1971. He became the El Paso office manager in 1989 and served on the Board of Directors as Vice…

Nicholas Ybarra, PE, and Tyler Krueger, PE, showed their finest in a modeling class at PSCU, PSC’s continuing education training session. However, this modeling class was...

Jessica Kaskie, engineer-in-training, has a unique perspective that she brings to engineering, and she enjoys sharing what she has learned with students. This last week during an…

About 2 years ago, El Paso Electric called PSC out to the Newman Power Plant to look at the evaporative pond liner. After 40 years, the…

Time Lapse: Crews Begin Installing Spiral Staircase at Buddy Holly Hall from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. This feature stair is composed of rolled steel…

 

This time-lapse shows part of the concrete placement for the foundation of the Franklin 1A Storage Tank in El Paso, Texas. The placement of 1,040 yards…

On June 9, participants from 12 cities across Texas gathered at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas, for the annual Solid Waste Association of North America…

The next wave in water supply management is the storing of water through the practice of Aquifer Storage and Recovery or Aquifer Recharge. Kent Riker, PE,...