T&H Wins APWA Award

At last month’s APWA, South Carolina Chapter Annual Conference in Greenville, SC, Thomas & Hutton was awarded a Project of the Year Award in the “Environmental – Large Projects” category for our work with City of Charleston, SC Government on the Forest Acres Drainage Improvements – Phase I in the West Ashley area of the city. The Project of the Year awards program honors projects that promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing those that exemplify a strong cooperation between the managing agency and consulting engineer, architect, or contractor.

The Forest Acres Phase 1 Drainage Improvement project was designed to minimize the flooding of homes and roadways located within the Forest Acres neighborhood of Charleston. Prior to the project’s commencement, the drainage system relied on a pump station built in the 1960s to convey stormwater from the area. The newly constructed drainage system now relies only on drainage channels and large box culverts to convey stormwater away from the area. We collaborated closely with the City and contractor Gulf Stream Constructed to expeditiously and successfully implement the drainage improvements.

Thank you and congratulations to all who were involved with this effort! Pictured from left to right: Talon Wagenknecht (T&H), Steve Kirk (City of Charleston), Ken Nagel (T&H), Laura Cabiness (City of Charleston), and Dana Higgins (City of Columbia/SC APWA).