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Jan 07

Engineering, Artistry & Generosity Focus of Dedication in Ashland, KY

Steve Layman with Ashland Fabricating and Welding, left, and David Hoy, PE, stand in front of the three massive statues dedicated January 3 in Ashland, KY. The artistic and engineering undertaking was made possible by an anonymous donor, who has given the statues to the City.
 Steve Layman with Ashland Fabricating and Welding, left, and David Hoy, PE, stand in front of the three massive statues dedicated January 3 in Ashland, KY. The artistic and engineering undertaking was made possible by an anonymous donor, who has given the statues to the City.

A dedication held January 3 along the Ohio River at the Port of Ashland, Ashland, KY, celebrated engineering, artistic ability, and generosity. The event focused on three bronze sculptures, which reportedly are among the largest of their type in the United States.

Nov 10

WV DOT Awards Team for Work on Route 10

The three co-winners of the WV DOT 2017 Engineering Excellence Award, Large Roadway Category, 2nd place are shown above (from left) L.A. Gates, LA Gates Engineering; Rodney Holbert, Burgess & Niple; Roger Kennedy and Fred Brown, Chapman Technical Group, and Tom Smith, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and commissioner of the Division of Highways.
 The three co-winners of the WV DOT 2017 Engineering Excellence Award, Large Roadway Category, 2nd place are shown above (from left) L.A. Gates, LA Gates Engineering; Rodney Holbert, Burgess & Niple; Roger Kennedy and Fred Brown, Chapman Technical Group, and Tom Smith, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and commissioner of the Division of Highways.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, recognized Chapman Technical Group and two other firms for their combined work on a project known as South Madison Branch - Guyandotte River Bridge, WV Route 10, Logan County.

Jun 02

Chapman Technical Group Garners WV-AIA Award

Chapman Technical Group renovated the West Virginia Division of Highways, District One State Road Commission Building, a 40,000 square-foot structure in Charleston's Warehouse District. The building now provides a secure, modern, office environment while maintaining the building's historical context. Chapman Technical Group's design work was recognized this spring during the West Virginia AIA's awards ceremony.
 Chapman Technical Group renovated the West Virginia Division of Highways, District One State Road Commission Building, a 40,000 square-foot structure in Charleston's Warehouse District. The building now provides a secure, modern, office environment while maintaining the building's historical context. Chapman Technical Group's design work was recognized this spring during the West Virginia AIA's awards ceremony.

Chapman Technical Group received a Merit Award from the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The 2016 AIA West Virginia Design Awards Gala and Scholarship Benefit was held in April at the West Virginia Culture Center. The design award recognized the renovation of the State Road Commission Building for the West Virginia Division of Highways District One.

Jun 02

GRW Ranked Among Top 500 Design Firms by ENR

GRW currently is providing construction phase services for the 22-million gallon wet weather flow storage and pumping facilities adjacent to the Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lexington, KY.
 GRW currently is providing construction phase services for the 22-million gallon wet weather flow storage and pumping facilities adjacent to the Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lexington, KY.

2016 marks the 44th consecutive year GRW has been ranked among the top 500 design firms in the United States. The annual Top 500 Design Firms ranking is provided by Engineering News Record, one of the industry's premier publications, providing the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that industry professionals need.

Sep 04

GRW in 2014 BD+C’s Giants 300 Report

GRW provided design services for the design-build delivery of the $196 million women's medium-security Federal Correctional Institution (shown above) and minimum-security Federal Prison Camp located near Aliceville, Alabama. This complex is the Federal Bureau of Prisons' first LEED Silver facility.
 GRW provided design services for the design-build delivery of the $196 million women's medium-security Federal Correctional Institution (shown above) and minimum-security Federal Prison Camp located near Aliceville, Alabama. This complex is the Federal Bureau of Prisons' first LEED Silver facility.

GRW was recently ranked among the top engineering/architecture firms in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.

Sep 03

Tips for Your Next LiDAR Project

LiDAR point cloud colorized by elevation and intensity, showing only bare ground points.
 LiDAR point cloud colorized by elevation and intensity, showing only bare ground points.

With the growing variety of LiDAR acquisition options, it can be challenging to understand the purpose and limits of each type. 

Jun 10

LEED Version 4 Has Arrived!

GRW provided A/E design services and managed the LEED documentation for the new LEED Silver-certified Ohio Army National Guard Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center (60,902 SF) and Field Maintenance Shop (24,963 SF) complex in Springfield, OH. The photo above shows the main entry space of the reserve center building, which serves both the Ohio Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves.
 GRW provided A/E design services and managed the LEED documentation for the new LEED Silver-certified Ohio Army National Guard Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center (60,902 SF) and Field Maintenance Shop (24,963 SF) complex in Springfield, OH. The photo above shows the main entry space of the reserve center building, which serves both the Ohio Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves.

The latest version of the LEED rating system includes eight new prerequisites, several new credits, and changes to most of the existing credits.

May 29

Miners Memorial in the News

The back of the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is etched with the miner tributes and the history of mining in West Virginia. Other smaller tributes and memorials are located within the memorial park.
 The back of the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is etched with the miner tributes and the history of mining in West Virginia. Other smaller tributes and memorials are located within the memorial park.

A West Virginia business newspaper reports on the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial designed by Chapman Technical Group, a division of GRW. The project received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, WV Chapter.