GE Aviation Gas Piping System Design

May 4, 2021

McGill’s MEP team recently completed a project with MWM Construction and Rigging for the GE Aviation plant in Asheville that involved designing a piping system for the various industrial gases used by the plant. “After completing a process water project for the GE Aviation plant in Asheville, North Carolina, GE requested our team design a piping system. These piping systems convey liquid carbon dioxide, as well as helium and argon gas. This required building out… READ MORE »

Communities Use Coronavirus Relief Fund to Assist Local Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Restrictions

May 4, 2021

Rowan County
Utilizing grant monies from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, one of McGill’s long-established clients, Rowan County, sought to provide economic support to small businesses and restaurants affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, specifically those brick-and-mortar businesses that were not deemed “essential” during the Governor’s Stay at Home order. In the first round of this program, Rowan County provided grants in the amount of $3,500 to $5,000, depending on number of employees, to small businesses to… READ MORE »

Stinger Park Creates Buzz In Bessemer City

April 27, 2021

McGill participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Stinger Park, a 40-acre sports and recreation complex, in Bessemer City on April 21, 2021. Once completed in 2022, Stinger Park will improve the quality of life and provide an economic benefit to both the City of Bessemer City and the surrounding areas, becoming a premier destination for youth sports in the southeastern region. Stinger Park will be the home of three tournament-style baseball and softball fields, two… READ MORE »

Teaming with Durham on Generator Assessment for Carolina Theatre

April 26, 2021

The Carolina Theatre, located in Durham, North Carolina, currently has an onsite generator and is evaluating options for a new generator and related switchgear to adequately power the existing life-safety systems, elevator, and fire pump. McGill was selected to perform a generator assessment and study, with work to be completed by mid-summer 2021. This study will specifically evaluate size requirements to meet code, investigate existing conditions, view options for the location of the generator, evaluate… READ MORE »

McGill Employees Receive Stream Bank Repair Certification

April 19, 2021

In March, North Carolina State University held a Stream Bank Repair Certification Workshop that teaches attendees “how to protect and improve the natural environment of streams by stabilizing the stream bank and other eroding areas.” Two of our Raleigh water resources team members – Dori Sabeh, PE, GISP, and Caroline Heathcoat, EI – attended the workshop, passed the certification exam, and were given Stream Bank Repair Certifications. We asked Dori and Caroline what they learned,… READ MORE »

Building Partnerships Through On-Call Engineering

April 8, 2021

Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County
There are varying degrees of relationships with on-call engineering services, from a turn-key solution to one of “waiting in the bullpen.” Trends are showing more communities procuring for on-call-type services. We engaged four of McGill’s staff to dig deeper into this topic; three previously served as County, City, and Town Managers. READ MORE »

April: World Landscape Architecture Month

April 5, 2021

The American Society of Landscape Architects designates each April as World Landscape Architecture Month. This month-long, international observance highlights landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces. The connection between people and spaces has always been important, but the COVID-19 pandemic has especially illuminated the importance of outdoor spaces to our physical, mental, and emotional health. READ MORE »

Celebrating National Surveyors Week 2021

March 22, 2021

National Survey Week 2021 Featured Image
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying® (NCEES) marks March 21-27, 2021, as National Surveyors Week, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the surveying profession. At McGill, we are proud of our dedicated survey team that supports all of our disciplines and varying types of work in Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and the piedmont and coastal regions of North Carolina. Led by Dallas Gordon, PLS, who brings over 29 years of experience,… READ MORE »

National Groundwater Awareness Week 2021

March 10, 2021

Keith Webb Interview
National Groundwater Awareness Week was created by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) to call attention to one of our most precious and vital resources – groundwater. In honor of Groundwater Awareness Week, we asked Keith Webb, PE – Principal and Vice President of McGill – some questions about groundwater. Keith has over 40 years of experience as an engineer with many of his projects involving water supply, treatment, and storage. He understands the importance of… READ MORE »

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