All About the Journey: Meet Mike Hanson, McGill’s Eastern Regional Manager

January 21, 2021

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Michael Hanson (Mike), PE, LEED AP, joined McGill in 2018 to expand and grow McGill’s water resources service offerings for communities across the Southeast. With over 30 years of experience and licensed in nine states, Mike brought to McGill expertise in watershed assessments, stormwater master planning, drainage infrastructure design, wetland creation, stream restoration, floodplain management, and water quality modeling. In a little over two years, he has built a dedicated team of water resource professionals… READ MORE »

Mission North Tower in Asheville Recognized by ENR as Best Healthcare Project Nationwide

January 14, 2021

Mission North Tower
Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently named Mission North Tower in Asheville the Best Healthcare Project nationwide. The project was previously recognized as the Best Healthcare Project in the Southeast and has now been recognized as one of the twenty best projects nationally. ENR stated, “The 12-story, 615,000-sq-ft concrete surgical tower is Asheville’s largest-ever construction project, providing more than 200 acute and intensive-care rooms, a 79-bay emergency department, and 10 operating suites.” READ MORE »

McGill Virtual Christmas Party is a Success

December 21, 2020

McGill Christmas Party Tree Ornaments
2020 has brought many challenges for everyone. As we navigate this new territory, we search for ways to stay close to each other in a social-distanced world. This year at McGill, we found a solution to bring everyone together and celebrate the holidays in a safe and fun way - a virtual Christmas party! In previous years, the whole McGill team has met for the annual Christmas party in Asheville, but this year, although we… READ MORE »

AWIA Brings New Federal Guidelines to Communities

November 9, 2020

The recently implemented America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) may be a new requirement with a new name, but it is built on the same fundamental principles of previous Safe Drinking Water Act vulnerability assessments, now called risk and resiliency assessments (RRAs), with additional emphasis on cyber security and natural hazards. Having assisted over 40 municipalities and private clients achieve compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, including risk assessments, emergency response plans, asset inventories, and… READ MORE »

Two Key Leadership Positions Announced

November 4, 2020

McGill recently announced two key leadership promotions. Mike Hanson, PE, LEED AP, has been promoted to Principal – Regional Manager over McGill’s Eastern North Carolina offices, and David Honeycutt, PE, has been promoted Pinehurst Office Manager. Mike, a licensed professional engineer in nine states, joined our Raleigh office in 2018. With over 28 years of experience, he has served as our water resources practice lead for the last two years. Over David's 16-year career designing… READ MORE »

Adapting to Change Through Utility Rate Studies

October 29, 2020

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In McGill Minute’s Episode 4: Utilities Under Stress, Part 2, Joel Storrow (Principal and Past President of McGill) interviewed Dale Schepers (Consulting Services Analyst at McGill) about utility rate studies and what communities can do in the wake of COVID-19 and in relation to the protocol of wading through difficulties in the future. With over 30 years of experience with municipalities and 24 years of managing public infrastructure and utilities, Dale encourages communities of all… READ MORE »

5 Tips to Land Your First Engineering Job – Advice from McGill’s Young Professionals

October 6, 2020

Landing Your First Engineering Job
In our most recent McGill Minute podcast, we discussed some of the tips that helped two of our Engineering Associates – Noah Green, EI, and Natalie Croom, EI – with their job search process. It can be a stressful time: trying to find a firm that shares your values, figuring out the direction of your career path, and deciding where you want to live, all while trying to network and set up interviews. Noah and… READ MORE »

Greener Water Alternatives in the Town of Andrews

September 24, 2020

New Sludge Pump Station and Valve Vault
As McGill celebrates Pollution Prevention Week, we spotlight a special project from our past that displays how our firm worked with a local community to create a greener future. McGill worked in collaboration with the Town of Andrews to create solutions for the Town’s water system and generate new alternatives and upgrades to better the community. READ MORE »

Shaping Communities Through Community Development Block – Infrastructure Grants

September 10, 2020

McGill was founded in Western North Carolina in 1984 and has been assisting communities – large and small – ever since, now serving a four-state region. One of our core services includes helping our local government clients secure funding for capital projects. This is especially important for smaller towns and counties, as they often need financial aid to complete critical water and sewer projects to meet regulatory drivers and the growth needs of their communities.… READ MORE »

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