Improving Productivity and Decreasing Cost in Electric Utility System Software

August 7, 2020

Town of Apex
The Town of Apex uses Milsoft’s WindMil software to model, monitor, and analyze its electric utility system, which interfaces with its geographic information system (GIS). Utilization of the software involves importing organized data representing the various elements of its electric distribution system, including transformers, fuses, overhead and underground conductors, and customers. Apex’s electrical model contained more than 58,000 elements, with each element named and assigned a value to represent the various characteristics of the element,… READ MORE »

Queen Street Parking Deck Concepts Presented to Town of Boone

July 24, 2020

Parking Deck Concept for Town of Boone
McGill's team of civil engineers presented two parking deck concepts to the Town of Boone via a web conference last week for the Queen Street Parking Deck project. The first option plans for 450 spaces in the structure and the second option has 270 spaces. The parking deck addresses the growing need for parking spaces in the Town and will increase parking in Downtown Boone. The Watauga Democrat recently reported on the project. READ MORE »

Park Square Fitness Center

July 23, 2020

Park Square Fitness Center in Forest City
McGill completed the Park Square Fitness Center for the Town of Forest City earlier this year. McGill provided planning, design, and construction management for this park that features 6 exercise stations and a gazebo for the enjoyment and exercise of handicap citizens. The Town of Forest City held a ribbon cutting on February 22nd to recognize the efforts and financial contributions of several key people who made the Park Square Fitness Center and Gazebo Swing… READ MORE »

Bessemer City Implementing Pavement Management Program

June 24, 2020

Bessemer City Implements Paver
The City of Bessemer City is investing in its roadway maintenance today, which will yield benefits lasting far into the future. McGill is assisting the City with the implementation of PAVER™ software, a recognized industry-standard pavement maintenance management system developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. PAVER™ is designed to optimize funds allocated for pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. READ MORE »

Celebrating McGill’s Female Engineering Staff

June 22, 2020

Women In Engineering Day
International Women in Engineering Day takes place annually, and this year marks its seventh year of recognition and celebration. It is a day to raise the profile of women in engineering and encourages others to consider career opportunities in this line of work. Below are a few spotlights from women in the profession at McGill. They share what inspired them to enter the profession, favorite projects, and advice for those considering entering into the engineering… READ MORE »

McGill Success Continues – Securing Grant Funding for Critical Infrastructure Needs

May 22, 2020

McGill has a successful track record of helping communities launch projects and secure funding to support their critical needs. In the last 3 years, McGill has assisted over 50 communities and utility districts in successfully securing over 86 million in grant and loan funds to provide critical infrastructure and community livability improvements, benefiting thousands of people across 3 states. READ MORE »

McGill Launches New Podcast

May 14, 2020

McGill has advised local government leaders on a wide variety of challenges in the common interest of improving communities. “Shaping Communities Together” is more than a tagline, it is a culture. It is about collaborating and creating solutions together to improve the communities we love – those places where we live, work, and play. READ MORE »

Protecting Earth’s Most Precious Cargo

April 24, 2020

dwarf-flowered heartleaf
With the increasing number of bogus social media posts about intoxicated elephants sauntering into empty cities and dolphins swimming through Venetian canals, we started wondering exactly what animals are in our backyards that we do not think about on a normal day – those species that are rare or regularly hidden from view. So we reached out to one of McGill’s environmental team members to get a better view of the North Carolina landscape. READ MORE »

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