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 »

Shared Passion to Shape Communities Together

April 21, 2020

McGill Administrative Professionals
Administrative professionals are often the first point of contact at McGill – greeting you at the door with a smile and answering your phone calls. Behind the scenes, this talented group of professionals are juggling multiple tasks on any given day and play a critical role in McGill’s success. In honor of Administrative Professionals’ Day, held on April 22, 2020, we want to pause and recognize their contributions to McGill. READ MORE »

Striving to Help “Life” Thrive

April 16, 2020

Meet Kurtis Durrant, Project Planner on the land planning and recreation team based out of McGill’s Hickory office. Since joining McGill two years ago, he has played an integral role in designs for master plans, streetscapes, parks, and greenways. In this interview he shares what motivated him to pursue a career in the landscape architecture field and what keeps him passionate about each project. READ MORE »

No More Potholes: Investing in Roadway Maintenance Now Yields Long Term Benefits

April 8, 2020

Investing in Roadway Maintenance
Did you know: The cost of structural repair to your local roadway system is four to five times that of maintenance. What if you could reduce these costs by more effectively managing your roadway system? This entails accurately measuring the condition of your assets, forecasting maintenance needs, defining cost, and prioritizing work. McGill has a trained team of engineers and field personnel with experience doing just that.  READ MORE »

Updates to Deep-Rooted Historical Area in Downtown Asheville

March 26, 2020

Haywood Streetscape Construction
“The Haywood Street project is a prominent streetscape project for the City of Asheville with much historical significance,” said Mike Norris, PLA, Director of Land Planning and Recreation at McGill. “This project is providing a safer sidewalk for the businesses, visitors, and residents, and a more pleasant pedestrian experience overall.” READ MORE »

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