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Doing the Right Thing for Our Communities – Christopher Morris, PLS

The Kleingers Group’s own Shelby County Kentucky Surveyor and regionally infamous “sharp-dressed-man,” Christopher Morris, PLS, recently met with Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne in his Frankfort office. As part of the “Home Builders Association of Kentucky Day at the Capitol,” Morris found it especially important to support the HBAK Workforce Development policy enabling students to use KEES funds for various educational and training programs in the skilled trades.

KEES Funds are slated for Kentucky Workforce Development. The HBAK policy would allow their application by Kentucky residents toward both registered skilled trade apprenticeship programs and degree-based coursework. These could include land surveying certificate programs, bachelor’s level degrees in civil engineering, and registered apprenticeship programs as an electrician, ironworker, carpenter and more.

Morris says, “No civil engineering or construction project can reach its full potential without the applied knowledge, skill, talent, and wisdom of both college graduates and experienced, skilled tradesmen. With this policy, more Kentucky graduates can get KEES funds to pursue the path they’re passionate about – whether it’s in the skilled trades or in college – it’s up to them. That’s great for every project – in every Kentucky community.”

The Kleingers Group and its talented teams recognize the need for a strong and skilled workforce throughout our AEC sector. It is critical to support both university and skilled trade educational programs. For more information on Kentucky’s KEES Fundin

Program, click here.

The Kleingers Group Wins 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

The Kleingers Group has received one of The American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio‘s (ACEC) 2022 Outstanding Awards for the Blue Ash Road Corridor Improvements project. This redesign and beautification project was developed by transportation engineers Nick Yeretzian, Sarah Fraser, Mark Nolt, and Travis Hunt. The ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards will take place on March 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

The Kleingers Group identified the safety shortcomings of the corridor and was instrumental in securing funding the city needed for improvements. Some primary causes of unsafe conditions and other deficits included on-street parking, lack of adequate lighting, inadequate traffic signals, and deficient railroad preemption equipment. Design challenges were addressed and resolved through input and coordination with the community and other stakeholders, including utility providers. The design team, working with The City of Deer Park, conjoined the needed safety improvement elements with aesthetic enhancements to promote economic growth for the benefit of the surrounding community. The transformation includes reverse angled parking, a road diet, curb bump-outs, and site amenities, including bike racks, benches, and planters. Growth and viability are now inevitable due to proper planning, community engagement, and utilizing existing engineering technologies and techniques. This project proves that it is possible to provide sustained value to the communities we serve.

Read more about the Blue Ash Road Corridor Improvements project here.

Construction Contract Awarded to Build New Louisville VA Hospital

An $840 million contract to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II has been approved to build the medical center, according to a release from the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, the veterans’ hospital that the new facility will replace. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the project, slated to be built at 4906 Brownsboro Road.

Groundbreaking should occur as early as this fall, and construction is expected to be finished in 2025.

Read more in the Courier-Journal

Columbus’s 20th Anniversary!

Happy 20th anniversary to our very first branch, the Columbus office! Thank you to all who have contributed to its success and for the hard work you have dedicated to make it a strong influence in the communities it serves. We are proud of your accomplishments and can’t wait to see what else is in store. Let’s cheers to the years to come.

Watch our anniversary video below: