FIRST LEGO League Update

Civil West is supporting FIRST LEGO League in their mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. This is part of our effort to engage our community and foster the development of future engineers.

The FIRST LEGO League robotics team we are sponsoring had a very successful qualifying tournament in Roseburg on Saturday, December 15th, 2018! In a field of 18 teams, they got 1st in Project Presentation and 5th Overall at the tournament for all categories! This is exceptionally good considering that they are a rookie team this year! On top of that, their 5th place finish qualified them for the state tournament in Hillsboro on Saturday, January 19th! 

They have started a Facebook page for their LEGO League team if you would like to follow their progress:
Techno Coders LEGO League Robotics Team
 
This is a photo of their robot design that took them to the state tournament!

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Grant Acquired: Safe Routes to Schools

Recently, the City of Coos Bay successfully secured a $2 million grant for Eastside sidewalks through the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) - the maximum amount one applicant can receive.

Civil West helped by having a shovel-ready project and guided the City through the competitive grant process, including analysis by the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee. The map at right shows the area to get new sidewalks, rapid flashing beacon crossing, access ramps, and bike lanes.

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New Engineer-of-Record Client: City of Winston

After providing civil engineering services to Winston for the past three years, we officially became their Engineer of Record on January 22nd. Recently, we advertised the Snow Pump Station project for bids, and helped secure funding for the project through the DEQ Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The City received a $730,000 loan and $500,000 loan forgiveness. We have also solicited bids for a maintenance shop, are working on several sewer mainline projects, and are updating the City's Standard Drawings. The City has many more improvements projects on the horizon, and we are excited to help them achieve their goals.

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Congratulations to Our Recently Licensed Engineer, Chris Janigo!

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Congratulations to Chris Janigo for obtaining his PE license! Chris joined Civil West Engineering in 2016 with a background in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He enjoys helping coworkers with hydraulic-related projects.

Some of Chris’ responsibilities include, water and wastewater master planning, water treatment improvement design, topographical land surveying, project management, cost estimates, bid phase support, AutoCAD drafting, and implementing quality control through onsite inspections to ensure that a project is completed correctly.

Civil West Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence!

To celebrate 10 years of providing superior engineering service, Civil West staff and their families spent a day whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River, eating delicious BBQ, and enjoying each other's company while camping at Belknap Hot Springs. It was an excellent opportunity to spend time with staff from other offices and reflect on what makes truly makes our firm great: the people.

Congratulations to our Newly Licensed Engineers!

Aric and David just passed their PE Exams and are now Licensed Professional Engineers!

Aric brings ten years of engineering and architecture experience to Civil West. He has assisted engineers with many water, wastewater, roadway, and general civil engineering projects. With his background in both engineering and architecture, Aric is well-suited for interdisciplinary collaboration. This experience makes him a vital member of our team.

Aric brings ten years of engineering and architecture experience to Civil West. He has assisted engineers with many water, wastewater, roadway, and general civil engineering projects. With his background in both engineering and architecture, Aric is well-suited for interdisciplinary collaboration. This experience makes him a vital member of our team.

David brings over ten years of experience, from structural and geotechnical engineering, to civil and environmental. He has worked on projects for private clients, local municipalities, state, county, and federal, as well as large scale military projects around the world. His experience in diverse areas of engineering, and working with various agencies, makes him an invaluable member of our team.

David brings over ten years of experience, from structural and geotechnical engineering, to civil and environmental. He has worked on projects for private clients, local municipalities, state, county, and federal, as well as large scale military projects around the world. His experience in diverse areas of engineering, and working with various agencies, makes him an invaluable member of our team.