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Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Bexar Chapter Engineer of the Year Award 2018 – Congratulations Kara Heasley, PE, LEED AP

Kara Heasley, PE, LEED AP, who is the Deparment Manager of Land Development at Jones|Carter, has been awarded the 2018 TSPE Bexar County Engineer of the Year award. Heasley is the first woman and the youngest recipient of the award. The Jones|Carter team would like to congratulate Heasley on her major accomplishment. Her Innovate thinking and dedication has put her in the forefront of our industry, and we are proud and honored to have Heasley as a part of the Jones|Carter team.

Heasley will be recognized at the annual TSPE Engineer of the Year Banquet on February 24th, 2018.

Amoung Heasley’s recent accomplishments, she was honored for her work on the Canyons at Scenic Loop project, which was published in the Parade of Homes in 2017.

Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Houston Chapter Engineer of the Year Award 2018 – Congratulations Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM

Rebekah is part of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Practice at Jones|Carter and has been with the company for almost 10 years. Congratulations Rebekah on all of your achievements! We are so proud to have you on the JC team!

Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM, is a Project Engineer at Jones|Carter in Houston.  Rebekah joined the Hydrology and Hydraulics Practice at Jones|Carter after graduating from the University of Evansville in 2008 where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager in Texas.  Her experience includes analysis of storm sewer systems, detention basin and channel design, Low Impact Development analysis and design, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) submittals, and grant assistance projects with NRCS and FEMA.

Rebekah is an active member of TSPE.
She currently serves as a Director on the Greater Houston Chapter Board, the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator, which reaches approximately 300 students (6th – 8th grade) in the Houston area, and Scholarship Co-Chair, which provides two 4-year scholarships to high school seniors and one scholarship to a UH engineering student.  She is the recipient of the 2017 State MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator of the Year.
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Hydrology & Hydraulics Becomes Newest Practice at Jones|Carter

Hydrology & Hydraulics (H&H), a significant service-offering at Jones|Carter since 1976, has expanded to become a full practice within the Texas-based civil engineering firm. As a practice, H&H is more advantageously positioned to deliver the highest caliber of work to clients and projects, regardless of size or location. H&H leads public and private projects at the local, county, and state levels, and for federal organizations such as FEMA, NRCS, and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

Newly appointed Practice Leader, Dwayne Hamilton, PE, CFM, leads a highly experienced team that has worked regionally and state-wide for the past forty years. Dwayne joined Jones|Carter in 2015 and brings over 25 years in both the public and private sectors. As both a professional engineer and a certified floodplain manager, his involvement on planning, design, and construction of major drainage engineering projects, H&H analyses, and reservoir modeling establishes him as a true and trusted expert in the field.

With over 30 engineers dedicated to resolving issues through detailed drainage analysis and design, the Jones|Carter H&H Practice is one of the largest groups of its kind in Texas. They add value and efficiency to every customer relationship, and deliver highly complex solutions singularly crafted to their unique clients’ needs and specifications.

North Houston Bike Park Breaks Ground

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The North Houston Bike Park officially broke ground with a formal ceremony featuring local dignitaries. As program managers for the Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority (GRA), Jones|Carter will manage the overall construction of the bike park. Representing JC at the groundbreaking in early December were Martin Murdock, Kent Allred, Grant Detro, Erin Williford, and CEO/President, Bob Aylward. The event featured speeches from former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Councilman Jerry Davis, Chairman Elvin Franklin, and GRA Executive Director Sally Bradford. BMX bikers, the future end-users of the new park, also attended in support of the project. Located along Green Bayou, the 20-acre North Houston Bike Park is the next phase in GRA’s beautification program that includes the now-completed North Houston Skate Park and Dylan Park. The park will feature a nationally sanctioned BMX supercross track and bowls, mountain bike trails, pump tracks, and other features for all skill levels. The project is slated for completion in October, 2017.

Celebrating 40 Years of Engineering Excellence

Forty years is a long time. And yet, 1976 seems like just yesterday. For forty years, Jones|Carter has crafted a solid reputation of smart engineering and smart solutions, growing into the company we are today with unlimited potential. Having 550 personnel, nine offices, and nine practices is truly something to be proud of. This year, more than ever, we are celebrating our accomplishments, legacy, and momentum, looking toward a bright future. 2016 finds us ready for the opportunities ahead and committed to outstanding client service and design excellence. As trusted partners, you are key to our overall success. Join us as we say “congratulations!” and get ready to celebrate the next forty years with us.
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James Jones, PE Named as TSPE Young Engineer of the Year

James C. Jones, PE with Jones|Carter has been named as the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineer’s (TSPE) 2016 Young Engineer of the Year. Recognizing the achievements and contributions of young engineers in the state is the goal of this annual award. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from such a great organization. I am proud to be a part of the TSPE Greater Houston Chapter which is committed to representing our profession and elevating the stature of the engineering community,” says Jones.

The Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE is 600 members strong and was formed in the early 1940s. TSPE has a long-standing tradition of promoting the engineering profession and bestows a young engineer of the year award annually. Jones will formally receive the award at a luncheon in February, 2016. Mike Talbott, PE, 2015’s Houston Area Engineer of the Year and current president of the Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE said this about Jones’ award, “I’m very proud to have James Jones represent the Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE as its 2016 Young Engineer of the Year. His accomplishments are a great example of a citizen-engineer through his service to the profession, technical and professional societies, and the community. I look forward to more great things from him as he continues his career.”

James graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. James is based in the Houston office of Jones|Carter (JC), a Texas-based civil engineering firm celebrating its 40th year in 2016. He currently serves as a vice president in the firm’s Water Practice and is a shareholder, serving on the board of directors. He has worked across the state in JC’s Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices, as well as internationally on projects in Libya. Always active in the community, he currently serves as a director for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and is a section trustee and past-president for the Southeast Chapter of the Texas American Water Works Association (AWWA). As a further commitment to the engineering profession, he serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and volunteers on the Gatekeepers Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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