The City of Wyoming, Michigan is benefiting from the installation of energy-efficient materials at its wastewater treatment plant. Improvements to the plant’s aeration system are saving the city over 2.1 million kilowatt hours of energy a year, enough electricity annually to power more than 270 typical Michigan homes.
Donohue’s Tim Korby, PE, LEED AP BD+C was recently sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) during their 67th Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation. Tim is preceded by Dan Murphy of Meyer Borgman Johnson.
The Central States Water Environment Association’s (CSWEA) Annual Meeting brings together passionate professionals from throughout the wastewater industry to provide a forum for innovation, inspiration, and exchange of ideas. The meeting takes place May 22-25, 2017 at the InterContinental Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota and Donohue is excited to be involved through presentations, sponsorship, an exhibit booth, and other activities:
Donohue’s Mike Harvey, PE is the Program Chair for the Energy and Resource Recovery Seminar taking place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The program is presented by the Illinois Section of the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) and the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies (IAWA) and features presentations from industry professionals on topics including:
Donohue’s Al Callier, PE was a recipient of the “Golden Fleece” award from the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) during their recent annual meeting. This award was established in 2003, and is named in honor of its two initial awardees, Bob Flick and John Reece. In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece was considered the ultimate treasure. For the MWEA, this award is considered the ultimate honor.
The Illinois Wastewater Professional Conference (IWPC) is the joint annual conference hosted by the Illinois Water Environment Association and the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators. It is taking place April 24-26 in Springfield, IL and features presentations from Donohue professionals. More info here.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced nine Excellence in Construction Awards during its recent Contractor-Engineer Conference in Madison. Two of the winners included a concrete paving project in the Village of Sister Bay and a multi-use trail in the City of Sheboygan – both projects involved engineering, planning, and design work by Donohue & Associates. Vinton Construction Company of Manitowoc received the Excellence in Concrete Paving Award for the reconstruction of a three-quarter-mile segment of State Trunk Highway 42 in Sister Bay. Lunda Construction Company of Black River Falls received the Excellence in Construction of Unique Projects Award for a new 2.6-mile bike and pedestrian path in Sheboygan.
Doug Lubben, PE joins Donohue & Associates with 23 years of process engineering and project management experience in the water and wastewater industry. This experience encompasses client-focused delivery of planning, preliminary and final design, and construction phase services for municipal and industrial entities across the Upper Midwest. He will serve as a Client Advocate and Senior Project Manager based out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area office.
Kenosha’s Energy Optimized Resource Recovery Project received this year’s top Engineering Excellence award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The Grand Award was presented to Donohue & Associates, Kenosha Water Utility, and Centrisys Corporation at ACEC’s annual banquet in Kohler, Wisconsin. This prestigious award recognizes a project representing the highest degree of technical innovation, client satisfaction, and contributions to the engineering industry. The Kenosha project was selected out of six Best of State finalists in the competition.
Sara Arabi, Ph.D., P. Eng., BCEE joins Donohue & Associates with 13 years of experience in environmental consulting, research, and process engineering for water/wastewater treatment. She will serve as a Lead Process Engineer based out of the Chicago office.