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Evaluating Foundation Distress

TTL’s September webinar featured a presentation from Allen Dunn, MBA, PhD, PE on Evaluating Foundation Distress.  Allen discussed developing methodology for a forensic investigation, implementing the investigation using a “case study,” and understanding considerations for developing techniques for mitigation/repair/correction of the problem(s) identified.

Click here to download Allen’s presentation.


Construction Best Practices: Pay Now or Much More Later

TTL’s August webinar focused on construction best management practices. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and states seem to be ramping up their enforcement activities, which can include fines and stop-work orders.  Making the correct environmental decisions can save your firm money and time.  Steve Newton, PE will discussed basic concepts to help you and your firm recognize non-compliance situations at construction sites which might lead to federal and state enforcement actions.

Click here to view slides from Steve Newton’s presentation which includes his contact information. Mr. Newton is always available to answer your questions.


An Overview of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule Revised Definition

In January 2020 the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States.” The new rule went into effect June 22.

Click here to learn more about how the major changes of the rule may affect your project sites and clients’ needs.


TTL, Inc. expanding Transportation services with strategic hires

TTL, Inc. is excited to announce the recent addition of staff to the Transportation Services Group in Alabama. Joe Pennington; Jeff Strickland, PE; Mack Taylor, PE; and Joel Wampol, PE have joined TTL bringing added project management capability and extensive transportation design experience. Also joining our team are Doug Cunningham, Glen Gary, Gene Owen, Randy Rieden, and George Whatley who will provide CE&I services to ALDOT and counties.

“We are very excited about such experienced professionals joining our team at TTL” said Dean McClure, CEO. “They collectively add more than 100 years of combined DOT experience and allow us to provide greater support to our Transportation clients.”


A message from TTL about COVID-19

To our valued business partners from your friends at TTL,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health! Like you, TTL has implemented operational guidelines to keep our employees and your employees safe from the COVID-19 virus. This includes practicing good and routine personal hygiene, allowing staff, as applicable, to work from home, limiting contact with people by suspending meetings in our office and at client offices, and suspending any attendance at events with large crowds.

We want you to know that TTL is fully operational, and your TTL Team is focused and working on your projects. While the COVID-19 pandemic has surely interrupted all of our businesses, the services that we provide for you do not require that “face-to-face” meeting with you or your Team to get it completed; conference calls, telephone calls, emails, or texts can be used. Once the COVID-19 crisis subsides, and it will, we’ll resume operations that will continue “face-to-face” meetings, as we value that business and social relationship that we have with you.

We understand that you may have implemented similar operational changes to safeguard against the COVID-19 virus, including being away from the office. To be proactive, we have asked our TTL Team to reach out to your Team to make sure we continue communication with you and to minimize disruption to your project schedules and our deliverables.

TTL will be there for you as we have been for the past 56 years. Your ongoing support and confidence in our firm is greatly appreciated. We value our relationship with you!

Hopefully this situation will be behind us very soon!

 

Dean McClure

CEO

TTL, Inc.


TTL, Inc. announces acquisition of DBS & Associates Engineering

TTL, Inc. (TTL) has announced that it has acquired engineering firm DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc., with offices in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. DBS & Associates will merge its operation into TTL effective January 1, 2020.

DBS & Associates has been serving clients since 1988, specializing in the Transportation, Municipal, and Industrial markets. The addition of DBS will expand TTL’s transportation design, site civil, construction engineering and inspection, and surveying capabilities. “Both firms share a rich history of building long term relationships with our clients. I am really excited that DBS will become part of the TTL team,” said Dean McClure, President and CEO of TTL.

“After many meetings and visits with TTL’s leadership team and president Dean McClure, we appreciated the similarities in the companies’ management philosophies and employee appreciation attitudes” said David Smith, founder and CEO of DBS. “We quickly recognized our two very successful companies would complement each other with the end result being a much better and stronger firm.”

The addition of DBS & Associates to TTL is the third addition to the firm in the last four years. This development follows TTL’s business plan of organic growth and strategic acquisitions to improve and expand the services provided to its clients in the transportation, industrial, energy, municipal, and private infrastructure markets. TTL now has 12 offices and almost 400 team members. AEC Advisors served as financial advisor to TTL.


TTL opens Huntsville, AL office

TTL, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Huntsville, Alabama.  The office will be led by Brian Wysock, PE who will serve as Regional Manager. Mr. Wysock has been a project engineer with TTL for over eight years and was based out of the Tuscaloosa headquarters. He is originally from the Chase area of Huntsville and is excited to be home to help our current and future North Alabama clients with their project needs. The Huntsville office joins the firm’s other locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas and is located at 6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 404, Huntsville, AL 35806. TTL will also maintain its full-service office in Decatur, AL located at 310 Bank Street NE.


TTL San Antonio offices combine in brand new building

A ribbon cutting ceremony and tour were held recently to celebrate the opening of the San Antonio office’s new location. The event was attended  by local politicians, the San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio North Chamber, architects, engineers, and many others who had a part in the project.

The San Antonio office was previously spread over two locations  — Central Parkway North and off of Nacogdoches, just south of Wurzbach Parkway. Now, all team members and laboratories are housed under one roof in the new 24,000 s.f. building at 17215 Jones Maltsberger Road.


Jackson & Dekalb Counties Environmental Compliance Update

Dan Cooper, PE shares environmental updates as they pertain specifically to Jackson and Dekalb Counties, Alabama. Cooper has more than 40 years of experience helping clients make sure their projects are compliant with all environmental agencies such as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Experts Weigh in on Alabama Landfills

In July, TTL hosted a seminar focusing on Alabama Landfills: An Update on Solid Waste Regulations and Compliance Issues. The bi-annual event held in Montgomery, AL, brings together experts in various fields to share to updates and changes that affect businesses and municipalities on multiple levels.

Here we share thoughts from our own experts, an attorney and an ADEM representative.