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Travis Lung Joins TTL San Antonio Civil Department

TTL, Inc. is pleased to announce Travis Lung, PE has joined the team as a Civil Design Lead at the San Antonio office. Mr. Lung is an active member of the San Antonio engineering community, with more than 25 years of experience. He has managed several government, commercial, and residential projects in the South Texas area.

Mr. Lung is a United States Air Force Veteran. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

TTL, Inc. is expanding civil design capabilities at its San Antonio branch office and is excited to be adding to its growing team!


Jason Hubbert Joins TTL San Antonio Civil Department

TTL, Inc. is happy to announce Jason Hubbert, PE has joined the San Antonio branch office as a Civil Design Lead. Mr. Hubbert has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has designed several multimillion dollar construction projects in the South Texas area.

Mr. Hubbert graduated with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  We are proud to have him in the civil design department in San Antonio, Texas.


Special Inspections and Design vs. As-built Conditions

TTL’s November webinar featured a presentation from Bo Cristwell, PE on Special Inspections and Design vs. As-built Conditions.  Bo discussed what special inspections are, the differences in special inspections and jurisdictional inspections, Special Inspection team roles, what special inspections are required by the International Building Code and examples of design vs as-built conditions.

Click here to download Bo’s presentation.


Common Problems in Masonry Construction

TTL’s October webinar featured a presentation from Bo Cristwell, PE on Common Problems in Masonry Construction.  Bo touched on topics such as typical issues that arise during masonry construction, how to approach solving those problems, why Special Inspections are needed and also why they don’t always happen.

Click here to download Bo’s presentation.


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.