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Tennessee Outstanding Engineer of the Year

The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers recognized TTL’s Michael Cochrane, PE as their 2022 Outstanding Engineer of the Year at the Middle Tennessee All Engineers Banquet on Friday, February 25th, 2022.

Mike, a graduate of both Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University, has a long history in Middle Tennessee as an engineer and consultant. He is known for his professionalism, quick wit, problem solving abilities, and engineering contributions to the Middle Tennessee area. With over 42 years of civil engineering experience as a professional engineer, Mike has been a leader on several local projects including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center One Hundred Oaks Mall Design and the Burton Hills development. In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife, Rita, and watching their grandsons’ athletic events. Mike is a past President of the TSPE Nashville section, is on the Lipscomb University Engineering School Advisory Board, has served as Post President for both the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Nashville and Ft. Campbell Posts, and was instrumental in the initiation of SAME’s Oak Ridge Post. As Senior Vice President of TTL, Mike currently leads the civil design and survey division company-wide

Congratulations Mike on this well-deserved award!


Congratulations to our team members who passed their Professional Engineering exam! We appreciate their dedication and hard work to achieve this goal.

Tyler had been with TTL since 2012. He is a project manager specializing in Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) services and landfill construction services. Tyler has a BS from The University of Alabama in Civil & Construction Engineering, as well as an MS in Geotechnical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

Tate has been with TTL since 2017.  He has worked on many geotechnical projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, and transportation markets. He has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from The University of Alabama.

Stephanie has 6 years of experience with TTL. During her time here, she has performed geotechnical services for different markets including industrial, governmental, transportation, and commercial. Stephanie has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Rakshith has been with TTL since 2019. He is a project manager and works with the energy division of the geotechnical department in San Antonio, TX. He has managed projects involving electrical substations and electrical transmission lines in Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He has a master’s in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”