Professional Engineers Of North Carolina

SUM 2014

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27 Summer 2014 the Professional Engineer T e American Council of Engineer- ing Companies presented Cavanaugh & Associates PA a National Recognition Award in Engineering Excellence for its Statewide Water Audit Training Pro- gram. T e award, which was presented at the Engineering Excellence Gala on April 29, comes on the heels of Cava- naugh's 2013 Engineering Excellence Honor Award in bioenergy. T e program, developed and implemented in Georgia, encompassed a 10-month progressive training approach designed for small water utilities. It is setting a precedent by personaliz- ing group and regional training so each system can evalu- ate its own data, get follow-up assistance, have one-on-one interaction with trainers and establish a mechanism for learning reinforcement once the program was complete. Ca- vanaugh teamed with CH2M HILL for the program, which Firm wins back-to-back national awards August 11 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For more information: Amanda Slade (704) 523-3966 FALL ISSUE ETHICS was fi nanced through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and the Environmental Protection Divi- sion. T rough the program, each water utility learned industry-best practices for water-loss accounting and manage- ment. Participating utilities were 100% compliant with the state mandate for validated audit submittals. As water shortages and drought conditions con- tinue increase, water effi ciency becomes more important. Winston-Salem-based Cavanaugh's mission is cultivating stewardship of earthly resources through innovation. CEO and President M. Steve Cavanaugh Jr., a longtime PENC member, helped develop and implement the program. Also involved was current PENC Board Member and PENC Past President Gus Simmons, PE, Cavanaugh's vice president and director of engineering operations.

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