Engineering Tech, Construction
PR Newswire | July 24, 2023
At last month's Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific Region's (DBIA-WPR's) 17th Annual Design-Build Awards Competition, Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering was honored with a "Design Excellence and Innovation Award" for the East San Diego County Assessor, Recorder and County Clerk (ARCC) Office and Archives Facility. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at the JW Marriott Resort in Anaheim, CA. These awards recognize projects which apply design-build best practices, including early integration of key team members and close coordination between the design and construction teams from inception to completion. Projects must be completed on time, on budget, and without litigation to be eligible for an award. This DBIA-WPR award signifies Latitude 33's outstanding client satisfaction and cooperative approach as part of a design-build team.
The East San Diego County ARCC Office and Archives Facility
The new East San Diego County ARCC Office and Archives Facility is the first Net Zero Energy archive facility in the United States. The 25,000-square-foot building combines several governmental and administrative departments in one locale, including property records, tax collecting, historical records, and civil wedding ceremonies, to name a few. Key features include a distinctive butterfly roof, a photovoltaic shade structure in the parking lot, and column-free interior spaces. Latitude 33 was involved in the site design, drainage and water quality design, utility design, fire access design, and infrastructure permitted through the County of San Diego, City of Santee, and Santee Fire Department.
Matt Semic, PE, President & Principal at Latitude 33, states, "Congratulations to The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP; C.W. Driver Companies; The County of San Diego; and all of the partners on this innovative project! It was an honor to be part of this team that exemplified the kind of collaborative spirit and successful outcomes that the DBIA awards seek to recognize. The first Net Zero Energy archive facility in the U.S. is exciting!"
Award-Winning Streak for Public Works Projects
The DBIA-WPR "Design Excellence and Innovation Award" for the ARCC Office and Archives Facility is one of five (5) awards that Latitude 33 has received recently for its public works projects. Other recent honors include:
The El Centro Library was awarded the "Project of the Year" award from The American Public Works Association (APWA) San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter (May 2023).
The County of San Diego's The Youth Transition Campus (YTC) earned an APWA San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter "Honor" award (May 2023).
The YTC was recognized with a national DBIA "Award of Merit" in the Federal, State, County, Municipal category (November 2022).
The YTC also earned a DBIA-WPR "Award of Merit" in the Outstanding Urban or Land Development Project category (August 2022).
About Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering
Founded in 1993, Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to design. The firm provides public sector planning, land use planning, public outreach, entitlement services, civil engineering design, and surveying/mapping to public agencies, developers, and property owners. The firm's breadth of expertise includes aviation, life sciences, residential, education, healthcare, military, commercial/retail, civic, hospitality, and design-build projects. For more information, visit latitude33.com.
Engineering Tech, Construction
PR Newswire | August 11, 2023
Control Point Associates is delighted to announce its purchase of McLaughlin Engineering Co. based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This company has been serving the tight-knit community for the past 85 years, specializing in land surveying services, hydrographic surveys, land planning, and UAV/aerial photogrammetry. This purchase holds significant importance as it marks Control Point's southernmost branch, reinforcing our commitment to the evolution of land surveying.
The McLaughlin Family has played a crucial role in numerous high-profile projects throughout southeast Florida, extending their outreach beyond Broward County to Palm Beach County in the north and Miami-Dade County in the south. Earlier this month, the family excitedly shared the news with their trusted clients, stating, "McLaughlin Engineering Co. is delighted to announce our partnership with Control Point Associates, a renowned National Surveying Firm. The McLaughlin Family and our dedicated staff are thrilled by this significant advancement for our brand and services." Over the past 85 years, the family has established a robust network of clients who will seamlessly transition with them during this process.
Established in 1992, Control Point strategically operates throughout the country, providing the necessary expertise for critical projects and delivering high-quality survey documents in a cost-efficient manner. Richard A. Butkus, Jr., President and Managing Partner of Control Point, expresses his enthusiasm, explaining "We are delighted to welcome McLaughlin Engineering Co. to our organization. Collaborating with the McLaughlin family enables us to expand our presence into a completely new geographic market while enhancing our land surveying and geospatial expertise through their valuable addition to our ever-growing family."
With the purchase of McLaughlin Engineering Company, Control Point Associates will establish its twelfth (12th) office. This new branch expands the firm's workforce to over 210 full-time team members, comprising 55 field crews, 19 Licensed Professional Land Surveyors, and 4 Florida Surveyor and Mappers. As Control Point Associates continues to expand its presence to new locations and invest in its team members, we remain steadfast in our commitment to revolutionize the land surveying industry.
About Control Point Associates, Inc.
For over 30 years, Control Point Associates, Inc. has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to client success by delivering quality survey documents in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Control Point Associates is uniquely qualified to perform any necessary land surveying services including but not limited to commercial, construction, geospatial, residential and consultation.
Education, Engineering Tech
Businesswire | August 21, 2023
Tanner Engineering, founded in 1996, and located in La Mesa, California, specializes in complex electrical engineering design with specific experience in healthcare, alternative energy, and education. Their scope of services include lighting, power distribution, medium voltage, fire alarm, energy retrofits, and arc flash coordination studies.
In addition, they have expertise in facility assessments, OSHPD/HCAI – NPC studies, master planning, and innovative design strategies for microgrids and emergency electrical system upgrades. One of their most recent successes is six of the first group of microgrid projects ever approved by OSHPD/HCAI and the state of California.
RTM Engineering (RTM), located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is a national MEP, Civil, and Structural engineering consulting firm that has achieved success by remaining privately-owned and governed by its leadership team of partners. RTM has highlighted its commitment to growth through investment in successful entrepreneurial firms throughout the country, with a like-minded vision of the future.
“We have great admiration for the work produced by the RTM team and their well-established reputation within the industry. The merger between our two firms will offer some exciting prospects in undertaking new and challenging projects on a national scale,” said Rocky Tanner, President of Tanner Engineering.
Tanner added, “Much like RTM, Tanner Engineering is committed to delivering innovative design solutions for their clients’ projects, while also fostering an employee-centric culture of collaboration, respect, and trust. With our core values being so perfectly aligned, this merger will allow us to enhance our capabilities with existing clients; identify new opportunities for our newly combined team of 370+ engineering professionals across the country; and further our commitment to sustainable growth.”
“We are thrilled to be welcoming the Tanner Engineering team to RTM, their specialized expertise in the California market is unmatched, and the culture they have built aligns greatly with our own. We can’t wait to see what the future holds as we merge our two organizations,” said RTM CEO, Tony Mirchandani.
Generational Equity Executive Managing Director of M&A – Western Region, Stephen Crisham and his team, led by Managing Director, M&A, Mike Meredith, with support from Senior Vice President, M&A Amy Wall closed the merger. Executive Managing Director, Rick Buchoz established the initial relationship with Tanner.
“Tanner Engineering’s expertise will merge well with RTM Engineering’s vast knowledge in the California market and beyond,” said Meredith.
About RTM Engineering Consultants
RTM Engineering Consultants, We are an engineering firm that goes beyond a typical consulting role. We become a partner to our clients by aligning with the goals, processes, and people at each organization. Since our inception in 1981, we have stood for a consistent offering by way of exceptional responsiveness.
About Generational Equity
Generational Equity, Generational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth Advisors, Generational Consulting Group, and DealForce are part of the Generational Group, which is headquartered in Dallas and is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.
With more than 350 professionals located throughout 16 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. The Generational suite of advisory services includes strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A services, wealth management and digital services.