Time Lapse Tuesday: Concrete Placement for Wet Well Footings at Newman Pond Project

September 18, 2018

Time Lapse Tuesday: Concrete Placement for Wet Well Footings at Newman Pond Project from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. Over 350 cubic yards of concrete…

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PSC Amarillo Office Featured in New Video

September 14, 2018

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper recently moved its Amarillo office into a new location downtown — the historic Levine’s Department Store Building. The newly renovated building is…

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Aviation Services: A Q&A with Mark Haberer

September 12, 2018

As a principal and director of Aviation Services for PSC, Mark Haberer, PE, leads PSC’s Aviation Sector to “build community” with airport clients through enhancement of…

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Pat Conover

September 07, 2018

Pat started his engineering career as a structural engineer before he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. His education includes a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil…

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Terry Bilderback

August 31, 2018

Terry Bilderback started his career at PSC in 1973. He worked on a part-time basis prior to his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering…

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Lubbock-Cooper Students Celebrate Sliding Day

August 30, 2018

Each year, Lubbock-Cooper students spin the wheel to find out what “house” they will be in and celebrate the initiation with a trip down the slide…

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Bill Bissell

August 24, 2018

Bill’s engineering career began at 19 years old. Bill surveyed in oil fields, staking oil locations for former President George Bush Sr. He honed his engineering…

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Daniel Knorr

August 17, 2018

Daniel B. Knorr started at PSC in 1971. He became the El Paso office manager in 1989 and served on the Board of Directors as Vice…

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Backpack Drive Unites Downtown Community to Provide School Supplies in Segundo Barrio Area

August 10, 2018

Everyone can remember the excitement of getting ready for the first day of school with new supplies. Marcy Trujillo, PE, firm principal, said that the past…

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TTU Architecture Camp Visits PSC in El Paso

July 30, 2018

“Personally, when I was in the 5th grade I was introduced to architecture by a teacher, Ms. Arvizu. She gave me that glimpse of architecture, and…

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Clarence “Tex” L. Kidwell

July 27, 2018

While still a student at Texas Tech University, Clarence “Tex” Kidwell began working as a surveyor for the engineering firm of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper in…

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Modeling: It’s Not Just for Magazies

July 20, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3152″][vc_single_image image=”6634″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Nicholas Ybarra, PE, and Tyler Krueger, PE, showed their finest in a modeling class at PSCU, PSC’s continuing education training session. However,…

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Charette Presentation Encourages Students to Explore Architectural Design

July 18, 2018

Midland Lee High School – Final from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. The chatter of Midland Lee High School students, teachers and architects Shane Danley…

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Obtaining a Career STEM-ing from the Female Perspective of a First-Generation Graduate

July 09, 2018

Jessica Kaskie, engineer-in-training, has a unique perspective that she brings to engineering, and she enjoys sharing what she has learned with students. This last week during an…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Newman Pond Project

July 03, 2018

About 2 years ago, El Paso Electric called PSC out to the Newman Power Plant to look at the evaporative pond liner. After 40 years, the…

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Marlin Rocelius “Red” Smith

June 29, 2018

Marlin Rocelius “Red” Smith Jr. helped found Parkhill, Smith & Cooper in 1945. He worked hard but took a strong interest in family. “He was one of…

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PSCU 2018: Transition Stories – Church Re-Created

June 28, 2018

First impressions are made in fewer than ten minutes. For new visitors to any church, a poor first impression can be made simply by not being…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Buddy Holly Hall Spiral Staircase Installation

June 26, 2018

Time Lapse: Crews Begin Installing Spiral Staircase at Buddy Holly Hall from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. This feature stair is composed of rolled steel…

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PSC University 2018: 10 Pounds of Pipe in a 5 Pound Road

June 20, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2467″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]PSC completed the final two segments of the Eastside Interceptor project as a vital part of El Paso Water’s wastewater collection system. The Eastside…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Franklin 1A Storage Tank

June 19, 2018

This time-lapse shows part of the concrete placement for the foundation of the Franklin 1A Storage Tank in El Paso, Texas. The placement of 1,040 yards…

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TxSWANA Showcases Skills Road-E-O Style

June 18, 2018

On June 9, participants from 12 cities across Texas gathered at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas, for the annual Solid Waste Association of North America…

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PSCU 2018: Getting in Front of the Wave – Changing the Landscape of Water Supply

June 15, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”6427″][vc_single_image image=”3171″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The next wave in water supply management is the storing of water through the practice of Aquifer Storage and Recovery or Aquifer…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: 2018 TxSWANA Road-E-O Competitions

June 12, 2018

Participants from 12 cities across Texas gathered at the 2018 TxSWANA Road-E-O at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas, on June 9. Four rodeo-style events were…

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Q&A with Mark Sanchez

June 08, 2018

Mark Sanchez is a Principal and Senior Project Manager and manages the firm’s El Paso office. As the office celebrates 60 years of improving the community…

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El Paso Office Celebrates 60 Years of Projects, People & History

June 01, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1958 Gordon Parkhill moved to El Paso to organize the second location for Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. The office was on the third floor of…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: 45-ton Truss Raised at Buddy Holly Hall

May 29, 2018

Crews with Deem Structural Services, steel erector for Lee Lewis Construction Inc., raised a 45-ton truss into place at the roof of The Buddy Holly Hall…

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NMSU Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall, Sets Standard for Future Design

May 25, 2018

New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is adding a new residence hall to the campus. The project was initiated by the First Year Residential…

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PSCU 2018: Architectural Visualization

May 21, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”6296″][vc_single_image image=”6295″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]“Visualization is art – sort of. It lies at the intersection of art and technology.” Jeff Olgin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and…

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PSC University 2018: What Clients Want

May 18, 2018

Lacy Mangum, CHID, LVN, and Monte Hunter, AIA, presented “What Clients Want” at PSC University 2018. Their presentation discussed perceptions of client priorities, making educated decisions about…

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CANtribute: A Different Type of Giving

May 15, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Building community and giving back to the communities it serves has become a cornerstone and philosophy synonymous with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. And the CANtribute Project…

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James Reece Steele

May 10, 2018

In the early years of PSC’s El Paso office, James Reece Steele would enter the elevator of the historic Mills building designed by Henry C. Trost….

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Medication Rooms

May 09, 2018

Lacy Mangum, CHID, LVN, has used her eight years of experience in nursing as a way to help give the design team insight into the operations and thought processes…

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PSC University 2018: American Ninja Mentor

May 09, 2018

A mentor is by definition “a wise and trusted counselor, guide or teacher” or as an action that means “to support or advise someone with less…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates New Academic Facility and Parking Garage

May 08, 2018

A little over a year of planning culminated in a celebration at a groundbreaking for the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Rio Grande Academic Facility and…

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Gordon Wight Parkhill

May 04, 2018

When Gordon Wight Parkhill designed airfields and pipelines during WWII, he was an example of expertise and strength that crossed over into a successful career. Gordon,…

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Public Forum Updates EPCC Campus & Community before Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 03, 2018

For a year PSC has been working with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to provide architectural design services for a new Academic Classroom and Parking Garage…

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PSCU 2018: Hydrogeology Watered Down

May 02, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”6131″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]Water covers over 70 percent of the planet, but that doesn’t mean it’s all drinkable. You would never want to take a sip…

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Lindberg Pump Station: Averting Disaster at a Wet Well

April 20, 2018

We all know that concrete cracks. However, when a 30-year-old, pressurized wet well started developing significant leaks, we sprang into action. The condition of the well…

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PSC University 2018: Secrets to a Successful Project

April 18, 2018

Seeing the finish line on a project is one of the secrets to its success, but the beginning is just as important. Nicholas N. Ybarra, PE,…

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Enticing Transfer Station

April 17, 2018

Charles Fiedler is an Associate and Team Leader as a Civil Engineer in PSC’s Environmental Sector. He joined PSC in 2016 as a member of the…

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PSC University 2018: The Basics of Sound and Noise – And the Perception of Sound

April 04, 2018

“I’ll begin with a disclaimer — sound is incredibly complicated. First, it involves a serious understanding of physics, biology, mathematics and material science. Then we will…

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#TimeLapseTuesday – Fred Hervey Sludge Bed Liner Replacement

April 03, 2018

Fred Hervey Sludge Bed Replacement from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. After 33 years of service, the clay-lined sludge beds at Fred Hervey Water Reclamation…

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PCs at PSC

March 29, 2018

PSC’s early days of personal computing were just four years after Bill Gates launched Microsoft in 1975. Mike Cartwright, who retired in 2014 as vice president…

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#TimeLapseTuesday – UMC Air Handling Units

March 20, 2018

The following is a time lapse of the last two sections from a custom air handling unit being placed in the mechanical penthouse of UMC’s East…

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#TimeLapseTuesday-City of Abilene Fire Station No. 7

March 13, 2018

Fire Station 7 was designed to improve a few things for the City of Abilene. As a three-bay station, it now has the ability to house…

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