Kyle Palagi, a Structural Engineer in our Great Falls office, was recently awarded a scholarship to attend the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit. He was one of eight nationally, to be awarded a Scholarship to Young Members. Kyle wrote and submitted an essay that won him his spot.
Kyle says, “I am honored to have been selected for this scholarship. I look forward to attending the Structural Engineering Summit in Washington, D.C. and am excited for the opportunity to learn from, and connect with, some of the brightest minds in the structural engineering industry. Attending conferences like this one, and involvement with organizations like NCSEA, More >
Posted on September 13, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
It’s with very heavy hearts and much sadness that we say farewell to a dear friend and co-worker. Mike Johnson, our Corporate CADD Manager, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017.
He will be missed by all of us at TD&H and the entire community of Great Falls. The impact he had on many lives has left a lasting impression.
Mike’s obituary can be read here. Condolences to the family may be posted online at www.SchniderFuneralHome.com
Posted on May 26, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
TD&H Great Falls had the opportunity to sponsor an art exhibit for the Urban Art Project. To enhance the downtown environment and honor the creative spirit of Great Falls, the Urban Art Project annually presents three exhibitions of site specific art installation pieces, which fill the eleven windows of the Great Falls Parking Garage, located at 315 1st Avenue South.
Montana Memories…A Tribute to Rural Schoolhouses
Artist: Ray Kelly
The population of rural Montana had an intense work ethic and a tremendous desire to provide a decent home and a quality education that would hopefully mean their children would have better lives than the parents. More >
Posted on May 2, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
The Governors of Idaho and Montana have proclaimed April as Landscape Architecture Month. This month, people are encouraged to plant and care for trees and to acknowledge the quality of life that trees and green spaces contribute to our lives.
April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) 2017, an international celebration of landscape architecture. WLAM introduces the profession to the public by showcasing landscape architect designed spaces around the world.
Working with landscape architects, communities can promote health and well-being by encouraging the development of environments that offer rich social, economic, and environmental benefits. Healthy, livable communities improve the welfare and well-being of people by expanding the range of affordable transportation, More >
Posted on April 27, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
Have you met Mary Barfield? She’s quite the traveler! She responded to a job listing on Craigslist when the Great Falls office was searching for a new structural engineer to round out their team. She has had the opportunity to work remotely for a brief period and is now in the Media, Pennsylvania office. She came back this fall from an Eastern Mediterranean cruise with her family and when asked about it she told us “It was AWESOME!”
Her previous work history has been anything but dull. Before her time at TD&H, Mary was deployed to Afghanistan as an Air Force civil engineer in 2006. More >
Posted on February 13, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
Kyle Palagi, a professional engineer at TD&H Engineering in Great Falls, received his Structural Engineer license.
“Kyle has been a great addition to our structural group,” said Wade DeBoo, regional manager. Structural Department Manager Rodney Blake, added, “We are proud that he is part of our organization and realize the SE license will allow him to excel in a way that yields many satisfied clients.”
Palagi has been with TD&H for nearly two years in the structural department. He has focused his work on structural engineering and his experience includes commercial buildings, seismic retrofits, educational facilities, worship facilities and industrial structures. More >
Posted on January 11, 2017 by TD&H Engineering
Meet Jenni Light! She is an environmental engineer at TD&H’s Lewiston, Idaho office. Most often, her work includes coordinating environmental permitting with federal and state agencies. The Lewiston office has also started taking on more projects focused on environmental issues so these projects are beginning to include air emissions, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Assessments. Jenni first learned about TD&H through Heather Calkins, another TD&H employee. Heather was in the first engineering class that Jenni taught and she now regularly comes back to that very same class since obtaining her degree and shares her school and engineering experiences. More >
Posted on December 20, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
Chances are, if you have called TD&H office in Kalispell, MT, you have had the pleasure of speaking with Laurie Happ. She moved back “home” to Kalispell after living in Phoenix for 26 years and working for a large, nationwide general contractor. Hoping to find work again in the construction/building industry in Kalispell, she answered a newspaper ad and TD&H welcomed her as part of the team. She assists with general office tasks, whether it’s mailing out invoices, finalizing proposals, preparing bid tabs, or buying the much needed coffee for the office. What does Laurie like most about TD&H? Her coworkers; More >
Posted on November 23, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
The Spokane, Washington regional office of TD&H Engineering has an immediate opportunity for a civil engineer. Responsibilities will include project management, surveying, design work, and permitting activities related to general civil engineering, site grading, and public water and sewer utilities. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline is required.
Applicants must possess a good team attitude, strong communication skills, and a positive client focus. TD&H Engineering is a mid-sized civil/structural/geotechnical engineering firm with offices in Montana, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as opportunities for continuing education and career advancement. More >
Posted on November 16, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
Our Great Falls office sponsored a room in Grace Home, the new transitional housing facility for homeless veterans. The facility, located in Great Falls, has the capacity to house 10 homeless veterans and is operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Central Montana. All 10 veteran bedrooms are on the second floor with office space for a resident director and two other staff members on the first floor. There are communal rooms for residents on the lower floor with laundry, a dining room, and a large kitchen in the basement. Each of the 10 rooms were sponsored by a community member, More >
TD&H Engineering is excited to announce that the Great Falls office has been awarded top honors from ACEC-Montana for their work on the City of Great Falls’ Multiuse Athletic Field & Intermittent Storm Water Detention Pond. This project received the ACEC-Montana’s Grand Project Award in the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.
We would like to extend a great thanks to the City of Great Falls for giving our firm the opportunity to work on the project. Jim Rearden (Public Works Director), Dave Dobbs (City Engineer) and Courtney Lyerly (Civil Engineer) were instrumental in the success of this project. More >
Posted on November 2, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
Earlier this month, TD&H traveled to Missoula for the Montana League of Cities & Towns Conference. This conference brings together public officials and employees from a wide variety of communities around Montana.
John Juras was invited to speak on behalf of TD&H Engineering on the topic of trails in our communities. He gave a superb presentation on the benefits of great trail systems.
TD&H also sponsored a vendor booth where we were able to catch up with clients and meet some new colleagues. We also participated in the 5K fun run where we were able to explore Missoula’s great urban trail system. More >
Posted on October 21, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
A bike path that ties Columbia Falls to Glacier National Park begins paving Sept 6, 2016. Our Kalispell office provided civil engineering, construction management and construction inspection services on this project. Read more More >
Posted on August 31, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
The City of Leavenworth Commercial Street reconstruction project received an Award of Excellence as “Best City Project” by Washington State Department of Transportation.
The ribbon was cut on March 17, 2016.
Commercial Street was a 2-lane asphalt roadway with no pedestrian facilities on either side. The roadway was experiencing subgrade failure (alligator cracking), and had a PCR rating of 32. Many segments of this roadway did not meet the minimum roadway width for emergency vehicles. There was not adequate sight distance for pedestrians or traffic. Pedestrians walking between parks or to the downtown businesses from hotels walked down the middle of the road. More >
Posted on August 30, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
The expansion section of the River’s Edge Trail along 10th Avenue South is now open.
Safety was the inspiration for the addition; the expansion will allow bikers and pedestrians to go from downtown Great Falls to the Marketplace area.
The project started several months ago after about seven years of planning and grant applications.
Organizers say they hope the trail will allow people to walk or bike more instead of driving a car.
“The folks who have seen the construction along 10th Avenue South have been very excited and been asking, ‘Okay, what is it? When is going to be finished? More >
Posted on August 3, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
Work on the new Sunnyside Reservoir on the hillside north of Hwy 12 on the west end of Pomeroy is on standby as forms for the concrete tank are built. Construction of the reservoir is scheduled to resume the first week in August.
Site work started on June 20 by Debco Construction, of Orofino, the prime contractor on the project. The photos at left show the installation of a manhole or vault that will house control valves for the reservoir.
The expected completion date for the reservoir is · sometime in the first week of October, with a total work time of four months. More >
Luminaria Walk returns to celebrate trail anniversary More >
Posted on June 15, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
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You may have seen a big crane set up recently on the Sun River off 10th Ave. S. near the Warden Bridge. It’s just one piece of a one million dollar plus construction project for a pedestrian trail which will be adjacent to the Sun River.
Right now, pedestrians are using the shoulder of the roadway off 10th Ave. S., an area that is heavily congested with traffic.The “Sun River Connector Trail” will fix this problem by late summer. The Montana Department of Transportation is overseeing the project, which totals more than $1.7 million and being funded through a federal initiative called the “Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.” More >
Posted on April 5, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
The Lewiston regional office of TD&H Engineering has an immediate job opening for a Civil Engineering Technician with a strong background in CAD drafting in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation. Other experience, such as surveying, quantity take-offs, and civil engineering design is desirable, but not required.
The primary job responsibility will consist of drafting civil engineering projects, including transportation, water, wastewater, civil/site, and structural. Although not required, experience with AutoDesk Civil 3D and Bentley InRoads is desirable.
As time permits, job responsibilities may also include assisting on surveying projects, field data collection, geotechnical field work, and construction inspection. Training for this work, if required, More >
Posted on March 31, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
TD&H Engineering completed the design and managed construction of the pedestrian bridge and path project over the Whitefish River. This project involved the design and construction of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge, which spans 220′ across the Whitefish River and connects to the existing trail infrastructure. The project received funding from the Tax Increment and Community Transportation Enhancement Program. The path will be paved this spring.
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Posted on March 7, 2016 by TD&H Engineering
Have you heard the “Hire Our Heroes” ad on Goodtime Oldies 92.9 radio station in Great Falls? Take a listen this week on 92.9 FM. We support our troops and veterans. Our Great Falls office recognizes Chris Ward, P.E. (combat vet), John Juras, P.E. (retired active duty US Air Force) and Don Miller, Lab Tech (retired military) for their service to our country. We’re proud to have you on our team! More >
Posted on December 22, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
Meet Paul Hopkins….Principal Structural Engineer, VP and Regional Office Manager for TD&H’s Media, PA office. He first came across TD&H in 2007 while searching for a structural engineering firm in Lewiston, ID when he and his family were moving from Scottsdale, AZ. At that time TD&H-Lewiston didn’t have a structural department and Paul was up to the challenge in developing that market and expanding TD&H’s overall structural service. In 2010 Paul left TD&H to concentrate on his Ph.D., which he started at the University of Idaho in 2009. At the same time he continued to provide consulting structural engineering through his newly formed company and taught structural engineering classes at the University of Idaho. More >
Posted on December 8, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
The City of Pomeroy, Washington was recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $351,335 to replace their Sunnyside Reservoir. TD&H wrote the grant for the City and is delighted the 100% grant project was successful for the much-needed city project. More >
Posted on September 9, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
The Great Falls office produced the Civil design and a bit of landscape architecture for the University of Great Falls’ new soccer field. The Great Falls Tribune wrote a great article regarding this project. Dustin Nett was the Project Manager on this project.
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Posted on September 3, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
The Great Falls office produced the Civil design on the AgriTech Park in Great Falls. The Great Falls Tribune wrote a great article regarding this project. John Juras was the Project Manager on this project.
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By: DaVonte McKenithCONNECT
GREAT FALLS — Installation of a “mild hydrocracker” was completed at the Calumet Montana Refinery in Great Falls on Friday,
It’s part of a $400 million dollar expansion project, which is expected to double the production capacity of the refinery from 10,000 to 25,000 barrels per day.
Dating back to late last year, components of the hydrocracker were transported to Great Falls on three megaloads and were then assembled and welded together at a different building.
We’re told that the entire piece weighs around two million pounds, and has walls that are seven inches thick.
In order for crews to successfully transport it to the refinery, More >
Posted on March 24, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
At the end of February 2015, our fearless leader, Erling A. Juel, P.E., will be retiring from TD&H Engineering. He has served the company well and he has left some big shoes to fill.
We wish him well on his future adventures!
“It has truly been an honor and privilege to work for TD&H Engineering for over 20 years. What a joy it has been working for an engineering firm that mandated product quality while emphasizing client service and ensuring a great environment to work and recruit new staff. I will miss my co-workers and those great clients. Going forward, I know TD&H will continue to be highly respected and the “go-to firm” More >
Posted on February 17, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
The Community of Brady was unable to meet state disinfection byproducts limits for their water treatment system, requiring them to update their water treatment plant or find a new source of water. In addition, Brady’s distribution mains and water storage tank were old and needed to be replaced. TD&H prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to meet state and federal grant funding requirements and was successful in obtaining grants to fund the project. The project replaced all distribution mains in Brady, constructed a 125,000 gallon elevated water storage tank, as well as constructed a chlorination/metering building and bulk water filling station. More >
Posted on February 5, 2015 by TD&H Engineering
The Great Falls laboratory recently acquired a Humboldt Digital MasterLoader load frame to replace a number of older out dated pieces of equipment throughout our lab. This unit has built-in four-channel data logging capabilities and is capable of performing a wide variety of laboratory testing in which load, strain, and other data parameters need to be collected. It can be used as a standalone unit or linked to a computer for a fully computer-controlled testing system. At this time, TD&H is utilizing this machine for all asphalt flow and stability (ASTM D6927), California Bearing Ratio (ASTM D1883), unconfined compression of soil (ASTM D2166), More >
Posted on November 4, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
You might be wondering how some of the more expensive projects in our portfolio get paid for. Well some projects are simply a part of the budget for the city or municipality, but for most projects, it is part budget and part funding procurement; such as loans or grants.
TD&H Engineering has a long history of helping cities, towns, water districts, and many other clients receive funding for the projects that are vital to the success and livelihood of the citizens that live there.
We pride ourselves in helping from design conception all the way through construction and the finished project. More >
Posted on June 23, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
Geotechnical engineering is a branch within civil engineering which deals with earth materials and their impact on various projects. The main focus of this field is the examination of the various soil and rock strata on a site, the determination of their key engineering properties, and the evaluation of what impacts the subsurface conditions may pose of the project at hand. The ground is the building block upon which every project is supported; thus, geotechnical engineering is involved in every project. The degree of investigation, impacts of the soil, and the overall need for a subsurface investigation vary greatly depending on the type of project. More >
Posted on June 5, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
In 2012, the City of Great Falls and TD&H Engineering began a study on the main storm drain interceptor for a 1,156-acre drainage basin south of Central Avenue. A stormwater computer model of the area was created in order to analyze the relationship between the subbasins, stormwater inlets, surface conveyance, storm drain pipes, and the Sand Hills detention pond.
The 18th Street South storm drain interceptor had been in use for several decades, but the aging infrastructure was proving to be inadequate for the increased runoff caused by urban development and several severe rain events which caused flooding in areas along the interceptor. More >
Posted on May 21, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
On May 2, 2014, TD&H Engineering’s Spokane office had the distinct honor of attending the dedication of the City Plaza and Huntington Park in Spokane, Washington.
Steven Marsh (center) the Spokane Regional Office Manager and Vice President of TD&H Engineering is seen here at the dedication ceremony with the project team comprised of Nick Hamad (left) with Land Expressions and Tyler Spence (right) with Trindera Engineering.
Construction on this project started a little less than a year ago and was recently completed as a gift from Avista Corp. to the citizens of Spokane. Avista has since opened the park to the public to enjoy the beautiful falls that run right through downtown Spokane. More >
Posted on May 14, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
Recently the The Great Falls Tribune covered a story about the River’s Edge Trail in Great Falls, MT. The article showcases a time line of the top 10 events in growth for the trail. TD&H is proud to be a part of the 60 mile, $2.72 million project! If you haven’t had the opportunity to travel along the River’s Edge, now is your chance!
You can read more about the project by clicking here! More >
Posted on March 26, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
There is one saying that a newcomer will take to heart in western North Dakota, “Welcome to the Bakken.” This quote often sums up the rapid pace of growth in areas of housing, infrastructure, energy, transportation, commercial, and industrial developments. It also provides a means to take humor in the hard working atmosphere driven by the oil and natural gas production in the Bakken Oil Field. In the rapidly growing environment, construction quality control, or construction inspection, may not be prioritized. Lack of inspection may lead to poor workmanship, heightened construction costs, and no documentation of construction means and methods. Construction Inspection is a vital part of a project life and vital to the development of young engineers because it provides written documentation of day to day construction activities, More >
Posted on March 17, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
As you may have noticed, the weather has been pretty unpredictable across the Northwest for the past several weeks. Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind. One day it’ll be snowy and cold just like one would expect during mid winter, and a few days later it feels warm enough to be late spring, and then a few days later there is now on the ground again. In between the two, we get strange periods of time where both seem to be true. Somehow, its 40 plus degrees and we have 8 inches of snow on the ground still. More >
Posted on March 12, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
The Great Falls Tribune featured our Corporate Headquarters in a recent story on our new building on River Road Drive!
Posted on March 10, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
On February 14, 2014, Erling A. Juel was presented with the Adjutant General’s Distinguished Patriot Medal for his outstanding support of the Montana Air National Guard (MTNG) as the Chairman of the Great Falls Military Affairs Committee. He assisted the community of Great Falls in recognizing the value of the MTNG and the United States Air Force and ultimately helped educate the community on the relevance of a strong military community.
TD&H Engineering is heavily involved in the communities that we are a part of and encourages all of its staff to get involved and make a difference. More >
Posted on February 14, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING:
Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) vs Preliminary Engineering Report (PER)
Although all public utility owners are responsible for effectively operating and maintaining their infrastructure regardless of community size or available resources, significantly varying approaches exist toward forecasting, budgeting and implementing necessary improvements. While densely populated municipalities with the financial capacity, skilled staff and available equipment afforded from a broad tax base tend to continually evaluate the condition and capacity of their components, rural communities with limited revenues frequently address deficiencies as they develop. Traditionally accepted wisdom would suggest persistent planning followed by incremental improvements would reduce potentially negative financial, More >
Posted on February 11, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
Featured in this photo from left to right:
Standing:Tony S., Rodney B., Wade D., David W., Erling J., David C., Keith W., Kyle S., and Doug P. Seated: Michelle B., Chris W., John J., and Steve M.
This year’s annual shareholders meeting was hosted by our Spokane, WA, office.
Our annual meeting unites our five main locations and allows for a great exchange of ideas! More >
Posted on February 7, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
There are many things to consider when designing a new building, road or other structure including functionality, aesthetics and cost. Among other things, it is important to ensure the building has enough parking and the road provides a safe driving experience; however, there is one aspect which can be easily overlooked: stormwater management. We don’t give a second look to a stormdrain inlet on a street corner, a culvert under a highway, or the detention ponds scattered around town until we have a severe summer thunderstorm or an autumn cloudburst that causes flooded streets and basements.
Proper stormwater management infrastructure could be key to minimizing the damage from those severe storms that wreak havoc on our cities, More >
Posted on February 3, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
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Posted on January 30, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
Landscape Architecture is the bridge between the natural and built environment. Landscape Architects aspire to create visually appealing and culturally meaningful places. Landscape Architects have extensive training and education that provides us the technical expertise to understand the function of both the natural and built environments and the artistic design techniques that allow us to honor the land and enhance the human experience. Historically, Landscape Architecture has been considered a profession that is sensitive to the environment; today Landscape Architects are considered leaders in the development of livable communities. We strive to promote sustainable, low impact, fun spaces that consider surrounding and natural environments. More >
Posted on January 6, 2014 by TD&H Engineering
The City of Great Falls has announced the new board members for the Board of Adjustment/Appeals, and our own Chris Ward has been appointed the Chairman of the Board.
The board hears and decides appeals regarding administration of Title 17 or the housing or building regulations, and hears and decides requests for variances consistent with Title 17.
Here are the five members with their term dates:
Casey Cummings – 9/30/13
Jeffry Foster – 9/30/15
Kim Martin – 9/30/14
Timothy Peterson – 9/30/14
Christopher Ward – 9/30/15
Each board member has a three-year term and until a successor is appointed. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant. More >
Posted on July 1, 2013 by TD&H Engineering
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 11:00 am
Come enjoy your beautiful downtown and the opening of the new City Library.
Brought to you by the City of Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency:
Brad Cannon, Chairman, Butch Alford, JoAnn Cole-Hansen, Mary Hasenoehrl, Doug Havens, Dan Marsh, Dr. Joy Rapp, Bob Tippett (former member), Laura Von Tersch (staff)
Engineering: TD&H Engineering, Lewiston, Idaho
Contractor: M.L. Albright & Sons, Inc., Lewiston, Idaho
City of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Staff
Curtis Concrete, Pullman, Washington
Living Waters Lawn and Landscape, Clarkston, Washington
Poe Asphalt, Clarkston, Washington
Twin City Electric, Clarkston, Washington
Zions Bank More >
Posted on June 4, 2013 by TD&H Engineering
The Bozeman office moved to its new location at 234 E. Babcock. Come see us and say hello! More >
Posted on February 11, 2013 by TD&H Engineering
TD&H Engineering has opened a satellite office in Shelby, MT. Office manager and civil engineer Mike O’Brien says, “Shelby was the ideal place for the company to setup the satellite office due to its location. It is in the transportation crossroads for north central Montana.”
The office is located in the USDA building located at 1125 Oilfield Ave. Stop in or give us a call at 406-424-8280 to find out more about how we can help with your next engineering project. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 pm. More >
Posted on July 12, 2012 by TD&H Engineering
TD&H Engineering and Progressive Engineering Group have merged! We will now be providing expanded services and years of experience under one roof starting July 1st.
This August we will be moving our combined Lewiston engineering staff to the new downtown TD&H office. We will be located next door to Northwest Media, a media division of TD&H Engineering.
Together we offer a staff of more than 20 professionals in a convenient location to serve you better! More >
Posted on June 28, 2012 by TD&H Engineering
We’ve launched a new website to help you find the information and people you’re looking for. And, we hope to better connect with you and keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in our world. More >
Posted on June 12, 2012 by TD&H Engineering
Construction begins on the Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency $2.5 million downtown streetscape project with a groundbreaking ceremony. More >