July Newsletter – Celebrating an Award-Winning Summer

July 12, 2023

BETA Projects Honored with ACEC-RI Awards

BETA is thrilled to announce that two of our projects received recognition at this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island (ACEC-RI) Annual Meeting on June 22. The Town of Bristol, Rhode Island’s Tanyard Brook Watershed Study and Design project was honored with the prestigious first place Project of the Year Award and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)’s I-95 over Toll Gate Road and Centerville Road Bridges Superstructure Replacement project in Warwick, RI was awarded third place. Read more here.

BETA Named Employer of the Year – BSCES

The Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) Large Employer of the Year Award recognizes companies employing 50 or more professionals in Massachusetts that foster active participation in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the local BSCES chapter. BETA proudly accepted the 2023 Award at the 174th Annual Awards Dinner on June 29, 2023. As a long-standing supporter of BSCES, BETA fully embraces the Society’s mission to advance engineering knowledge through technical programs, events, and initiatives offered to its 3,200 members across the Commonwealth. Read more here.

BETA’s Anthony Garro Recognized as GIS Hero

BETA is proud to announce that Anthony Garro, Senior Vice President, has been recognized as a GIS Hero by Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping.

With over 30 years of experience, Tony has solidified his position as an industry leader and innovator and has made exceptional contributions to the fields of GIS, asset management, and transportation planning. Read more about this prestigious award and Tony’s contributions to GIS here.

Funding Available for Rhode Island Brownfields Projects

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced the availability of grants to stimulate the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields sites. The objective of the program is to facilitate and accelerate the return of brownfields to productive re-use and strengthen Rhode Island’s economic base. Applications are due by the close of business on August 3, 2023. 

Grants are available for the following project categories:
Site Preparation Grants – Individual grant awards up to $150,000 are available to facilitate the development of a Remedial Action Work Plan for a site that has been identified as a brownfield through initial environmental assessments.  Redevelopment Grants – Individual grant awards up to $350,000 are available to finance actual remediation and redevelopment of a brownfields site where an approved Remedial Action Work Plan is in place. Funds may also be used to for site specific pilot testing and Limited Design Investigations.

“Investing in the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields creates jobs, spurs economic growth, and promotes healthy communities.”- RIDEM Director Terry Gray

If you need assistance preparing an application, contact us today!

Welcome to the Team!

Kyle Dias joins BETA as an engineering designer in our water and wastewater group. Kyle received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, MA. Kyle interned with BETA during his winter break and we are thrilled to have him back full time now that he has graduated. He also worked as an intern for a utility company, assisting the engineers in analyzing and interpreting contractual utility drawings, including water mains, wastewater drainage, gas lines, etc.

Isaac Almy, PE joins BETA as a senior traffic engineer. He received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Maine, Orono and his master’s in civil engineering from Northeastern University. Isaac previously worked as a civil engineer and has experience performing traffic analyses of complex intersections as well as designing sign and pavement marking plans for projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Zachary Pearson joins BETA as a staff engineer in our water and wastewater group. He received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Zachary has experience as a project engineer with a civil engineering firm where he focused on commercial real estate site development and roadway improvement plans.

Do you want to become an employee-owner?

We are currently looking for talented staff across many of our disciplines in offices throughout New England. BETA will challenge you with interesting work and offers the potential for growth and advancement. Browse our current job openings.

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