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W&A believes in giving back to the communities we call home. Whether through sponsoring charitable organizations or providing in-kind engineering and design services, we help visions become reality.

A GeoMax and W&A Engineering Success Story The conflicts between humanity and nature living with each other seem to be accumulating. W&A Engineering managed a project where both humans and nature got their space: the revision of a pond right next to the construction of an outdoor amphitheater. The technicians used the GeoMax Zoom90 robotic … Continued

Scott Poag, W&A’s Director of Business Development since 2017, has been involved in economic development in the southeast for almost 10 years. During that time he has announced over $1,600,000,000 in new capital investments and over 6,800 net new jobs in the communities he has served. He was named as a 40 Under 40 Rising … Continued

The Effects of Erosion Erosion is predominantly influenced by climate, topography, soils, and the surrounding vegetative cover. Sediment carries nutrients and pollutants that degrade water resources and harm aquatic wildlife, therefore proper planning of construction site activities can immensely reduce the impact of land disturbance activities on nearby resources which can lessen the need for … Continued

W&A Engineering is dedicated to providing relevant news updates and resourceful information on a regular basis to the clients and communities that we serve. As we wrap-up the first quarter of 2019 and embrace spring’s arrival, W&A would like to share the latest news and highlights to help you stay connected and informed of industry … Continued

Austin Hewatt, a Survey Manager with W&A, is the father of two, and, as with most parents, Austin thinks a lot about how to make the world a better place for them. In December of 2018, W&A Engineering kicked off a program giving employees the opportunity to present a charity they care about for support … Continued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   W&A Engineering Announces 2019 Charities of Choice: Boys & Girls Club of Athens and Rebuilding Together Nashville   Athens, Georgia – In honor of the firm’s 20th anniversary and the launch of a new corporate citizenship initiative, W&A Engineering has named the Boys & Girls Club of Athens as its 2019 … Continued

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Engineers to the Rescue!   CLINT CAMP, W&A’s Director of Nashville Operations, is a roll-up-your-sleeves kinda guy, and his favorite way to give back to the community is to use his professional skills in a volunteer capacity. In 2013, Clint was on the ground floor of an … Continued

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY See how my garden grows.   SCOTT HAINES, W&A’s Director of Landscape Architecture, has turned a personal dream into a reality. This past January he pitched the idea of starting a communal garden to Oconee Presbyterian, his family’s church, and was overwhelmed by the positive response.In June … Continued

W&A Engineering Expands Services to Nashville, Tennessee   New Director of Operations Clint Camp to Lead Nashville Office   W&A Engineering, a multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia, is excited to announce the expansion of services to Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding communities. The Nashville office, led by native Clint Camp, will offer civil … Continued

W&A Engineering, a national civil engineering firm based in Athens, GA, has donated $50,000 in support services for the Northeast Georgia tri-county rail-trail project, the Firefly Trail. This donation will be shared equally between Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe and Greene Counties and will include the advising, planning, surveying, and technical design services of W&A Engineering. Once complete, … Continued

W&A Engineering has proudly partnered with Landmark Properties to develop high quality student housing communities across the nation. This fall the developer announced $2 billion worth of student housing project starts and deliveries with another 12 projects expected to break ground in 2018. Projects Delivered This Fall Stonefire at Berkeley near the University of California, … Continued

W&A Engineering is proud to feature Presbyterian Village this month as our featured project. Presbyterian Village is a proposed Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) to be located at 8021 Macon Highway in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1949, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, Inc. has been serving senior adults for over 65 years through the development and … Continued

Last week, GEDA, hosted their 2017 Spring Workshop at Legacy Lodge on Lake Lanier Island. We joined Economic Developers from all over Georgia for great panel discussions, awards ceremonies, dinners, and more. Reverse Mentoring Panel W&A Engineering Business Development Director, Scott Poag, participated in a panel discussing reverse mentoring. He made a fascinating presentation about … Continued

W&A Engineering is committed to helping your community win projects and create an environment for economic growth and prosperity. Since we began the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP), W&A has been focused on positioning your community to respond when a new industry or business knocks on your door. We believe in that mission and strive … Continued

W&A Engineering and Donald W. Hansford Law Office hosted our 18th Annual BBQ on May 12th. Over 600 community members gathered at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville, GA to enjoy an afternoon of great food and even better company! Employees and their families prepared and served countless pounds of pork along with corn, coleslaw, and … Continued

W&A Engineering, an Athens based engineering firm, announced that Scott Poag, CEcD will be joining their team to spearhead their business development efforts. The Making of a Great Team Since 2013, Scott served as the Project Manager with the Augusta Economic Development Authority and previously worked in the field in North Carolina. Scott has announced … Continued

McNeill Hotel Company held official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Homewood Suites by Hilton in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday February 22nd. Along with the McNeil Hotel Company, W&A Engineering is looking forward to entering the development phase of this property. We joined McNeill in February 2016 to begin the planning process, creating the initial site … Continued

Landmark Properties’ cottage community, The Retreat at Blacksburg, received a prestigious recognition from the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The Retreat received the award of “Green Partner of Excellence as a Builder/Developer” by voluntarily choosing to build better buildings and embrace third-party certification, proving their commitment to sustainable homes. Landmark Properties is a vertically integrated … Continued

Jon Williams, President and CEO of W&A Engineering, volunteered to give a STEM presentation at Rocky Branch Elementary in Oconee County. STEM is a new curriculum that involves teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a hands on way that allows students to apply their learning to real life scenarios and encourages higher level thinking. … Continued