Developing sustainable and resilient communities through optimizing water resources
Around the world, we are facing a looming water crisis, pushing developers, builders, and engineers to develop innovative means of addressing water shortages. Now is the time to apply water recycling approaches to address complex water challenges. The convergence of technological advancements, data availability and utilization, and public prioritization of water infrastructure is happening at a time when we need it most. As both water risks and the demand for solutions escalate, emerging tools are becoming simultaneously more powerful and affordable.
Controlling sewer systems in real time to improve water quality in urban areas
Martin Pleau holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University with a specialization in process control. During his 25 years with Tetra Tech, he pioneered the development of Csoft®, a model-based control software designed to improve the management of urban drainage systems and protect human health and the environment. This innovative software is now used to manage water systems in several large cities in North America and Europe.
Achieving top 10 rankings for sustainable building engineering design and consulting services
Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group debuted this year in the top 10 in two major Architecture/Engineering/Construction reports on leading firms within the industry.
Our group placed 5th in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s annual MEP Giants report, which ranks the nation’s top mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms; and 6th in Building Design + Construction’s annual Engineering Giants report, which similarly ranks architecture and building engineering firms. Both reports are based on 2018 revenue.
Using electrical engineering expertise to address environmental and energy issues
Tetra Tech’s Philip Martinello is an electrical engineer and specializes in dams and hydroelectrical projects. Philip also enjoys working on electrical engineering for other renewable energy projects, including wind and solar projects and industrial protection studies. He joined Tetra Tech in 2018 after earning his degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in electrical energy from the University of Sherbrooke. We talked with Philip as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.
Recognizing our innovative use of GIS technology in support of the Hurricane Irma emergency response
Esri, a global market leader in GIS software, recognized Tetra Tech with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2019 Esri User Conference held on July 10th in San Diego, California. Tetra Tech received this honor for its vision, leadership, and innovative use of Esri’s GIS technology in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Hurricane Irma disaster. Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, personally selected recipients and presided over the ceremony.
Understanding the importance of mentors and teamwork to create successful engineers
Shannon Brattebo has worked at Tetra Tech since 1999 as an environmental engineer specializing in lake and reservoir restoration and management, water quality monitoring, modeling, and assessment. Shannon holds a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Seattle University and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Among many accomplishments, Shannon and her team were nominated for the Best Paper of the Year Award by the Lake and Reservoir Management journal for the Lake Ketchum Restoration project in Western Washington.
Addressing new and emerging issues and solutions in engineering
As a water resources engineer, Raina Dwivedi specializes in integrated water resources management and watershed planning. Raina has a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. We spoke with Raina as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomeninSTEM on social media for more stories.
Continuing our dedicated service and commitment to SAME
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Hampton Roads Post recognized Tetra Tech with the J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award. The award recognizes a large business that has provided broad-based support and leadership in advancing SAME Hampton Roads’ programs. Tetra Tech received the award during the Post’s luncheon in June 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Forging a path in engineering by being authentic and true to yourself
Hannah George is a project manager who specializes in information and communications technology (ICT) and security. She joined Tetra Tech in 2012 and applies her 17 years of experience to high performance buildings for health, education, office, and retail. Hannah earned a Bachelors of Engineering with honors in Automation and Control from Massey University and a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in Finance from Massey University.