News for 2009

May 28, 2009 | Personnel

Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc is pleased to announce that Environmental Scientist, Jason Houck, PWS, is an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent. This designation is the result of a permit issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) after review of Mr. Houck's demonstrated experience and training.

Mr. Houck is authorized to provide Inwood's clients with the surveying, excavation, trapping, marking, transporting, and relocating of gopher tortoises. As a result of the new gopher tortoise permitting guidelines FWC implemented in April 2009, Mr. Houck took the steps necessary to continue providing these services to clients.

May 14, 2009 | Events

&In support of the vision impaired community in Central Florida, Inwood Consulting Engineers participated in Lighthouse Central Florida's (LCF) 22nd annual Sight and Sole Walk. The team of employees, family, and friends were among over 325 walkers who attended the event on Saturday, May 9 at Universal Studios Orlando. Inwood placed first in the Corporate Team category contributing to the grand total of nearly $42,000 raised at the event. This is Inwood's eighth year to participate in the walk.

Kristen Ganoff, Engineer Intern at Inwood, explained, "I walked for LCF because it is important to support our local community in need. I enjoyed raising money and awareness for such a worthy cause."

May 6, 2009 | Projects

Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 to study the widening of United States Highway (U.S.) 441, also known as Orange Blossom Trail (O.B.T.), in Osceola County, Florida. The project begins at U.S. 192 (Vine Street) and extends northward to Country Road (south of Osceola Parkway), a distance of approximately two miles. The PD&E Study process will involve the development of roadway improvement alternatives, a comparative evaluation of the social and environmental effects, and the overall costs of each alternative. It is anticipated that the existing five-lane roadway will need to be widened to a six-lane divided urban roadway.

February 5, 2009 | Events

As part of the firm's community involvement efforts, Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. hosted a blood drive on Tuesday, February 3 to benefit Florida's Blood Centers (FBC). The "Little Red Bus" collected blood donations from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Inwood's parking lot. According to FBC, Inwood employees donated enough blood to save 30 lives.

"I participated in the blood drive because it makes a difference in our community. The company blood drive made it convenient and easy to make a donation. I am happy to do every bit I can do to improve the quality of life for others," stated Mark Hales, Associate Principal of Inwood.

January 14, 2009 | Personnel

Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc is pleased to announce that David Graeber, PE and Mark Hales, PE have been appointed Associate Principals of the firm.

David Graeber, PE, provides engineering and planning services on a variety of transportation projects throughout the state. Mr. Graeber's key area of expertise is with Project Development and Environment (PD&E) and Corridor Studies. He also has extensive experience with trail planning and design, ETDM, State and Federal Policy Development and Program Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a Masters of Public Administration from Minnesota State University.