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Posted 11/6/2012

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By Sean McBride
Charleston District


Civil Works

Charleston Harbor

  • Awarded maintenance dredging contract of the Charleston Harbor Upper Reach in August to Southern Dredging Company for $4,466,110.00. This was a total small business set-aside
  • Dredged 1.3 million cubic yards in the entrance channel at a cost of $3.1 million with the Manson Construction crew aboard the dredge “Glenn Edwards”
  • Maintenance dredging of 1.1 million cubic yards of lower Charleston Harbor for $6,890,000 to Weeks Marine
  • Awarded contract for improvements to the Clouter Creek Disposal Area in August for $576,550 to Corey Enterprise
  • Held annual Cooper River Users Group meeting on in August to keep the maritime community and users of the Clouter Creek Disposal Area informed of the District’s actions in operating and maintaining the CCDA

Charleston Harbor Post 45 Feasibility Study

  • Media Coverage
  • Speaking opportunities
    • Coastal Engineering Research Board 
    • South Carolina International Trade Conference
    • Mount Pleasant Rotary Club- the audience of approximately 75 Rotarians was very well informed
    • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Charleston
    • Propeller Club of Charleston- a group representing South Carolina’s maritime shipping interests
  • Re-scoped Post 45 Feasibility Study to create a new schedule and budget for the study
  • The FY13 President’s Budget included $3.5 million for the Post 45 Feasibility study. The release of this information resulted in favorable media attention and reiterated the importance of Charleston Harbor to the state and the nation
  • Received approval memo for the “3x3x3” exemption request from USACE HQ in August. The Post 45 team has been aggressively executing the re-scoped study plan
  • In October 2012, the Post 45 project was announced as part of the President's “We Can't Wait” initiative which featured several navigation projects that are now a priority to the President’s administration
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources began field work for the Biological and Sediment Composition Sampling activities. These tests collect samples of material from the harbor in order to identify communities of bottom-surface-dwelling organisms, determine bottom-surface sediment composition, and evaluate bottom water quality characteristics
  • Environmental Sediment Sampling and Testing awarded to ANAMAR for $1.1M in August ANAMAR has begun sampling sub-surface sediment within the harbor and will test the samples to help determine where and how the sediment can best be disposed
  • Issued work orders for cultural and historic resource surveys and sub-bottom profiling and of the entrance channel to Coastal Carolina University in August
    • The study is designed to identify any historic artifacts that might be in areas that would be deepened
  • Hosted a booth exhibit at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in February. Exhibit allowed for a large group of the public interested in the environment to learn about the ways the District will look at environmental tests during the study
  • Hosted a table top simulation with the Charleston Harbor Pilots Association in order to streamline the process by having the pilots eliminate certain alternatives that they knew would not be feasible. This resulted in media coverage from two TV stations and two print publications
  • In October 2011, hosted a meeting with 37 representatives of state and federal agencies to outline the Post 45 process. These discussions gathered data on the concerns of other agencies to address during testing. These discussions also discussed proposed models for the new channel

Edisto Island

  • Transitioning to new SMART planning process that not only makes the study compliant with the planning modernization guidance, but will also streamline the feasibility study and ensure its timely completion

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

  • Installed Oyster Castle demonstration project as a means of erosion control. The project consisted of a 70’ long by 6’ wide wall of concrete blocks that are meant the help control erosion as well as encourage oyster habitation
  • Erosion control contract awarded in August in the amount of $240,485.00 to Ashbridge to construct 300 linear feet of an erosion control structure at a disposal area in McClellanville, SC
  • Speaker at the Long Bay Power Squadron (LBPS) in Myrtle Beach about the history and current status of the AIWW

Georgetown Harbor

  • Performed three condition surveys of the harbor throughout the year

Cooper River Rediversion Project

  • In September, awarded a $1.7M contract for critical fish lift repairs at St. Stephen. This contract will repair critical components of the lift, including the hydraulic system, gate repairs, valve replacements, and other items. Dewatered the fish lift for the first time since 1985 to determine what work was necessary. All work must be completed by February 1, 2013, the start of the 2013 fish lift season. Since the fish lift opened in 1987, we have passed more than nine million herring, six million shad and thousands of other species of fish
  • Inverter upgrade at St. Stephens Power Plant awarded to Philtek Power in the amount of $35,087.
  • The Southeast Electric Reliability Corporation (SERC) conducted a compliance audit at St. Stephen in June which revealed no possible violations and no areas of concern
  • Attended the 2012 National Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, held in Amherst, MA. The meeting provided an exceptional opportunity for several Charleston District employees to learn about the latest in passage technology with state, federal, and industry counterparts
  • Issued a contract for $250k for one base year and 4 one-year options for herbicide services at St. Stephens Power Plant
  • Conducted several partnering sessions with representatives from Santee Cooper and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to promote a good working relationship and share practices
  • Hosted the monthly Charleston Federal Executives Association meeting in April at the St. Stephen fish lift showcasing one of our most unique projects to the other federal agencies in Charleston

Lake Marion Regional Water Project

  • A contract was awarded on in September to Ruby-Collins, Inc. of Smyrna, GA, in the amount of $4,796,500.00 for a project that will consist of furnishing, installing and placing into successful operation approximately 40,000 linear feet of water transmission mains in the vicinity of Holly Hill, SC. This contract is the result of a true team effort between the PDT at SAC, Real Estate support at SAS, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Santee Cooper who will own, operate, and maintain the project as a component of the Lake Marion Regional Water System. This project is part of larger $140M rural infrastructure development plan for the rural midlands of SC comprised of Calhoun, Orangeburg, Dorchester, Sumter, Clarendon and Berkeley Counties.  
  • Contract for the Goodby’s Creek Wastewater Transmission System at Lake Marion was awarded in August, 21 days ahead of locked in milestone date, to Babcock Construction Company of Pheba, MS in the amount of $4,803,184.34

  • Held a ribbon cutting ceremony in May for the $2.6 million Matthews Industrial Park water tower that will bring clean drinking water to Orangeburg County and the municipalities of Bowman and Santee

Fairfield County PAS

  • The Charleston District presented the Corps’ proposal for water supply concept study to Fairfield County Council and Winnsboro Town Council in May. An agreement was executed in July. The project will analyze the engineering, environmental and economic feasibility of establishing a county-wide water supply system, as well as options for augmenting the water supply for the Town of Winnsboro

Columbia PAS

  • The Columbia City Council recently adopted the proposed ordinances to improve water quality that resulted from the Charleston District’s Planning Assistance to States study with a broad array of stakeholders and the City of Columbia

Inspection of Completed Works

  • Inspection of Completed Works program consisted of the inspection of 24 completed federal projects around the state of South Carolina. These include small flood control projects, shore protection projects, stream bank erosion control projects, and environmental and ecosystem restoration projects from the midlands to the coast

Maritime Projects

  • SAC Survey Section team members and software vendor QPS, performed a multi-beam and topographic Lidar DEMONSTRATION for the College of Charleston (CofC) Coastal Mapping and Visualization class on in March. The survey vessel Evans was used as the scientific platform to bring aboard experts in the field of hydrography and geology to discuss new advances in survey systems and Charleston Harbor geology. The CofC students learned about the Charleston District’s role in harbor maintenance and the tools used to support our projects

Engineering and Construction

Marine Forces Reserves

  • Exercised the fourth option year for MARFORRES preventive maintenance contract for the West Region to Linc Government Services in the amount of $560,545.  Re-procurement for this region will begin 1st quarter FY13
  • Exercised the second option year for MARFORRES West Region preventive maintenance contract to Enviromedial Services in the amount of $660,340
  • Exercised the fourth option year for MARFORRES preventative maintenance contract for the Southeast Region to German Torpedo Society in the amount of $635K. Reprocurement for this region will begin first quarter of FY13
  • Awarded contract of $456,434 to Gulf Coast Architectural Group for MARFORRES HQ North Fusion Center
  • In February, signed a Program Management Plan for MARFORRES support. The PgMP formalizes the support that the Charleston District has been providing to MARFORRES for several years. The District will continue to support sustainment, restoration and maintenance, and environmental requirements for this important customer and develop new acquisition tools to improve the support in the future

Defense Logistic Agency- Distribution

  • Roof and Mechanical System Replacement for Bldg. 2001 for the Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, PA. The award was made to Boro Developers, Inc in the amount of $52,571,863. This was the largest non-Civil Works contract awarded in the history of the Charleston District
  • Regional Fire Protection (East) multiple award task order contract with capacity not to exceed $49 million or 5 years; first seed project awarded for Various Fire Protection Systems Repairs for DLA-Distribution at Warner Robins, Air Force Base  in the amount of $14,884,480 to Wolverine Fire Protection
  • Design of roof system replacement for Building 1160 awarded in August in the amount of $608,491 to Cromwell Architects Engineers, Inc. of Little Rock, AR. The facility is located at the Defense Distribution Depot Hill, Utah (DDHU) on Hill Air Force Base
  • $241,550 contract awarded to AMEC in support of DDWG Fire Protection Systems Repairs contract
  • $508,217 contract awarded to Bering Straits for fan installation at Defense Distribution Depot – Red River, TX
  • Repair and replace fire suppression systems in various open warehousing for Defense Logistics DDC Distribution, Robins AFB, GA was awarded in May in the amount of $3,168,600 to Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC of Washington, DC
  • Awarded architectural and engineering task order to AMEC in the amount of $5,200,081 for DLA-Distribution in March. This task order award is to validate and design various facility and pavement repairs at 9 DLA DDC installations. These design/validation reports will support nine end of year SRM construction repair contracts

Veteran’s Administration

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health Research Facility project in Charleston, SC has been awarded to Leebcor Services, LLC, from Williamsburg VA. The award amount is $8,218,122 for a critical mission of the VA
  •  The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Veteran’s Enrichment Center grand opening and ribbon cutting was held in December in Charleston, SC. The project cost was $4.9M. The single-story, 6,800 sq. ft. facility provides capability to expand the building to five stories. The Center will be used to provide comprehensive mental health inpatient and outpatient care for veterans of all eras and supports the homeless veterans program

 Department of Energy

  • In May, the District executed a new Interagency Agreement (IA) between our District and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at Savannah River Site. This new IA will allow the Charleston District to switch support from the cancelled Pit Disassembly and Conversion project to support the Fissile Materials Disposition Program as well as provide contracting/acquisition management support to the NNSA Contracting Office.  Our support at the NNSA Program Level will allow our small team to support the $5 billion Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) and the Waste Solidification Building

Department of State

  • The District substantially completed an $11 million building renovation of a 40,000 sq. ft. former bowling alley at the Federal Complex in Charleston, SC. The building will be utilized for office space for human resources and resource management headquarters. completion and ribbon cutting took place in October 2012

Shaw AFB

  • Prescribed fire burning support at Shaw AFB.  Awarded to Engineering & Environmental in the amount of $271K.

National Aeronautic and Space Administration

  • Awarded a task order to NASA to provide an architectural and engineering contract for a detailed water resources study for $254,000

Formerly Used Defense Sites

  • Achieved ten phase completions on active FUDS projects in South Carolina with Regulatory Division concurrence and public support

Joint Base Charleston

  • In June, Charleston District awarded our first ever Job Order Contract for work at Joint Base Charleston (JBC) and our Cooper River Rediversion Project. This $15 million contract will allow Charleston District to provide quality support to our local sister Department of Defense Agency. Northcon, Inc. is the awardee and has done great work in the local area for other federal agencies. We look forward to providing great support to JBC through this contract partnership
  • Awarded approximately $14.3 million worth of job order contract (JOC) task orders, architectural and engineering task orders, and 8(A) contracts for various construction projects to support Joint Base Charleston and its mission partners

  • Nine task orders were awarded supporting multiple different federal agencies (SPAWAR, ASLAC, SDDC, NPTU, and others) representing nearly $4 million in awards this year

  • Retro Commissioning awarded in August to CEMS Engineering in the amount of $1.4M

  • Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit temporary facilities contract awarded in August to Freeland Construction for $904,456

  • Joint Base Charleston requested Charleston District's support to manage and execute the Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Program for the Naval Weapon Station portion of Joint Base Charleston. The program includes support to Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston (ASLAC), Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit (NNPTU) and Naval Hospital Clinic Charleston (NHCC)

Fort Jackson

  • Construction completed on: $30 million Quad Dining Facility, completed in July, feeds 5,200 Soldiers in 90 minutes three times per day and is the largest in the Army; Basic Training Complex 3 Phase 1 ($41.2M); Starship 4420 ($26.8M); Consolidated Drill Sergeant School Barracks, a $23.8 million complex that includes a training building, dining facility, running track and barracks to accommodate 372 Soldiers; Building 12000 Starship, a $36 million project completed in October; Basic Training Complex III, a $41M complex consisting of a battalion headquarters and three company barracks buildings
  • Construction underway on: Fort Jackson NCO Club awarded in July to Atlantic Marine Construction in the amount of $4.2 million
  • Construction awarded on: Repair of Trainee Barracks Building 1892 awarded in the amount of $14,614,709 to Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors; Starship 5422 Renovation was awarded in September in the amount of $28,333,000 to Carothers Construction Inc.; Repair to Building 4350 was awarded in September in the amount of $1,831,888 to Osborne Co.; Fort Jackson HVAC Reset (in support of 81st RSC) awarded in September in the amount of $1,112,430 to Ikhana, LLC; Advanced Individual Training Phase 1 Battalion HQ awarded in July for $2,731,143 to Lifecycle and includes one battalion HQ, four barracks buildings, a dining facility and a running track; Modified Record Firing Range in June for $4.4 million, the 2nd MRFR that SAC will deliver to Fort Jackson; seismic study in Building 1892 for $98k to Davis and Floyd; Advanced Individual Training Complex 1 was awarded to Clark Construction Group in the amount of $44,267,000 in March;
  • Received a verbal notification from Clark Construction that the Green Building Council has approved LEED "Silver" for CDSS Barracks. This is our first attempt at actual certification through the Green Building Council

81st Regional Command

  • SAC awarded the first significant task order in support of the 81st RSC to Lindberg Associates in March in the amount of $460k. This task order includes two major tasks. First, develop a performance work statement for municipal services, preventative maintenance, and emergent repairs for two regions. Second, conduct a facility assessment to identify all inventory/equipment in more than 37 sites
  • Vicksburg HVAC Reset was awarded in September in the amount of $2,911,474 to Lunacon Engineering Group
  • As part of a Pilot Test for Region A (mainly Louisiana and Mississippi), a Base Operating Services contract in the amount of $114,134 to Rowe Contracting Services, Inc. and a Preventative Maintenance contract in the amount of $626,700 to Enviromedial Services, Inc.
  • Region A Preventative Maintenance and Repair contract for $626,700 to Enviromedial Services, Inc. and Base Operating Service contract for $114,134 to Rowe Contracting Services, Inc

National Park Service

  • Dredging at Fort Moultrie, awarded in August in the amount of $142,950.00 to COM-MAR.
  • Fort Sumter Renewable Energy Project: This project will install solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells at the historic Fort Sumter, originally built by USACE
  •  Dredged the federal channel from National Park Service dock at Fort Sumter to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Cove Creek. Awarded to Marcol Dredging for $143,000

Regulatory

  • Issued 467 general permits with 93.6% issued in less than 60 days
  • Issued 106 individual permits
  • Completed 1213 jurisdictional determinations
  • Conducted 927 compliance inspections
  • Resolved 270 non compliance/enforcement cases.
  • The jurisdictional determination for the Haile Gold Mine project was finalized in October 2012. The project is proposing to construct an expanded gold mine over a previous gold mining site. The project proposes to fill a large amount of wetlands and has much public interest at stake. The 4,552.25 acre tract contains 100,279.22 linear feet of streams, 373.71 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 6.44 acres of non-jurisdictional wetlands. In January, Charleston District regulatory personnel held a question and answer session in Kershaw, SC at a site near the project. Approximately 350 members of the public attended to ask questions and all left with much more knowledge of the specifics of the project. The Charleston District will continue working with the applicant to refine the model with the goal of reducing the current uncertainties in results 
  • Hosted a public scoping meeting in October 2011 in Kershaw, SC near the proposed project site for Haile Gold Mine. A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was submitted to the Federal Register for publication in September 2011 and a project website was launched (http://www.HaileGoldMineEIS.com). Prior to the formal portion of the meeting, a 2-hour informal informational workshop was held to assist the public in understanding the process. The meeting was attended by more than 200 members of the public who voiced both support for the project and concerns for the environmental impacts to surrounding wetlands and waters of the United States
  • Guest on the Clemson University radio program “Your Day” with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Bob Perry answering call-in questions from a state-wide audience on our regulatory mission
  • The North Myrtle Beach Main Street and North Myrtle Beach 18th Ave. North outfall projects were placed on public notice in August. In August, the Myrtle Beach 4th Ave. outfall project received a Department of the Army permit. The projects are a continued effort by the cities along the Grand Strand (N. Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach) to construct ocean outfalls through the surf zone that will take storm water far offshore, reduce the number of pipes laying on the public beach, and reduce the number of beach closings due to elevated levels of bacteria after storm events
  • Issued the Managed Tidal Impoundment general permit which authorizes routine and normal maintenance and repair activities within currently functioning tidal impoundment fields. This allows local residents who have filed the proper forms to perform maintenance and repair activities in designated areas without needing a specific permit for each project
  • Regulatory personnel participated in an Environmental Impact Statement technical writing session with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and their consultant for the Lee Nuclear Station project for Duke Energy. The Corps is a cooperating agency on the EIS and we are actively reviewing and co-authoring the language in the EIS to ensure that it meets the Corps' needs to comply with our requirements
  • In June, a regulatory division project manager received recognition from the Cooper River Partners for work in processing an individual permit within less than 120 days for Nexans – a French high-voltage underground cable manufacturing company who will build an $85 million factory and will bring 200 jobs to Berkeley County, SC
  • Issued a nationwide permit #3 verification letter for maintenance activity in April to the South Carolina State Ports for proposed renovations to Building No. 322 of the Union Pier wharf structure
  • Regulatory division staff taught a wetland delineation course for 17 project managers from South Carolina Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Concern- Bureau of Water
  • The District received a signed Resolution Agreement from the South Carolina Department of Transportation in May in response to the 43.79 acres of unauthorized impacts that occurred from the completed portion of the Carolina Bays Parkway.  Once we receive the complete application, the Corps will issue a public notice for the remaining work and begin processing the application
  • Charleston District was well represented at the Charleston Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Industry Day to more than 300 attendees
  • Signed the Record of Decision and permit documents authorizing South Carolina Electric & Gas, with partner Santee Cooper, to place fill material in waters of the U.S. to construct two new nuclear power reactors at the existing V.C. Summer Nuclear Station
  • Hosted two booth exhibits at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in February. Environmental enthusiasts from all around the Charleston Area attended and learned more about the Charleston District’s regulatory program
  • Presented at the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors Annual Conference in February
  • Finalized a 400 acre Jurisdictional Determination (JD) for Continental Tire in October 2011. The JD consisted of two small wetlands located on the perimeter of the property. Based on site plans, no permit will be required to construct the facility which will employ approximately 1,500 people in the surrounding area

Emergency Management

  • Six District personnel deployed to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency Operations
  • Conducted a Hurricane Recovery Table Top Exercise
  • Participated in South Carolina Army National Guard Central Conglomerate Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill. The drill was designed to test key functions during a hurricane scenario. The mission sets include manning traffic control points, providing security assistance, vehicle recovery, lane reversal assistance and re-entry operations. The ROC drill also included participants from South Carolina Emergency Management Division, Security and Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina Department of Transportation, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and local county emergency management personnel 
  • Participated, in conjunction with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, in a full-scale exercise category 4 hurricane with landfall in Charleston to test our emergency procedures and be prepared if a hurricane were to strike locally
  • Attended the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s 2nd annual Day of Recovery Workshop to train on post-hurricane response
  • Completed the final year of the Nation Ice Mission, in which the District stood ready to send three million pounds of ice within 24 hours of a disaster

Other Building Strong Actions

  • Charleston District hired 27 new people, four employees retired and five left for other career opportunities. Hired seven new students for the summer student temporary employment program and hosted two Army cadets for a summer internship
  • Completed 658 contracting actions, which is a new record high and more than 200 above last year’s previous record. $320 million in contract awards is more than twice as much as FY11
  • Migrated to new Defense Media Activity website platform giving the Charleston District website a completely new look and feel. The new website is more user-friendly and has been scrubbed of outdated information. The migration was completed in 15 days, which was a record among other USACE districts (http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/)
  • Launched a Charleston District Facebook page in May in order to reach out to a new audience that was previously untapped in order to spread the word of Charleston District missions. The page currently has more than 100 “likes” from private individuals in addition to more than 50 ‘likes” from organizations and agencies (https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonCorps)
  • Twitter followers grew to more than 1,160, which is an increase of more than 64% from last year (http://twitter.com/CharlestonCorps)
  • District military leadership participated in Trident United Way’s “Day of Caring” in September. Projects included cleaning up the marsh of trash and debris and setting up computers. All in all, more than 300 projects were completed by 8,500 volunteers
  • Participated in the “Feds Feed Families” food drive, collecting exactly 500 lbs. of food for the Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Received the Combined Federal Campaign's (CFC) Silver Achievement Award for achieving a five to nine percent increase in our 2011 campaign results. The District donated $34,107 to local, national and international charities, which was more than $9,000 above our goal
  • Collected 119 toys in support of the Toys for Tots program. Presented the toys to WCBD News Channel 2 in a live 30 second TV spot
  • Met with Gov. Nikki Haley to brief her on the District’s missions and how they support the state of South Carolina
  • Visited the South Carolina Congressional Delegation in December and March to brief them on the status of District projects throughout the state
  • The South Carolina charter of Silver Jackets has now been signed by all parties and is official. The Silver Jackets is a group made up of members of the various state and federal agencies who coordinate with and between each other to develop comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood and coastal risk management in the state of South Carolina. It includes members from the Charleston District, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, United States Geological Survey, South Carolina Department of Transportation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and National Weather Service
  • Provided HURREVAC (Hurricane Evacuation) software training to more than 500 state and local emergency managers. HURREVAC is a decision support tool that helps emergency managers decide when to declare an evacuation when a hurricane is nearing the affected area
  • Two employees were selected as the “Senior Journeyman” and “Journeyman of the Year.” These Army-wide awards recognize those who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the ideals of the CP-18 Program, a career path for engineers and scientists
  • In June, the Charleston District's Commander's secretary was installed as a member of the Charleston Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). District Commander subsequently was selected as the 2012 Executive of the Year in Charleston Chapter IAAP
  • District employee was named first runner-up in the “scientific/professional” category in the Charleston Area Federal Employee of the Year awards hosted by the Federal Executives Association
  • District Commander received the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee in April. The award was presented for the District’s efforts in support of personnel in the reserves who are deployed and as an employer who has demonstrated a high-degree of care and support for both those deployed and their families
  • Briefed Army Cadets at The Citadel in March during the branch orientation event. Briefing focused on the opportunities and experiences they would have as engineer officers. Also briefed the upperclassmen in the ROTC program at South Carolina State University
  • Hosted 40 students in honor of National Engineers Week from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science to promote the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program
  • In February, the Society of American Military Engineers- Charleston Post sponsored the 2012 Small Business Workshop along with the Charleston District. There were a total of 311 attendees at the conference who were able to increase their understanding of small business and the government’s procurement process
  • An employee’s paper, “AIS History and Improvements in Waterway Management,” was selected for presentation at the August 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers “Ports 2013” conference in Seattle, WA
  • One employee graduated from Leadership Charleston; a 10-month program for professionals offering an intensive and up-close look at various issues impacting our region

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