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September 4, 2018

Horner & Shifrin Presents at Multiple Conferences

H&S recently presented at the ASCE Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and the 2018 Illinois Collection Systems Conference.

Horner & Shifrin’s Associate Vice President, Steve Randolph, recently visited Minneapolis Minnesota to present at the ASCE Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) “World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018” on June 3rd through the 7th.

The presentation titled “Wesley Winans Horner – One of the ‘Three Wise Men’”, was part of the session “Famous Water Resources and Civil Engineers”. Before Horner & Shifrin was founded, Wesley Horner was Chief Engineer of Sewers and Paving for the City of St. Louis. At this time, he was involved in the extensive design of the River Des Peres Drainage Project. This project was constructed in 9 phases between 1924 and 1933, and was the largest public works sewer project in the country.

“It was a pleasure to share the accomplishments of one of our founders, W.W. Horner, with the attendees of the EWRI Congress. Oftentimes, we engineers take for granted the social and historical impacts of our profession and I’m grateful that that EWRI recognizes their importance and includes an historical track at their event,” said Steve.

Along with presenting on Mr. Horner, Steve accepted an award from EWRI’s national committee on behalf of the Chicago Chapter of EWRI. Horner & Shifrin received the “Outstanding Large Chapter” award.

As well as presenting in Minnesota, Horner & Shifrin’s Senior Project Manager, Ed Sewing, presented at the 2018 Illinois Collection Systems Conference on June 13th in Naperville, Illinois.

This presentation focused on “The First Major Pilot Tube Microtunneling Project in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area”, which was designing the Black Creek project at the St. Louis Galleria Mall. Design of this project was to separate the sanitary flow from an existing combined sewer and eliminate an interceptor manhole and combined sewer overflow into Black Creek.

“Conventional open trench construction of sanitary sewer lines is often undesirable due to tight space constraints of active urban cores.  Pilot Tube Microtunneling (PTMT) provides municipalities with the ability to cost-effectively install sewers on tightly control line and grade while reducing traffic and surface disruption.” Ed noted.

In order to minimize disruption to the Saint Louis Galleria, University Club Tower, Brentwood Boulevard and Clayton Road, Horner & Shifrin arranged meetings and provided information to the effected property owners and governmental agencies to receive their approval to install the sanitary sewer using Pilot-Tube Microtunneling (PTMT).

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