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HWC Celebrates Groundbreaking in Hammond, Indiana

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HWC recently joined the mayor of Hammond, Thomas McDermott Jr., to break ground on Edison park. The $1.8 million Edison Park Project is the first of many park projects in Hammond.

HWC is working with the city to provide construction document development, bidding assistance and construction administration services associated with the neighborhood park project.

The park will feature a playground with rope climbers, agility course equipment, inclusive play features, a slide and swings. The park will also include porch swings, soccer courts, a skating area, an open recreation field, plaza space, a shade structure, signage, site furnishings, landscaping, and decorative site lighting.

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Take a virtual tour of the park here.

HWC Engineering Awarded Two 2017 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Katie McLear
Phone: 317-981-1292 or 317-694-7034
Email: kmclear@hwcengineering.com

HWC Awarded Two 2017 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2018) – Two HWC Engineering projects were recognized for engineering excellence by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana at an awards luncheon on March 15.

The Zionsville Creekside Corporate Park Project received a Merit Award, and the Franklin King Street Corridor Project received a State Finalist Award.

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements, which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

About the Projects

Zionsville Creekside Corporate Park

Creekside Corporate Park, owned by the Zionsville Redevelopment Commission, is a state-of-the-art project that enhances Zionsville’s quality of place and improves the community’s overall economic well-being.

A conservation office park, Creekside includes corporate headquarters and office buildings built alongside beautiful ravines and woodlands. In fact, 29 percent of the property is preserved as woodlands, waters of the US and wetlands. Creekside includes 66 acres on the north side of 106th Street in Zionsville. Of these 66 acres, 47 acres are developable and 19 acres are maintained for green space and passive recreation. Creekside is the first office park in the Indianapolis region to fully utilize low impact development, and it is the first choice for conscientious corporations that appreciate the natural setting and amenity-rich surroundings.

Click here to view project photographs.

Franklin King Street Corridor

HWC Engineering worked with the city of Franklin, Indiana to complete the Franklin King Street Corridor Project. The King Street corridor, previously SR 44, is the primary gateway from I-65 into the city of Franklin.

Project improvements serve as a gradual gateway into Franklin with an emphasis on enhanced roadway elements, such as curbed and planted medians, reduced lane widths and other traffic calming features. Pedestrian improvements were also added along the north and south sides of King Street to improve connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods, schools and the Franklin Historic Trail System. The resulting project creates a signature gateway statement at I-65 and a new linear park corridor to welcome visitors into the recently revitalized downtown.

Click here to view project photographs.

About HWC Engineering

HWC Engineering is a full service consulting engineering firm that provides water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation, inspection, site engineering, survey, landscape architecture and planning services for both the public and private sectors.

HWC Engineering, headquartered in Indianapolis, has additional offices in Lafayette, Muncie, New Albany and Terre Haute.

For more information about HWC Engineering, visit www.hwcengineering.com or the HWC Engineering Facebook page.

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HWC Engineering Named One of the Best Places to Work in Indiana

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CONTACT: Katie McLear                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHONE: 317-981-1292 or 317-694-7034

EMAIL: kmclear@hwcengineering.com

HWC Engineering Named One of the Best Places to Work in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2018) – HWC Engineering was named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the third consecutive year.

The statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Indiana that benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

Rankings were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Employee feedback provided as part of the application process will be used to further improve HWC.

The final rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Final rankings will also be published in the May-June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice magazine.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkIN.com.

About HWC Engineering

HWC Engineering is a full service consulting engineering firm that provides water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation, inspection, site engineering, survey, landscape architecture and planning services for both the public and private sectors.

Founded in 1989 in Terre Haute, Indiana, HWC has additional offices in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie and New Albany.

For more information about HWC Engineering, visit www.hwcengineering.com or the company Facebook page.

 

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HWC Trails Increase Character & Connectivity in Indiana Communities

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The weather is getting chilly, but there’s still time to get outside and hit the trails before winter (and the snow) comes.

HWC has worked with Indiana communities on a variety of trail projects, from downtown trails to resort trails to riverfront trails. Each trail type includes features that enhance community character and connectivity.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the trail projects HWC has completed.

DOWNTOWN TRAIL HIGHLIGHT
Gateway Trail – Delphi, IN

HWC worked with Delphi, Indiana to complete the Gateway Trail Project. The project included installation of a multi-use trail with period street lighting, handicap-accessible ramps, brick paver accents, site furnishings, wayfinding and landscape areas. The trail created critical connections amongst schools, historic neighborhoods and other points of interest in the community.

PARK TRAIL HIGHLIGHT
Fall Creek Trail Extension – Indianapolis, IN

HWC Engineering designed the Fall Creek Trail Extension Project in Indianapolis. The shared-use path runs from Skiles Test Park to Fort Benjamin Harrison Park. The 10-foot-wide path winds along the scenic Fall Creek corridor and includes portions of trail within the floodway, allowing trail users to experience the flowing creek waters.

 

RESORT TRAIL HIGHLIGHT
Ferguson Trail – French Lick, IN

The Ferguson Trail in French Lick connects the French Lick Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel. The Ferguson Trail follows the scenic back roads between the hotels and overlooks the valley golf course.

 

RAIL TO TRAIL HIGHLIGHT
Muscatatuck Trail – North Vernon, IN

HWC worked with North Vernon, Indiana to complete the Muscatatuck Trail Project. The multi-use asphalt trail connects the Muscatatuck County Park to downtown North Vernon. The trail begins in North Vernon and extends through several neighborhoods along a former railroad right-of-way before ultimately connecting to the Muscatatuck County Park.

 

RIVERFRONT TRAIL HIGHLIGHT
Kitselman Trail – Muncie, IN

HWC is leading the design of the Kitselman Trail Project in Muncie, IN. The project will revitalize a brownfield site and surrounding area to connect the Cardinal Greenway and the White River Greenway with a pedestrian bridge over the White River.

 

 

Project Highlight – Monon Trail Widening & Resurfacing Project

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HWC is working with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works to complete the Monon Trail Widening and Resurfacing Project. As part of the project, a 10.5-mile stretch of the existing trail from the 10th Street trailhead to the 96th Street trailhead will be widened and resurfaced. 

Because of its complex nature, the project will be completed in phases. Phase I is currently underway and focuses on the project’s schematic design. This phase will determine how to best solve key issues and overcome challenging existing conditions prior to beginning the project’s design phase. Phase I will establish a complete project approach, schedule and budget.

Project Highlight – The Shoppes at Whitestown

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The Whitestown Plan Commission recently gave final approval for The Shoppes at Whitestown, a RealtyLink project coming in 2018. HWC completed surveying, engineering and landscape architecture for the project.

The $50 million development will be located north of Whitestown Parkway and west of Main Street, just east of I-65 at Exit 130. A new roundabout will also be constructed at the main entrance of the complex.

The complex will consist of two large buildings with more than 270,000 square feet of retail space and room for close to 20 tenants. The project will also include the development of seven out-parcels that will attract restaurants and boutique shops. The complex also features green space, including a pocket park. Bicycle racks are included to encourage nearby residents to walk or bike to the center.

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HWC Partnering to Transform Muncie Brownfield Sites

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HWC Engineering is working with several public, private, local and state partners, including the city of Muncie, Cardinal Greenways, INDOT and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park to complete three projects in Muncie.

The projects include the reconstruction of the East Jackson Street Bridge, the Kitselman Trailhead and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park. These projects will revitalize the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge brownfield factory areas.

HWC is currently leading the design of the Kitselman Trailhead Project. The $13 million project was planned in partnership with Land Collective. The project will revitalize a brownfield site and surrounding area. The project has been divided into three construction phases.

  • Phase I consists of the restoration and installation of the old Bridge 85 and temporary trail connections to Cardinal greenway.
  • Phase II includes construction on the eastern side of the river and the former Indiana Steel and Wire employee parking lot, including a White River greenway trail connection. A large lawn area will also be constructed on the old parking lot.
  • Phase III includes construction on the western side of the river, which includes areas of the former King Forge property. Large art sculptures will be implemented in this phase to act as gateways to the city.

Major construction of the trailhead area will begin this summer and continue for several years. Click here to read the full article in the Muncie Journal.

HWC Celebrates King Street Corridor Project Ribbon Cutting in Franklin

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HWC Engineering celebrated with the city of Franklin yesterday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the King Street Corridor Project.

Project improvements included enhanced roadway elements, reduced lane widths, traffic calming features and pedestrian improvements.

HWC is proud to partner with Indiana communities like Franklin to help complete infrastructure upgrade projects that improve the cities in which we live and work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HWC Engineering Ranked As One of the Top 15 Best Places to Work in Indiana

HWC Engineering was ranked in the top 15 of the 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Rankings were revealed on May 2 at an awards dinner in downtown Indianapolis.

Find more information about Indiana’s best places to work in the May/June 2017 issue of BizVoice

 

HWC Comprehensive Plans Help Revitalize Communities

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HWC Engineering is currently working with Jamestown, Indiana to develop its comprehensive plan.

The comprehensive plan will help the town establish goals, set priorities and take practical steps toward accomplishing those goals. Jamestown is concurrently updating its zoning ordinance, working on a stormwater plan and working with the Office of Community and Rural Affairs on upgrades to the downtown area.

As part of the planning process, HWC Engineering Director of Planning Cory Whitesell recently met with Jamestown residents to gather input on land use options and different project ideas they’d like to see around town.

The plan will go through months of drafting and revision, with multiple public meetings along the way. The plan is scheduled for adoption in November.

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