SSM recently completed the reconfiguration of our headquarters office at 1047 North Park Road and is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 26, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm to commemorate the newly-renovated office space and entranceway.Read More
National Water Quality Month reminds us that it takes much more than just turning on the tap to guarantee clean, potable water. The average person uses approximately 80 gallons of water or more per day. The water we use includes bathing, cleaning, household waste, and drinking water. Depending on where we live, the amount of water, usage, population and treatment facilities available vary. Around the world, these variables change greatly. In some villages, available drinkable water is scarce and indoor plumbing does not exist. Protecting our water resources and educating ourselves about water quality is an important goal of National Water Quality Month.
IN THIS ISSUE
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.Read More
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the creation of a new water quality project grant program funded by the penalty assessed against the Mariner East 2 (MEII) Pipeline.Read More
Spotts, Stevens and McCoy as a proud partner with Berks County Water and Sewer Association is excited to announce that the Berks County Source Water Protection Program was a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence recipient.Read More
Celebrating Communities and their Parks
April is a great month to get outside and celebrate in our communities. Local Government Week (April 9-13) is dedicated to commending the hard work of our local government officials and their staffs. For one week each April the National Park Foundation celebrates America’s treasures. National Park Week(April 21-29) is a time to explore amazing places and discover stories of history and culture.
If you walk down the street, drive on a highway, take off or land at an airport, enjoy a boat ride on the lake, ride a train across the countryside, take your children to the neighborhood park, or ride/walk on public trail that activity has been in some way facilitated by the work of a Professional Surveyor.Read More
Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. This week is a time for everyone to celebrate and recognize the people who create today’s awe-inspiring wonders like cloud-busting skyscrapers and human travel to Mars. And a great opportunity to reflect on how very different our lives would be without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers and cars.Read More
SSM welcomes Joshua James, EIT as a Graduate Engineer in the Water and Wastewater Engineering Department. Josh is a 2016 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering.
We congratulate Kevin Hoffman, SIT on earning his Surveyor-In-Training Certification. Kevin is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with an A.A.S. in Surveying Technologies. He is responsible for conducting field topographical and property surveys, engineering surveys, records research, preparing plots, calculations and legal descriptions for properties; establishing field control; construction stakeout; and monumentation. He is trained in using Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble robotic instruments, Leica ScanStation, AutoCAD and Cyclone.
Mr. Hoffman is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with an A.A.S. in Surveying Technologies. He is responsible for conducting field topographical and property surveys, engineering surveys, records research, preparing plots, calculations and legal descriptions for properties; establishing field control; construction stakeout; and monumentation. He is trained in using Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble robotic instruments, Leica ScanStation, AutoCAD and Cyclone.
Why did he choose SSM?
After the experiences I had at SSM as a summer intern, I decided to return for full time employment after graduation. The combination of a diverse work experience, up to date technology and the people I work with all were key factors in my decision. The fact that almost every day I get to be in a different environment is incredible, not to mention getting to use the latest technologies in my line of work to their full potential to produce high quality data efficiently and accurately.
We welcome Agustin Conesa, PE, BCEE as a Senior Water and Wastewater Engineer. Mr. Conesa will be a key component in the firm’s water, wastewater and industrial process engineering and design efforts and will provide quality control/quality assurance oversight on all project initiatives. He has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and water/wastewater consulting engineering market.Read More
Every day brings a heightened sense that there is a crispness in the air reminding us that another messy, wet, and sometimes brutal winter is just around the corner. Without much warning, temperatures, wind and heavy snow can bring about catastrophic damage in the form of collapsed roofs, ruptured pipes and even flooding.Read More
Fire protection systems are essential to the safety of your employees and protection of your property. But more than that, these systems are essential in helping you to manage the risks associated with business continuity. Imagine the impact on your business or organization if a key production line were to go off-line for an extended period of time, if the runoff from a fire event were to cause an environmental impact, or if the assets in your building (from equipment to historical artefacts) were to be destroyed.Read More