BLOC Design-Build recently opened a new in-house instrumentation panel assembly shop, allowing for faster turn-around on projects and the ability to serve more clients.

A subsidiary of KSA Engineers, Inc., BLOC Design-Build, LLC is a design-build company specializing in heavy construction, as well as instrumentation and controls.

Operations Manager Jim Holland, P.E. said the new shop, located on Tyler Street in Longview, Texas allows BLOC electricians to ensure all instrumentation panels meet company standards and are certified by Underwriters Laboratories.

KSA president Joncie Young
Source: - eParisTexas
Charles Richards

The Paris City Council Tuesday night authorized city manager John Godwin to enter into a contract with Longview-based KSA Engineers for $238,200 to develop a 10-year, $50 million plan to modernize the city’s infrastructure.

KSA has agreed to produce a plan for the first year’s work by Dec. 31, because the council wants to spend $5 million for work the first year and plans to begin that work in January.

Across the board, the council was impressed with what it has seen of the company’s work in other cities.

Source: - Clarendon Live
Morgan Wheatly

The Clarendon Board of Aldermen discussed issues facing the city’s water distribution system when engineer Clayton Scales presented early findings of a $25,000 study.

Scales, representing KSA Engineers, found several causes of concern including the east side of town being fed only by one eight-inch line connected to Greenbelt’s main 14-inch line. Scales said a long forgotten plan from 1981 would have addressed that and other issues but was never acted upon, possibly due to a lack of funding at the time.

Source: - Airport Improvement Magazine - November-December 2012

Runway 18-36 at Collin County Regional Airport (TKI) is more than a new takeoff and landing surface. It’s the centerpiece of $43.4 million in recent airfield improvements and a concrete example of local optimism and support for the North Texas general aviation airport.

While federal and state agencies offered grants to bring the facility up to current general aviation airport standards, TKI had bigger things in mind — specifically, commercial service. And with backing from the City of McKinney and local business leaders, the airport realized its vision. 

Bob Fisher, P.E.

KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce that its subsidiary corporation, Alliance, Inc. of Shreveport, La., has been renamed KSA Alliance, Inc., marking a new and positive direction for the engineering and architecture firm. KSA President Joncie Young said that the new name and logo are representative of the firm's expanded capabilities in the areas of architecture and engineering.

Molly Waller

KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Environmental Planning to our expanding list of services. Environmental Planning is designed to ensure our clients' projects are completed in compliance with environmental regulations.


KSA Engineers’ team of certified professionals is growing with the addition of Grayson Cox and David Perkins who recently passed their Texas professional engineer licensing exams.


KSA Engineers earns ENR Top 500 firm honor KSA Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering, architecture, and planning firm headquartered in Longview, Texas was recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 500 design firms in 2011. This marks the second year in a row KSA received the honor.

The Top 500 Design Firm list is published annually in April and ranks the 500 largest U.S. based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue from the previous year. The list was announced Wednesday during a live Webcast.


KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Louisiana-based Alliance, Inc. The recent purchase allows KSA to both expand its services into new markets while providing additional architectural support to existing client cities. The merger of Alliance’s operations with KSA Engineers, Inc. will provide a broader range of professional services and expertise to Alliance’s existing clients.

Source: - TPO - Treatment Plant Operator Magazine 02.01.2012
Pete Litterski

Operators at the Grace Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Longview, Texas, expect significant savings from an energy efficiency project that includes replacement of two of five older aeration blowers with high-speed, high-efficiency units.


KSA Engineers, Inc. welcomed two more professional engineers to their ranks last month after Elliot Neph and Colden Rich successfully completed their licensing exams.

Elliot Neph, P.E. works as a Project Engineer with KSA’s office in McKinney, Texas and has been with the company since 2007.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas and has lived in Texas since graduating from college.

Speaking about the exam, Neph said the test covered most of the basic tenets of civil engineering.

Source: - Star Local News
Chris Beattie

A flight toward commercial aviation out of McKinney reached a new height Thursday at
the Collin County Regional Airport with the first takeoff from its new runway.

Though the 7,000-foot runway will not be officially complete until around November, a
three-aircraft takeoff and landing signified its opening to the public -- which, to airport
director Ken Wiegand, means at least one thing.

"It's going to attract larger aircraft," Wiegand said.

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Christina Lane

The Gladewater City Council has asked a consulting, management, engineering company to provide a proposal by May regarding performing a study of the city’s streets and infrastructure.

The goal is for the city to develop a long-range plan for street improvements in Gladewater.

Source: - FAA

The FAA recently published "General Aviation Airports: A National Asset", a report that evaluated the 2,952 GA airports across the US.  This report creates 4 new classifications of GA airports, including National, Regional, Local, and Basic categories.  Although the FY 2013-2017 NPIAS report will begin incorporating these new categories, it is yet to be determined how the new categories affect facility requirements, funding, or grant assurances.  Follow the link below to read more and find out how your Airport is classified.