Source: - Longview News-Journal
By Glenn Evans

The greetings of travelers being welcomed home drifted through temporary walls separating a curtailed public area from the future lobby at East Texas Regional Airport one recent morning.

The lobby that’s undergoing renovations inside the Henry Atkinson terminal is the first job of a multi-phase, $4.2 million renovation due for completion in fall 2014.

People waiting for loved ones will have a little more breathing room as early as November when the refurbished and enlarged public area is scheduled to reopen and work moves to other phases.

Source: -
By Monique Ching

SAN ANGELO, Texas —San Angelo’s Regional Airport, one of the city’s gateways, is expanding and getting a face-lift.

“It’s going to be a beautiful terminal,” said Luis Elguezabal, airport director.

Phase 1 of the airport renovation — which includes the lobby’s passenger meet-and-greet area and work spaces for Transportation Security Administration, airline and airport staff — is 90 percent complete, he said.


KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to welcome Chris Coons, P.E. to our Airport Division team.

Chris joined the KSA Airport Division in July of 2013. He is a Project Manager in the Austin, Tex. office and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana, and Indiana.

Born and raised in Indiana, Chris graduated from Purdue University in 1999 with a dual bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and Land Survey Engineering.


KSA Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering, architecture, surveying, and planning firm was recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 75 design firms in the Texas and Louisiana region based on design-specific revenue in 2012.

The list published on June 17, 2013 ranked KSA Engineers in the 44th spot with more than $23 million in regional revenue. In addition, KSA ranked in the top 20 firms with work performed in the transportation sector.


KSA Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Alan Draper, P.E. to Division Manager of the KSA office located in Austin, Tex.

Mr. Draper will be responsible for the business development and operations management for the Austin office, including the development of new work, the production of quality work, the management of Austin office employees, and the profitability of the office.


KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Brent Anderson, P.E. to our Airport Division team.

Brent joined the KSA Airport Division in April of 2013.  He is a Project Manager in the McKinney, Texas office and a Professional Engineer registered in the states of Arkansas and Texas.

Brent grew up in Van Buren, Arkansas, just outside of Fort Smith. The youngest of two children, his father was an elementary school principal and his mother a school district math specialist. Needless to say, mathematics came second nature to Brent in his early years.


Roads. Bridges. Water treatment and distribution systems. These and other civil, electrical, mechanical and structural features of daily life aren't glamorous, but they are essential, and it takes engineers to design and build each one.

The role an engineer plays is an important one, and that is what Mitch Fortner, P.E. and Vice President at KSA Engineers, Inc., stressed recently to a group of eager sophomores at LeTourneau University. KSA recently was involved in renovations of a downtown Longview Main Street project.

Source: - The AutoPILOT Magazine
Albert Opraseuth

KSA is proud of our longstanding relationship with the Sugar Land Regional Airport and the outstanding improvements that the Airport has accomplished in the last 8 years. Congratulations to Phil Savko, Anne Gaines, and the entire staff at the Airport for an outstanding article and best wishes to you for the success of your new brand. Read more in this recent article published in the December-January 2011 Southwest Edition of the AutoPILOT magazine. 

Joncie H. Young, P.E., RPLS

KSA Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering, architecture, surveying, and planning firm was recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 500 design firms for 2012 performance. This marks the third consecutive year KSA received the honor.

Shown during their meeting Wednesday are members of the citizens admisory committee going over the city’s Capital 10-year capital improvement plan. From left and moving clockwise are Brad Archer, Bobby Smallwood, Charles Richards, Stevie Jackson, J.D. Davidson and Cheyney Bryan. (eParisExtra photo)
Source: -
in Behind the Scenes by Charles Richards

KSA Engineers, hired to put together a comprehensive infrastructure plan for Paris, told a citizens committee on Wednesday that it will have ready by the group’s next meeting on April 17 the information that will allow them to focus on the places where all three areas — streets, water lines and sewer lines — need to be replaced.

“We are going to have the overlay for you, and more cost information on water and sewer in particular, and talking about prioritization,” said Tracy Hicks, a vice president for KSA’s Tyler office.

Source: - My San Antonio
David DeKunder, Staff Writer

Selma has approved a plan to install traffic signals along one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

The Selma City Council March 7 backed a preliminary plan to erect traffic signals at three intersections on Lookout Road — at the Amberly Court, Retama Parkway and Evans Road crossings.

Grayson Cox, a project engineer for Austin-based KSA Engineers, conducted a traffic study for the city that Cox said demonstrate a need for traffic signals along the heavily-traveled Lookout Road.

Source: - The Daily Tribune
Lou Antonelli Managing Editor

The Mount Pleasant City Council Tuesday night gave the green light for a project to replace the city water lines along East 1st St. from Jefferson to Lawn St., just east of the Florey intersection.

Chris Aylor, project manager with KSA Engineers, reported to council members that sealed bids were received, publicly opened, and read aloud for the project on Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. at City Hall. A total of seven bids were received, said Aylor; the average for the bids received is $461,939.82

Source: - Terminal Construction News | East Texas Regional Airport

June 29th at commissioner’s court, East Texas Regional airport, working with the design firm of Corgan and Associates and with the engineering assistance of KSA Engineers, presented to the commissioners a proposal for the renovation of the terminal building. The plans include an expanded waiting room for passengers, an expanded baggage claim area, a new building façade, and other improvements all designed to aid the passengers and citizens of East Texas.

The renovations will be funded by the FAA to a cost of $2 Million dollars. Gregg County will contribute 5%.

James Holland, P.E.

BLOC Design-Build, LLC is expanding their services to include electrical contracting and instrumentation services to companies operating in the oil and gas industry. Operations Manager James Holland, P.E. said the company decided to include the oil and gas industry after discovering a need for qualified electrical contractors with oil and gas experience.

"Our electricians and instrumentation/control technicians have great experience in the oil and gas industry," Holland said. "We plan to put that experience to work."

Chris Leppert, P.E.

Chris Leppert, P.E., a Project Engineer for KSA Engineers, recently participated in the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) through the National Association of Sanitary Sewer Companies (NASSCO), which renewed his certification in the program for an additional three years. NASSCO is a nationally recognized organization committed to setting industry standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure.


The Shreveport, La. chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently presented an Award of Merit to John Selmer, an architect with KSA Alliance, Inc., for his design work on a proposed Shreveport area apartment complex.

According to the AIA, the Award of Merit "is to be bestowed to work that demonstrates a high level of design quality worthy of recognition." The award is one of two levels of recognition the institute presents to winners of an annual design competition.