Promotions

Krebs Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Scott Lee, PE, to Senior Associate.  Scott, who joined Krebs in 1999 as an Engineer in its Birmingham office, is a 1995 graduate of Auburn University with Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering.  As Senior Associate, his responsibilities include project management; design of water and wastewater infrastructure projects, road design, storm drainage and site development projects; construction administration services; and utility system modeling.

Caleb Leach, PE, LEED, to Senior Project Engineer.  Caleb, who joined Krebs in 2008 as an Engineer in its Birmingham office, is a 2006 graduate of the University of Alabama with Bachelors Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Jonah Taylor, PE, to Senior Project Engineer.  Jonah, who joined Krebs in 2011 as an Engineer in its Montgomery office, is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University with Bachelors Degree in Biosystems Engineering.

As Senior Project Engineer, their responsibilities include completion of field survey and investigative duties; design of water and wastewater infrastructure projects; road design, storm drainage and site development projects; preparation of project specifications; construction review services; and utility system modeling.

Albertville Municipal Utilities Board and Krebs Engineering Honored for Engineering Excellence

Krebs Engineering, Inc., (Krebs) has received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-Alabama) 2016 Grand Design Award for the design of the “Biosolids Improvements for Energy Recovery” project in Albertville, Alabama.

The Municipal Utilities Board of Albertville engaged Krebs to evaluate biosolids handling and disposal alternatives, and to develop a cost-effective, long term solution with the goal of controlling solids hauling and disposal costs while also utilizing renewable biogas produced at its wastewater treatment facility.  The biosolids improvements consisted of a Class A biosolids drying facility capable of utilizing renewable biogas and consolidation of solids dewatering operations at the wastewater treatment facility.

The project was recognized by ADEM/TVA with a $910,000 energy efficiency grant.  The project helps to control Albertville’s operating costs by utilizing renewable biogas to eliminate approximately $275,000 of annual hauling and disposal costs, reducing volume of solids/sludge by 80%-90%, and by producing high quality biosolids that can be sold and used locally without restrictions as a fertilizer and soil conditioner.

This project achieved Albertville’s long term goals of controlling hauling and disposal costs while utilizing renewable biogas to produce a marketable product that protects public health and the environment.  This project is the only facility in Alabama (and one of only a few in U.S.) to utilize renewable biogas to convert a costly waste (Class B biosolids and alum sludge) into a beneficial Class A biosolids product.

For 90 years, Krebs Engineering, Inc. has specialized in planning, design, construction administration, and permitting for municipal wastewater, water supply, and storm water projects in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

Announcement – Krebs appoints Gary Huffman President

Birmingham, AL – December 2014 – Krebs Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary L. Huffman, PE, LEED AP as President of the firm. Gary joined Krebs in 1980 after spending two years as a civil engineering instructor at Auburn University. Most recently, Gary was Senior Vice President and Director of Engineering at Krebs and has been involved with the planning and design of water and wastewater systems for his entire career.

Originally founded in 1926, Krebs Engineering provides consulting engineering for civil and environmental projects and specializes in the water and wastewater industry. Krebs is headquartered in Birmingham and has additional offices in Montgomery and Atlanta.

KREBS HONORED FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Krebs Engineering, Inc., (Krebs) has received the 2015 Engineering Excellence Design Award for the state of Alabama from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the category of Water Resources for their planning and design of the Saugahatchee Lake Complex.

The Utilities Board of the City of Opelika (OUB) engaged Krebs to design a ‘green field’ water resource complex with the overarching concept of the project being a radical departure from typical water treatment plant projects. The Board was looking to consolidate four of their existing facilities to one central location therefore increasing their operational efficiency and minimizing future increases in costs bore by ratepayers. The new facilities included an eight (8) million gallon per day water treatment plant, an 11,000 square foot (SF) Administrative and Customer Service Facility, an 8,000 SF Field Services and Training Facility, and a Vehicle/Equipment Storage Facility. The Administrative and Field Services facilities achieved LEED Silver certification.

Krebs Engineering, Inc. specializes in the planning, design, document preparation, construction administration, and permitting services for the following types of municipal projects: water supply, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment and disposal; stormwater collection and treatment; site design; surveying; and natural gas distribution.

 

 

 

In Memory of Ronald U. Harris, PE

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that Ron Harris, President of Krebs Engineering, Inc., passed into the presence of our heavenly Father, early Friday morning, Aug.1st after a brave and diligent fight with cancer.

Celebration of the Life of Ron Harris
Monday, Aug. 4, 3:00 PM
Shades Mountain Baptist Church
Conference Center
2017 Columbiana Rd,
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

Auburn University College of Engineering
Attn: David Mattox
1320 Shelby Center
Auburn University, AL 36849

If you wish, you may contribute to the Auburn University College of Engineering online using this link:
https://cws.auburn.edu/giving/Default.aspx?ref=EN
When completing the online form, please make sure to note the gift is in memory of Ron Harris by clicking “yes” on the “In Memory of” tab and completing that portion of the form as well.
Or memorials may be mailed to the address above, making note on your check that it is in memory of Ron Harris.

Pilots for Christ, Inc.
P.O. Box 707
Monroeville, AL 36461
Send your check with a note that the contribution is in memory of Ron Harris. Pilots for Christ has Pam’s address and will notify her of memorials.

Fort Benning Water Treatment Plant

Krebs is pleased to announce that the new Fort Benning drinking water treatment facilities are substantially complete and have received Georgia EPD approval to begin producing drinking water for Fort Benning.  The raw water facilities consist of a new 8 MGD raw water intake on the Chattahoochee River and 2 miles of 24″ diameter raw water piping.  The 8 MGD treatment facilities consist of  a new rapid mixing basin, new flocculation basins, rehabilitation of existing sedimentation basins, new plate settlers, a new membrane microfiltration system, and rehabilitation of existing finished water clearwells.  Chemical addition includes on-site production of sodium hypo-chlorite, liquid lime, fluoride, and powdered activated carbon.  Other facilities include a new finished water pumping station, improvements to existing solids handling facilities, new sand drying beds for solids, and an Operations Building with administrative space and a laboratory.  The facilities are owned and operated by Columbus Water Works and the total construction cost was approximately $30 million.  Krebs provided architecture and engineering design and construction administration services.

Albertville WTM Completion

The Water Supply Board of the City of Albertville, Alabama (Board) has completed construction on 17,500 linear feet of 24-inch and 36-inch diameter water transmission mains.  Krebs Architecture & Engineering, Inc. provided design services and construction support for the $3,200,000 project. The water distribution improvements enable the Board to meet peak demands, fully utilize the capacity of existing water storage tanks, and continue to provide reliable water service to the service area.  Additionally, the improvements allow for better water tank operation which reduces the water age, decreases the formation of disinfection byproducts, and improves and provides more reliable system pressures.

Save Money on Your Next Construction Project – A Technical Presentation

Krebs Birmingham Office
Friday, October 7, 2011
10:30 am to 11:20 am

Successful construction projects begin with a strong project team consisting of the owner, an architect/engineer, and a general contractor.  Architects/engineers are trained to provide services and general contractors are licensed to perform their work, but anyone can be an owner.  This  presentation identifies the following money saving owner objectives:

  1. What is needed to start a project and select an architect
  2. Available types of project delivery
  3. Design process duties of the owner
  4. Owner duties during construction
  5. Post-construction duties of the owner

About the Presenter: Joseph Swaika, AIA, CSI, CDT, has 15+ years of experience in design and specification writing for a wide variety of project types.  As a Senior Project Architect, Joe utilizes his expertise to guide owners throughout the entire construction process, saving time and money.

Lunch provided immediately following the presentation.  RSVP Required.  205.987.7411

Energy and Process Optimization for Water and Wastewater Treatment – A Technical Presentation

Krebs Birmingham Office
Friday, October 7, 2011
10:30 am to 11:20 am

Owners can realize substantial savings through energy conservation and process optimization.  These savings can support improvements necessary to maintain operational efficiency while meeting regulatory standards.  This presentation includes strategies for implementing a comprehensive optimization program, including energy and process evaluations.

About the Presenters: Jason Dearing, PE is a Project Manager at Krebs with 16 years of experience in planning, design and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment facilities.  As a Senior Project Engineer at Krebs, Kirk Mills, PE has 12+ years of experience in planning, design and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Philip D. Black, PE is a Principal at Jackson, Renfro & Associates Electrical Engineering & Design with 13 years of experience providing energy audits, performing system-specific energy evaluations and designing sustainable, energy-efficient electrical power and control systems for water and wastewater facilities.

Lunch provided immediately following the presentation.  RSVP Required.  205.987.7411