The Billings Engineers Club recently honored Morrison-Maierle’s Billings office with two prestigious awards. The office’s East End Industrial Area Storm Drain Project was given the 2016 Project of the Year Award and Carl Anderson, the office’s operations manager, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award Friday, Feb. 25, at the club’s annual banquet.
The East End Industrial Area Storm Drain Project in Downtown Billings is a solution to many flooding issues in the area. The area often experienced flooding problems during rain showers causing storm water flows to surcharge the system, which lifted manhole covers, flooded main arterials and side streets, and businesses along a busy retail corridor. After studying the problem and its many obstacles, Morrison-Maierle’s design team came up with a solution that alleviated the flooding and increased flows to the nearby Yegen Drain.
Led by Project Manager Carl Anderson, the Morrison-Maierle design team includes Stephanie Seymanski, Nate Menuez, Randy LaRance, Mike Grunenfelder, Evan Borer, Matt Barnes, Nicole VanDyk, Wayne Wyman, Katie Berry, Richard Welch, Kent Sielbach, Matt Hein, Joel Spring and J.D. Ingraham.
Carl Anderson received the Distinguished Service Award for his years of work as a professional engineer and community leader. He manages Morrison-Maierle’s Billings, Cody, and Gillette offices and directs approximately 40 engineers, surveyors, and other technical staff.
“Awards are always nice to receive, but this one really means a lot to me. Being selected by your peers, colleagues, and partners is a very special thing. I want to thank everyone who made this happen, and I’m honored to receive this award,” Anderson said.
In addition to the East End project, he recently directed a design team projects that delivered about $225 million of new water supply and distribution facilities for the City of Gillette. Carl also has a wide variety of experience in rural water projects that have brought safe water to literally hundreds of thousands who did not previously have a reliable water source.
His leadership roles in his professional life run from serving on Morrison-Maierle’s Board of Directors since 2008 to president of the Montana Water Environment Association. He’s written countless presentations that furthered the water/wastewater profession.
Finally, Carl’s philosophy on community service is simple: He’s often heard asking, “What can I do to help?” Throughout his years in Billings, he’s mentored children and young couples through affiliations with his church, homeschool group, YMCA, MSU-Billings, and beyond.