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BUSINESS NEWS 2022 ACEC ARKANSAS ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS ACEC Arkansas announced the winners of the 2022 Engi- neering Excellence Awards, which recog- nize Arkansas engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of achieve- ment, value, and ingenuity. Projects were evaluated based on uniqueness, future value to the engineering profession, sus- tainable considerations, and successful fulfillment of client’s needs. CategoryWinners: Studies, Research, and Consulting Engi - neering Services ■ ■ Small ProjectWinner: FTNAssociates, Ltd.; Downtown Bentonville Master Drainage Analysis; City of Bentonville ■ ■ Large Project Winner: Garver; NACA WWTP Conceptual Engineering Re- port; Northwest Arkansas Conserva - tion Authority Building/Technology Systems ■ ■ Large Project Winner: Garver; LIT NA - VAID Improvements; Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Structural Systems ■ ■ Large Project Winner: Michael Bak- er International; Hernando de Soto Bridge Emergency Repairs; Arkansas Department of Transportation Environmental ■ ■ Small ProjectWinner: FTNAssociates, Ltd.; Closure of Highlands Disposal Area; Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association ■ ■ Large Project Winner: McClelland

Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Princeton Montclaire Drainage Improvements; City of Benton ■ ■ Honor Award: FTN Associates, Ltd.; DAMCO Inc. Waste Tire Disposal Fa- cility; Arkansas Department of Energy and Environmental Quality – Office of Land Resources Water andWastewater ■ ■ Large Project Winner: CWB Engi- neers, Inc.; Eden Isle Pump Station and Force Main; Eden Isle Corporation ■ ■ HonorAwards: Crist Engineers; Biosol - ids Processing Improvements; Para - gould Light Water and Cable ■ ■ Honor Awards: McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Pea RidgeWastewater Treatment Plant; City of Pea Ridge ■ ■ Honor Awards: Garver; City Corp – In - dustrial Area Tank; City Corporation - Russellville ■ ■ Honor Awards: Halff Associates, Inc.; Water Supply and Treatment System Improvements; Sardis Water Associa - tion, PWA Transportation ■ ■ Small Project Winner: Crafton Tull; Two Rivers Park Trail Improvements; Pulaski County ■ ■ Large Project Winner: Garver; LRPA Growth Initiative; Little Rock Port Au - thority ■ ■ Honor Awards: McClelland Consult- ing Engineers, Inc.; Pine Bluff Regional Airport Taxiway Relocation; Pine Bluff Regional Airport

■ ■ Honor Awards: Crafton Tull; Port of Lit - tle Rock Infrastructure Improvements; Pulaski County/City of Little Rock Special Projects ■ ■ Large Project Winner: CEI Engineer- ing; Railyard Park; City of Rogers ■ ■ Honor Awards: PMI; Adams FieldWRF 72” Outfall Repair; Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority ■ ■ Honor Awards: B&F Engineering; Ma - jestic Park Baseball Complex; Visit Hot Springs ■ ■ Honor Awards: Crist Engineers, Inc.; Sanderson Dam Bridge – Hot Springs, AR; City of Hot Springs – Utilities De - partment ■ ■ Honor Awards: McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Saracen Casino and Resort (IncludingAnnex), Phase I Qua- pawTribe – Brock Eubanks Small Projects ■ ■ Winner: Michael Baker International; Jonesboro Municipal Airport Emer- gency Lighting and Signage Project; Jonesboro Municipal Airport Energy ■ ■ Large Project Winner: Bernhard; UAMS Energy Project; UAMS ■ ■ Small Project Winner: McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.; CRT Run - way Lighting Reconstruction; Crossett Municipal Airport ACEC is the largest national organization of engineers engaged in the independent practice of consulting engineering.

up, you will have plenty of resentment any time you try to give anyone any negative feedback. Management does not want employees to resent them. 7. Promote your people! Make them into the rock stars instead of just doing that for your principals. It’s essential, and will help tie their own success to that of the company. So howwould you say your firm stacks up on these seven points? Doing all of them? Or doing just a few of them? I will say right now that your ultimate success as a company will depend on full implementation of these seven items. Prove me right – or wrong! Mark Zweig is Zweig Group’s chairman and founder. Contact him at

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much bureaucracy, have too many meetings, allow non- productive people to stay in their jobs, or do anything that embarrasses someone, and you will be demotivating somebody. Not the way to get them wanting what you want! 5. Watch your language. I never said anyone worked for me if I was introducing them to someone else. They worked “with me.” Or, another way to express it is to say, “We work together.” It may seem like a small thing, but it isn’t. 6. Performance appraisal systems need to allow employees to rate their managers. It has to be a two-way street (if you do these things at all). If it is just top-down versus bottom-

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