NCPH Excellence In Consulting Award Goes To S&ME

Top Quote S&ME was given the Group Award Winner for Excellence in Consulting for its 2006-2011 research on archaeological and historical sites along the Lake Murray shoreline and the Lower Saluda River, including the Tree House archaeological site, one of the oldest, most important such sites in the Southeast, where S&ME recovered more than 37,000 artifacts ranging from 800 to 13,500 years old. The work shed much light on the history and pre-history of the region and the lives of early inhabitants. End Quote
  • Columbia, SC (1888PressRelease) May 08, 2012 - A national history group's Excellence in Consulting award goes to S&ME, Inc. for an innovative South Carolina cultural resources investigation.

    An already highly praised S&ME cultural resources project has received further recognition for its outstanding results, according to an announcement this month from the National Council on Public History (NCPH).

    The finds were made in extremely difficult situations, which required an exceptional blending of S&ME engineering and cultural history staffs that took into account proper professional practice with allowances for necessary safety procedures in investigative activity. S&ME's consultants then prepared for the State a series of interpretive exhibits and brochures that have stimulated interest in the history and prehistory of the Carolina midlands and heightened appreciation of the role that private corporations play in protecting such resources.

    The award presentation, at this spring's NCPH's annual meeting in Milwaukee, WI., noted the work cultural resources manager William Green, MA RPA; architectural historian, Heather C. Jones; and senior archaeologist Kimberly Nagle, MS; all of the S&ME Columbia office. More than 2,200 historians attended the five-day Milwaukee NCPH conference.

    S&ME's work was performed for the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and involved extensive consultation efforts with eight organizations representing State, Federal and regional historic preservation, regulatory, and parks, recreation and tourism agencies, as well as the Catawba and Cherokee Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

    Previous awards for this project were an Engineering Excellence Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, the National Hydropower Association Award for Outstanding Stewards of American Waters, and a Corporate Stewardship Award from the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Awards for this project:
    The National Hydropower Association Award for Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (2011)
    An Engineering Excellence Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (2011)
    Corporate Stewardship Award from the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation (2009)

    About S&ME:
    Geotechnical engineering; Construction engineering, testing & monitoring; Environmental services; Occupational health & safety; Water resources; Solid waste engineering; Natural resources and Cultural resources Founded 1973 over 1,000 employees 26 locations in AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA Commercial, manufacturing, institutional, governmental, military clients Employee owned Over 70 Engineering Excellence Awards, state chapters of American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine's Top 500 Design Firms, Top 200 Environmental Firms

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