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Craig Emrick, PSM, to Present at Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference
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Craig Emrick, PSM, VP of Geospatial Services Pickett and Associates is pleased to announce that our VP of Geospatial Services, Craig Emrick, PSM, will be presenting at the Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference in Montana this Thursday, May 12th! The presentation, titled Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies for Mapping Mine Sites, will provide an overview…

Pickett Ranks on ENR’s List of Top 500 Design Firms!
Pickett Ranks on ENR’s List of Top 500 Design Firms! 150 150 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is pleased to announce our debut on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms! Our expansion efforts have led us to #499 on the list, and we anticipate rising through the ranks in the years to come! In addition to ranking on the National list, Pickett also ranked #79 on ENR’s Southeast List…

Pickett Purchases Optech G2 LiDAR System
Pickett Purchases Optech G2 LiDAR System 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is pleased to announce that we recently purchased the Optech G2 LiDAR system for use in our geospatial department. This cutting-edge new LiDAR system is unique in its versatility – it is two separate sensors that can be used as one dual LIDAR system, or split apart and used as two single LiDAR systems.…

Pickett Joins Forces with ESP Associates
Pickett Joins Forces with ESP Associates Pickett and Associates

Pickett and Associates is pleased to announce the combining of Pickett and ESP Associates, Inc. (ESP). ESP, headquartered in Fort Mill, SC., is a top multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection. ESP’s services, coupled with Pickett’s power industry experience…

We’ve Moved! Our Bartow Team is Now Operating out of Lakeland, FL
We’ve Moved! Our Bartow Team is Now Operating out of Lakeland, FL 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is excited to announce that we are transitioning our Bartow office to a beautiful, brand new space in Lakeland! The new space is completely modern and open concept, offering ample space to continue to expand our team of surveyors, field crews and geospatial analysts.  We may even add engineering staff in the new office,…

Nathan Kerr, GISP, CGCIO, Director of IT, is named a Tampa Bay CIO of the Year!
Nathan Kerr, GISP, CGCIO, Director of IT, is named a Tampa Bay CIO of the Year! 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is extremely proud to share that our Director of IT, Nathan Kerr, GISP, CGCIO, has been recognized as a Tampa Bay CIO of the Year! This is an award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal that celebrates exceptional IT executives and emerging leaders in the Tampa Bay area. Criteria for this award was based on innovation…

Pickett is named a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 Honoree!
Pickett is named a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 Honoree! 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We are honored to have been named one of the Fastest 50 Growing Companies based out of Tampa Bay, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ). TBBJ surveys local Tampa Bay-based companies on their revenue growth over the past three years to determine those growing at the fastest rate. Pickett ranked at #46 on…

Michael Jensen, GIS Manager, to Present at 54th Annual TSDOS Conference
Michael Jensen, GIS Manager, to Present at 54th Annual TSDOS Conference 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We are thrilled to announce that our GIS Manager, Michael Jensen, has been selected to present at the upcoming Transmission & Substation Design & Operation Symposium (TSDOS) conference this September. The TSDOS conference is held annually in Frisco, Texas. Michael will be presenting his abstract, Using GIS to Improve Communication Through All Phases of Transmission…

Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast for the Second Year in a Row
Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast for the Second Year in a Row 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We’re humbled to announce that we have yet again ranked among the Top Design Firms in the Southeast, ranking in at #82 on the list. Thank you all of our dedicated team members, who work diligently every day towards our mission of Solving the Problems that Matter. We’d also like to extend our gratitude towards…

A Desktop Study – When to Use and Why
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Purpose: A desktop study is generally considered to be a preliminary review of readily available and accessible information about a project site to help determine what additional data may be needed.  A desktop study is generally conducted during the conceptual design phase and prior to actual on-site investigations needed for final design.  This allows the…

Photogrammetry: How it Works and Why it’s Used
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Photogrammetry collects measurements and data about an object by scrutinizing the change in position from two different images. It is sometimes referred to as stereo-vision. It uses features like viewpoint, very specialized processing software and photo analysis. Photogrammetry can happen on the ground, (terrestrial) or from the air (aerial). In a previous article, aerial photography was…

GIS: All-Inclusive Communication Tool
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As the utility industry adapts to the changing world with amplified project timelines, complex engineering/construction challenges, and scrutiny from the public, it has never been more important to communicate efficiently and effectively. Pickett has designed countless transmission lines, and with every project, a major takeaway remains the same: Visualizing the project from the start and…

From Student To Transmission Line Engineer: My Experience With Starting At Pickett Right Out Of College
From Student To Transmission Line Engineer: My Experience With Starting At Pickett Right Out Of College 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

By Felix Lee, Associate Engineer There is no doubt that as you approach your final years of being a student, the prospect of leaving the safety nest of the education system to start a career for yourself can be a daunting transition for many, let alone during an unprecedented pandemic. As a very recent graduate…

Celebrating International Women’s Day
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To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021, we asked our female team members what advice they’d give to younger women who wish to join our industry. Here’s a sampling of what some of them had to say… Growth and comfort don’t coexist. Work hard, have a little courage, and never stop getting better.…

What is Aerial Imagery and Why is it Used?
What is Aerial Imagery and Why is it Used? 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

What is Aerial Imagery? Aerial photography, or imagery, as it is now known, is the method of acquiring images from the air. Vertical photographs are taken with the camera pointing straight down, as opposed to oblique photographs which are taken at an angle. The first recorded aerial photograph was oblique and taken of a French…

Brian Barnett, PE, Featured on Engineering Podcast
Brian Barnett, PE, Featured on Engineering Podcast 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

Hats off to one of our Principal Engineers, Brian Barnett, PE, for being invited as a guest speaker onto Texas State University’s engineering podcast, Let’s Be Civil. Brian works out of our San Marcos, Texas location and has over 30 years of industry knowledge. The podcast recruited him to share his career experiences and insights…

Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast
Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We’re honored to announce we are ranked among the Top 100 Design Firms in the Southeast, ranking at #76! Extending a huge thank you to our Pickett team members for allowing us to rank on this list, as their hard work and dedication to excellence always pays off. We’re proud to serve our clients for…

What is LiDAR?
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Last month, Apple posted a press release on their website announcing the launch of a new iPad Pro, complete with a LiDAR Scanner. We are thrilled that Apple is introducing the concept of LiDAR to consumers and want to take the opportunity to point out the basic functions of LiDAR to those who may be…

A Note From Pickett in Response to the Current COVID-19 Outbreak
A Note From Pickett in Response to the Current COVID-19 Outbreak 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

March 19th, 2020 Safety is our utmost priority here at Pickett and we aim to keep our team members and clients informed as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented situation for our society, and we need to come together as one in supporting each other and our communities. Our goal is to…

Pickett Adds Additional Florida Office
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Pickett is thrilled to report the opening of a brand new office in Pensacola, Florida! This new location will emphasize survey, LiDAR and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as we continue to expand our presence in north Florida and beyond. The office will be led by Pickett team member Don Elder, PSM, GISP, who will also…