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Our friend William Gianelli: A deserving tribute

Posted on November 20, 2017
Bill Gianelli, founding member of our firm. We just received word that a longtime member of our team has received a wonderful tribute to his life’s work. On October 8th at the University Club at the University of California (Berkeley), Bill Gianelli was elected to the University’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni for his work in civil and environmental engineering...

Litigation hits the Corps of Engineers for Hurricane Harvey controlled releases. Was this a taking?

Posted on November 10, 2017
Flooding from Houston Last September, during the deluge caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Army Corps of Engineers found itself between a proverbial “rock and a hard place.”  As the historic rainfall from this category 4 hurricane pounded the Houston area, two upstream reservoirs filled up quickly and the gates of those reservoirs were at risk of collapsing...

Don Crabill, RIP

Posted on October 10, 2017
Capshon The Dawson family is sad to report that our longtime colleague Don Crabill passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on September 27th. He was surrounded by his family. Born in Warsaw, Indiana, on December 24, 1931, Don’s childhood was defined by World War II...

Environmental permitting: Will recent Federal actions speed up infrastructure permitting?

Posted on October 2, 2017
President Trump signed Executive Order The recent unprecedented storm season has focused attention on infrastructure permitting, particularly in hardest hit areas. It has also led to two important Federal actions designed to accelerate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process that is often seen as the major cause for permitting delay...

Understanding the value of public-private partnerships

Posted on September 18, 2017
Maj. Gen. (Ret) Charles Williams As the Trump Administration ramps up its efforts on infrastructure rebuilding, more focus is being put on the benefits of public-private partnerships.  Two of our colleagues are intimately familiar with successful public-private partnerships: Maj. Gen. (ret) Chuck Williams and Gary Loew. ..


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In the 1860’s…

…future President James A. Garfield built a home on the site of Dawson & Associates. For more information about how President Garfield’s values are reflected in our work, click here.