Raleigh, NC—Nov. 30, 2011— Jill Wells Heath, President and CEO of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants (Mulkey), was a panelist at the Women’s Leadership Roundtable hosted by the Association for Women in Business (AWIB) at Duke University on Nov. 28. AWIB is a professional group for female graduate students in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business MBA program that provides career development and support to raise awareness of the unique challenges facing women in the workplace.
The event featured female business leaders from six different companies in the Triangle area. As panelists, these leaders fielded questions from AWIB members, offering business and career insights as well as sharing personal success stories for an audience of female Fuqua MBA students. Following the panel session, these leaders spoke to students in small roundtable groups to discuss their business perspectives in more detail. (more…)
Raleigh, NC—Nov. 23, 2011— The North Carolina Turnpike Authority held the Triangle Expressway Trot for over 500 attendees on Sunday, Nov. 20 on Phase I of the newly constructed Triangle Parkway. The event included a 5K road race followed by a kids’ 100-yard dash. All proceeds from the event benefitted Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
As a sponsor for this family-friendly running, walking and strolling event, more than 40 Mulkey employees and family members participated in the Trot. Mulkey did more than just trot on North Carolina’s first constructed toll road, they have been a part of this significant transportation project from the beginning. Mulkey prepared the environmental documents for the project in merely 18 months – a process that typically takes about 7 years to complete – and roadway designs for the 3.4-mile Triangle Parkway portion, as well as CEI quality assurance and survey services for the entire Expressway.
By hosting this event, the community got a sneak peek at the new toll road before it opens to traffic in December. The first phase of this brand new toll road will provide a direct connection from Holly Springs to the Research Triangle Park at
NC 540 and I-40. Approximately 18.8 miles in length, the project is comprised of three phases and is expected to save motorists up to 20 minutes per round trip. Phase II is scheduled to open later in 2012.
Raleigh, NC—Nov. 23, 2011— The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of North Carolina awarded Mulkey Engineers and Consultants (Mulkey) the 2012 Honors Award for Engineering Excellence – Structural Systems for its work on the WakeMed Raleigh campus addition at its recent gala. Mulkey served as structural engineer for this award-winning, four-story, 185,000-square-foot addition to WakeMed’s Raleigh campus, housing the Children’s Hospital and state-of-the-art Heart Center. The expansion also included a spacious parking deck connected to the hospital with two pedestrian bridges.
Valoree Eikinas, PE, LEED® AP, Mulkey principal and the lead structural engineer on this project, had a prominent role in designing these intricate structures in an aggressive timeframe. Multiple connections to the existing building demanded design creativity to accommodate challenges such as an underground tunnel connection, multiple story connections and bridge connections. (more…)