NOVA Columbia Welcomes James Devereaux

September 10, 2020 Please join us in welcoming another asset to our team. James “Jim” Devereaux, PE has 26+ years of diverse geotechnical, environmental and materials testing engineering experience and has joined NOVA as a Geotechnical Engineer.  He has hit the ground running and will be heading up our Columbia, South Carolina operations. Mr. Devereaux…

Happy, happy 10th, Tom Powell!

September 8, 2020 Please join us in wishing a happy 10 to Tom Powell, NOVA Tampa.  We really appreciate your tenure!  What a benchmark!

New office: We’re here, Columbia!

August 28, 2020 We’re spreading our wings in South Carolina. NOVA now has a presence in Columbia!

It’s Been 5 Years, Jacob Terrell!

August 20, 2020 Jacob Terrell has reached 5 years with NOVA!  While his little girl doesn’t seem very impressed, we sure are!  Thanks for bringing such value to the team.

Lisa Dahlquist Joins our Kennesaw Office

August 18, 2020 The NOVA family is so happy to announce the addition of Lisa Dahlquist to our Georgia office as a Business Development Associate. With each new addition, NOVA is building a powerhouse team across all sectors of our industry. While she started her career in education, Lisa has built a wealth of experience…

Happy 10th Anniversary, Jason Hill!

August 10, 2020 It’s been a decade, if you can believe it!  Happy anniversary, Jason Hill!  Let’s raise a glass…  to another decade!!

5 Years for Ryan Bunch!

July 23, 2020 And just like that, 5 years have flown by.  Hey Ryan Bunch – happy 5th NOVA anniversary!

Virtual Lunch & Learn with Architectural Collaborative

July 14, 2020 2020 may be throwing some curve balls, but NOVA is still helping our clients earn those CEUs! Our very own, Faith Smith conducted a fully online lunch and learn for Architectural Collaborative on NOVA’s Building Envelope Services. While our learning methods may be different, NOVA continues to strive to teach and learn…

Charlotte Welcomes Jake Sarna, PG

July 8, 2020 NOVA knows the best way to succeed is to grow and learn! We are so happy to announce the addition of Jake Sarna, PG to NOVA’s Charlotte, North Carolina branch. He comes to us with over 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and environmental consulting services….

Sea Turtle Oversight Protection Volunteering

July 2, 2020 Volunteering for a good cause is something that Natalie Foresman is passionate about.  Based out of our Fort Lauderdale office, she heads up a number of our extra-curricular, after hours events.  Her latest adventure is for the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection group (  For a small donation, our Fort Lauderdale team adopted…

Jesse James celebrates his 5th anniversary

June 30, 2020 Happy 5 to Jesse James in our Pensacola office!  Cheers to the next 5 years, and the next… !!  Hope your day is great.

Welcome to Augusta, Tyler Wilson

June 25, 2020 Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Bertrand “Tyler” Wilson.  Tyler is assuming the role of Office Manager in Augusta, Georgia, our newest office location.  He has been in the construction and consulting industry for 30 years and brings a wide variety of work experiences.  With his education in the…

Chris Cann!! 10 Years with NOVA!!

June 18, 2020 It’s an important day in our Fort Myers office.  We’d like to recognize Chris Cann for the last 10 years of hard work!  Thanks, Chris!  Happy 10!

Happy 5th Anniversary, Brandon Wells!

June 16, 2020 This guy right here is celebrating 5 great years with NOVA!  Congrats to Brandon Wells, Kennesaw office!

Kennesaw Anniversaries!

May 26, 2020 Our Kennesaw location is recognizing 3 professionals that have reached 5 year benchmarks with NOVA!  We’re proud to call you ours, Wendel Bowie, Yude Chen and Randy Rule!


May 19, 2020 The 2020 Engineering News Record’s Top Southeast Design Firms list has NOVA at number 40!  Thanks ENR!

NOVA Charlotte has a new address

May 14, 2020 NOVA Charlotte is calling a new place home.  The big move is happening this weekend. New address: 417 Minuet Lane, Suite D Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 980.321.4100

Number 301 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 8, 2020 We are ecstatic about our climb up the ENR ladder!  NOVA moved from #318 in 2019 to #301 in 2020!  Now, that’s what we call growth!

Welcome Baby Asuquo!

April 23, 2020 The NOVA family is proud to announce a very special new addition.  Brigid Clement Asuquo made her big entrance on April 21st at 4:08pm, weighing a perfect 8 lbs 4ozs.  Congratulations to Clement and his wife!  She is stunning!   Look at that hair!

Bays and Olsson Celebrate 5 Years!

April 20, 2020 We have 2 anniversaries to talk about this week.  Both Troy Bays, NOVA Norcross, and Patricia Olsson, Kennesaw, have been with us for 5 years.  Congrats!

JR Kozera Joins NOVA Tampa

April 17, 2020 Join us as we welcome JR Kozera to the Business Development team in Tampa!  Bringing more than 20 years of AEC experience, JR will be spear-heading the Central Florida market where he will research and secure job leads, as well as manage client accounts. He is a graduate of Loyola University of…

Our Tallahassee office has moved

April 6, 2020 NOVA Tallahassee recently moved.  Please note the new address: 4770 Woodlane Circle, Suite A, Tallahassee, Florida 32303.  

#16 on Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms List

April 1, 2020 NOVA is pleased to announce we are holding the 16th spot, for two years in a row now, on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list that recognizes Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms!

Ken Houseman Celebrates 10 Years!

March 30, 2020 10 years : 120 months : 521 weeks : 3,650 days.  Whew!  What a ride!  Thank you Ken, for the last 3,650 days.

Happy 5 Years to Some Special Folks!

March 24, 2020 We’d like to send a shout out to 3 special people!  Sue Campbell, Cody Powell and Tracey Marino – – – – happy, happy 5th NOVA anniversary to you!

Schmaltz Receives the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

March 11, 2020 Success isn’t given, it is earned. No one emulates that more than NOVA’s very own Larry Schmaltz, PE. We are so happy to announce his achievement of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. To be considered for this award, nominees must have attained successful position, noteworthy accomplishments,…

NOVA Orlando Relocates

March 6, 2020 Our Orlando office has relocated!  As of March 2nd, Orlando’s new address is 650 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 430, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 | 407.90.2660.

#16 on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms

March 4, 2020 Our firm was just recognized in the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the area’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms.  We’re holding on tight to number 16 in the ranking, for two years in a row!

Gwinnett County Public Schools Lunch & Learn

February 28, 2020 A whole lot of lunching and learning was going on at Gwinnett County Schools today.  Michael Wright gave an in depth presentation about understanding the Building Envelope.  Thanks for  having us!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day | Marietta, GA

February 10, 2020 Allison Cruz and Justin Cobkit got to “play in the dirt” last Saturday at the 2020 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Event.  This half-day program introduces girls to engineering through fun projects and activities.  Allison and Justin set up an amazing booth and gave these girls a hands-on geotechnical experience.  Another great…

Friends of the Seas Hollywood Beach Clean Up Project

January 29, 2020 Our Fort Lauderdale DoGooders are at it again!  Teaming up with Friends of the Seas NonProfit Organization, these folks sure are making an impact on their local beaches.  During this trip to Hollywood Beach, they cleaned up 17 lbs of trash!  Shown here, left to right: Sandro Maldonado, Joe Atria, Ed Tufo,…

Shelby Hercules, Promoted to Business Unit Manager

January 27, 2020 Exciting things are happening in our Kennesaw office!  Shelby Hercules, PE has recently been promoted to Business Unit Manager of our Geotechnical Department.  Having been with our firm for 3.5 years, Shelby has consistently impressed us with her industry knowledge and skill. Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to fill a…

Tampa Welcomes Brian Schnier

January 23, 2020 Here we grow again – welcome to NOVA, Brian! With over 25 years’ consulting experience in construction materials testing and construction engineering and inspection (CEI), Brian brings extensive experience to the NOVA team.  He will be a crucial leader to NOVA’s Tampa, Florida team as the Construction Services Business Unit Manager. Brian…

2020 Chili Cook Off Winners!

January 17, 2020 Another exciting chili cook off took place in our Kennesaw location.  The winners for this year are as follows: 1st place/$100: Keith Rice 2nd place/$75: Keith Rice  (yes, he won both!)  3rd place/$50: Audra Sabin Keith gets to hold the coveted trophy until the next competition.  Way to go guys!  You two…

STGEC Conference | Chattanooga, TN

January 15, 2020 Eric Tay and Ed Tavera were front and center at the Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference.  Topics of discussion explored the challenges and advances in Geotechnical, Geological, Geophysical, and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The Geotechnical field is constantly increasing in its complexity and rate of change.

Andrew Mahfood hits 5 years!

January 6, 2020 NOVA Kennesaw would like to recognize Andrew Mahfood’s 5 years with our firm!  Congrats to you, Andrew!

Fort Lauderdale Celebrates the Season!

December 24, 2019 Our Fort Lauderdale team really knows how to throw a holiday party!  Would you look at this food?  Finished off with a competitive game of White Elephant, it was a prefect evening.

NOVA Kennesaw Gets Ugly, with Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

December 23, 2019 It’s nice to see our Kennesaw staff has a good sense of humor, and great taste in holiday sweaters!  It was National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – we had to do it!  Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from NOVA Kennesaw

December 17, 2019 From our Kennesaw office to you – – – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Michael Winship featured in Emory University’s Winship Magazine

December 10, 2019 One of our very own is being featured in the Fall publication of Emory University’s Winship Magazine.  “Gaining ground on lung cancer” is the theme for this edition.  The Winship Cancer Center investigation team continues to work hard at advancing the most promising treatments for patients with lung cancer.  Read more about…

Happy 5th to Carolyn Melvin!

December 3, 2019 Carolyn Melvin has reached a benchmark anniversary with our firm.  Happy 5th anniversary, Carolyn!  Thanks for being part of our team.

Stewart Pilsch Joins our Kennesaw Office

November 26, 2019 Please join us in welcoming Stewart Pilsch to NOVA! With over 10 years’ experience in finance and business operations, data analytics and personnel management expertise, Stewart has achieved measurable success in his career thus far.  He will be a key asset to NOVA’s Kennesaw, Georgia headquarters as the Vice President of Finance….

4th Annual Food Drive | Kennesaw, GA

November 20, 2019 The Atlanta-metro area has one of the fastest growing poverty rates in the United States, leaving children and families in our communities going hungry. Because of private donations of food and money, 30 MUST and MUST Save It Forward food pantries give away an astounding ton of food a day to those…

Bourbon Tasting at Darden & Company | Atlanta, GA

November 19, 2019 A good bourbon tasting consists of four things: appearance/color, nose/aroma, taste and finish. Our Kennesaw team sure enjoyed hosting this event with our friends at Darden & Company.  Cheers!

Varner Elementary STEM Club | Powder Springs, GA

November 13, 2019 Little girls with dreams become women with vision! Our staff of engineers at NOVA are always looking for opportunities to share their craft with young minds. Alison Cruz got to spend the afternoon with Varner Elementary girls in grades 3rd through 5th that are members of the STEM Club. What a powerful…

Hey Patrick Brownlee – – – Happy 5!

November 5, 2019 Hats off to Patrick Brownlee in Greenville!  Happy 5th NOVA anniversary to you!

All Managers Meeting | Tampa, FL

November 5, 2019 NOVA’s top leadership had a meeting of the minds to discuss our continued growth. These leaders are some of the best in the industry. With their guidance, NOVA has continued to build a tradition of excellence among our 400+ staff. The future is bright at NOVA Engineering & Environmental!

Lloyd Williams is celebrating 15 years with NOVA!

November 1, 2019 What an accomplishment!  A big thank you and congratulations goes out to Lloyd Williams as he celebrates 15 years with our firm!  Let’s all raise a glass…   to Lloyd!

Happy NOVAween!

October 31, 2019 Does your office enjoy Halloween as much as we do?  Look at this bunch of misfits!!

Cheers to 5 Years, Vernon Payne & Chandni Patel!

October 30, 2019 Our Charlotte and Norcross offices have anniversaries to note this week.  Vernon Payne, Charlotte, and Chandni Patel, Norcross, have reached the 5 year benchmark!  Way to go guys!

Kim Sinyard & Dennis Southern, 10 Years with NOVA!

October 28, 2019 Decade = 10 years = 120 months = 522 weeks. No matter how you break it down, a decade is a lengthy time! NOVA got to celebrate not just 1, but 2 valued employees who hit their 10 year benchmark in 2019. Dennis Southern and Kim Sinyard, thank you for being apart…

Happy 5th Anniversary, Catherine Reategui!

October 22, 2019 A very special person in our Greenville, SC office is celebrating 5 years with NOVA.  Happy 5, Catherine.  We appreciate you.    

Living Lands & Waters Lake Cleanup | Fort Loundoun Lake, TN

October 11, 2019 The strongest leaders are those who lead by example. Executive Vice President, Barry Roziewski spent a day with the Living Lands & Waters organization hauling debris and trash out of Fort Loudoun Lake in Tennessee. Since their founding in 1998, Living Lands & Waters has worked on 24 rivers in 21 states…

Winship “Win the Fight” 5K | Emory University, GA

October 8, 2019 Cancer is one nasty disease that has affected most of us in some way. NOVA Kennesaw, along with family and friends, came together to “Win the Fight” and raise money for innovative cancer research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  Now in its ninth year, this event has raised over…

More time with Lindsay Pope Brayfield | Lawrenceville, GA

October 3, 2019 “Life is a journey, not a destination.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson. NOVA’s Marc Johnston got the opportunity to teach the professionals of Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Assoc., Inc. (LPB) about the extensive topic of Construction Materials Testing. While the industry continues to evolve, it is our effort and privilege to help other firms…

Hurricane Dorian Donations | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 1, 2019 Our Ft. Lauderdale office is always on the lookout for the next opportunity to pay it forward.  Their latest project was collecting donations for the families and communities affected by Hurricane Dorian.  You guys are awesome!

Clemson University Career Fair | Clemson, SC

September 27, 2019 These two recruiting master minds hit the Clemson streets in search of NOVA’s future leaders.  Lookin’ sharp, Jacob Terrell and David Ito!

Kennesaw Welcomes Philip Grice as CMT BUM

September 24, 2019 NOVA is proud to present Philip Grice, new Business Unit Manager for Kennesaw’s Construction Materials Testing department! Mr. Grice has been in the industry for 28 years. With a wealth of experience, he brings many skills to the table such as project and customer management, field and laboratory tests, and much more….

Hands On Broward Project: Hunger Action Totes | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

September 10, 2019 No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.  NOVA’s Ft. Lauderdale team displays a heart of gold repeatedly! Within their hometown of Broward County, there were 5000+ students registered as homeless during the 2018-2019 school year. NOVA joined with Hands on Broward’s Do It Yourself Project to help ensure students…

Kyle Russell Joins Our Charlotte Office

September 9, 2019 NOVA Charlotte welcomes a new Staff Professional, Kyle Russell.  With a background as an Environmental Regulatory Specialist, Kyle has been in the industry for almost 6 years holding positions both as a Project Manager and Environmental Consultant. He has planned and lead comprehensive geotechnical engineering and environmental regulation projects. Russell earned his…

ASHE’s Annual Bowling Tournament | Roswell, GA

September 5, 2019 Good release, straight path and….. STRIKE! NOVA hit the town for the ASHE Annual Bowling Tournament. Full of stiff competition, it was a challenging but fun night. Our very own Kim Lehner wowed us all by getting 3rd place for women’s bowlers!

Visit with Lindsay Pope Brayfield | Lawrenceville, GA

September 4, 2019 This great group of people were kind enough to spend their lunch hour with us.  Kurt Heinrichs took the lead on our behalf and everyone left with a little Forensic and Non-Destructive Testing knowledge.

Steve Goudie, New Business Development Associate in S GA/N FL

August 27, 2019 Business is booming in Florida, so we’ve added a new Business Development Associate to our team who goes by the name of Stephen (Steve) Goudie. Mr. Goudie earned his BS in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. With over 17 years in the mining industry and 7 years in the marine and…

AIA/ABC Social | Atlanta, GA

August 23, 2019 All work no play, no way! At AIA/ABC’s Social, NOVA’s Wendy Brantley, Jim Peshel and Jeff Longshore got to mingle and enjoy food, drinks and a DJ! Not much beats mixing and mingling the night away with our peers.

Here we come, Augusta! New NOVA Office!

August 22, 2019 More exciting things are happening here at NOVA! Our operations have now expanded to include a new office opening in Augusta, Georgia. 428 Crawford Avenue Augusta, GA 30904 706.842.3733

Lunch & Learn with Pulte Homes | Alpharetta, GA

August 21, 2019 The Alpharetta Pulte Team invited us come spend an educational lunch hour with them.  Steve Willenborg discussed all the Geotechnical services we provide here at NOVA.  What a great group of people!

Welcome to our Tampa Office, Gary Yaeger

August 20, 2019 We are excited to bring Mr. Gary Yaeger on board as a Senior Consultant out of our Tampa office. Mr. Yaeger began his building envelope career in 1981 and over the years has become an expert in the fields of building envelope, roofing, waterproofing, failure investigations, construction administration, property condition assessments, testing,…

Watkins Associated Industries Announces Strategic Acquisition of Nova Engineering and Environmental

August 13, 2019 Watkins Associated Industries (WAI), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, has acquired Kennesaw, GA-based NOVA Engineering and Environmental (NOVA). WAI is a large, privately-held company focused on creating long-term value by building and managing world-class businesses. WAI’s previously existing lines of business include real estate, food processing, insurance services, and building materials. NOVA is…

Going Away Party for Cameron Peebles | Kennesaw, GA

August 9, 2019 Experience is golden and the pathway to a successful career! NOVA is honored to be able to select deserving college students every year for a summer internship! Cameron Peebles, a Senior at Ole Miss University, was a great addition to our Geotechnical Engineering team this summer! Set to graduate in 2019, we…

Georgia/Carolinas Quarterly Meeting

August 1, 2019 As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” NOVA’s management and business development teams from Georgia and the Carolina’s came together last week to link ideas on continuing NOVA’s history of excellence as we consistently grow. Maybe we’re biased, but we think we’ve…

Celebrating 10 Years with Kim Sinyard

July 27, 2019 Kim Sinyard, NOVA Norcross, has been with us for a decade!  Congrats, Kim!  And thank you!

Farewell, Summer Interns

July 26, 2019 With the end of summer comes the end of internships in our Kennesaw office.  It’s been a pleasure working with you Ashwini Balaganesh, Ryan Bagwell, Harrison White, Cameron Peebles and Will Michaud (not shown).  As we say farewell, we wish you the best for the upcoming school year.

Joseph Dreamhouse Fight Against Hunger | Cooper City, FL

July 24, 2019 Hunger affects every community, even the one in your own backyard. Natalie Foresman and Edward Tufo, out of NOVA’s Fort Lauderdale office, represented us at the Joseph Dreamhouse Community Development Corporate office. Hands on Broward and Joseph Dreamhouse teamed up to take a stand against hunger. Each of these organizations strive every…

Luau Luncheon, NOVA Kennesaw

July 19, 2019 Aloha from our Kennesaw office!  Decked out in Hawaiian shirts and leis, we just enjoyed a fabulous group lunch.

FEFPA Summer Conference | Boca Raton, FL

July 16, 2019 We’re on site at the 2019  Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association, Inc. (FEFPA) Summer Conference.  Here’s a great action shot of Jim Keeney and Joel Truzman with Kimley-Horn.  Come see us at booth 303!  We’re raffling an Apple Watch –  be sure to leave us a business card.

A4LE Summer Conference | Jekyll Island, GA

July 11, 2019 The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) never disappoints!  2019’s summer conference in Jekyll Island was a hit!  This year’s theme “Expanding Beyond Changing Tides” describes an approach to education we proudly stand behind and sponsor.  NOVA’s Wendy Brantley and Faith Smith are shown in this picture with Oconee County School’s Jake Grant.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep with Kids Ecology Corps

July 2, 2019 Natalie Foresman teamed up with Hands on Broward again and participated in the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep with Kids Ecology Corps cleanup initiative. Sporting their NOVA branded tees, she and her 2 kids braved the heat to collect litter and clean up their local beach.  Small acts like this can make a…

2019 NOVA Georgia Picnic | Cartersville, GA

June 26, 2019 It’s that time again… time for our annual picnic in Georgia.  We fired up the grill, had a mean horse shoe competition, and Steve Willenborg gave everyone a chance to sink him in the dunk tank!  It was a great day!

Happy 15th Anniversary, Ken Barnett!

June 24, 2019 Our Kennesaw office is recognizing a benchmark anniversary.  For the last 15 years, this cylinder crushing machine has been hard at work in our laboratory.  Here’s to another decade and a half, Ken!  Thanks for your tenure!

Happy Ole Miss Grads!

June 19, 2019 Look at these happy Ole Miss grads!  Demetrius Kaisharis (left), from our Kennesaw office, and Luke Cowart (right), from NOVA Norcross, just graduated with degrees in Geological Engineering.  Congrats guys and we’re glad to have you join our team!  

Stephen Wright, New Project Manager in Greenville

June 14, 2019 Stephen Wright, EIT, has joined the NOVA Team as a Project Manager in our Greenville, South Carolina office. He brings a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge in Construction Materials Testing and Geotechnical Engineering to our firm. During his career, Mr. Wright has worked on projects in various market sectors throughout South…

CMAA South Atlantic Chapter’s Annual Golf Tournament | Duluth, GA

June 12, 2019 Birdies + Burgers + Beers = one great event! The NOVA team represented well at CMAA South Atlantic Chapter’s annual golf tournament at Berkeley Hills Country Club as a Premium Hole Sponsor. Here is NOVA’s Bill Whitaker taking a breather and networking with Bret Nave (CB Richard Ellis), Charlene Gates (AHA Engineers),…

Jane Jackson, 5 Years With NOVA!

June 11, 2019 Sending good vibes Jane Jackson’s way today as she celebrates 5 years with our Fort Lauderdale office.  Hope your day is awesome!

“One for the Road” Social at Schoolhouse Brewing | Marietta, GA

June 7, 2019 Every few months we try to take a break and do something fun as a group. This “One for the Road” adventure took place at Schoolhouse Brewing. Two entrepreneurs found home brewing as a shared interest, outside of their love for teaching middle school science, and this establishment was born.

NOVA Welcomes Raul Nieves

June 6, 2019 Our Kennesaw Facilities team welcomes Raul Nieves as a Senior Field Technician. Mr. Nieves has over 5 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He is a certified technician in Building Envelope Fenestration for air, water, structures, and forensics, both in the laboratory and in the field. He earned his…

Ashley Montford cross-training, learning IR Testing | Kennesaw, GA

June 3, 2019 A well-rounded employee is a great employee!  Ashley Montford, Administrative Assistant in the Facilities department, is expanding her skill set by spending some time in the field.  She and Mark Girton climbed up on a roof and he taught her the basics of Infrared Thermography Testing.  Good job, Ashley!

Welcome to the Raleigh Team, Bahi!

May 31, 2019 Please join us in welcoming Mahalingam Bahiradhan (Bahi) to our Raleigh office! With a rich history of over 24 years in Geotechnical Engineering, some being with our very own NOVA employees, he is an exciting addition as a Geotechnical Engineer. Bahi earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Peradeniya in Sri…

Welcome, Baby Andreasen!

May 29, 2019 The NOVA family continues to grow!  This little beauty is the third baby to arrive in our Kennesaw office this year.  Princess Claire Elizabeth Andreasen arrived on May 25th at 5:19 am.  Zach and Rebeca couldn’t be happier with this 8lb 2oz bundle of joy.  Mommy and baby are both happy and…

Happy Anniversary, Mark Girton & Nick Simpson

May 28, 2019 These two guys deserve some recognition!  Happy 5th NOVA anniversary to Mark Girton and Nick Simpson.  We hope you have a fabulous day!

One Beautiful World Beach Cleanup | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 23, 2019 One Beautiful World does regular beach cleanups and our Ft. Lauderdale team stepped up to volunteer.  Xiomaira Morales, Javier Jimenez, Joe Atria and Natalie Foresman brought friends and family to take part in the cleanup that recently took place at Hugh Birch State Park .  Initiatives such as these are a great…

BOMA Trade Show | Atlanta, GA

May 22, 2019 All dressed up in sailor hats, Hawaiian shirts and leis – – we are ready to set sail with BOMA Georgia! This year’s trade show is a big hit. We’re lovin’ the theme!

Circle of Trust Atlanta’s 19th Hole Classic | Alpharetta, GA

May 22, 2019 Soak this in – on average, 1 out of 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Terrifying right? NOVA had the pleasure pf sponsoring Circle of Trust Atlanta’s 19th Hole Classic to support their charity beneficiary, the Prostate Cancer Foundation. NOVA’s Faith Smith and Dana Williams are pictured…

5 Year Anniversaries for Keirsten Stewart & Hussein Aziz!

May 20, 2019 We have two professionals in our Kennesaw office celebrating 5 years with our great firm!  Happy NOVA anniversary to Keirsten Stewart and Hussein Aziz!

Number 318 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 17, 2019 We are ecstatic about our climb up the ENR ladder!  NOVA moved from #355 in 2018 to #318 in 2019!  Now, that’s what we call growth!

Jim Niehoff Joins NOVA Charlotte

May 15, 2019 Please join us in welcoming Jim Niehoff to NOVA! With a rich history of over 40 years in the industry, some being with our very own NOVA founders, Jim will be serving clients and consulting on large/complex projects across the United States from our Charlotte office.  While he may be new to…

Industry Day | Tyndall AFB, FL

May 14, 2019 Although Hurricane Michael is nearly 7 months behind us, Florida residents are still picking up the pieces. Tyndall Air Force base had close to 500 facilities damaged and/or destroyed in the hurricane. NOVA’s Brian Bloomfield and Ann Scruggs met with other industry leaders at the second Tyndall AFB Industry Day to discuss…

Jaleel Alsarray, now a US Citizen

May 9, 2019 This is Jaleel Alsarray, an engineering technician in our Raleigh office. He earned an associate’s degree in Building and Construction from the Baghdad Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Baghdad. Born in Iraq, Jaleel served as an English-Arabic translator for the US military during the Iraq War….

NAIOP Conference | Charlotte, NC

May 8, 2019 Networking is the name of the game! NAIOP Charlotte hosted another successful NC Statewide Conference at the Pinehurst Resort. NOVA’s David Penalva and Frances Johnson spent time with 200+ real estate professionals exploring education and legislative matters that affect our industry – including demographic and cultural trends that will determine North Carolina’s…


May 6, 2019 The 2019 Engineering News Record’s Top Southeast Design Firms list has NOVA at number 36, up 2 spots from last year!  Thanks ENR!

Perkins + Will Visit | Atlanta, GA

May 6, 2019 Learning is one of life’s essentials! NOVA has some of the best engineers in the industry and we are always looking for opportunities to share our knowledge. Here are Brian Schiessle and Kenneth Houseman, sharing some tips with Perkins + Will at their lunch and learn. Lookin’ sharp guys!

O-Nash Parker makes his big debut!

May 3, 2019 The Parker family is all smiles as they welcome their second son, Oliver Nash Parker, or O-Nash as Nathan calls him.  This little fella arrived on 5/1/19 at 8:52 am weighing a healthy 7 lbs 4oz.  Congrats to the Parker family!

GASFA Spring Summit | Gainesville, GA

May 2, 2019 NOVA had the privilege of sponsoring the Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators’ (GASFA) Spring Summit this year at Lanier Technical College! While there Jim Keeney, Dana Williams and Wendy Brantley got the inside scoop on economic and legislative forecasts for the state of Georgia. We are so proud to be a…

Happy Birthday, Baby Hercules!

April 30, 2019 Oh happy day!  Shelby Hercules, NOVA Kennesaw, and husband have been blessed with a perfect little bundle in pink.  Ana Maria Hercules was born at 1:50 pm on April 26, weighing 6 lb 10 oz, measuring 18.5 in long.   Mom and baby are doing just fine!  Congratulations!

John R. Alexander Memorial Clays Classic | Haines City, FL

April 29, 2019 Who’s driving that cart?! Check out Bob Hughes, Dany Romero and Tom Powell getting ready to go shoot some clay! Larry Schmaltz was chauffeuring and playing photographer! Getting involved in community outreach is top priority at NOVA.  Some of our Florida team got the opportunity to attend the John R. Alexander Memorial…

Sunshine Showdown – Florida State University vs University of Florida | Tallahassee, FL

April 24, 2019 It was the annual Sunshine Showdown – – Florida State University vs University of Florida! Our FSU and UF alum engineers got to kick back and watch the rivalry baseball game.  It was the final FSU-UF game of Mike Martin’s long career.  Check out NOVA’s Brian Snell, Jacob Fortunas, Juan Mojica, Robert…

National DBIA Transportation Conference | Cincinnati, OH

April 23, 2019 Our team knows that to continuously grow, we must continue to learn from the best! NOVA’s Tom Hruby traveled to Cincinnati, OH to attend the National DBIA Transportation Conference. Not only are we bettering our skills, but we’re getting to network with the top people in the industry! Check out this great…

Happy Anniversary, Sabrina Atwell!

April 17, 2019 Today, Sabrina Atwell is celebrating 5 years with NOVA.  We hope your day is fantastic.  Thanks for all you do!

Alabama School Plant Management Association Conference | Orange Beach, AL

April 15, 2019 Ashley Montford and Brian Carroll are in Orange Beach at the 2019 Alabama School Plant Management Association (ASPMA) Conference today, manning booth #72.  They’re looking forward to seeing new faces and making new contacts.  Stop by our booth, introduce yourself and enter to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

South Carolina Highway Engineers Conference | Columbia, SC

April 10, 2019 Great event! NOVA got to represent at the South Carolina Highway Engineers conference! Not only did we learn about new innovations, policies and updates, we also got to spend time networking with friends – both new and old. Here’s NOVA’s own Ed Tavera networking with a colleague from AECOM during the event….

Dennis Southern, 10 Years with NOVA!

April 9, 2019 Can we get a big round of applause for Dennis Southern in our Norcross office!?  As of today, he’s been with our firm for a decade.  Way to go!

Roger Lock Celebrates 5 years with NOVA!

April 8, 2019 Happy 5th NOVA anniversary, Roger!  From one roof specialist to another, we want to shout this from the rooftop!

Norfolk Southern Railway Headquarters Groundbreaking | Atlanta, GA

April 3, 2019 All aboard! The brand new Norfolk Southern Railway headquarters  is officially underway at Atlanta’s Tech Square! NOVA’s Tony Taylor, Dave Miller and Nick DaSantos got to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony this week. NOVA is so proud to support Cousins Property, Inc. with this development. Welcome home to Atlanta, Norfolk Southern Railway!…

Happy 5th to George Daxon & Ike Raines, II!

April 1, 2019 Our Norcross office is celebrating these two fellas today!  Happy 5th NOVA anniversary to George Daxon and Ike Raines, II.  We hope you have a great day!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering | Kennesaw State University

March 28, 2019 Here at NOVA, we think it is a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together! NOVA’s Allison Cruz and Emily Purcell participated in Kennesaw State University’s annual ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ event! Young women from all over metro Atlanta got to participate in fun projects and activities that…

Audra Sabin, New Corporate Marketing Coordinator

March 26, 2019 Here we grow again – the corporate marketing team  in Kennesaw is now a party of four with the addition of Audra Sabin! Audra comes to us with 6 years of marketing experience. The last 4 she spent as a marketing coordinator with a local Georgia home building firm in Woodstock.  She…

Lunch & Learn with Jericho Design Group | Alpharetta, GA

March 22, 2019 The professionals at Jericho Design Group recently gave us an hour of their time.  Mark Girton and Michael Winship jumped at the chance for some face-time and educated the team on all the services provided by our Facilities Group.  Jericho’s moto is really fantastic, by the way: Believing in BIG things!   

SCAA Annual Conference | Hilton Head, SC

March 19, 2019 Professionals from our Norcross office attended the recent South Carolina Aviation Association Annual Conference in Hilton Head, SC.  Good job making contacts and making NOVA’s presence known!

Sweetwater Creek Mill Recognized at the 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards!

March 15, 2019 BIG NEWS! NOVA and Stevens & Wilkinson earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement from ACEC National. Honored at this year’s 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Ceremony in Washington DC, the team won for their recent renovation work on the Sweetwater Creek Mill Ruins at Sweetwater Creek State Park. …

Tom Carter’s 5th Anniversary

March 13, 2019 Today, we are patting Tom Carter on the back.   Happy 5th anniversary to you!

#16 on Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms List

March 12, 2019 NOVA is pleased to announce we are holding the 16th spot on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list that recognizes Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms!

Presentation at Georgia Tech

March 7, 2019 These two knocked ’em dead at Georgia Tech last week. Jim Keeney and Kurt Heinrichs gave a presentation about Building Envelope and Forensic Engineering to the Facility and Building Construction Project Managers.  Thanks for having us!

AIA Tallahassee Chapter Presentation

March 4, 2019 We’d like to say thank you to the Tallahassee Chapter of AIA for giving us some floor time.  We hope everyone knows a bit more about Utility Scale Solar Development after spending an hour with Billy Lawrence, PE, who led to presentation.

Happy 5th Anniversary, Mr. Floyd!

February 26, 2019 Mark Floyd, one of our valued Kennesaw team members, is celebrating 5 years with NOVA today!  Congrats Mark!


February 25, 2019 We love being recognized for our hard work and dedication! NOVA project, Larkin on Memorial, received the ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE STATEAWARD (category: Environmental) at last weekend’s award gala hosted by ACEC Georgia. “It is an honor to have our work recognized by our peers. I am very humbled by this award,“ said Keith…

#16 on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms

February 19, 2019 Our firm was just recognized in the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the area’s 25 Largest Environmental Consulting Firms.  We’ll take it!

BOMA Meeting | Tallahassee, FL

At a recent BOMA meeting in Tallahassee, Jim Keeney pointed everyone in the right direction explaining why building envelopes are important.

Alexandria Bryan Joins NOVA

February 5, 2019 Join us as we welcome Alexandria Bryan to the NOVA team. Alexandria is our newest Business Development Sales Associate in our South Georgia/Tallahassee/Lake City territory. Here she will work to research and secure job leads as well as manage client accounts.  Coming to NOVA from a sales position in the Healthcare Industry,…

UGA Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair | Athens, GA

January 31, 2019 Steve Willenborg is recruiting at the University of Georgia today.  Make a pit stop by our booth and hear about our open positions.  Go dawgs!

2019 Chili Cook Off | Kennesaw, GA

January 25, 2019 It’s that time of year again folks!  Time for NOVA Kennesaw’s annual chili cook off.  This year, we had 11 contestants that brought their “A GAME” to competition, and Tammy Zeholla continues to hold on tight to that first place title (for 2 years in a row)!  After a tie breaking vote,…

Clemson Career Fair

January 23, 2019 Hey Clemson Tigers!  We’re out and about today, pounding the pavement at Clemson.  Stop by and see us at the Littlejohn Coliseum!  Start your career with us!

Happy 15th Anniversary, Nicholas Cavanaugh!

January 21, 2019 In the blink of an eye, 15 years has flown by for Nicholas Cavanaugh, NOVA Fort Lauderdale.  Thank you for your long tenure with our firm.  Congrats!

Big Anniversary for Timothy Jones – 15 years!

January 17, 2019 We are celebrating quite a few anniversaries this month.  Timothy Jones, NOVA Kennesaw, has reached a big one!  Happy 15th anniversary!  Cheers…  here’s to 15 more!

Hey William Dasher, Happy 5th to you!

January 15, 2019 William Dasher, NOVA Tampa, is celebrating his 5th NOVA anniversary this week!   Congrats!

Merry Christmas Eve from NOVA Ft. Lauderdale

December 24, 2018 Merry Christmas Eve from all our staff in Ft. Lauderdale!  And Happy New Year!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Friday

December 21, 2018 It’s not the holidays until you sport your ridiculous holiday gear!  With ugly sweaters, tacky tees and crazy hats, we had quite a few festive folks in our Kennesaw office this year!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from our Kennesaw office

December 20, 2018 There were lots of “happy holidays” and “ho-ho-hos” at Kennesaw’s holiday party.  It’s always nice when field and office staff can connect, on a relaxed level, and catch up on all things other than work.

NOVA has new PEs!

December 19, 2018 We’re super proud of a few of our NOVA professionals as they have recently passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.   Yude Chen, Derek Grimsley and Alex Kuczero – – – way to go fellas!

Amber Roberts Celebrates her 5th Year with NOVA!

December 18, 2018 It’s a day to take note of in our Kennesaw office.  Amber Roberts is celebrating 5 years with our firm.  Thanks for all you do, Amber.  You’re an important piece of the puzzle!

NOVA Tampa is looking festive!

December 14, 2018 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Belinda in our Tampa office is sporting her holiday best!

Happy 5th NOVA Anniversary, Gus Nick!

December 3, 2018 Join us in congratulating Gus Nick, NOVA Tampa, on reaching the 5 year benchmark with NOVA!  Happy 5 Gus!

MUST Ministries Donation

November 21, 2018 ‘Tis the season for giving and our Kennesaw office is paying it forward.  Thank you to those that donated and thank you to MUST Ministries for all you do to help those in need.

NOVA Kennesaw Thanksgiving Celebration

November 15, 2018 At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to our employees and clients with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

20th Anniversary for Jim Dimmett!

November 12, 2018 And just like that….  20 years has flown by.  Thanks for the last 20 years of dedication, Jim!

NOVA Raleigh Welcomes Thomas Bartlett

November 8, 2018 Our growth in Raleigh continues as we add Thomas Bartlett to our team as the Business Unit Manager. Thomas brings over 8 years of experience to NOVA in the geotechnical field. In more recent years he has had a strong focus in solar power projects. In fact, since 2012, he has performed…

Happy NOVAween!

October 31, 2018 From all your festive friends at NOVA, Happy Halloween!

Happy 5 NOVA years to Keith Rice & David Fox!

October 29, 2018 Happy NOVA Anniversary! Thank you so much for the last five years, Keith Rice, PG (NOVA Kennesaw) and David Fox (NOVA Fort Myers). We love seeing our employees reach benchmark anniversaries.

NOVA Wins Another ACEC GA Engineering Excellence Award | Larkin on Memorial

October 25, 2018 2018 has been a great year for us! Another American Council of Engineering Companies of  Georgia Engineering Excellence award! NOVA project Larkin on Memorial was selected as one of the state award winners.  Way to go NOVA! Congrats to all the other winners as well!

Welcome to the World, Little Flynn!

October 9, 2018 Big news coming from our Buford office!  Nathan Moloney and his wife have been blessed with a beautiful, new baby.   Flynn Joseph Moloney was born on October 4th at 4:29 pm.  All are reported to be healthy and well.  Now the Moloney family is perfectly balanced with a boy AND a girl.

GASFA Fall Conference | Lake Lanier, GA

October 3, 2018 The 2018 Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators (GASFA) Fall Conference was a huge success!  NOVA proudly supports this great organization.  Until next year, GASFA!

Main Street Bridge | Jacksonville, FL

September 28, 2018 What a view!  NOVA professionals are providing Special Inspections from the top of the Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville!  WOW!

Escambia County Landfill | Pensacola, FL

September 25, 2018 This great image came from our Pensacola office.  It’s a beautiful day at the Escambia County Landfill, where we are providing Quality Assurance Testing services.  Nice picture, Ryan Bunch!

Eberly & Associates Open House | Atlanta, GA

September 19, 2018 Making your event a success, starts with coming up with the right plan.   Eberly & Associates did exactly that!  Combining a craft beer tasting with an Open House was a wonderful idea!  Thanks for the invite! Btw, great pic, Wendy Brantley!  

Todd Tamasy, EI, New to NOVA Kennesaw

September 12, 2018 Todd Tamsay, EI, is joining our Kennesaw Construction Materials Testing Department as Project Manager. Todd comes to NOVA with 18 years of experience in construction materials testing. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, he has managed the construction materials testing department, materials testing laboratory, and the soil…

Happy Birthday Baby Miralles!

September 7, 2018 It’s been a big week for the Miralles family!  Please join us in sending well wishes as Manny Miralles Sosa, Ft. Lauderdale office, and wife welcome a baby girl, Alana.  This little bundle arrived on September 6th weighing 7.12 lbs.   Happy birthday, sweet baby.

Georgia Southern Fall STEM Career Fair | Statesboro, GA

September 5, 2018 NOVA professionals, Derek Grimsley and Andrew Mahfood, are on the hunt, recruiting for the best Georgia Southern has to offer!  Eagles, start your career with us!

NOVA’s “One for the Road” Happy Hour | Dry County Brewing Company

August 30, 2018 It’s that time again.  Time to take a break from work and socialize a bit.  This month’s pick was Dry County Brewing Company, a tried and true watering hole.  The beer is always great, as is the corn hole.  

Balfour Beatty 2018 Charity Golf Invitational | Alpharetta, GA

August 28, 2018 We love supporting our industry partners in events such as this.  All proceeds from the Balfour Beatty Charity Golf Invitational went to the Make a Wish Georgia.

Visit with Leo A. Daly | Miami, FL

August 27, 2018 Sure looks like this group was having a good time!  Kathleen Romero, Business Development in South Florida, stopped in to say hello to the Leo A. Daly group and crossed paths with Genesis Lighting and Shawmut Design.

Souleymane Kabore Joins Our Norcross Office

August 21, 2018 Souleymane Kabore, CMT Staff Engineer, is a recent hire for our construction materials testing (CMT) group in Norcross, Georgia. Mr. Kabore comes to NOVA with more than 3 years of experience in construction materials testing. Since graduating with dual majors in civil engineering and mining engineering, he has worked in several different areas…

32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School | Marco Island, FL

August 17, 2018 NOVA manned a booth at the Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School took place at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida. The Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners, and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida….

NOVA Panama City Beach Welcomes Erik Ihaksi

August 15, 2018 Erik Ihaksi, EIT, one of NOVA’s newest Staff Engineers, has just joined the team in Panama City Beach. Even as a recent Civil Engineering graduate, Mr. Ihaksi brings substantial expertise, skill, experience, and enthusiasm to NOVA. He learned ArcPad GIS and B2W Estimated software, ETABS, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Matlab Geo SLOPE/W…

Marc Johnston Celebrates 10 Years!

August 13, 2018 Marc Johnston, NOVA Norcross, has reached double digits!  Happy 10th NOVA anniversary!  Thank you for the last decade!

6th Annual NW Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum | Marianna, FL

August 9, 2018 The Sixth Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum was held recently at the Jackson County Agriculture Center. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and West Florida and Apalachee Regional Planning Councils invite local governments, investors, developers, and other interested parties to learn about Florida’s Brownfields Redevelopment…

Recognizing NOVA Anniversaries!

August 6, 2018 We have quite a few NOVA anniversaries this month! Sandie Castle, Kennesaw – 15 years! WOW!  Francisco Boza, Fort Lauderdale – 5 years! Dallas Foss, Tampa – 5 years! Curtis Moses, Kennesaw – 5 years! Big thanks to all these employees!

Ed Tavera, PE Joins NOVA

August 2, 2018 NOVA is pleased to announce Mr. Ed Tavera, PE has joined our Transportation Sector Geotechnical Division as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Technical Leader to serve our Clients throughout the Southeast. Mr. Tavera has over 30 years of exclusive DOT-related geotechnical experience, including 18 combined years employment with LADOTD and SCDOT. Ed’s…

2018 FEFPA Summer Conference | Boca Raton, FL

August 1, 2018 NOVA teamed up with some key industry leaders in support of FEFPA’s Summer Conference!

Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards: Ponce City Market

July 18, 2018 The commercial real estate industry honored 16 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year®(TOBY®) Awards at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s annual conference, the 2018 BOMA International Conference & Expo in San Antonio. The TOBY Awards are the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in…

Welcome Baby Terrell!

July 9, 2018 This bright-eyed beauty was welcomed into this world on July 3rd at 4:16pm.  While she was a bit early, she still weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 19” long!  Both Mom and baby are healthy and doing well. Happy birthday, Eliza Rae Terrell!

liveSAFE Resources Annual Golf Tournament | Acworth, GA

July 6, 2018 liveSAFE Resources hosted their annual golf tournament, Tee Off Against Domestic Violence, in June.  NOVA gladly teamed with community members, donors and supporters to raise awareness and help put an end to domestic violence.

Billy Edwards celebrates 15 years with NOVA!

July 2, 2018 Billy Edwards, NOVA Kennesaw, reaches a benchmark anniversary with our firm.   Join us in congratulating Mr. Edwards on 15 years!

Community Associations Institute, North Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting | Panama City Beach, FL

June 28, 2018 Michael Winship, Kennesaw office, was featured as one of the panelist for the North Gulf Coast Chapter of Community Associations Institute’s meeting in Panama City Beach.  The topic of discussion for this program was centered around how to best prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.  

Happy 20th Anniversary, Kim Millwood!

June 22, 2018 Kim Millwood, Kennesaw office, has worked with us for 20 years and we cannot tell you just how much we appreciate her!  Special thanks to those who helped plan a wonderful celebration in her honor.

Spray Nozzle Water Leak Testing with AAMA 501.2 standard | Pensacola, FL

June 20, 2018 Our professionals are hard at work in Pensacola performing Spray Nozzle Water Leak Testing with AAMA 501.2 standard.  Lookin’ good Ryan Bunch! WHAT IS SPRAY NOZZLE TESTING? The AAMA 501.2 standard is designed to test the water tightness of large glass areas that are permanently sealed. These areas usually include storefronts, curtain…

AIA Procrastination Day | Atlanta, GA

June 19, 2018 As the last presenter of the day, Jim Keeney wrapped up the AIA Procrastination Day Event discussing Building Envelope and Roofing Services.  This event proved to be a great opportunity to catch up on continuing education credits, or get a jump start, if you’re that proactive type of person.

CBRE | Heery Lunch Visit | Atlanta, GA

June 13, 2018 Forensic Engineering and Non-Destructive Testing was the topic over lunch.  Kurt Heinrichs, Buford, is in his element when talking about these specific services lines.  We enjoyed the visit, CBRE and Heery!

Park Center Community Service Day | Dunwoody, GA

June 6, 2018 NOVA teamed up with a wonderful group of volunteers to take part in the Park Center Community Service Day!  We hope everyone had a great time “off the job”.  The event was a success, and the Dunwoody Nature Center is ready for summer.  The staff was very appreciative and commented several times throughout the…

5th NOVA Anniversary for Kurt Heinrichs!

June 4, 2018 And it’s been 5 years for Mr. Heinrichs!  Join us in wishing him a happy, happy anniversary.

CMAA Lunch & Learn | Atlanta, GA

May 31, 2018 Kurt Heinrichs from our Buford location spent a lunch hour with the great folks at Construction Management Association of America’s South Atlantic Chapter, passing off all his knowledge of Forensic Investigations and Non-Destructive Testing.


May 29, 2018 The 2018 Engineering News Record’s Top Southeast Design Firms list has NOVA at number 38!  Thanks ENR!

NOVA Cookout | Cartersville, GA

May 22, 2018 Tis the season for cookouts!  NOVA Kennesaw recently gathered to settle back and take a breather.  The day included horse shoes, cornhole, a dunk tank, a fiery grill and ice cream.  Good times were had by all.

Anniversaries for Joe Atria and Lucy Morales!

May 21, 2018 We’d like to recognize a few people in our Ft. Lauderdale office.  Lucy Morales has been with our firm for 5 years, and Joe Atria has reached 15 years!  Happy NOVA anniversary to you both!

ACEC Georgia Future Leaders

May 16, 2018 These two rising stars just graduated from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC) Future Leaders Program!  Well done, Emerald Smith and Shelby Hercules!  Each graduate was honored during a reception, keynoted by General Dick Burleson with Neel-Schaffer. Founded in 1996 by former ACEC Georgia Executive Director Gwen Brandon, this 22-year-old initiative…

Melvin Canela, Recent Addition to NOVA Charlotte

May 14, 2018 NOVA’s Charlotte, North Carolina office expands and welcomes Melvin Canela to the team as a Facilities/Building Envelope Project Professional. Melvin is an experienced building envelope consultant with a comprehensive understanding of new construction and existing structures. With over 14 years in the industry, Canela’s experience ranges from historical building assessments to construction monitoring…

Cookout for GDOT’s District 5 Lab | Jessup, GA

May 11, 2018 NOVA came together with team members TTL, Inc. and Long Engineering to wind down, fire up the grill and show appreciation for GDOT’s District 5 Lab in Jessup, Georgia.

Happy 5th Anniversary, Mr. Macie!

May 11, 2018 Congrats to Nick Macie, PE, Environmental Project Manager, Kennesaw office, for hitting the 5 year mark with NOVA.  Way to go Nick!!!

CMAA-SAC Annual Golf Tournament | Duluth, GA

May 9, 2018 We enjoy taking part in events like this and proudly support our friends at the Construction Management Association of America – South Atlantic Chapter (CMAA-SAC) Annual Golf Tournament. A few of our local Business Development staff, Wendy Brantley and Faith Smith, represented our firm well!  Birdies – Burgers – Beers!  

Circle of Trust Golf Tournament | Alpharetta, GA

May 5, 2018 Both the golf course and the weather were beautiful at the recent Circle of Trust Golf Tournament.  Blue skies, golf and a libation….  doesn’t get much better than that!

#355 on Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 3, 2018 The 2018 Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list has been released and we are proud to hold number 355!

ACCG Annual Conference | Savannah, GA

May 2, 2018 Wendy Brantley, Business Development in Kennesaw, worked the crowd at the ACCG Annual Conference last weekend.  Jodi Martin with Arcadis was on the same mission!

Majeed Sofy, 5th NOVA Anniversary!

April 30, 2018 Majeed Sofy has been with our Kennesaw office for 5 years!  Thank you!

One for the Road Social | Dry County Brewing Company | Kennesaw, GA

April 27, 2018 Another successful after hours social gathering for the NOVA family!

5 Year Anniversaries for Jeff Jones & Larry Schicho!

April 25, 2018 A big thank you and congratulations to Jeff and Larry!  NOVA wishes you many more years of success with our firm!

Victor Robinson Celebrates 20 Years with NOVA!

April 23, 2018 20 Years has flown by, in the blink of an eye.  We celebrated with some of Victor’s favorite things – Jamaican food and Red Stripe beer. Thank you, Victor, for the last 2 decades!

NOVA, One of Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms

April 18, 2018 We made the list again – holding on tight at number 15!  Thanks for the recognition, Atlanta Business Chronicle!    

Introduce a Girl to Engineering | Kennesaw, GA

April 12, 2018 Shelby Hercules and Wayne Shelburne recently volunteered at Kennesaw State University’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  This mission of this half-day program was to introduce girls to engineering through fun projects and activities.

Benchmark Anniversaries for Natalie Foresman & Kevin Russell

March 26, 2018 Two very important people hit benchmark anniversaries over the weekend!  Kevin Russell, Charlotte, has been with NOVA for 10 years and Natalie Foresman, Ft. Lauderdale, is celebrating 15 years!  Quite an accomplishment!

DBIA’s Transportation Conference | Portland, OR

March 22, 2018 Tom Hruby, Transportation Sector Leader in our Kennesaw office, is all smiles at the Design-Build Institution of America’s Transportation Conference.  It’s always nice to see a familiar face when you’re so far from home.  Tim Matthews, GDOT Senior Design-Build Project Manager, is pictured here with Tom.

Happy 5th NOVA Anniversary, Curtis Brown

March 20, 2018 Curtis Brown is celebrating 5 great years with NOVA!  C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!

Lunch with McMillan Pazdan Smith | Greenville, SC

March 20, 2018 NOVA loves to share our knowledge and expertise about the services we offer with our partners in the industry. One of the ways we do this is through lunch and learns. Our partners tell us when, where and what topic they’d like covered and we do the rest including providing the lunch,…

Donald Anderson Joins NOVA Greenville Team

March 12, 2018 Donald Anderson, PE, joins the NOVA team as a Registered Engineer in our Greenville, South Carolina office. He has over 35 years of experience in geotechnical and materials engineering, and construction materials testing. His experience includes a wide assortment of industrial, commercial, governmental and residential projects in a variety of geographic regions….

FIRST Tech Challenge Pali Proto League Robotic Tournament | Kennesaw, GA

March 6, 2018 Shelby Hercules and Paula Kupersmith recently served as judges at the 2017-18 FIRST Tech Challenge Pali Proto League Robotic Tournament hosted by Eagle Robotics and held at Mount Paran Christian School. The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for high schoolers who want to compete head to head using a sports model….

20 Year Anniversary Celebrations for Jim Peshel

March 2, 2018 And just like that, 20 years has flown by.  Thank you, Jim Peshel (Jimmy P), for the last 2 decades.  You’re one of a kind!

Sweetwater Creek State Park Restoration Receives ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Award!

February 27, 2018 What an amazing evening at the 2018 Georgia Engineering Awards!  The restoration of Sweetwater Creek State Park’s Civil War-era mill has just won an American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia – ACEC Georgia’s Engineering Excellence Award. What an honor to be recognized for our hard work. Wishing the entire team, including our friends over at Stevens…

Congratulations Gunnar Stronen! 5 Years with NOVA!

February 26, 2018 5 years ago, Gunnar Stronen showed up for his first day of work at our Norcross office.  Thank you, and cheers to 10, 15, 20 more!

After Hours Social, Southern Sky Brewing Company | Kennesaw, GA

February 16, 2018 As much as we love our work, we also love to take time to pause, slow down, and switch things up.  Southern Sky Brewing Company provided the brews and entertainment; we took the opportunity to spend time together on a personal level.  Cheers!

Three Rivers Regional Science Fair | Panama City, FL

February 15, 2018 Staff Engineer in Panama City Beach, Jordin Findling, is at it again!  He recently volunteered at the Three Rivers Regional Science and Engineering Fair at FSU in Panama City.  Around 150 young scientist from Bay, Holmes, and Gulf counties came together to showcase their hard work.  Students researched anything from the behavior…

Brian Bloomfield, New Branch Manager, NOVA Panama City Beach

February 2, 2018 New hire Brian Bloomfield, PE was recently brought onboard to manage our Panama City Beach office.  Brian brings with him 16 years in the construction industry as both an engineer and branch manager, as well as skills in geotechnical engineering, subsurface exploration/drilling, and construction materials testing. He has completed the geotechnical exploration…

SAME Presentation, Emerald Coast Post | Fort Walton Beach, FL

January 31, 2018 Last week, NOVA Tampa’s Larry Schmaltz led a very interesting presentation to the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Emerald Coast Post in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  “From Contaminated, Blighted, Abandoned Marina to Luxury, Waterfront, Residential Community” was the subject matter for this amazing Brownfield Redevelopment Case Study.

Eddie Ramos Celebrates 5 Years with NOVA

January 29, 2018 Eddie Ramos, Fort Lauderdale office, recently hit 5 years with our firm.  Congrats!

First LEGO League Competition | Bay County, FL

January 26, 2018 Jordin Findling, a Staff Engineer in our Panama City Beach office, loves to volunteer in his community and did so this past weekend at the Bay County First LEGO League (FLL) competition where he served as a Table Referee. Started in 2001, First LEGO League introduces students in elementary through middle school…

Clemson Spring 2018 Career Fair

January 24, 2018 The Clemson Tiger made his rounds at the Spring 2018 Career Fair today.  Steve Willenborg, Kennesaw office, was also working the room and scoping out the prospects at this event!  This picture really says it all: NOVA IS NUMBER ONE!

NOVA Welcomes Jonathan Boxx

January 23, 2018 Jonathan Boxx, new Construction Services Manager in Charleston, South Carolina, has joined the NOVA team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in Construction Testing and CEI services for public and private clients to our firm.  With nearly 17 years of experience, Jonathan will assist with providing service to existing NOVA…

Lunch with Wakefield Beasley & Associates | Alpharetta, GA

January 19, 2018 The lunch and learn topic of the day was Forensic and Non-Destructive Testing.  All eyes were on Kurt Heinrichs as he led the discussion. Thanks for spending your lunch with us, Wakefield Beasley!

Happy 5th Anniversary, Mark Cincotta!

January 15, 2018 Mark Cincotta, Central/South Florida Regional Business Development Manager, has been with our firm for 5 years.  Happy NOVA Anniversary!

Nick Macie and Craig Tremblay, Newly Licensed Professional Engineers!

January 5, 2018 NOVA now has two more Professional Engineers on our team. Nick Macie, a Project Manager in our Environmental department, and Craig Tremblay, a Staff Engineer in our Geotechnical department, both at our Kennesaw office, are now licensed after recently completing all requirements. Nice work!

David J. Gordinier, New to NOVA

January 3, 2018 Please join us in welcoming David J. Gordinier, Construction Materials Testing/Geotechnical Business Unit Manager, to our Tampa office. David brings 20 years of industry experience to the NOVA team.  He has served as an inspector, project engineer, department manager, branch manager and division manager at various engineering firms. His portfolio reflects significant…

REGENESIS eNews: Keith Rice Featured as a Client Spotlight!

December 21, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw’s Keith Rice is recognized by Regenesis and featured in a recent article.  His expertise in geology and environmental science, along with his impact in providing successful remediation speaks for itself.  Great read!   Keith Rice, Senior Professional Geologist, NOVA Engineering and Environmental

2017 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration

December 19, 2017 The Cherokee County School District celebrated outstanding educators with an elegant dinner, tributes and gifts at the 2017 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration earlier this month. NOVA was honored to support such a distinct group of educators as a bronze sponsor for the event held on December 8 at…

Bob Wilson Hits 20 Years with NOVA

December 15, 2017 Family, friends and coworkers recently came together to celebrate a benchmark anniversary for one of NOVA’s finest, Bob Wilson.  Bob has played a key role in NOVA’s early success and growth as he was one of the very first field professionals we hired back in 1996.  In fact, many clients awarded NOVA…

SCDOT/ACEC Annual Meeting | Columbia, SC

December 13, 2017 Two NOVA team members, Tom Hruby, Kennesaw, and Miguel Truzman, Fort Lauderdale, attended the SCDOT/ACEC (South Carolina Department of Transportation/American Council of Engineering Companies) Annual Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina last week.  They enjoyed hearing about the organization’s robust future work program and visiting with SCDOT leadership and South Carolina’s leading transportation…

Kathleen Romero, New to NOVA Fort Lauderdale

December 12, 2017 Join us as we welcome Kathleen Romero to the team as a Business Development Sales Associate in our Fort Lauderdale office. Kathleen’s responsibilities will include researching and securing potential project leads, as well as managing client accounts. Kathleen comes to us from a consulting services firm where she maintained and cultivated client…

SAME 4th Annual ECP Clay Shoot | Pace, FL

December 11, 2017 The Emerald Coast Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recently held their 4th Annual SAME ECP Clay Shoot at the Santa Rosa Shooting Center in Pace, FL. NOVA was excited to participate in this great fundraiser which provides scholarship funding for the organization. We invited Mott MacDonald, an engineering…

NOVA Fort Lauderdale Welcomes Miguel Truzman

December 5, 2017 NOVA’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida office expands and welcomes Miguel Truzman to the team as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer.  With over 26 years of construction and engineering experience his skill sets include designing foundation systems for various types of structures including tunnels, bridges, low to high-rise buildings and water/wastewater. Miguel also brings diverse…

Alex Robinson, ASCE’s NC Southern Branch Secretary!

December 1, 2017 The North Carolina Southern Branch of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently held their annual induction ceremony. One of NOVA’s own, Alexander Robinson, a project manager in our Charlotte office, has been appointed as Secretary for the branch during the upcoming year. Congratulations to Alex and the other inductees. We…

Springhill Suites | Panama City Beach, FL

November 30, 2017 NOVA professionals are hard at work at the Springhill Suites, Panama City Beach, project site.  We’re getting up close and personal with slab reinforcement and post tension layout prep work for upcoming concrete placement.  NOVA is providing construction materials testing and threshold inspection services for the Developer.

Carolinas CORE Awards | Charlotte, NC

November 27, 2017 Good times were had by all at the recent Carolinas CORE Awards.   Taking place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NOVA shared a table with Turner Construction, Gensler and Wells Fargo.  

Amy Angeli Joins Our Firm!

November 21, 2017 Our Marketing Department is growing! An addition to our Kennesaw office, Amy brings over 12 years of experience in the construction industry. With a background in commercial retail construction, Amy has served as an executive assistant, project administrator and marketing coordinator for a general contractor in the Atlanta area.  She is also…

Happy 5th NOVA Anniversary, Steve Willenborg!

November 20, 2017 Big celebrations are in order at NOVA Kennesaw.  Steve Willenborg has been with our firm for 5 years!  Thank you for all you do, Steve!

Sweetwater Creek State Park Restoration Receives ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Award!

November 17, 2017 Did you hear the news? The restoration of Sweetwater Creek State Park’s Civil War-era mill has just won an American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia – ACEC Georgia’s Engineering Excellence Award. Wishing the entire team, including our friends over at Stevens & Wilkinson, a huge C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S on this exciting win. Learn more about the…

Client Lunch with Batson-Cook | Charlotte, NC

November 16, 2017 We recently had a great lunch and learn with Batson-Cook’s Charlotte office.  The group lent David Peñalva an ear as he talked about the many Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection services we provide.

The Zeholla Family Welcomes a New Granddaughter!

November 14, 2017 Tammy Zeholla, NOVA Kennesaw, was recently blessed with another beautiful grandchild.  This precious little Halloween baby arrived on October 31 at 12:43am, weighing 6lbs 15oz, measuring 20.5 inches long.   Welcome baby Mia Ann!

Charlie Butterworth Celebrates 5 Years with NOVA!

November 13, 2017 Charlie Butterworth hits a benchmark anniversary with our firm.  Thank you for the last 5 years, Charlie.

Measuring Floor Flatness and Levelness | Charlotte, NC

November 9, 2017 Thomas Causey, NOVA Charlotte,  is on site bright and early!  Measuring floor flatness and levelness while enjoying the beautiful Charlotte skyline.

NOVA’s Danielle Ross, CSI’s new Vice President!

November 6, 2017 Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Pensacola Chapter recently recognized one of our super stars at the 2017 Awards Banquet.  Danielle Ross, Business Development Florida Panhandle Region, was inducted as Vice President!  Way to make us proud Danielle.

Electronic Leak Detection Testing | Atlanta, GA

November 3, 2017 Ted Bellanger, Kennesaw Building Envelope Department, performing roof  ELD testing (Electronic Leak Detection) in Midtown Atlanta. Look at that skyline!

Visit with BES Design/Build | Fairhope, AL

November 2, 2017 Will Cantrell spending some one-on-one time with BES Design/Build at their Fairhope, AL location.  Looking forward to working with your team in the near future.

NOVA’s Jacksonville Office is now open!

October 27, 2017 NOVA Engineering and Environmental is pleased to announce the opening of our new Jacksonville office. With more than 30 years of Facilities Consulting and Testing experience, which includes Building Envelope, Roof, Property Condition Assessment, Accessibility and related Building/Construction Consulting, James Keeney will be leading this office and serving as NOVA’s Vice President/Facilities…

Lunch and Learn with Kimley-Horn | Alpharetta, GA

October 26, 2017 NOVA professionals love spending time with clients, educating them on the services we offer. Nick DaSantos and Steve Willenborg recently stopped by Kimley-Horn’s Alpharetta location and spent lunch with their group.  The topic of discussion was “Understanding Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – Environmental Due Diligence – The New ASTM E1527-13”.

All lined up & ready to work | Charlotte, NC

October 24, 2014 It’s a beautiful morning in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Take a look at this great shot sent from one of NOVA’s job sites. Looks like everyone’s all lined up and ready to go!

Just Horsing Around in Georgia

October 23, 2017 Not an average day for some of our professionals!  NOVA’s staff encountered some really curious horses on a project site in Georgia.  These beauties were very interested in our cylinders and actually knocked them over a few times.

Nathan Parker, New to NOVA Kennesaw

October 19, 2017 Our Environmental Department is growing! An addition to our Kennesaw office, Nathan brings over 11 years of vast experience in the environmental consulting industry. He has performed consulting services for clients such as real estate companies, private capital companies, developers, banks, airports, rail-roads, petroleum companies, and governmental agencies.  His previous roles have…

Happy 20 Years with NOVA, Carl Robinson!

October 17, 2017 20 years ago Carl Robinson started with NOVA.  Back then, we were just a small start-up business with big dreams.  Carl has been present for our growth and success, as well as part of making these dreams become a reality.  Thank you for the last 20 years Carl.

Reliant South Construction Group Client Appreciation

October 9, 2017 Business Development Associate Ann Scruggs has been in the kitchen again!  Valued partner Reliant South Construction was the lucky recipient of this beautiful cake. A delicious way to express appreciation of our business relationship.

Williams Blackstock Architects | Birmingham, AL

October 6, 2017 Kennesaw’s Mickey Leso is making client visits again.  The topic discussed over lunch?  The depth of Building Envelope services provided by NOVA.  Thanks for the hour Williams Blackstock Architects!

Turner Construction Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s | Milton, GA

October 4, 2017 NOVA teamed up (and teed up) with our pals at OxBlue to co-sponsor Turner Construction’s Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated!  Dana Williams, NOVA Kennesaw, and Marsha Rain, OxBlue, represented our firms in seasonal style!

“Unofficial” After Work Social at Reformation Brewery | Woodstock, GA

September 29, 2017 Work hard, play hard! Great turn out for our “NOVA ‘Unofficial’ After Work Social” at Reformation Brewery .  This newly created monthly gathering is quite the hit!

Will Cantrell, Muscular Dystrophy Association “Jail bird”!

September 28, 2017 We love to see our NOVA team make a difference in their community! Will Cantrell, Executive Vice President, along with many other generous NOVA staff and industry partners, have personally donated over $2,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)! All the money raised by the MDA “jail birds” will help fund urgently-needed…

Our Tampa Office is Moving!

September 22, 2017 NOVA Tampa is relocating.  Effective Monday, September 25th, our new Tampa address will be 4524 Oak Fair Boulevard, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33610.

TeCMEN Industry Day | Fort Walton Beach, FL

September 21, 2017 Great shot of Ann Scruggs and Danielle Ross representing NOVA at last months TeCMEN event.  The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Florida in 1989 to be the premier business advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries. TeCMEN provides…

Larkin on Memorial Case Study Video | Atlanta, GA

September 15, 2017 Every project brings its own challenges.  Paces Properties, LLC engaged NOVA to address TCE groundwater contamination at this former industrial site, Larkin on Memorial Drive. A turn-key solution from REGENESIS and Land Science effectively addressed the contamination and was executed under tight time constraints, allowing for speedy redevelopment of the property, while…

BBQ Celebration for Rickey Whatley’s 20 Year Anniversary

September 13, 2017 NOVA Norcross gathered on a Saturday to fire up the smoker and grill in honor of Rickey Whatley and his benchmark anniversary.  Thank you for the last 20 years Rickey!

Owen Massey Joins Our Panama City Office

September 12, 2017 Owen Massey, PE is the most recent new hire for our construction materials testing (CMT) group in Panama City Beach, Florida. Owen comes to NOVA with more than 12 years of experience in geotechnical design and construction materials testing QA/QC. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental…

Studio+ and John Mayer | Tampa, FL

September 6, 2017 NOVA’s Caitlin Shick and our friends, Lisa D’addio (TRC Engineering), Mercedes Young (Vivid Consulting Group), Shannon Stein (Creative Contractors), and Vanessa Pena (Studio+) danced the night away at the John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything” Tour in Tampa.  Thanks to Studio +, we had a wonderful evening!

Stephen Shattuck is Recognized by SAME

August 31, 2017 We certainly like to brag on our staff every chance we get.  Check out Stephen Shattuck, Pensacola office, being inducted into the Society of American Military Engineers, Pensacola Post, as Director of Relations.  Great job Stephen!(far left, red shirt)

Construction Specifications Institute Luncheon | Pensacola, FL

August 30, 2017 Larry Schmaltz manned the podium at Construction Specifications Institute’s recent luncheon.  Pensacola chapter = a good group of people!

I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference | Lakeland, FL

August 23, 2017 Caitlin Shick (middle) and Matt Robertson (right), NOVA Tampa, joined business people from Polk County and across the area for a glimpse into the past, present and future of Florida’s commerce at the second I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference at Florida Polytechnic University. Speakers looked at the status of the county and several prominent local companies, and…

SASHTO 2017 Annual Meeting | Norfolk, VA

August 17, 2017 Great SASHTO conference in Norfolk, VA.  Hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation, this event had a wonderful mix of education, networking and a bit of fun. Looking forward to next year in Houston, TX.

Florida Engineering Society Outing | Tampa, FL

August 15, 2017 A number of our Tampa staff joined the Florida Engineering Society (FES) for an outing and watched the Tampa Bay Rays play the Red Sox.  Thank you for the free hat FES! Top: Caitlin Shick (white TB hat), Matt Robertson (FSU hat), Cody Powell (dark shirt) Bottom: Roger Sanders (light blue TB…

NOVA Celebrates 21 Years of Business

August 14, 2017 NOVA proudly celebrates 21 years of excellent client service. Co-founder and Principal Barry Roziewski put pen to paper and shares his thoughts on the story of NOVA. “Early on Walter, Dave and myself put our trust in one another and the NOVA dream was set in motion. It was a little scary…

NOVA Welcomes Dr. Kimberly Lyons

August 11, 2017 NOVA is pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Lyons, PhD is joining our Norcross, Georgia office as a Project Engineer. Dr. Lyons comes to us from Clemson University where she received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and her Doctor of Philosophy with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials. Her…

10 Years for John Berry!

August 10, 2017 It’s been a decade!  John Berry, Engineering Technician at our Kennesaw office, is celebrating a BIG NOVA anniversary. Happy 10th John!

Lunch with McKim & Creed | Raleigh, NC

August 9, 2017 We mixed lunch with education during a recent visit with McKim & Creed.  Barry Roziewski lead the discussion on Full-Depth Reclamation with Cement.  Thank you for your time McKim & Creed.

GDOT’s Annual Testing Management Summer BBQ | Atlanta, GA

August 4, 2017 NOVA Norcross was front and center at GDOT’s Annual Testing Management Summer BBQ at OMAT.  Good food and good company.

Rickey Whatley hits 20 years!

August 4, 2017 Rickey Whatley celebrates 20 years with NOVA!  Thank you for the last 2 decades!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites | Panama City Beach, FL

August 2, 2017 Holiday Inn Express & Suites is now open and serving guests!  NOVA thanks GAC Contractors for including us on this beautiful project in Panama City Beach – the first hotel built directly on the beach in a number of years!

Girls, Inc. | Breakfast of Champions

August 1, 2017 Chris Conway and Ann Scruggs recently attended the Girls, Inc. “Breakfast of Champions” at Florida State University’s Holley Center. Girls, Inc. is an amazing organization that works tirelessly to inspire all girls to be STRONG, SMART, & BOLD!

Star Student Tyler Sommer earns $500

July 28, 2017 At NOVA, we like to inspire our staff to grow and expand their knowledge base.  We offer a company wide training incentive program to encourage this activity.  Basically, every verified 10 hours of clip video, Red Vector self-study, or other approved continuing education equals $100 to the employee.  Our most recent star…

SAME Luncheon | Post Panama City, FL

July 27, 2017 This recent Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) luncheon was attended by Business Development Professional Ann Scruggs.   Captain Thomas C. Remmers, Commanding Officer for the US Coast Guard was the guest speaker for the event.  Great program!

Welcome Aboard Andre Kniazeff, PE

July 25, 2017 NOVA’s Panama City Beach, Florida office welcomes Andre Kniazeff, PE as a Geotechnical Service Line Leader.  Andre is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida. He has more than 6 years of experience providing geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting services, including challenging Karstic…

Hello Baby Lowry!

July 21, 2017 Baby Callie Anne made her grand entrance on July 12th!  Isn’t this 7 lb, 14 oz bundle absolutely perfect?  Her family is tickled pink.  Congratulations Christine!

Springhill Suites | Panama City Beach, FL

July 21, 2017 Take a look at the future home of SpringHill Suites located in Panama City Beach.  Acting as the Geotechnical Engineer of Record, local NOVA staff just finished the test pile program for this new beachfront development. The site is now being prepared for deep foundation installation.

Caldwell Associates Architects Lunch & Learn

July 20, 2017 Caldwell Associates Architects of Pensacola welcomed Larry Schmaltz, PE, with handshakes and smiles.  Larry left behind his vast knowledge of all things environmental.  It was a productive lunch hour!

Wendel Bowie Receives an ACI Certification

July 18, 2017 Exciting news for Wendel Bowie, Kennesaw office!  Congrats on the recent ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification.  Excellent job Wendel and thank you for working so hard.

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting | Atlanta, GA

July 14, 2017 Tom Hruby, Transportation Sector Leader, rubbing shoulders with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s GM Roosevelt Council, Jr. NOVA is honored to be an event sponsor and team member on the ATLNext $6 billion capital improvement program.

The Lions Club Honors Sandie Castle

July 10, 2017 We love when our employees get involved in their communities! NOVA Kennesaw’s Sandie Castle was recently elected as Treasurer for the Paulding West Cobb Lions Club and was awarded Rookie of the Year! 100% of the funds donated to the Lions Club go directly back into the community. Thanks for all that…

Visit with DAG & SMP Architects | Pensacola, FL

July 6, 2017 Larry Schmaltz, PE, hit the streets in Pensacola and made many client visits in the area.  DAG Architects and SMP Architects came together during lunch and all eyes were on Larry as he talked up our environmental capabilities.  Larry heads up NOVA’s environmental services across the state of Florida.

ASCE Tallahassee Chapter Annual Golf Tournament

July 5, 2017 You can check off the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Tallahassee Chapter annual golf tournament as a successful event!  Our local office provided breakfast for the Meet and Greet, and we don’t mind saying – our presentation was beautiful.  So glad we could take part in this event.

SkyHouse Grand Opening | Charlotte, NC

June 30, 2017 The second SkyHouse apartment tower in uptown Charlotte recently celebrated their grand opening.  Charlotte staff members, David Peñalva, France Johnson and Alex Robinson, were in attendance to show our support.  The SkyHouse brand is well represented with the impressive logo placement in the pool. Adjacent to the first 24-story tower, the second…

Manny Sosa is now an EIT!

June 29, 2017 BIG congratulations to Manny Sosa, NOVA Fort Lauderdale, for passing his EIT exam. Well done!

Bill Whittaker Joins NOVA

June 28, 2017 NOVA’s Buford, Georgia office expands and welcomes Bill Whittaker to the team as a Business Development Associate.  Bill’s industry roots run deep as he brings 48 years of operations, marketing and business development experience with Atlanta area engineering consulting firms.  Bill has strong relationships with national clients as well as local owners,…

Danielle Ross Recognized Within CSI

June 27, 2017 Danielle Ross, Business Development in the Florida Panhandle, has been a member of the Construction Specification Institute’s (CSI) Gulf States Region since 2014.  She was recently honored with a new title within the organization: Gulf States Regional Secretary and Pensacola Chapter Vice President (Incoming President for 2018).  Way to make us proud…

ADSC Southeast Chapter Event “Below the Chop” | Atlanta, GA

June 26, 2017 Shelby Hercules, Staff Geotechnical Engineer from our Kennesaw office, took a moment to wind down and enjoy a Braves game at the new SunTrust Ballpark.  The evening “Below the Chop” was coordinated by the ADSC Southeast Chapter, International Association of Foundation Drilling.  Shelby was in good company with Denny Meier, Atkins, and Bubba…

Lunch and Learn with Beck Partners, FL

June 23, 2017 We received a warm welcome from Beck Partners as they gave us the floor for an hour.  Larry Schmaltz, Tampa, educated Beck Partner’s Pensacola, Tallahassee and Mobile offices on the broad range of Environmental Services we provide here at NOVA.  Thanks again for having us, Team Beck!

Baby Ocampo Arrives!

June 21, 2017 We are so excited to announce the birth of Angel Andres Ocampo!  Lissete Hermida de Ocampo, NOVA Fort Lauderdale, and her family are so in love with this perfect little bundle.  Angel arrived on June 12th, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces, measuring 20.5 inches long.  Welcome to the world, little fella, and the NOVA…

The Lofts at Seacrest Beach, FL

June 21, 2017 The Lofts at Seacrest Beach are one step closer to move-in day thanks to our local NOVA team, Golden Construction Services, LLC and 30 East Partners!

Triumph Bill Signing | Panama City, FL

June 20, 2017 NOVA staff attended the Triumph bill signing event held at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Bay County.  Governor Rick Scott attended, along with other local and state dignitaries, to celebrate this once-in-a lifetime event with the passing of a bill that will forever change the 8 counties along Florida’s Gulf…

Welcome to Our Team, Michael Winship

June 19, 2017 Our growth in Kennesaw continues as we add Michael Winship to our team as Building Envelope Business Unit Manager. Michael brings over 25 years of results oriented management to our firm, as well as a vast knowledge of building envelope related testing and assessments, roof consulting and testing, commercial real estate due…

Project Progression: Viridian Condominiums | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

June 15, 2017 Awesome project progression images taken of the 3-story addition to The Viridian Condominiums, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  NOVA is overseeing the construction materials testing and special inspections for our client.

Beck Deck Happy Hour | Pensacola, FL

June 14, 2017 The Beck Group has a great deck at their Pensacola office.  It proved perfect for the Beck Deck Happy Hour event last week.  The weather and music were great, and the beverages were cold!  This happy hour was a great opportunity to catch up with many different AEC industry players, as well…

A4LE Summer Conference | Callaway Gardens, GA

June 13, 2017 Great kick-off to the A4LE Summer Conference!  Stop by booth 11, shake our hand and enter to win an Apple iWatch.  Drawing to occur on Wednesday.

Florida Engineering Society Golf Tournament

June 12, 2017 All smiles on the green at the Florida Engineers Society Golf Tournament. Micah Jones, Dewberry, made a great addition to the NOVA 4-some.  NOVA’s Danielle Ross lent a helping hand and volunteered for the day.

Project Completion: Lantana Retail Center | Panama City, FL

June 9, 2017 And that’s a wrap! NOVA provided the construction materials testing for Reliant South’s newest retail center, Lantana Retail, in Panama City, Florida. Great job team!

Ribbon Cutting for Suffolk Construction | Tampa, FL

June 8, 2017 Suffolk Construction opens a new office in Tampa!  Members of our Tampa office, Bob Hughes, Mark Cincotta and Caitlin Shick, were in attendance to witness the ribbon cutting.  Congrats on your growth!

Vantage Apartments Progress | Panama City Beach, FL

June 7, 2017 The Vantage Apartments project is showing some progress! Our Panama City Beach team provided geotechnical engineering for the 288-unit apartment complex and are now working on the construction materials testing services.

Visit with Gortemoller Engineering

June 6, 2017 Looks like our friends at Gortemoller Engineering are all smiles! Ann Scruggs, Panama City Beach office, dropped off a homemade chocolate cake to say ‘thank you’ for their past work and to congratulate them on the new office.  In record time – – the cake was gone!

Growth at FAMU | Tallahassee, FL

June 5, 2017 Big changes are happening at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. NOVA is assisting with FAMU Way, Phase II which entails a new east-west roadway between the current end of FAMU Way at Wahnish Way and Lake Bradford Road.  Also, the Capital Cascades Trail project that will serve as a complement to the…

Braves Game with Coastal Construction | Atlanta, GA

June 5, 2017 NOVA chopped the night away at Suntrust Park thanks to our sponsors Coastal Construction Products!

Barry Lafon Reaches 10 Years with NOVA

June 1, 2017 A lot has happened at NOVA in the last 10 years, and Barry Lafon, Tampa office, has been here to witness it.  Happy 10th NOVA anniversary Barry! Barry’s tenure with some of the NOVA Principals actually goes back further than the last 10 years. As far back as 2000, he worked with some…

FDOT Districts 4 & 6 Presentation | Miami, FL

May 31, 2017 Our transportation presence is growing! Javier Jimenez, Ft. Lauderdale, presented to the Florida Department of Transportation’s Districts 4 and 6.  Topic of discussion: Who we are at NOVA and how our transportation experience matches up with their project needs.

Soil Sampling using Direct Push Technology | Kennesaw, GA

May 30, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw’s Environmental Team faced a challenge on this project site, formerly a dry cleaning facility.  Soil samples were collected beneath an interior closet using a small Direct Push Technology (DPT) rig and analyzed for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).    

SCDOT’s 42nd Annual Employee & Retiree Golf Tournament

May 25, 2017 Tom Hruby, NOVA Kennesaw, and Allan Iosue, Pond and Company, hit a few golf balls at the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 42nd Annual Employee and Retiree Golf Tournament. Hoping to take 1st place next time.  NOVA gladly sponsored the course refreshments for this event.

Ann Scruggs Receives the Rotary Serving Humanity Award | FL

May 24, 2017 Way to go Ann! Ann Scruggs, Business Development in the Florida Panhandle, was recognized with the Rotary Serving Humanity Award. This award is the Rotary’s Presidential theme for 2016-2017 and is helping fund polio immunization in 2017. Ann was 1 of 9 people to receive this award in her Rotary Club’s district…

Kelsey Gulledge Earns her MBA

May 22, 2017 Congratulations to NOVA Kennesaw’s Kelsey Gulledge who recently graduated from the University of West Georgia with her Master’s in Business Administration!  Your NOVA family is super proud of you!

PCEA Trivia Night | Charlotte, NC

May 16, 2017 NOVA Charlotte’s Thomas Causey held his own at the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc. (PCEA) trivia night with the Citisculpt and Armada Hoffler team.   

OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule | Effective September 23, 2017

May 15, 2017 OSHA has issued two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. One standard is for general industry and maritime and one standard is for the construction industry. The construction industry standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153 was originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017, however, enforcement will now begin Sept. 23,…

Happy 15 years to Michael Wright!

May 12, 2017 Michael Wright, Kennesaw office, has been with our firm for 15 years!  Happy NOVA anniversary Michael!

ACEC Georgia’s PAC Golf Tournament

May 8, 2017 We had a great time networking and being a sponsor at the 2nd Annual ACEC Georgia PAC Golf Tournament at the prestigious Bear’s Best Atlanta Golf Course.

New Senior Technical Professionals at NOVA

May 5, 2017 We are pleased to announce the promotion of Keith Rice, Doug Gilmore and Larry Schmaltz as our new Senior Technical Professionals (STP). Keith is a Professional Geologist in Georgia and South Carolina, has 10 years of environmental experience and is based in Kennesaw. Keith has worked on numerous complex, high profile projects…

Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day | Fernbank Museum, GA

May 4, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw’s Dr. Wayne Shelburne and Shelby Hercules volunteered their time last Saturday to participate in “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” held at the Fernbank Museum. The half-day program introduced elementary and middle school aged girls to engineering through fun projects and activities.  

Gensler Lunch & Learn | Miami, FL

May 2, 2017 Gensler’s Miami, Florida office recently shared an hour of their time with NOVA staff.  We took the opportunity to talk about the Building Envelope services we offer.  Thanks for the hour Gensler!  We enjoyed ourselves.

#58 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Pacesetters Awards!

April 27, 2017 NOVA placed #58 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Pacesetter Awards! Only the fastest-growing private companies earn the Pacesetter designation and we are honored to be one of them.  Thank you to the whole NOVA team that worked so hard to make this possible.”

Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute Regional Conference | Memphis, TN

April 27, 2017 William Sundquist, Whitacre Greer, and Danielle Ross, NOVA Pensacola, presented in Memphis at the Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute Regional Conference. The group discussed ways to improve the membership experience. Members of the Construction Specifications Institute are the knowledge and experience in the commercial construction industry!  

ASCE Tallahassee Chapter Meeting

April 26, 2017 Chris Conway, NOVA Panama City Beach, had the floor at the ASCE Tallahassee Chapter Meeting.  The hour was spent discussing Geotechnical Engineering Services for the design and construction industries.  Looking good Chris!   

Arquitectonica Visit | Miami, FL

April 25, 2017 Arquitectonica recently welcomed NOVA’s staff to their Miami, Florida office.  They were kind enough to give us an hour as we showed them what we know about Building Envelope services.  Thanks for having us!

NOVA Ranks #14 on Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms List

April 25, 2017 The Atlanta Business Chronicle has released the Atlanta’s Top 25 Engineering Firms list and we are proudly claiming number 14!  Congrats to all the firms that made this impressive list.  

Happy 5 Years to Jim Jackson!

April 20, 2017 Jim Jackson, NOVA Fort Lauderdale, has been with our firm for five years!  Nice job Jim!

Dimensional Funds Advisors Headquarters | Charlotte, NC

April 18, 2017 Construction is well underway in Charlotte for Dimensional Funds Advisors’ new Headquarters. Continuous flight auger rig is nearly assembled and NOVA has started the construction materials testing and special inspections for this project.

Lunch with HKS Architects | Atlanta, GA

April 17, 2017 A big thank you to HKS Architects for allowing us to spend a lunch hour with them!  NOVA Kennesaw’s Mickey Leso focused on the Building Envelope services offered by our firm and how we can provide assistance and identify/solve problems.

NOVA Norcross Welcomes Faith Smith

April 13, 2017 NOVA is excited to welcome Faith Smith as our newest Business Development Associate in our Norcross office. Faith has experience in building market positions by locating, developing and closing business relationships. Additionally, she brings a knowledge of social media and recruiting which makes her an excellent match for NOVA. We are pleased…

Gathering Subsurface Data | Crestview, FL

April 12, 2017 NOVA team members working hard to gather subsurface data to support design aspects for new transportation infrastructure coming to Crestview, Florida.

Subsurface Tank Location Via 3D Ground Penetrating Radar

April 11, 2017 David Moore and Andrew Crook, NOVA Buford, just finished a subsurface tank location for the South Carolina Department of Transportation using 3D Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology.  GPR images indicated the exact location of a tank and lines buried ±1.75 feet below the parking lot surface.  3D with color imagery makes it much easier to see…

Building Envelope Performs QA During Standing Seam Panels Installation | GA

April 7, 2017 Take a look at this recent building envelope project! The NOVA Kennesaw team reviewed standing seam metal roofing panel installation on an airplane hangar in Georgia.

AIA Charlotte’s CANstruction Competition

April 4, 2017 NOVA had a blast teaming up with LS3P Associated, Ltd. and J. E. Dunn Construction Group to build our “CANstagram” structure for AIA Charlotte’s CANstruction competition. Make sure you stop by the Charlotte Convention Center this week to view all of the structures! CANstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition…

Lunch and Learn for Studio+ | Tampa, FL

March 31, 2017 Another outstanding lunch and learn presentation, this time for Studio+ Architects’ Tampa location.  Mickey has become quite the lunch and learn extraordinaire!  Need continuing education credits?  NOVA has a broad range of presentation topics that are AIA approved.  

Continuing Education at NOVA Kennesaw

March 30, 2017 Continuing education is a regular occurrence at NOVA.  Long time NOVA employee, Jim Peshel, leads the class and discusses the fundamentals of subgrade evaluations.

Visit with Gresham, Smith & Partners Architects | Tampa, FL

March 29, 2017 Mickey Leso, Kennesaw office, loves educating his peers on Building Envelope techniques and solutions that can be applied to our Clients’ daily lives.  Thanks for sharing your lunch hour with us, Gresham, Smith and Partners Architects.

Adhesion Test | Georgia Bureau of Investigations Morgue Addition | Atlanta, GA

March 28, 2017 NOVA recently performed Adhesion Tests at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) Morgue Addition in order to determine how well the air barrier membrane is adhered to the exterior wall, in this case CMU blocks. A puck is glued with epoxy to the membrane, and after the glue cures, the Adhesion Testing…

ACEC’s Inaugural Georgia Engineering Awards

March 23, 2017 Sure looks like Tom Hruby and Eric Tay, Kennesaw office, had a great time at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Inaugural Georgia Engineering Awards last month.

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA

March 23, 2017 NOVA’s building envelope team is at it again! Doug Yarbrough, Kennesaw, and his team were busy spudding gravel from a built-up roof and performed a roof core test at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) building earlier this week. Nice view of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium in the background!

ICSC Carolinas Conference

March 22, 2017 Leland Kleger, Greenville, Frances Johnson, Charlotte, and Ken Houseman, Kennesaw, making NOVA’s presence known at the International Council of Shipping Centers (ICSC) Conference.

Hawthorn Retirement Group | Tallahassee, FL

March 21, 2017 Early stages of construction for one of Hawthorn Retirement Group’s pending communities in Tallahassee, Florida.

Michael Sabodish Joins NOVA Raleigh

March 20, 2017 Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Sabodish, PhD, PE, Business Unit Manager, to our Raleigh, North Carolina office. He brings 16 years of experience in a broad range of geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and environmental consulting projects. His portfolio contains experience in business development, proposal preparation, project management…

Recent Award: Cobb County Parks & Rec | Cobb County , GA

March 16, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw was recently awarded a contract with the Cobb County Parks and Recreation which will allow NOVA professional staff opportunities to work on a wide variety of project types ranging from transportation, recreational facilities, libraries, and other facilities that will be funded with the Cobb County 2016 SPLOST funding.    

Video: Crews implode office building | Dunwoody, GA

March 14, 2017 Demolition crews imploded the 12-story Hammond Exchange office building in Dunwoody to make way for at least two future office towers to be occupied by insurance giant State Farm. Local NOVA staff was on site for phase one, which just recently finished, and phases 2 and 3 are upcoming.–politics/watch-crews-implode-dunwoody-office-building/iZnPJmTxmPswgoj4gJwEeL/amp.html

NOVA Welcomes Sheila Schneider

March 13, 2017 Sheila Schneider recently joined our team as a Regional Environmental Professional for the Florida Panhandle area. She brings over 25 years of environmental and regulatory experience to NOVA.  Her experience in air regulation and Master’s degree in construction management give her a unique perspective.  Her in-depth knowledge of asbestos regulations, as a…

Hanover Midtown (881 Peachtree Street) | Atlanta, GA

March 9,2017 Hanover Midtown is the one of the latest mixed-use high-rise projects the NOVA team is working on in Atlanta. Our team will be performing the construction materials testing and special inspection services on the 30-story tower. Hanover Midtown will contain 342 apartments, 44,000 SF of office space and 11,000 SF of ground-floor retail…

Boggy Bayou Shoreline | Niceville, FL

March 7, 2017 It’s a beautiful day to gather subsurface data along Boggy Bayou shoreline in Niceville, Florida.  This spot is the future home of a Landing development.

Ground Breaking | UPS Majestic Logistics Distribution Center | Atlanta, GA

March 3, 2017 UPS recently broke ground on their largest distribution center to date which will be located in Atlanta, Georgia near the Fulton County Airport-Brown Field. The new 1.2 million square foot distribution center will be able to process an estimated 100,000 packages per hour and will employ an estimated 1,250 new employees. The…

Florida Engineering Society & Society of American Military Engineers 2017 Engineering Week Banquet

March 2, 2017 This week, a few from NOVA’s Panama City Beach team attended the Florida Engineering Society and Society of American Military Engineers 2017 Engineering Week Banquet.  Thanks to guest speaker Keith Bryant, Bay County Public Works Director for a great program on the Bay County ½ Cent Sales Tax Projects.  Bring on the…

NOVA Kennesaw Hires New Marketing Coordinator

March 2, 2017 Kelsey Gulledge has joined NOVA Headquarters in Kennesaw, Georgia as a new Marketing Coordinator. Kelsey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing, and comes to NOVA after serving 3 years as marketing coordinator at Kennesaw State University where she coordinated social media, marketing efforts, events, purchasing, and publications. She joins NOVA’s…

Hartsfield East Distribution Center | Atlanta, GA

March 1, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw is teaming up with Prologis for a new 168,700 SF, single story, distribution center in Atlanta. The project site is located off Wilson Road and Southside Industrial Boulevard intersection. The NOVA team will be conducting the construction materials testing and special inspections for the 13-acre project. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Larry Schmaltz completes the Michelob Ultra Amber Challenge

February 28, 2017 Larry Schmaltz from NOVA Tampa is a triple threat! He completed the Michelob Ultra Amber Challenge over the weekend, which consists of running a 15k and 5k on Saturday and then a half marathon on Sunday, as part of the annual Gasparilla Distance Challenge. That’s 25.5 miles in 2 days – way…

Ground Breaking | J-273 Atlanta Metropolitan State College | Atlanta, GA

February 27, 2017 Ground Breaking: NOVA Kennesaw is working with the Atlanta Metropolitan State College and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission on their new Student Services and Success building. Our team will be providing construction materials testing and special inspections for the new 24,313 SF building at the northeast side of campus, which will…

Visit with Palmer Engineering | Tucker, GA

February 27, 2017 NOVA lunch and learn super star, Kurt Heinrichs, truly enjoys educating his peers on forensic and non-destructive testing.  A confident understanding of the cause of your structure’s distress is critical to achieving long term repair solutions and dispute resolution.  We appreciate Palmer Engineering giving him the floor for an hour.

Lunch & Learn with Florida State University

February 22, 2017 Mickey Leso, NOVA Kennesaw, and Chuck Pennington, NOVA Tallahassee, led this week’s lunch and learn on all things Business Envelope for Florida State University’s Facilities Design and Construction Department.

15 Year Run for Dr. Wayne Shelburne

February 21, 2017 Last week we celebrated Dr. Wayne Shelburne’s 15th anniversary with NOVA! Dr. Wayne joined the NOVA’s Kennesaw, Georgia family in 2002, shortly after receiving his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He’s known to crack a few jokes around the office and even wear purple pants. His kind and quirky demeanor…

Lunch with Beck’s Atlanta Office

February 18, 2017 Nova Buford’s Kurt Heinrichs led the charge during yesterday’s Lunch and Learn “What Caused the Cracks”, which covered forensic and non-destructive testing service line topics. Thank you Beck for having us!  

10 Year Anniversary Celebrations

February 16, 2017 NOVA Panama City celebrated Ann Scruggs and Eric Bennett this week. Family and coworkers gathered for a quick piece of cake.  Happy 10-year anniversary to you both!  What an accomplishment!

M.T. Mustian Critical Care Tower | Tallahassee, FL

February 14, 2017 In the news: M.T. Mustian Critical Care Tower to Be Transformative Building! Designed to serve the community for decades to come, the $250 million, five-story, 340,000 SF addition will be located at the southeast corner of the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) campus, near the corner of Miccosukee Road and Medical Drive. From…

Ground Breaking | Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center | Panama City, FL

February 10, 2017 Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center breaks ground on a much needed expansion. Set to be complete by July 2018, the $13.3 million expansion will bring the total private beds at the hospital’s emergency department up to 44 and improve their goal of being an all-in-one facility.  NOVA Panama City Beach is handling…

University of South Alabama’s HireAJag Spring Career Fair

February 9, 2017 Join our team! NOVA is recruiting at the University of South Alabama’s HireAJag Spring Career Fair today. Looking to start your career with a great company? Stop by the Mitchell Center Waterman Globe Lobby and say hello to our Florida Panhandle staff.

TeamFL & Florida Transportation Commission Meeting | Orlando, FL

February 9, 2017 NOVA Business Development staff out pounding the pavement at the TeamFL and Florida Transportation Commission Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando.  Transportation construction and related market activity is expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2017, driven largely by increases in highway and bridge private construction activity supporting residential and commercial developments. “Building on the Past – a…

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture Visit

February 8, 2017 We spent lunch with McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Greenville office today.  Presentation topic: Understanding Your Building’s Envelope.  Mickey Leso lectured on how building envelope components and systems work together in a variety of ways to keep building occupants dry, warm, cool, and safe.

Football Friday!

February 3, 2017 Today is Football Friday at NOVA’s Kennesaw office.  We took a break from the grind to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl 51 over lunch.

Lunch & Learn with Sykes & LAS

February 2, 2017 Kurt Heinrichs, Buford, and Mickey Leso, Kennesaw, spent today’s lunch hour with Sykes Consulting and Lord Aeck Sargent.  This short and powerful presentation titled, “What caused the cracks?” gives a great overview of the Forensic Engineering and Building Envelope services we offer.

Lots of Anniversaries in February

February 1, 2017 Happy 5 year NOVA Anniversary to Jamey Cote, Fort Lauderdale, Jeff Longshore, Kennesaw!  Also, it’s 10 years for Robert Bennett in Panama City Beach!

Leland Kleger Joins our Greenville Office

January 27, 2017 Leland Kleger has joined the NOVA family as a Sales/Business Development Associate in our Greenville, South Carolina office.  He will be leading the business development efforts in South Carolina with a primary focus of growing the business and expanding NOVA brand awareness.  A recent graduate of Clemson University, Leland earned a Bachelor’s…

31 Condominiums | Seagrove Beach, FL

January 25, 2017 Here’s where it all begins for the 31 Condo project on Hwy 30A in Seagrove Beach, Florida.

Construction Under Way at Seascape Towne Centre | Miramar Beach, FL

January 20, 2017 Construction is under way at The Seascape Towne Centre, Miramar Beach, Florida.  NOVA Panama City Beach is hard at work on this 55,000 square foot commercial retail center that is scheduled to open early 2017.

30Avenue | New Village Center | Inlet Beach, FL

January 18, 2017 The latest section of 30Avenue, Inlet Beach, is approaching completion. The architecture and landscape of 30Avenue merge sophistication with the area’s natural beauty and relaxed coastal lifestyle that are the hallmarks of the world-famous towns of 30A. This new village center is poised to be an integral part of the thriving South…

A day in the life of our Building Envelope Department

January 17, 2017 Building materials and components are continuously changing and evolving.  NOVA staff meet routinely to stay on top of the latest and greatest materials, processes, and components to provide our clients the most up to date Building Envelope solutions.  

Will Cantrell hits 15!

January 16, 2017 It’s a special day at NOVA as Will Cantrell, Senior Principal, hits his 15th anniversary with the firm.   “It has been a true privilege to be mentored by, and continue to work alongside, the very best in our industry.  I look forward to another 15 and beyond, continuing to help make NOVA…

Welcome Aboard Eric Tay, PE

January 13, 2017 Eric Tay has recently joined our Kennesaw, Georgia office as a Project Manager for our Geotechnical Engineering Department.  He brings more than 29 years of well-versed industry experience that includes consulting in geotechnical engineering, environmental services, construction materials testing, and business development. Eric earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from…

Construction Begins at the PNJ Apartments | Pensacola, FL

January 11, 2017 Construction begins on the PNJ Apartments in downtown Pensacola, Florida.  Onward and upward team!

Recent Award | GEMHSA Expansion & Renovation, GDPS Service Building

January 10, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw is ramping up to provide construction materials testing, special inspections, and building envelope services for a recent award, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) Expansion and Renovation and the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Service Building.  Kennesaw previously provided design development recommendations for foundations on this site. Congrats team!

Happy 10th NOVA Anniversary to Ann Scruggs

January 10, 2017 Ann Scruggs, Business Development Eastern Panhandle, has reached a benchmark anniversary with NOVA.  Happy 10 years Ann!

SunTrust Park Pedestrian Bridge

January 5, 2017 In just 99 days, eager Braves fans will be walking across this pedestrian bridge to get to SunTrust Park.  

Steven Schultz, EI Joins Our Team

January 5, 2017 NOVA Kennesaw offers a warm welcome to Steven Schultz.  Joining our firm as a Construction Materials Testing Business Unit Manager, Steven has 4 years of materials testing, construction inspection, project management, and operations management experience spanning a broad range of market sectors. Steven received a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from…

City Springs Development | Sandy Springs, GA

January 4, 2017 The City Springs development will create a new center point for the City of Sandy Springs – its “heartbeat”.

Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA Grand Opening

January 4, 2017 This week marks the grand opening of the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA in Pensacola, Florida!

FDEP Abandoned Tank Restoration Program

December 21, 2016 Only July 1, 2016 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) reopened the Abandoned Tank Restoration Program (ATRP). Although there are strict criteria associated with the application into this program, it gives site owners who discover an abandoned tank on their property the opportunity to be covered by the state of Florida…

Bay Co. Contractors & Associates | Contractors for Christmas

December 21, 2016 NOVA Panama City Beach teamed with the Bay County Contractors and Associates (BCCA) group and volunteered to help shop for five different kids that attend a local elementary school.  Additionally, the BCCA group is donating $17,500 for Christmas gifts to less fortunate kids in Bay County.  Thanks to this group – 90…

Threshold Inspections Presentation

December 20, 2016 Chris Conway, Panama City Beach, talked Threshold Inspections to the SAME Panama City Post over lunch.

Cost Savings = Happy Clients! Murray Cove Slope Failure

December 15, 2016 The Murray Cove Boat Ramp is located near the shore of Lake Burton in North Georgia. Over a period of 10 years, multiple areas of soil cracking and sloughing have occurred along the crest, face, and toe of the slope. After further investigation, Georgia Power employees located an artesian spring along the slope’s face….

PES Lunch & Learn

December 8, 2016 Kurt Heinrichs is at it again!  Sharing with Forensic Engineering wisdom with PES Structural Engineers over lunch.

ACECSC / SCDOT Annual Meeting

December 7, 2016 Tom Hruby, NOVA Kennesaw, and Luis Gonzalez, NOVA Greenville, at the ACECSC / SCDOT Annual Meeting. Have you stopped by booth #21 and registered for the YETI tumblers we’re giving away?

MUST Ministries Donation

December 7, 2016 NOVA Kennesaw paying it forward this holiday season. These thoughtful food donations will be delivered to MUST Ministries, a local organization that provides aide to individuals, families and children in this area.

Visit with Uzun + Case

December 2, 2016 Our schedules are filled with lunch and learns! Good thing we love spending one-on-one time with clients! We provided lunch, Uzun+Case provided an attentive audience.

Sharing Knowledge with Stevens & Wilkinson

December 1, 2016 Visited the Stevens & Wilkinson Atlanta office and educated the group on Non-destructive Testing and Forensic engineering. Non-destructive Testing, also called NDT, can detect surface and sub-surface defects without harming your materials and components or affecting their operating performance. Speaker Kurt Heinrichs, Buford office, heads up this department for NOVA.

Lunch with Stantec

October 27, 2016 NOVA Fort Lauderdale spent time with the Stantec crew, provided lunch, and talked about Building Envelope services. Thanks for having us!

2016 NOVA Manager’s Meeting

October 31, 2016 Last weekend, some of NOVA’s finest came together for a Manager’s Meeting. What a great way to empower these creative minds, further develop our skills, and boost morale.  

Lunch & Learn with ai Design Group

November 7, 2016 NOVA professionals love to share our knowledge with clients! Mickey Leso and Gary Watkins, Building Envelope Department, recently did just that at a lunch and learn for ai Design Group, Inc.

300 South Tryon Approaches Completion

November 3, 2016 NOVA Charlotte project, 300 South Tryon, approaches completion.  400,000 SF of office space is up for grabs in this new tower.

The G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center

November 4, 2016 In 1918, Bob Hill’s father helped lay electric main lines to a small college in the Electric City. 98 years later, Hill sat with a crowd of hundreds at Anderson University, which is no longer small. NOVA Greenville project, The G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center, was given a proper introduction to…

Happy 5th to Green & Kempthorne!

November 7, 2016 Happy 5th NOVA anniversary to Forest Green, III, Panama City Beach, and Bradley Kempthorne, Ft. Lauderdale!

Robinson Volunteers for the ACE Mentor Program

November 9, 2016 Alex Robinson, NOVA Charlotte, recently volunteered for the ACE Mentor Program at East Mecklenburg High School. Led by Taylor Bredow with Balfour Beatty Construction US, this program mentors high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. Alex gave them a hands-on tutorial on concrete testing.

NOVA Welcomes Genevieve O’Hara

November 15, 2016 NOVA is pleased to announce that Genevieve O’Hara has joined our Tampa office as a Business Development/Sales Associate. Genevieve brings more than 10 years of experience in building market positions by locating, developing, negotiating, and closing business relationships. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and a Master’s from the…

ASCE Golf Tournament

November 17, 2016 Danielle Ross and Jesse James, NOVA Pensacola, tearing up the golf course with Christine Yerkes, Yerkes Construction Co., and Tyler Mitchell, Mott MacDonald. This winning team proudly took last place in the American Society of Civil Engineers Golf Tournament!