Triad Engineering, Inc. celebrated Discover Engineers Week 2019 by highlighting many of our team engineers. Engineers Week started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in order to celebrate how engineers make a difference in society, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and to bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents. Here at Triad, we are very thankful for our team of engineers and wanted to learn more about their interests and experiences that may have led them to become an engineer.
For Dave Meadows, PE, PS, he recalled a time in high school that led him to his career path today. “When I was in high school we visited the Union Carbide Tech Center. At the Center, we saw this big room filled with computers. They told us that their Electrical Engineers designed and maintained them. After seeing that big room and the first computer I had ever seen and knowing what my Dad did as an electrician, it seemed like the next step was to be an electrical engineer. After my first year of college, I decided that I wanted to be able to see more of the projects I worked on so I switched to civil engineering.” Mr. Meadows is now Triad’s Chief Technical Officer and a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with over 40 years of leadership, design, construction and project management experience.
Also during #EngineersWeek, Triad team members had the opportunity to participate in the SAME Engineering Career Day held at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Students were able to talk with our professionals and check out some samples provided by our environmental team along with some industry PPE.