Stantec Supports Local Community of Taylor, Arizona
Taylor, AZ, NYSE, TSX:STN: Stantec, a global design, engineering, consulting, and construction firm, is assisting the community of Taylor, Arizona, with a comprehensive drainage project for the town’s economically critical Taylor Rodeo Grounds in partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). While Engineers Without Borders operates globally, this project is part of EWB-USA’s domestic Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program. Stantec is helping to pilot the integration of corporate teams to further the program’s goal of bringing underserved communities and volunteers together to advance local infrastructure solutions in the United States.
The economy of Taylor, located in Navajo County, is largely supported by its rodeo grounds, which do not currently have proper drainage. In recent years when storms have occurred at the Taylor Rodeo Grounds, the arena has been subject to excessive flooding. Once the rainfall has ceased, the water does not drain properly and causes the arena to be inaccessible for long periods of time, including during the facility’s recent Fourth of July celebration, one of its annual marquee events. Stantec is assisting with drainage system design and flood mitigation services to help minimize the impact of storm events on the rodeo’s operations for the town’s more than 4,000 residents.
“We are thrilled and humbled to be assisting the City of Taylor on the Taylor Rodeo Grounds project,” says Zach Whitten, a project engineer, based in Stantec’s Phoenix office. “We have a passion for creating strong and vibrant communities, and we really dedicate time and resources to making a difference in the places where we live and work. The community’s enthusiasm and appreciation for our work has been motivating, and it’s special for us to be able to give back locally in a tangible way.”
EWB-USA’s CECorps program brings underserved communities and volunteer engineers together to advance local infrastructure solutions across the United States. Community-driven projects vary in scale and duration, with focus areas of expertise in water supply and sanitation, waste management, civil works, structures, energy, mechanical and agriculture. Stantec has been engaged with EWB-USA since 2012.
“Stantec’s culture of service shines through their partnership and support on this project. Their dedicated, highly- skilled employees are essential to the success of the project design and implementation, and I look forward to many more opportunities to work together to strengthen communities,” said Clare Haas Claveau, Community Engineering Corps program director.
Stantec is providing geotechnical services, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, engineering and design, and project management on the Taylor Rodeo Park project. Stantec’s Phoenix office is leading the project with collaboration from employees across the United States.
The project is expected to be completed by summer 2019.