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Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast for the Second Year in a Row
Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast for the Second Year in a Row 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We’re humbled to announce that we have yet again ranked among the Top Design Firms in the Southeast, ranking in at #82 on the list. Thank you all of our dedicated team members, who work diligently every day towards our mission of Solving the Problems that Matter. We’d also like to extend our gratitude towards…

A Desktop Study – When to Use and Why
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Purpose: A desktop study is generally considered to be a preliminary review of readily available and accessible information about a project site to help determine what additional data may be needed.  A desktop study is generally conducted during the conceptual design phase and prior to actual on-site investigations needed for final design.  This allows the…

Photogrammetry: How it Works and Why it’s Used
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Photogrammetry collects measurements and data about an object by scrutinizing the change in position from two different images. It is sometimes referred to as stereo-vision. It uses features like viewpoint, very specialized processing software and photo analysis. Photogrammetry can happen on the ground, (terrestrial) or from the air (aerial). In a previous article, aerial photography was…

GIS: All-Inclusive Communication Tool
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As the utility industry adapts to the changing world with amplified project timelines, complex engineering/construction challenges, and scrutiny from the public, it has never been more important to communicate efficiently and effectively. Pickett has designed countless transmission lines, and with every project, a major takeaway remains the same: Visualizing the project from the start and…

From Student To Transmission Line Engineer: My Experience With Starting At Pickett Right Out Of College
From Student To Transmission Line Engineer: My Experience With Starting At Pickett Right Out Of College 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

By Felix Lee, Associate Engineer There is no doubt that as you approach your final years of being a student, the prospect of leaving the safety nest of the education system to start a career for yourself can be a daunting transition for many, let alone during an unprecedented pandemic. As a very recent graduate…

Celebrating International Women’s Day
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To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021, we asked our female team members what advice they’d give to younger women who wish to join our industry. Here’s a sampling of what some of them had to say… Growth and comfort don’t coexist. Work hard, have a little courage, and never stop getting better.…

What is Aerial Imagery and Why is it Used?
What is Aerial Imagery and Why is it Used? 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

What is Aerial Imagery? Aerial photography, or imagery, as it is now known, is the method of acquiring images from the air. Vertical photographs are taken with the camera pointing straight down, as opposed to oblique photographs which are taken at an angle. The first recorded aerial photograph was oblique and taken of a French…

Brian Barnett, PE, Featured on Engineering Podcast
Brian Barnett, PE, Featured on Engineering Podcast 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

Hats off to one of our Principal Engineers, Brian Barnett, PE, for being invited as a guest speaker onto Texas State University’s engineering podcast, Let’s Be Civil. Brian works out of our San Marcos, Texas location and has over 30 years of industry knowledge. The podcast recruited him to share his career experiences and insights…

Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast
Pickett Ranks Among ENR’s Top Design Firms in the Southeast 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

We’re honored to announce we are ranked among the Top 100 Design Firms in the Southeast, ranking at #76! Extending a huge thank you to our Pickett team members for allowing us to rank on this list, as their hard work and dedication to excellence always pays off. We’re proud to serve our clients for…

What is LiDAR?
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Last month, Apple posted a press release on their website announcing the launch of a new iPad Pro, complete with a LiDAR Scanner. We are thrilled that Apple is introducing the concept of LiDAR to consumers and want to take the opportunity to point out the basic functions of LiDAR to those who may be…

A Note From Pickett in Response to the Current COVID-19 Outbreak
A Note From Pickett in Response to the Current COVID-19 Outbreak 1024 268 Pickett and Associates

March 19th, 2020 Safety is our utmost priority here at Pickett and we aim to keep our team members and clients informed as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented situation for our society, and we need to come together as one in supporting each other and our communities. Our goal is to…

Pickett Adds Additional Florida Office
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Pickett is thrilled to report the opening of a brand new office in Pensacola, Florida! This new location will emphasize survey, LiDAR and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as we continue to expand our presence in north Florida and beyond. The office will be led by Pickett team member Don Elder, PSM, GISP, who will also…

Pickett Opens in Jacksonville
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Pickett is pleased to announce the opening of an additional Florida office, this time in Jacksonville! This location will strengthen our relationship with our current Florida clients while extending our reach throughout north Florida and nearby regions. Our Jacksonville team has 45+ years of combined transmission, distribution, substation and structural experience. We are excited to…

Vice President Tom Bennett to Present at the 2019 TSDOS Conference
Vice President Tom Bennett to Present at the 2019 TSDOS Conference 600 200 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is honored to announce that our Vice President, Tom Bennett, PE, PMP, will be presenting at this year’s TSDOS conference! Tom will present his white paper titled, “Permitted Permanent Access Roads & Crane Pads as A Cost-Effective Alternative to Matting” on Thursday, September 5th at 10:45am in room Frisco 2. In his presentation, Tom…

Pickett Opens Second Location in the Southwest
Pickett Opens Second Location in the Southwest 1024 768 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is delighted to open the doors of our second office in the southwest, this time in San Marcos, Texas! The new office is conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, and is less than four hours south of our Dallas office. This location bolsters our presence in Texas and diversifies our service offerings in…

Pickett Announces its Presence in Michigan
Pickett Announces its Presence in Michigan 1024 768 Pickett and Associates

Pickett is pleased to announce our presence in the northeast with the opening of a new office location in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Our Ann Arbor office is led by Tim Brown, Manager of Engineering. We are confident this new location will support our current clients’ needs, while opening our service lines to new clients throughout…

Pickett to Debut Virtual Reality Glasses at the Southeastern Electric Exchange Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pickett to Debut Virtual Reality Glasses at the Southeastern Electric Exchange Conference in Washington, D.C. 1024 408 Pickett and Associates

Pickett would like to invite you to visit our booth at the SEE Conference in Washington, D.C.! We’ll be at booth 214 on June 26th and 27th. This year, we’re excited to share with you a new technology advancement for Pickett. We’ll be showcasing our state-of-the-art virtual reality glasses, designed and tested by our very…

Pickett Expands Substation Offerings
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Pickett is excited to announce the addition of a new substation sector, based in Raleigh, North Carolina and operating across the entire company.

Congratulations Dr. Nicholas DiGruttolo!
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Pickett congratulates our team member Dr. Nicholas DiGruttolo for receiving his PhD in Geomatics!

Pickett Leads the Field with the Latest in Digital Imaging Technology!
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Pickett prides itself as staying on the leading edge of technology. Our newest acquisition is the iXU-RS 1000 digital camera by Phase One.