Engineering Associates (EA) is the Town Engineer for Thermopolis. EA has been in continuous operation under various names since 1952 and was incorporated as Engineering Associates on January 1, 1970. EA has provided municipal engineering and surveying services to the Town of Thermopolis since 1961.
Engineering services completed during our tenure as the Town Engineer include many facets of civil engineering work, including preliminary reports and studies, estimated costs, and conceptual designs; preparation of grant and funding applications; final design, drawings, specifications, engineers' estimates, contract document preparation and administration; and construction surveying, field observation, testing, and construction administration. A variety of surveying services have also been completed in Thermopolis including records research and planning; control, boundary, land title, and water rights surveys; land descriptions, water rights applications, petitions, and maps; site plans; and subdivision preliminary and final plats.
Many projects require different disciplines of qualified professional personnel to complete the project successfully. Engineering Associates has a long history of team building with subconsultants to provide the Town of Thermopolis with quality professional services on projects requiring special expertise. EA has developed close working relationships with firms that possess strong capabilities in special disciplines to insure the Town has highly-qualified professionals working on its' projects.
The team approach allows us to select the most-qualified professional services appropriate for each of the Town's projects. Work is efficiently completed with ongoing verbal interoffice communications, as well as the use of the latest drafting and engineering software and an internal computer network which allows the instantaneous transfer of drawings and other documents.
Engineering Associates works closely with the administration and various departments within the Town to provide appropriate services on various projects. Close coordination with Town personnel helps improve the quality of completed projects while insuring compliance with the various local, state, and federal requirements impacting projects.
To protect the health and safety of the public, Wyoming State Statutes require that all drawings, plans, specifications, estimates, and construction of public works projects be completed under the direct supervision of a registered professional engineer (PE). As Town Engineer, Engineering Associates utilizes the expertise of twelve PE's, two professional land surveyors, three engineering interns, two surveying interns, and various highly-competent engineering technicians during planning, design, and construction of various projects for the Town. Specific areas where engineering services are provided include services relating to the water treatment, storage, and distribution system; the sewer treatment and collection system; the landfill; streets; curb and gutter; subdivision review; and town code administration assistance.
Staff currently assigned to perform work for the Town on a regular basis with the support and expertise of the complete EA staff are Heath Overfield, PE; Anthony Barnett, PE; Todd Stevenson, part time Resident Project Representative (RPR); and Jim Flowers, part time RPR.
Heath has been performing work for the Town since moving to Thermopolis in August, 2005. He acts as the Town Engineer on a daily basis and has been working in that capacity since 2007. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2001 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, as well as a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. Before relocating to Thermopolis, he began his career in Laramie, doing design and construction administration work for several municipal water systems throughout Wyoming. Heath manages the Thermopolis office for EA and also assists the Town in the Codes Administration office.
Travis Conklin acted as the Town Engineer from 1997 through 2007 on a daily basis and currently acts in an advisory role on an as-needed basis. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He has been working with the Town since graduating in 1993.
Rob Overfield acted as the Town Engineer from 1981 through 1997 on a daily basis and currently acts in an advisory role on an as-needed basis. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1973 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Anthony has been working with the Town since 2008. He provides assistance with many of the Town’s ongoing engineering needs as well performing design, permitting, and construction administration duties on Town projects. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming.