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Richland County Names RB Todd Consulting Engineers Small Local Business Enterprise

Richland County’s Office of Small Business Opportunity (OSBO) has named RB Todd Consulting Engineers to its list of certified small, local business enterprises (SLBEs). The certification remains in effect for two years and was awarded after a rigorous application process and onsite visit from Richland County officials.

According to Richland County, OSBO was established to provide qualified small businesses with development tools to assist in preparing for potentially successful awards of county contracts.

RB Todd Consulting Engineers has completed hundreds of projects in South Carolina and North Carolina for commercial, educational, government, and architectural clients. The company was founded in 2005 by Bruce Todd, PE, LEED AP BD+C, who continues to lead it as president.

RB Todd Adds Design Engineer

RB Todd Consulting Engineers, Inc. announces a continued expansion with the hiring of design engineer Arthur Fairley. The firm continues to add staff in order to increase production capacity in response to a growing roster of clients across South Carolina and North Carolina.

Fairley will assist in managing civil engineering projects, including LEED projects, as well as work with permitting agents. He holds environmental, mechanical, and civil engineering degrees from Northern Arizona University.

RB Todd Adds Partner

RB Todd Consulting Engineers, Inc. announces the addition of Clay Cannon, PE, LEED AP, as a new partner of the firm. Cannon has expanded the company's engineering capabilities and client roster since he became a senior level engineer at RB Todd almost four years ago.

Cannon is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia and continues to manage projects in the firm's five areas of specialization: site design, recreation facilities, roadways, stormwater management, and utilities.

RB Todd Designs First Miracle League Baseball Field in the Midlands of SC

RB Todd Consulting Engineers, Inc. has designed the Columbia area's first Miracle League field, planned so physically and mentally disabled children can experience the joy of America's favorite pastime. The first game was played this month at the Pineview Baseball Complex at 1300 Methodist Park Road in West Columbia, owned by the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission.

"The field is designed to certain specifications, including a rubberized surface suitable for wheelchairs and a completely accessible field encompassing dugouts and bathrooms," says Bruce Todd, P.E., LEED AP of RB Todd Consulting Engineers, Inc., who designed and oversaw construction of the Miracle League field. "The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field, and RB Todd Consulting Engineers is happy to be a part of such a groundbreaking project for the Midlands area."

"The Miracle League field was paid for by an anonymous donation from a Columbia businessman who wants a place for all kids to play," says Randy Gibson, deputy director of the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 4 million children in our country have a disability.

Bruce Todd, P.E., Earns LEED Accreditation for Environmentally Sound Design

RB Todd's president and head engineer has been accredited as a LEED engineer. Bruce Todd, P.E., has been awarded the LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED accredited professionals pass stringent testing to ensure they are qualified to design new facilities and upgrade existing facilities using sustainable design and construction techniques that reuse, recycle, and conserve energy and resources. This design methodology creates an environmentally comfortable work and/or living space.

Todd is currently designing three LEED sites on the University of South Carolina (USC) campus: Phase 2 of the Arnold School of Public Health, USC Honors College dormitory, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority house.