Latest News from Universal Engineering Sciences
Universal’s Safety Director is in the news again!
Congratulations to Jim Lewis on being Universal’s very own “on-air” commentator! See the video clip in which Jim discusses yet another challenge to motorists relating to the I-4 Ultimate road construction project currently underway in Orlando. Read more and watch the clip…
Top Southeast Design Firm
Universal Engineering Sciences once again has the honor of being ranked among the Engineering News-Record‘s Regional (Southeast) Top Design Firms. Click here to see how far we moved up in the rankings…
Top 500 Design Firm
Universal Engineering Sciences is pleased to announce that we have once again been ranked among the nation’s Top 500 Design Firms by the Engineering News-Record. Click here to find out more about all the 2015 rankings…April, 2015
Universal’s Safety Director Makes His Television Debut!
Congratulations again to Jim Lewis, Universal’s corporate safety director and risk/fleet manager, on being a featured guest on WFTV’s Central Florida Spotlight on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Jim discusses important safety issues relating to the I-4 Ultimate road construction project currently underway in Orlando. Click here to see the interview…
Universal’s Safety Director is Published!
Congratulations to Jim Lewis on writing an article for the Orlando Business Journal Morning Edition. The article discusses important issues concerning the I-4 Ultimate road construction project currently underway in Orlando. We are proud of you, Jim! Click here to read more about it…
Universal Orlando’s Christiane Nelson Receives Scholarship Award
Universal’s Orlando office is pleased to congratulate Christiane Nelson, Assistant Department Manager of the Orlando Construction Services Department, on being awarded a prestigious scholarship by the American Public Works Association. Click here to read more about it…
Universal Jacksonville Wins Contract Award
Congratulations to our Jacksonville office on their recent award of a continuing contract with the School District of St. Johns County, Florida. This is a three-year geotechnical and materials testing contract which the Jacksonville Branch has held back-to-back for many years.
Universal Jacksonville Wins Another Contract Award!
Congratulations again to our Jacksonville office on their recent award of a continuing contract with the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners. This is a three to five-year geotechnical and materials testing contract which the Jacksonville Branch has held back-to-back for many years. The Jacksonville UES office has a very successful and growing Deep Foundations team which is one of the reasons they have come to be recognized as a valuable asset to Flagler County. Way to go guys!March, 2015
Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida’s top 25 engineering firms
Universal Orlando Announces the Promotion of Richard Fiske
Universal’s Orlando office is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Fiske to the position of Project Manager for the Construction Services Department. Richard has been with Universal for over 12 years and holds certifications and expertise in construction materials testing, quality control, drilled shaft inspection, pile driving, and is a DEP-certified Stormwater, Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector. He has served as a valued member of the Orlando CQC team for several years. Congratulations Richard!January, 2015
Universal Engineering Sciences is pleased to announce the promotion of Surendra Sagi, P.E.
Our Tampa office has recently promoted Surendra Sagi, who has been with the company for 11 years, to Department Manager of Tampa’s Geotechnical and Construction Services Departments. Surendra’s extensive knowledge of geotechnical engineering provides an exceptional gateway to all material testing needs throughout the Tampa Bay area. His new leadership will help provide the continuing success and growth for Universal Tampa. Congratulations Surendra (aka “Sagi”)!December, 2014
An Exciting Win for Universal Engineering Sciences!
Our Atlanta office has been awarded a five-year contract to provide geotechnical engineering services to MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) which includes both rail and bus transportation. We are very excited about and proud of this achievement by our Atlanta group. Way to go team!August, 2014
Universal Engineering Sciences Drilling Fleet Gets Big Boost!
Universal is very excited about this new addition to our “family.” Read more…
Universal Engineering Sciences Completes Work on Major Project
Universal has been providing geotechnical engineering, drilling, testing and quality control services on the $129M expansion of the Lithia (C.W. Bill Young) Reservoir in Hillsborough County, Florida. Read all about it…July, 2014
Universal Engineering Sciences featured in Orlando Business Journal!
Universal is in good company – the Orlando Business Journal’s Golden 100 companies! Read more news…
Universal Engineering Sciences featured in Orlando Business Journal!
Universal is honored to have a candid interview featured in the July 17 & 18 editions of the Orlando Business Journal. Read more news…April, 2014
Top 500 Design Firms Nationwide!
Universal is honored to announce that once again our company has ranked among the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Engineering & Design firms in the USA! We moved up 19 from last year’s ranking to No. 246. Read more news…February, 2014
Top 25 Engineering Firms
Universal Engineering Science’s Orlando office is very pleased to announce that once again our Orlando office ranked among the top 25 Central Florida engineering firms in the 2.14.14 issue of the Orlando Business Journal. Read more news…January, 2014
Allan G. Abubakar, PE, is a published author!
Very exciting announcement… Allan G. Abubakar, PE a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida, and a project engineer at Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. is now also a published author! Allen’s paper book, “Useful Equations for HP 35s or HP 33s Calculator for the Civil PE Exam,” available at Amazon.com, is a tool to help those taking the Civil PE exam to solve problems with ease. Read more news…
Older News from Universal Engineering Sciences
“Stop Hunger Now” Food Packaging Event
On December 20, 2013, Universal Orlando staff was privileged to participate in a fast-paced meal packaging event sponsored and organized by non-profit group “Stop Hunger Now” in cooperation with “Mission of Hope Haiti” and “Convoy of Hope…” Read more news…
Bon Voyage, Brian!
It is with sadness we say goodbye to one of Universal Orlando’s faithful employees, Brian Meikle, who has been with the company for 25 years. Read more news…August, 2013
Top 100 Privately Owned Companies
Universal Engineering Sciences was pleased to be among the City of Orlando’s Top 100 privately owned companies honored at the annual awards event. Read more news…April, 2013
Top 25 Environmental Firms
Universal Engineering Sciences was named as one of the top 25 environmental firms in Central Florida in the March 29-April 4, 2013 edition of the Orlando Business Journal. Read more news…March, 2013
Universal Engineering Awarded Consultant of the Year!
Universal Engineering Sciences was awarded Consultant of the Year for the APWA Central Florida Branch at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Central FL Branch Annual Scholarship Fundraiser/Awards Business Meeting on March 20, 2013. Christiane Nelson accepted the award Read more news…
Universal Engineering Sciences is 49 Years Old!
On March 1, 2013, Universal celebrated its 49th year in business. In today’s economy, that is a big deal! The company has survived many challenges and difficulties over the years. We are happy to report that the busniess is thriving and growing. The company president, Mark Israel, thanked all employees for their part in the success of the company which has been family-owned and operated since its founding 1964. Read more news…February, 2013
FES Award for Outstanding Service Presented to Robert Gomez, P.E.
We are pleased to announce that Robert Gomez, P.E., branch manager of our Sarasota, Florida, office received an award for “outstanding service to the engineering profession” from the Florida Engineering Society in a ceremony on Friday, February 15, 2013. Way to go Robert! We are proud of you. Read more news…
Guy Rabens, P.E. Joins Universal’s Orlando Office
We are pleased to announce that Guy Rabens, P.E. formerly branch manager of our Pensacola, Florida office, has returned home to Universal’s Orlando Office as manager of our geotechnical and environmental services groups. Guy worked in the geotechnical department of the Orlando office several years before being promoted to the Pensacola branch manager. Welcome back Guy! Read more news…
Announcing Our New Assistant Construction Services Department Manager
We are pleased to announce that Christiane Nelson was promoted to Universal’s Orlando Construction Services Department as assistant department manager of the Orlando construction testing and inspection services group. Christiane has been with Universal since 2005 when she entered our internship training program. She worked in the geotechnical and environmental departments before being hired to help manage the Construction Services Department as a project and contract manager. Congrats Christiane! Read more news…