For Immediate Release
March 3, 2017 Contact:
City Engineer Leads State Organization
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville staff engineer, Alan Pugh, was selected by his peers to serve as this year’s president for the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE). Pugh will continue the previous president’s campaign to “define, promote, and protect engineering licensure.” Pugh also wants to encourage more participation and create an annual conference program that adds value and excitement for member engineers.
Pugh, previously the City of Springdale’s Engineering Director, joined Fayetteville in 2014 as a staff engineer. “I decided to leave a management position and return to design, said Pugh. “I think design work creates a better engineer.” In his position with the City of Fayetteville, Pugh works enhance and protect water resources – he collaborates with consulting engineers, designs in-house projects, and ensures compliance with FEMA floodplain management EPA stormwater systems. Pugh also administers Clean Water Act 319(h) grants from stream restoration projects with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center.
Citizens experience the results of engineering design many times in a day – roadway design and construction of roadways, intersections, trail, and bridges; water distribution, collection, and drainage; and review and inspection of development projects. Pugh’s current workload includes designing safe bridges and boardwalks for many of the City’s trails. He sees a lot of bank erosion on waterways in the region and his designs work to prevent additional wear in and around the City. View the October 2016 issue
of Arkansas Professional Engineer Magazine to learn more about Alan Pugh. Comprehensive information about the Fayetteville’s engineering department can be found on the City’s website here