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Have you met Beth?

posted August 29, 2014 by Serena

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QCA Area Manager Beth Zsoka is responsible for client relations, project management, product and project delivery and Quality Assurance/Quality Control. She serves as a senior public information and involvement specialist with extensive experience in public information and market research. Being a local South Florida resident, she has established positive relationships with area stakeholders, elected officials and various government agencies while acquiring first-hand knowledge of the counties surrounding her. Beth's experience reaches beyond District Four as she has served cities and counties all across Florida and nationwide in every area of transit, from traditional road and bridge projects to aviation. She has served on a variety of projects including:

  • Indian Street / Veterans Memorial Bridge Project
  • Palm Beach International Airport, Focus Groups
  • Martin Downs Boulevard (SR 714) Reconstruction Project
  • Lee County Incident Management System (IMS) Project
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program Industry Research Project
  • Georgia Department of Transportation, Economic Impact Study
  • And more

Thank you for your dedication, Beth!

I-95 / SR 9 Reconstruction Project Continues

posted August 29, 2014 by Serena

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Working alongside Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson (JMT), Inc. (formally GBF Engineering), QCA is providing public information and inspector aide services for the reconstruction of I-95 / SR 9 in Indian River County from SR 60 to the Indian River / Brevard County Line. This sizeable project involves a number of improvements including two new lanes, bridge replacement, pavement resurfacing, construction of sound barrier walls, ramp reconstruction and new lighting throughout the corridor.

For this project, Beth Zsoka produces timely project information to keep the media, businesses and community informed and works closely with the project team on anticipating community concerns. She distributes weekly traffic reports, maintains a project database as well as coordinates with the Florida Highway Patrol on accidents throughout the project and the hire back program. She also regularly attends the Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) and the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Team meetings to provide project updates and answer project concerns.

"I have really enjoyed working with the JMT team on the I-95 project. We continue to work closely with JMT, the FDOT, Sunshine RV resort, FHP and the adjacent I-95 projects," shared Beth. "I am also excited to have our new Inspector Aide, Anthony Cappadoro, serve the I-95 project starting at the end of this year."

JMT engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined architectural and engineering firm regarded to be one of the foremost engineering companies in the United States. Their mission which shines through in each of the projects they complete, is to provide quality professional services that produce positive impacts and exceed expectations through imagination, innovation, involvement, and sound technical and business practices. www.Jmt.com

With more than 19 years of experience, QCA is known for developing teams of skilled, knowledgeable professionals who demonstrate exceptional performance in the office and in the field. We guarantee to add value to the total team by providing full service communications.

Health, Safety and Back-to-School Fair

posted August 29, 2014 by Serena

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Supporting Beth is QCA Senior Manager Tish Burgher, who has been working with a group of dedicated health professionals to coordinate the 7th Annual Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church (HSEC) Health, Safety and Back-to-School Fair.

"This event takes months of careful planning and extensive coordination," said Tish. "It is a major effort and one of HSEC's most wide-reaching local missions. We are honored and blessed to be able to provide these services to our community."

After months of planning, the event was held on Saturday, July 19th on the church campus in Pembroke Pines, FL. More than 100 attendees took advantage of free health services ranging from vision and hearing screening to mammograms and blood pressure tests. Other activities included CPR demonstrations, and a free Zumba Class.

Approximately 90 students received free school supplies in preparation for the start of the new school year. Special thanks go out to Carmen Pullens, FDOT District Four Community Traffic Safety Program Manager, who graciously donated a variety of fun safety-related items and water bottles, all which were stuffed into gym bags given to the students.

You make us proud, Tish!

Diane Hackney Celebrates 10 Years with QCA

posted August 15, 2014 by Serena

Diane Hackney Celebrates 10 Years with QCA

August 9, 2014 was a special day for QCA as it marked a 10 year anniversary with Senior VP of Operations Diane Hackney.

Diane works closely with Company Owner/President/CEO Sharlene Lairscey overseeing the day-to-day operations to support the growth of our organization. Her focus is on strategic planning and goal-setting, and has been working closely with QCA managers by supporting company goals and district objectives. Diane keeps the entire organization on track.

According to Sharlene, "Diane is an integral part of our Leadership team. She is not only a long time personal friend; she is second in command and has been influential in the overall success of our company over the last 10 years. Her dedication and commitment to quality service has been pivotal in achieving the top-notch reputation that QCA has today. She is an invaluable asset and I’m blessed to have her on board as part of my executive team."

Diane is an executive champion at all times and makes certain all QCA associates are getting the support they need. With 16 years of experience in her field, Diane is a seasoned accountant, contracts negotiator and administrator, and is responsible for coordinating nationally with our government agency clients on matters relating to project execution, client relations, resources and more.

Construction Career Consultant WIN!

posted August 15, 2014 by Serena

Construction Career Consultant WIN!

QCA's knowledge of the Transportation Industry is commonly recognized by most employers. The industry respects us for our business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources. Industry professionals also compliment us for our principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and fiscal management. With our recent win of a contract to serve the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Central Office as their Construction Career Consultant, Diane Hackney will be responsible for all project reporting. Diane clearly understands the invoicing process and the importance of generating the mandatory project reporting in compliance with this contract. She will be submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as performance measure reports. Diane has been serving the FDOT in a similar capacity for the last 10 years. As part of our Corporate Services Team, Diane is ready to serve our clients nationally.