Q2 PRIDE award recipient is Pedro M.

Pedro Mora, SUE inspector/surveyor, received the 2023 second quarter PRIDE award, which recognizes an employee each quarter who excels in upholding CRIADO’s values of People, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.
Fellow employees had this to say, “Pedro always is always kind. He works hard and is always willing to accept any changes. He is so willing to learn and has been a great member of the team since day 1!”
Another said, “He always shows up to do a good job, and willing to help any team member in need.”

CRIADO celebrates international snacks

CRIADO employees traveled the world today by bringing in their favorite international snacks. We visited Ireland, France, Mexico, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Venezuela, and Turkey through food. The favorite among the group was the scones with clotted cream and jam.

CRIADO ranks 18 & 31 on Best Firms To Work For Award categories

CRIADO is excited to announce that we were ranked #31 in the Multidiscipline category and #18 in the 50 to 99 Employees category for Zweig Group’s 2023 Best Firms To Work For Award!

“The Best Firms To Work For program is more than an awards program. It is a powerful and industry-specific benchmarking platform that provides a view of what the employee experience looks like in today’s top performing AEC firms,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens. “Firms can use this ranking and the data it yields to develop strategies and initiatives to drive greater returns on the investment in their people. With the current unprecedented challenge in the labor market in the AEC industry, winners of the 2023 Best Firms To Work For have much to celebrate this year.”

CEO/President Cristina C. graduates Leadership North Texas

CRIADO’s own CEO/President Cristina Criado graduated from the North Texas Commission‘s Leadership North Texas 14th Class last week. Leadership North Texas is a graduate-level leadership program aimed at recruiting, developing and supporting leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, to collaboration and to the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Participants learn about the challenges and opportunities facing a growing North Texas and how to collaborate to develop effective solutions; and participate in the development of appropriate strategies.

Joppa Neighborhood Community Meeting

On April 26, CRIADO hosted a Joppa Neighborhood Improvements Community Meeting with K Strategies Group. This meeting provided an opportunity to the Joppa community to discuss concerns on the design of the new pedestrian bridge being developed for the Linfield Road and sidewalk improvements along Carbondale Street and Loop 12. Nearly 30 residents engaged with the CRIADO Design Team, City of Dallas Engineering, a representative for City Council, and our subconsultants. We are grateful to TBG Partners, who provided the rendering for the pedestrian bridge. Additionally, we thank everyone who came out and look forward to delivering this project to the Joppa community.

David P. receives PE license

Congratulations to David Palacios, who, after preparing and submitting his Supplementary Experience Record, has been granted his Professional Engineer license for the State of Texas. David has also been promoted to Project Engineer in the Transportation Department.

Trent D. receives new certification

Right of Way Manager Trent DeWitt recently passed the Right of Way – Relocation Assistance exam. The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) sets many benchmarks for receiving this certification including experience, course curriculum, and capstone exam.
The IRWA issued (R/W-RAC) certificate is the industry standard for relocation agents and validates CRIADO’s ROW programs growth, training, and commitment to our services. IRWA Certification helps develop a solid, competitive advantage so CRIADO can remain ahead of the curve. The IRWA issued (R/W-RAC) certificate is the industry standard for relocation agents recognized by both TXDOT and the FTA. The IRWA’s high academic standards are internationally recognized and respected by customers, businesses and colleagues across the right of way disciplines.