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Thomas M. Jefcoat, ASLA, REM, CPESC, ISA - Landscape Architect




Functional Role and Responsibilities:

Tom, Senior Project Manager, responsible for project coordination and development, code and regulatory compliance, permits, environmental and mitigation activities, and pro-active assurances. He provides creative and functional responses in the technical areas of site planning and natural resource management, site element designs for project development construction implementation.


Career Highlights:

Tom’s areas of specialization as a Project Manager has been in assisting clients in sensitive design and construction development of residential and recreational properties, industrial and commercial sites, municipal facilities and structures, industrial facilities and structures, and the rehabilitation of disturbed and/or abandoned operations. He provides team leadership in the design development process, the preparation and production of final construction documents through “hands-on” interaction with MCO staff. As an Environmental Manager, Tom has assisted clients in response to Remedial Action Consent Orders, reclamation, and in the protection and management of natural resources in compliance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Tom applies his technical expertise and skill of simplistic scientific principles in the areas of erosion and sedimentation control, drainage and retention structures, and preservation and revitalization of vegetation and wildlife. As a Landscape Architect, Tom is trained and knowledgeable of implementing construction projects, managing client and contractor negotiations, construction supervision and observation, and project closeout evaluations. He has obtained valuable experience in conducting open public forums and discussion groups to gain input, approval, and acceptance of project design and regulatory issues.


Education:

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (Civil Engineering)

Mississippi State University, 1969


Registrations, Certifications and Memberships:

Registered Landscape Architect - AR No. 153, MS No. 035, TX No. 2035, TN No. 0247

Registered Environmental Manager, National No. 7813

Certified Professional Erosion Control and Sediment Specialist, National No. 890

Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, No. SO-5464A


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Scientists Regulatory Program

Arkansas Environmental Academy OSHA 29 CFR Training

American Society of Landscape Architects - Open Committee on Reclamation

Arkansas Construction Industry Council - Past Chairman

Arkansas Board of Registration for Landscape Architect - Past Board Member


Books, Publications and Presentation:

1993 Presentation and Publication of “Tree and Landscape Ordinance Guideline”, State of Arkansas, ASLA Chapter, to the Arkansas Municipal League

1994 Presentation and paper, “Mine Reclamation and Acid Drainage Treatment Techniques, Case History of ENGLEHARD” to the Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology session of the Geological Society of America, South Central Section

1999 Presentation to the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Arkansas Razorback Chapter, Erosion Control and Sediment Control Certification


Date of MCO Employment: October 2000

 

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