New Engineering Firm Formed
Lieut. Colonel George A. Johnson and Major Webster L. Benham have formed a partnership for a general consulting engineering practice under the firm name of Johnson & Benham, Offices at 150 Nassau Street, New York City, and Firestone Building, Kansas City, Mo.
Colonel Johnson is still in the service but anticipates discharge during the coming autumn. He was originally officer in charge of the water and sewer section of the M. & R. Branch of the Construction Division of the Army. Later he succeeded to the position he now occupies as second in command of this branch which has sole jurisdiction over the water supply, sewerage and sewage disposal, electric light and power, ice and refrigeration, heating, highways, railroads, buildings, fire departments and systems in several hundred military establishments in the United States and dependencies. Prior to Colonel Johnson’s entrance into the service he was engaged in a consulting engineering practice at 150 Nassau Street, New York City.
Major Benham was discharged from the service on May 1st, 1919, having served with the construction division of the Army since October, 1917, as officer in charge of utilities and construction quartermaster at Camp Funston, Kans. Later he was appointed regional supervising utilities officer for the camps in the southwest, in addition to his other duties, and on March 24th, 1919, he was ordered to Washington as assistant to the chief of the construction division. Prior to his entrance into the service he was president and chief engineer of the Benham Engineering Company, consulting engineers, Oklahoma City, Okla.
The new firm will handle the various phases of design, estimates and supervision Of construction, operation and maintenance in connection with problemsof water supply and purification; sewerage and sewage disposal; investigations of epidemics; electric light, heat, power and refrigeration systems; water power development; roads and pavements; reports and appraisals; and public utilities management. Until Colonel Johnson leaves the service, Major Benham will be the active head of the firm.