Satchell Engineering News


Photo of the Utah Hoogle ZooRobert Satchell and Anthony Benvenuto will be attending this year’s AZA Conference, which is being hosted by the beautiful Utah Hogle Zoo. The conference will be taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah from Friday, September 18th through Monday, September 21st, 2015.

The conference agenda is lined up with so many great sessions and speakers, that this year’s conference is expected to be one of the best to date. This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. M. Sanjayan and Chris Fischer.  Don’t forget to visit the Utah Hogle Zoo for Zoo Day, what a fun way to end a great weekend.

If you or anyone from your firm is planning on attending, please reach out to us at Satchell Engineering & Associates as we would love to meet up with you and discuss what is new with you and your team.  Hope to see you there.

$7.3 Million Hippopotamus Exhibit

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has broken ground with its new nearly 70,000 gallon hippo exhibit.  The $7.3 million hippo exhibit is the final piece of the zoo's $34 million Africa expansion project. The exhibit which is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2016 will offer it's visitors a unique underwater viewing experience. Some of the challenges Satchell Engineering faced was creating a multistage filtration system which includes course straining & filtration. Hippos spend about 95% of their time in the water. Satchell Engineering & Associate's design will cut water usage by about 40%.  To further cut operational costs, 100% of the water put into the exhibit will come from rain water.

Visit SE&A at the 2015 IAAPA Asia Conference in Hong Kong

2015 IAAPA Asia logo

June 16 - 20, 2015

Robert Satchell will be attending this years IAAPA Asia 2015 Expo, June 16th-20th. If you are planning on attending this global event, please contact us so we can set up a time for a meeting. This would be the perfect opportunity to discuss any current or future projects that you might be working on.

The 2015 Expo will have over 7,000 attractions industry professionals, 300+ exhibiting companies, 10+ education sessions, 19 hours exhibit time and 4 very important days of networking opportunities. Let's make this years event a success for the both of us, email us today to set up a face to face meeting. We look forward to seeing you at the expo.

2015 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Zoo Golf Day

2015 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Zoo Golf Day

May 11, 2015

SE&A was proud to be a hole sponsor at the 2015 Zoo Golf day which was held at Maketewah Country Club. The Zoo Golf day benefits the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens who's mission's: Creating Adventure-Conveying Knowledge-Conserving Nature-Serving Community. SE&A is also teamed up with the zoo's African Savannah Hippo Exhibit. The hippo exhibit, which is scheduled to open in 2016, will be the final, and most anticipated piece of the African expansion. The main exhibit consist of a body of water with underwater viewing of hippos and fish along with off display holding tanks for the animals.

Visit Us at the 2015 AALSO Conference!

2015 AALSO logo

March 29 - April 2, 2015

The 2015 Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO) Conference is coming March 29 - April 2! The 21st Annual Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium will be held in Cincinnati. The two hosting facilities will be The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Satchell Engineering & Associates is proud to once again be a sponsor for the AALSO conference. Please be sure to drop by and visit SE&A at booth 44.

Visit SE&A at the 2014 IAAPA Conference

IAAPA logo

November 17 - 21, 2014

Come join us at the 2014 IAAPA Conference which is being held at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. This year's conference will be packed with programs and hundreds of vendor booths.

From the five days of social events and education sessions, along with all the vendor booths on the trade floor, this is a great opportunity to see and hear about new attractions and shows. It is a great time to get your ideas rolling for the new year.

While you are there let's find some time to get together and get caught up on current and future projects. Hope to see you all at this years IAAPA 2014 Conference.

Visit SE&A at the AQUALITY II Conference

Photo of Atlantis - site of 2014 Aquality II

October 19 - 24, 2014

Come join us at the Aquality II conference which is being hosted by Atlantis in the Bahamas. This year's conference will be packed with programs about water quality and water treatment.

It is the vision of Aquality to advance and support water quality and water treatment practices in zoos and public aquariums with a view to optimizing the environmental conditions of the plants and animals within their care.

Satchell Engineering & Associates is proud to be a main sponsor of this year's conference. Please drop by BOOTH #24 to say "Hi" to Robert and Judy Satchell and to find out all the exciting jobs we are currently working on.

Notes from the AZA 2014 Annual Conference

Photo from 2014 AZA Conference

September 22, 2014

The AZA 2014 Annual Conference has now come to a close. This year with IMATA joining forces with AZA for the conference, they had an estimated over 3,000 people attending the conference. It was great to see both organizations coming together and share their expertise. It allowed and encourage AZA and IMATA members the unique opportunity to learn from each other. The sessions provided a link between conservation programming and communication between both organizations.

With the animal rights activist getting a stronger voice, it was very important to talk openly about the issues all zoos and aquariums face daily. We have learned that by teaming up with not only the zoos and aquariums themselves but with the architects, engineers and vendors, we can provide a safe, educational habitats and exhibits for all animals.

Each member who attended the conference had the chance to have a unique experience in attending special programming at SeaWorld Orlando, behind the scenes at Disney Animal Kingdom as well as many other special events. We are already looking forward to next year’s conference. Well done AZA and IMATA!