SAI Recieves two Industry Awards for Outstanding Highway Design
November 17, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of two prestigious industry awards from The Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) --the first award was the ASHE Outstanding Highway Engineering Award in the greater than $5 million but less than $15 million category for the design of the S.R. 2040, Brownsville Broughton/Library Road Roadway Improvement Project, for the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. The second award, presented to SAI as a subconsultant to Michael Baker International, LLC, was the ASHE Outstanding Highway Engineering Award in the greater than $15 million category for the design of the I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Bridge Preservation Project, for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0.
The awards were presented to all of the winners at the association’s 2014 Past Presidents’ Banquet held on October 18, 2014 at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, to honor their outstanding achievements.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Paul Esslinger, P.E., Hired as Construction Engineer at Erdman Anthony
HARRISBURG, Pa., November 13—Paul Esslinger, P.E., was recently hired as a construction engineer in the Construction Services group in the Harrisburg office of Erdman Anthony.
Esslinger has more than five years of experience in the transportation construction industry, most recently in the role of an inspection manager. His previous experience ranges from bridge and highway rehabilitation/construction to resurfacing and streetscape projects. The Reading resident holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Villanova University and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
For 60 years, Erdman Anthony has been providing infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and government clients. The firm employs over 250 people, including 70 professional engineers and licensed land surveyors, throughout its offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester, New York; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Portland, Maine. Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.erdmananthony.com.
Welcome Back, Brett Grove& Chris Lincoln!
TPD is proud to announce the return of two staff members,
Brett Grove, P.E. and Chris Lincoln, E.I.T.
Brett Grove, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Structures & Highway Design
TPD welcomes back Brett Grove, P.E., Senior Project Manager, to our Pottstown, PA location. Brett has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry working for national, regional and local engineering firms. Brett previously worked at TPD as a Senior ProjectEngineer and Structures Project Manager from 2000 to 2006. His primary area of expertise is in the area of structural engineering with an emphasis on managing complex structure and highway oriented projects.Brett also has considerable experience in the areas of Design/Build project delivery, engineering reviews, constructability reviews and quality control/quality assurance. Brett’s role at TPD is hybrid, concentrating on both structures and roadway design projects, to ensure our clients receive highly thought-out designs, maximizing constructability and overall satisfaction. Please feel free to contact Brett with any project needs or questions.
We are also welcoming Christopher Lincoln, Project Manager, back to our Pottstown, PA location. Chris has over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry serving both private and public sector clients on both a regional and local level. Chris previously worked at TPD as a Transportation Planner from 2001 to 2010. His primary area of expertise is in the area of transportation planning and municipal engineering. Chris's role at TPD will be to accelerate our municipal and regional transportation planning efforts, strengthen our municipal traffic engineering services, and help grow TPD's pedestrian/ bicycle planning and improvement projects. Please feel free to contact Chris with any project needs or questions.
Contact: Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255
1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-421
For Immediate Release
SAI Celebrates 50 Years of Engineering Excellence
October 29, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA –This year is the 50th anniversary of SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. As a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based firm, SAI launched its civil transportation engineering operations with assignments for highway and bridge design and bridge inspection in 1964. Since then, they have grown from a handful of employees to an employee-owned corporation that is one of ENR’s top 500 Design Firms with over 150 employees in three offices located in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Kissimmee, Florida.
“This is a truly meaningful occasion for our firm and for all of our employees. Since our humble beginnings, SAI has built a reputation on meeting our clients’ needs and providing true value in the services we offer. I know I speak for everyone when I say we are very proud of the many accomplishments that we have achieved over these 50 years, and we look forward to many more years of successful projects and satisfied clients,” says Donald V. Gennuso, P.E., SAI’s CEO.
SAI is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based civil and structural consulting/engineering firm that specializes in the design, inspection, and construction management of transportation projects for state, county, and local governments as well as private clients.
N&W Celebrates 18th Anniversary
New Cumberland, PA - Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc. opened its doors in October 1996 and is pleased to be celebrating its 18th anniversary this October. Starting out with five employees in a home-based office, the firm has grown to over 90 employees in five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Over its eighteen year history Navarro & Wright has completed over 3,000 projects, many for repeat clients.
Navarro & Wright's staff includes an array of licensed and certified professionals including civil and structural engineers, traffic and transportation specialists, geologists, environmental scientists and wetland specialists, archaeologists, surveyors, testing laboratory technicians, construction inspectors and support personnel.
"We have some of the most talented professionals and support personnel in the business," said Paul J. Navarro, P.E., President & CEO. "A project is more than the design or field services performed - it represents an opportunity to strive to exceed our client's expectations as we help their vision become reality."
The company provides civil engineering and related services for municipal, transportation, site/civil infrastructure and energy industry clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Markets that N&W services include, but are not limited to, K-12 schools and higher education facilities, airports/airfields, rail/mass transit, highway, roadways and bridges, streetscapes, parks and recreation facilities, pipelines and interceptors, residential/commercial and mixed-use developments.
"Being in business for 18 years is an accomplishment for any business and we are grateful to our clients and partners that have trusted us and have contributed to the company's growth and success," adds, Navarro. "We are committed to continue to earn their trust for many more years."
For more information about Navarro & Wright or any of its services, please visit www.navarrowright.com or contact John K. O'Connell, Chief Operating Officer at email@example.com.
Rubeling & Associates Joins JMT
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT) and Rubeling & Associates, Inc. (Rubeling) are proud to announce the merger of the two firms. By combining our architectural groups, we will blend and strengthen the many services we provide to both the public and private sectors, resulting in a much more robust architectural practice.
Rubeling, founded in 1981, is an 18-person architecture and interior design firm based in Towson, MD. Baltimore Business Journal in 2013 rated Rubeling as the 16th largest architectural firm in the Baltimore area, and 21st largest interior design firm. Their staff specializes in master planning and design for education, religious, healthcare, government, and commercial facilities throughout Maryland and the East Coast.
"We've worked so well together for many years, and the level of trust between our staffs is already well established," said Albert "Al" W. Rubeling, Jr., FAIA, President of Rubeling. "I am excited about the great work that we can accomplish as we combine our skill sets."
JMT President John Moeller, PE, said, "Rubeling joining JMT is as comfortable as having a good friend over for dinner. This is an outstanding opportunity that enhances both firms and aligns with our strategic plan to increase our architectural practice in Maryland and throughout our geographic footprint."
We are pleased to announce that Matt Natale, PE has joined JMT as a Vice President and head of construction management and inspection for the Pennsylvania region. Working out of our York office, he is responsible for operations, business development, strategic planning, and staff development, and has profit/loss responsibilities for the region's growing CM/CI team.
Mr. Natale spent nearly 20 years at Michael Baker Jr., Inc., where he held a similar role leading and growing Baker's CM/CI services in Pennsylvania and supporting its expansion in several surrounding states. He has extensive past experience serving the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, several Class I Railroads, and numerous private clients.
Matt currently serves as the Chair for American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania's Construction Services Subcommittee and has a direct liaison role with PennDOT and the PA Turnpike. He is also involved in the American Society of Highway Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America, and has previously served as president of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
Mr. Natale is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Please join us in welcoming Matt to JMT. He may be contacted at (717) 443-8507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Energy VP at LDG
Pittsburgh, PA – September 17, 2014
Christopher Bostaph has joined Larson Design Group (LDG), an engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, as Vice President of the Energy Division. His responsibilities include strategy, business development, and high quality project delivery, overseeing all of LDG’s energy services. He will be focused on leading the growth and development of our Energy Division located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Texas. He will also be given assignments in his role as an executive management team member on the LDG Guiding Coalition.
Chris has over 24 years of environmental consulting, engineering, and project management experience. His shale gas energy development experience was gained over the last 5 years during his project management and leadership roles at the Pittsburgh offices of AMEC Earth and Environmental, and then most recently at URS Corporation where he served as the leader of the Oil & Gas Project Management/Client Account Management Group for the Appalachian Basin. In that capacity, Chris was also tapped by URS as a subject matter expert for shale play development in both the United Kingdom and Poland.
“Chris brings with him many client relationships that compliment and hold the potential of expanding the existing LDG Energy Division client base. His experience in broader energy markets, including coal-fired power, natural gas-fired power, alternative energy, and with many Texas-based energy companies will be applied to our vision for growth of the Energy Division and LDG as a whole,” said Keith Kuzio, President and CEO.
Chris has an Environmental Resource Management degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in the private consulting industry his entire career, most of that time with a Pittsburgh-based firm serving municipal, commercial, and industrial clients within the region.He then spent approximately 4 years with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services where he performed technical analyses for many projects in the energy sector, including conventional, wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal power plants.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gary L. Morrison, Jr., Hired as Senior Electrical Designer at Erdman Anthony
HARRISBURG, Pa., September 24—Gary L. Morrison, Jr., was recently hired as a senior electrical designer in the Facilities group in Erdman Anthony’s Harrisburg office.
Gary holds an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute. Having worked in the design service field for nearly 15 years, Gary brings with him extensive experience in the educational, healthcare, and public market sectors. Gary, his wife, and three children reside in nearby Enola.
For 60 years, Erdman Anthony has been providing infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and government clients. The firm employs over 250 people, including 70 professional engineers and licensed land surveyors, throughout its offices in Albany, Buffalo, Hudson Valley, and Rochester, New York; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Portland, Maine. Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification. For more information, visit the firm’s website atwww.erdmananthony.com.
McMAHON ASSOCIATES, INC. ENSURES TRAFFIC AND PARKING ARE SMOOTH OPERATIONS AS THE PPL CENTER OPENS IN DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN
Allentown, PA, September 18, 2014 - McMahon Associates, Inc., a full-service transportation engineering and planning firm with over 38 years of service, is proud to have played a vital role in helping the City of Allentown prepare for thousands of new patrons visiting its long-anticipated PPL Center Arena, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL Hockey) and major headlining musical acts, which opened on Friday, September 12th, to glowing reviews.
McMahon completed an Overall Event Management Plan, which included a Mobility Plan and Traffic Control Plan, to provide for smooth traffic flow for arrivals and departures to the City, accommodate multi-modal transportation by promoting pedestrian traffic, and provide an opportunity for extended visits by patrons before and after each event at the PPL Center, as well as other office and mixed-use development, mostly supported by the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). Coordination between stakeholders of the project, including the City’s Public Works Department, the Allentown Parking Authority, Allentown Police Department, PennDOT, private developers, LANTA, and local businesses was an important aspect of these efforts. The Traffic Responsive Signal System for 36 Downtown Allentown intersections, designed by McMahon, ensures that the City can adjust traffic signals to improve timing on demand to accommodate 10,000+ visitors to each event, and accommodate the daily transportation needs of the significant private development occurring Downtown. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made the announcement during a press conference ahead of the inaugural event, stating that despite critics’ warnings about traffic and parking, Allentown is ready.
John Wichner, PE, PTOE, Senior Project Manager at McMahon Associates’ Downtown Allentown office location explained that a sustainable solution like the Traffic Responsive Signal System can reduce manpower needed to manage traffic and parking on event days. The system allows for signal timing to be adjusted to improve flow on-demand.
A recap of Allentown’s official Event Management Plan announcement can be viewed at the link below.
McMahon Associates, Inc. is a 120-person transportation engineering company, headquartered in Fort Washington, PA with offices throughout the East Coast. More about McMahon’s ITS/Traffic Signal expertise can be found at the link below.
Susquehanna Civil is excited to announce the addition of two project managers to our leadership team:
Rosanna Smithnosky, P.E. brings 21 years of experience in PennDOT and Turnpike design and project management prior to joining Susquehanna Civil. She previously served as assistant office manager for a major international engineering firm. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is registered in PA. Her responsibilities as part of the leadership team include project management along with client and staff development. She is a member of the Central PA Chapter of WTS International, and many ACEC/PA members know her from Central Chapter meetings. Please welcome her at email@example.com .
Crystalann Deardorff, P.E. brings 12 years of experience in a wide range of transportation projects prior to joining Susquehanna Civil. She is certified as a Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) and in pipeline assessment, and has training and experience in both noise and air quality analysis. Ms. Deardorff holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Lafayette College and is registered in PA and MD. Her duties as part of the leadership staff are project management and client and staff development. She is a member of ASCE and of WTS International, which she currently serves as the Vice President of the Central PA Chapter. Please welcome her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CDR Maguire Welcomes William P. Miller as Harrisburg Transportation Manager
CDR Maguire Inc. is excited to announce the hiring of William P. Miller, P.E. as the company’s Harrisburg Transportation Manager. Mr. Miller will be managing the company’s Harrisburg office and will manage our central and eastern Pennsylvania roadway and bridge design services and construction services.
Bill joins CDR Maguire after 30 years in the Pennsylvania consulting industry with extensive experience in providing transportation design services for PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and others. Bill has also served as Past President of the Central PA Section of ASCE, Past President of the Central Chapter of ACEC/PA, and was President Elect of ACEC/PA.
CDR Maguire was founded over 75 years ago as a small civil engineering firm. Today, CDR Maguire is a full service, nationally recognized architectural, engineering, planning, and construction management organization. CDR Maguire has been serving our Pennsylvania clients primarily from our Pittsburgh office for over 35 years. With the addition of our full service Harrisburg office, we will be better able to serve our central and eastern Pennsylvania clients.
Local Engineering Firm Ranked #1 for PA Turnpike Commission Open-End Contract
WILLIAMSPORT, July 16 — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently ranked Larson Design Group (LDG) first amongst 32 engineering firms competing for an open-end contract for Engineering Design Services. LDG is headquartered locally in Williamsport and has offices throughout Pennsylvania, as well as in Texas, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. The top two firms were awarded contracts with the PTC, and each contract will be for a period of four years or $900,000, whichever occurs first.
According to Doug Smith, Vice President of Transportation at LDG, this award is a reflection of the firm's commitment to excellence and customer-focused approach. Read More
BL Companies Receives Overall Business Champions Award
Presented by MetroHartford Alliance & the Hartford Business Journal
BL Companies, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has received the 2014 Overall Business Champion Award presented by the MetroHartford Alliance and the Hartford Business Journal. The Business Champions awards celebrate the achievements of privately-held companies in the Hartford Region.
BL Companies was chosen from among fifty-seven nominees by an independent panel of judges. The nominees represented a diverse group of businesses from around the region. BL was recognized as the Overall Award winner for its growth and best practices in all categories - revenue, innovation, workforce and community involvement.
BL Companies Moves Up in ENR Top 500 Ranking
2014 Ranking is 342
BL Companies has moved from 393 to 342 in the 2014 ENR Top 500 Design Firms ranking. Read the entire list here.
Larson Design Group Names Damon Rhodes Principal
Damon Rhodes, PE, has joined Larson Design Group as a principal with its Pittsburgh office.
An engineer for 19 years, Mr. Rhodes has extensive experience managing all aspects of transportation projects from the planning stages through implementation. Most recently, Mr. Rhodes has experience with successfully building a construction management and inspection group and a traffic engineering group. In his new role, Damon will facilitate LDG's growth in allaspects of the transportation market in Western Pennsylvania.
He joins LDG from CDM Smith, where he served as an associate.
“We opened our Pittsburgh office in 2012, and since then, we’ve seen tremendous growth locally,” said Doug Smith, LDG Vice President of Transportation. “Earlier this year, we acquired Daniel C. Baker Associates of Beaver County. With the addition of Damon’s talents and expertise, we look forward to further expansion in this market.”
Rhodes is equally enthusiastic about joining LDG. “I was drawn to Larson Design Group because of its reputation as a reliable, client-centered organization.As I learned about the company culture, in particular its devotion to community stewardship, I knew it was a great fit,” said Rhodes.
Mr. Rhodes graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1995. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Illinois.He also serves on the boards of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Friends of the Riverfront (Vice President).
Larson Design Group provides innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. With offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas, LDG staff members have diverse knowledge in environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection.
Larson Design Group Engineer Wins Prestigious Golden Manhole Society Award
Matthew Peleschak, Project Manager in Larson Design Group’s (LDG) Water/Wastewater department, was recently awarded the Golden Manhole Society Award by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA).
The Golden Manhole Society Award was established by the PWEA Collection System Committee to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to the Association while working to promote wastewater collection system understanding, operation and maintenance, training, and continuing education.
“It was a wonderful surprise,” Peleschak said of receiving the award at PWEA Annual Conference on June 2nd in State College.
Matthew, a resident of Pottsville, has dedicated his professional career to renewing aging sewer collection and conveyance systems. He has worked with numerous clients in Pennsylvania to address severe infiltration and inflow issues. His knowledge in rehabilitation techniques has helped clients including South Williamsport Borough, Old Lycoming Township, Porter-Tower Joint Municipal Authority, Williamsport Sanitary Authority, Coal Township, and the City of Shamokin.
Over the past few years, Matthew has been a vital contributor to PWEA, particularly on the topic of private property infiltration and inflow assessment and removal. He was a presenter at PWEA’s Private Property I&I Workshop, which was one of PWEA’s most well-attended workshops during the past year, focusing on the evaluation and rehabilitation of private sewers.
Dave Walters, PE, Director of LDG’s Water/Wastewater department, said the award “is well deserved. Matt has done a lot for the infrastructure in the area.”
Larson Design Group has earned a reputation for providing innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. With offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas, LDG staff members have diverse knowledge in brand architecture, facilities engineering, environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection.
Brudis & Associates, Inc. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Robert Milstead,
Promoted to Senior Vice President
Brudis & Associates, Inc. (BAI) is pleased to announce
that Robert Milstead, PE, PTOE has been promoted to Senior Vice President. He has nearly 30 years of experience
including 18 years as a part of the BAI team.
In his new role, Robert will continue his oversight of BAI's Traffic
Engineering Department and provide project management, design, analysis, and
marketing of BAI's engineering services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
He holds a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of Maryland College Park, is a Registered Professional Engineer in
MD, DC, DE, PA, VA, SC and FL, and is a Professional Traffic Operations
Engineer (PTOE). He is also an active member of the Institute of Transportation
Engineers (ITE) and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Mr. Tim McShane, PE
Promoted to Vice President
Tim McShane, PE has been promoted to Vice President of our
Structural Engineering Department. Tim
has nearly 35 years of experience including 18 years with BAI and will be
responsible for managing BAI's structural projects including bridges,
transportation structures, marine facilities and building design.
Tim holds a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from Johns
Hopkins University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in MD and
PA. He is AASHTO LRFD certified in the
Design of Steel Bridge Superstructures and Concrete Bridge Design, and is also
certified in erosion and sediment control.
Mr. Billy Brudis, PE
Promoted to Associate
Billy Brudis, PE has been promoted to Associate in our
Highway Engineering Department. His responsibilities include managing SHA and
Maryland County Transportation Projects involving highway design, drainage,
stormwater management, erosion/sediment control and ADA compliance/design.
Billy holds a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from Youngstown
State University, is a Maryland Registered PE, is certified in erosion and
sediment control, and is an active member of the American Society of Highway
Ms. Nicole Freeh,
PE, Project Engineer. Nicole is a
Maryland Registered PE, has earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of Dayton, a Certificate in Sustainable Design, and is certified in
Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges from the National Highway Institute.
She will be working within our highway division, and has over seven years of
experience working on highway design, bridge inspection, and bridge and highway
maintenance projects. These types of projects have included roadway geometrics,
stormwater management, maintenance of traffic, inspections of bridges,
culverts, and underground stormwater management systems, and the management of
bridge various types of bridge projects. We invite you to contact her with any
questions: (410) 884 - 3607 or email@example.com.
Mr. Sonny Cho,
Project Engineer. Sonny comes to BAI with over 13 years of experience in
maintenance of traffic and highway geometric design projects. Sonny has earned
a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and will be
working within our highway division. He has worked on projects involving the
design of roadway geometrics, traffic signals, ADA compliance, sidewalks, curb
and gutters, parking lots, and maintenance of traffic plans for various
construction projects. He is an active member of the Institute of Transportation
Engineers (ITE), the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), and the
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). We invite you to contact him with
any questions: (410) 884 - 3607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.