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Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2748

412.922.5575 
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John Kovacs, PE, PMP, D.GE
Senior Vice President & Regional Director
 Veydt Named to ACEC/PA Board of Directors
 

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) One of Gannett Fleming’s transportation leaders has taken a leadership role with a prominent Pennsylvania engineering organization. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) has named D. Eric Veydt, PE, ENV SP, to its board of directors. He will serve as a director through 2017. Based in Gannett Fleming’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, Veydt is a vice president, the firm’s national Highway Practice manager, and the Pittsburgh office transportation manager.

ACEC/PA is the largest statewide organization for consulting engineering. The organization’s goal is to enable member firms to provide quality engineering services that best serve the interests of their clients and the public. Veydt served as the 2014-2015 president of the Western Chapter of ACEC/PA.

“By joining the ACEC/PA board of directors, Eric is proving his commitment to both improving the statewide transportation industry and serving Gannett Fleming’s clients,” said John Kovacs, PE, PMP, D.GE, a Gannett Fleming senior vice president and director of the Midwest Region.

With more than 32 years of experience with Gannett Fleming, Veydt directs and coordinates transportation projects, including the preparation of environmental documents, public and agency presentations, and preliminary and final design plans. He also is responsible for the management of the Pittsburgh Transportation Group, overseeing project staffing and personnel development.

Throughout his career, Veydt has served as the project manager for many high-profile transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania. Recently, he was the project manager for the award-winning Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0, Squirrel Hill Tunnel rehabilitation project. The $50 million project improved tunnel safety and reduced congestion along I-376, which is the main roadway serving Pittsburgh from the eastern suburbs and providing access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Veydt holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky, as well as a licensed professional engineer in Manitoba, Canada. Veydt also earned the Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. 

In addition to ACEC/PA, Veydt is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association.

Gannett Fleming has served as a partner in global infrastructure for 100 years. We have helped improve communities through transportation, environmental, water, power, and facility-related projects in more than 65 countries. As our 2,000 employees celebrate this milestone, we look forward to a second century of delivering innovation and excellence. We provide planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. From more than 60 offices around the world, we embrace sustainability and innovation for all activities, finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes to meet our clients’ complex challenges. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $327 million in revenues in 2014. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

 

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Dewberry Employee Earns Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE)

Fairfax, VA—June 5, 2015

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Kim Dunn, PE, CFM, a senior engineer in the firm’s Philadelphia office, was awarded Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE). The certification is issued by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The D.WRE certification is the highest post-license certification available in the water resources engineering profession, and is accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). Those who receive the credential showcase strong professional ethics, a commitment to lifelong learning, and continuing professional development.

AAWRE's mission is to elevate standards and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers. Since the start of the certification program, more than 650 professional engineers worldwide have earned the D.WRE, including three current Dewberry employees. Several government agencies now require this certification for their projects.

Dunn has managed flood studies throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Puerto Rico, including thousands of miles of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, as well as gage analyses and regression equations, floodplain mapping, and community outreach. She has provided training to community officials, consulting engineers, planners, and surveyors on floodplain modeling and management. She served on the Delaware River Basin’s Flood Advisory Committee Floodplain Regulations Evaluation Subcommittee to evaluate floodplain management regulations across the basin and develop recommendations to improve the synergy and effectiveness of those regulations on a regional basis.

Dunn has over 23 years’ experience in water resources. She earned her master’s degree in civil engineering from Villanova University. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Dunn is a licensed professional engineer and a certified floodplain manager. She is a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.

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 Century Engineering
10710 Gilroy Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
443.589.2400
(Fax) 443.589.2401
jschingeck@centuryeng.com
Contact: Jacquelyn Schingeck, Vice President

 

Century Engineering, Inc. Appoints Troy M. Holloway to Board of Directors

Hunt Valley, Maryland – June 3, 2015, Century Engineering, Inc., a growing multidisciplinary engineering and technical services company with 6 offices and 350 staff throughout the Mid-Atlantic, is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy M. Holloway, PE, PTOE to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Holloway is a Senior Vice President, responsible for the management and growth of Century’s operations in Pennsylvania.  Since joining the firm in 1999, he held various positions in the company of increasing responsibilities, including project manager, department lead and division manager before assuming responsibility for the daily operation and administration of the Pennsylvania office.

“I am very pleased to invite Troy join our board of directors”, remarks Francis X. Smyth, CEO/President of Century.  “In the last decade, we expanded the vision for the company.  Troy played a major role in realizing the targeted geographic and service growth that we have experienced.  To leverage his perspective at this time as we outline our future expansion is ideal as we lean more and more on our emerging talent.”

“To be selected to sit on Century’s board is quite an honor,” said Mr. Holloway.  “I look forward to continue serving our employees, valued clients and the community in this new position, and I intend to leverage my experiences to enhance Century’s vision.”

Mr. Holloway received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994 and his graduate degree from the University of Maryland in 2000.

He presently is a board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies/Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association.

Century Engineering, Inc. is a full service engineering consulting firm offering expertise in Civil, Geotechnical, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Environmental, Transportation and Utilities.  Complementing these engineering disciplines, Century also provides Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, GIS Services and Construction Inspection.  From six offices located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia, Century builds on 60 years of service to deliver comprehensive and innovative engineering solutions to the public and private sector.

For further information, visit centuryeng.com or contact Ms. Jacquelyn C. Schingeck at 800.229.8583.

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Burns Listed in the 2015 Top 500 Design Firms in the Nation by Engineering News Record

Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. This year, Burns is ranked #383 – up almost 50 spots from last year. This ranking supports Burns’ strategic growth goals, and is in line with the company’s mission to continually build and develop its team of expert professionals to help us solve our client’s toughest challenges.

ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April, is the premier national list for the ranking of design firms.  ENR’s annual Top Lists attempt to bring structure to an otherwise huge and chaotic industry by performing an annual survey and ranking companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture, planning and studies.

Want to be part of our growing team?  See current job openings.

 

 

Contact: Heather Sweitzer,CPSM

Dawood Engineering, Inc.

Phone: 717.732.8576

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Dewberry Employee Earns Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE)

Fairfax, VA—June 5, 2015

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Kim Dunn, PE, CFM, a senior engineer in the firm’s Philadelphia office, was awarded Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE). The certification is issued by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The D.WRE certification is the highest post-license certification available in the water resources engineering profession, and is accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). Those who receive the credential showcase strong professional ethics, a commitment to lifelong learning, and continuing professional development.

AAWRE's mission is to elevate standards and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers. Since the start of the certification program, more than 650 professional engineers worldwide have earned the D.WRE, including three current Dewberry employees. Several government agencies now require this certification for their projects.

Dunn has managed flood studies throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Puerto Rico, including thousands of miles of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, as well as gage analyses and regression equations, floodplain mapping, and community outreach. She has provided training to community officials, consulting engineers, planners, and surveyors on floodplain modeling and management. She served on the Delaware River Basin’s Flood Advisory Committee Floodplain Regulations Evaluation Subcommittee to evaluate floodplain management regulations across the basin and develop recommendations to improve the synergy and effectiveness of those regulations on a regional basis.

Dunn has over 23 years’ experience in water resources. She earned her master’s degree in civil engineering from Villanova University. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Dunn is a licensed professional engineer and a certified floodplain manager. She is a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.

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Dawood Wins Prime Contract with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 

Harrisburg, PA; May 21, 2015: Dawood Engineering, Inc. (Dawood) is proud to announce that we have been selected to perform engineering design services on an open end basis to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), which will be carried out systemwide. The services will encompass a wide range of design efforts, with anticipated types of projects to include bridge replacements or bridge rehabilitation, roadway rehabilitation or resurfacing, drainage modifications, or any other engineering-related activity as determined by the PTC.

For two decades, Dawood has worked with the PTC on over 75 different projects, providing surveying, geotechnical, bridge design, and environmental studies.  However, this agreement is significant as it is our first Contract with the PTC as the Prime consultant.

"We are excited to have this opportunity to continue to demonstrate the capabilities of our talented staff and to take the lead on this project.  We applaud the efforts that the Commission has taken to diversify its selection of consulting firms, and are appreciated of their efforts," stated Bony R. Dawood, PE, President.

Dawood, founded in 1992, is a multi‐disciplined consulting firm with a Corporate Office located in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region, with additional PA locations in Canonsburg, Philadelphia, Hershey, and Sayre.  Dawood serves clients nationally with offices located in West Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Texas. Dawood is an Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firm.  We offer services including Transportation, Energy, Land Planning/Site Development, Survey and Mapping, Traffic Analysis/Design, Geotechnical/Geophysical, Environmental and Water/Wastewater. Visit us on the web at: www.dawood.cc.

For more information please contact Heather Sweitzer at 717.732.8576 or hsweitzer@dawood.cc.


Navarro & Wright

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May 12, 2015

N&W Welcomes Robert B. Bush, PLS
Chief of Surveys

 

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Robert B. Bush, PLS
Chief of Surveys

New Cumberland, PA- Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc.is pleased to announce that Robert B. Bush, PLS, has joined the firm as Chief of Surveys, PA.

 

Mr. Bush willlead the transportation survey department in the firm's Pennsylvania markets and provide day-to-day management and supervision of the survey staff and field crews.He will also assist in further developing and marketing the company's surveying services to public and private sector clients.


Mr. Bush brings over 29 years of surveying and management experience to the firm.He is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) and Maryland Society of Land Surveyors.He is currently Vice President of the PSLS Harrisburg Chapter.Beforejoining N&W, he wasemployed at Triad Engineering, Inc.

 

"N&W hasgained a leader in our transportation department and our firm overall," said Paul J. Navarro, P.E., President & CEO. "Bob is a seasoned survey professional andhas worked on survey projects for PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.His multi-state professionalregistrations adds depth to the firm's survey capacity and expanding geographic footprint," adds Navarro.

 

For more information about this news release contact:

John O'Connell
Chief Operating Officer

joconnell@navarrowright.com

Tel: 717-441-2216

 

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About Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Navarro & Wright provides civil engineering and related services for Municipal, Transportation, Site/Civil Infrastructure and Energy industry clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Established in 1996, the company is a multi-disciplinary firm with four offices throughout the region. Navarro & Wright strives to exceed client expectations by producing required results within stringent time schedules and with superior quality of service. The firm is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with numerous state agenciesin Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

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Contact: Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255
1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-4211

For Immediate Release

SAI’s Pittsburgh Office Wins Highway Industry Award

May 14, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA – SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of a highway industry award from The American Society of Highway Engineers Mid-Allegheny Section -- the 2014 Outstanding Highway Engineering Award (projects greater than $2,500,000) for the S.R. 0028-164 Slabtown Bridge Replacement and Baum Curve Improvements for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 10-0.  The award will be presented to SAI, the contractor, and the owner at the association’s annual awards presentation on May 14, 2015.

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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Erdman Anthony Receives International Quality Certification for 15th Year

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13—For the 15th year Erdman Anthony has received ISO 9001 certification, meeting international standards for quality. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards. The certification process ensures that systems are in place at the firm to deliver quality products and services to customers.

“Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification,” said Scott S. Kelley, P.E., corporate quality system manager for the firm. “This certification sets us apart in a highly competitive market.”

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. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.erdmananthony.com.

 

 


Ed Gannon, PE, PhD, LEED® AP, to Lead State College Office

Urban Engineers (Urban) recently hired Ed Gannon, PE, PhD, LEED® AP, as Vice President and Regional Manager for the firm’s office in State College, PA.   In this position, he is responsible for business development in all markets and services, overseeing and assuring the quality of the office’s work product, and serving as a valuable Project Manager and QA/QC Supervisor for the firm’s burgeoning Vertical Markets Division.

Mr. Gannon has more than 30 years of experience, including spending the last decade as Manager of Design Services at the Office of Physical Plant at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).  In that role, he oversaw 30 professionals who conducted nearly $4 million of design work annually. This department provided a full spectrum of services, from conceptual studies to construction documents and construction administration.  Mr. Gannon also oversaw Penn State’s internationally recognized Building Information Modeling (BIM) efforts, and was charged with making the university “greener,” which he achieved through his work implementing LEED certification standards for buildings at the university.

Mr. Gannon, who earned a PhD, Master’s Degree, and Bachelor’s Degree, all in Civil Engineering from Penn State, also served as an instructor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State for nearly a decade.  A published author, Mr. Gannon is frequently requested to speak and present nationally such topics as BIM.

In addition to Penn State, Mr. Gannon’s experience includes serving as Structural Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer for several consulting firms, in addition to working for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Streets.  The totality of this experience and education gives Mr. Gannon a 360-degree perspective that leads to anticipating issues, developing proactive and cost-effective solutions, and fostering a level of communication and understanding second-to-none.

Urban’s State College office address:
330 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 103
State College, PA 16803  

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Contact:     Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255

1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-4211

 

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SAI’s Pittsburgh Office Wins Industry Award

May 5, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA – SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of a prestigious industry award from The Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) -- the ABCD Outstanding Multiple-Span Bridge Award for the replacement design of the Cresson High Level Bridge for the Pennsylvania department of Transportation, District 9-0.  The award will be presented to SAI, the contractor, and the owner at the association’s annual awards banquets on May 20, 2015, to honor their outstanding achievements.

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.

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Stell Environmental cleans up Elverson streets, celebrates Earth Day

 

Laura Dillon - Berks-Mont Newspapers Stell Environmental, an Elverson-based environmental consulting company, celebrated Earth Day by volunteering to clean up the streets of Elverson on April 22.

By Laura Dillon, For Berks-Mont Newspapers

Posted: 04/28/15, 4:11 PM EDT

Stell Environmental, an Elverson-based environmental consulting company, celebrated this Earth Day by volunteering their time to clean up the streets of Elverson, enjoying a potluck lunch made with locally produced foods and calculating their ecological footprint.

“As an environmental consulting company, obviously our staff is very aware of environmental issues, but this is the first time we’ve introduced a formal Earth Day celebration,” said Operations Coordinator Alfred Farr. “The overall goal was to raise awareness. Stell Environmental wanted to be sure that our neighbors and companies we do business with know that we are committed to preserving the environment. We’re doing things that are positively affecting where we live and work. The atmosphere at Stell is positive and upbeat, which is the environment we want to keep alive in Elverson and throughout our offices nationwide.”

The event was a brainstorm of Stell’s Operations Director Stephen Bell and Client Service Manager Amy Basehoar, who asked Farr to implement their ideas. Employees Allen Heist and Jeff Royer coordinated the cleanup effort.

Stell Environmental has an office in El Paso, Texas that also held an Earth Day celebration consisting of a footprint calculation, potluck lunch and neighborhood cleanup.

The employees at Elverson’s Stell Environmental office began the day by calculating their own ecological footprint using the footprint calculator provided on the official Earth Day website.

“It was an animated, fun and simple interactive exercise,” said Farr. “Through a series of questions about your lifestyle, it tells you how many resources you utilize. We used the footprint calculator as a tool to raise awareness and highlighted areas for improvement on our impact to the environment. One of those ways is to eat local foods. The results were eye-opening and reinforced our commitment to the environment.”

Farr said the footprint calculation was the “topic for discussion” throughout the whole day, leading employees of Stell to want to calculate their own ecological footprints at home with their families.

 

The footprint calculation was followed by a potluck lunch, which offered foods that were locally produced, either in the Twin Valley or near the homes of Stell’s employees.

The foods came from 12 different local businesses and included sausage, cheese, fruits and tomato pie.

 

Honey Brook’s September Farms, Elverson’s Conebella Farms and Morgantown’s Weaver’s Orchard were just a few of the locations from which the food was purchased.

 

Following their potluck lunch, Stell employees suited up in bright vests to go out and collect trash from the streets of Elverson.

Starting at the intersection of Route 82 and Main Street, participants split into four groups and branched out, covering as many streets as possible.

 

“The event was registered and supported by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization,” said Farr. “We ended up collecting five bags worth of trash from our cleanup project. It was gratifying to clean up our local community.”

 

Farr counted the event as a success for Stell Environmental.

 

“I think that we will continue and hopefully add to the festivities for next year or expand our reach,” he said. “Stell Environmental is a proud member of the Elverson community, and we are happy to help keep Elverson clean.”

 


 

 

 

Gannett Fleming’s Philadelphia Office Relocates to Accommodate GrowthFor more information, contact:
Esther M. McGinnis
Senior Vice President & Eastern Pennsylvania Director

(Philadelphia, Pa.) Gannett Fleming’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office is moving to a new building, effective May 1, 2015. The move accommodates the firm’s growing staff and provides a larger and more collaborative work environment to enhance client service.

New Philadelphia office address; phone and fax numbers remain the same:

Ten Penn Center
Suite 2600
1801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1628
Phone: 215.557.0106
Fax: 215.557.0337

Gannett Fleming has had a Philadelphia-area presence since 1953, when staff in the Ardmore, Pennsylvania, office provided transportation engineering and design services. Today, operations in the heart of Philadelphia include professionals from three of the firm’s divisions: spatial information technology specialists with GeoDecisions®, escalator and elevator consultants with Vertical Transportation Excellence, and engineers with Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems. Professionals from this location also provide planning, traffic engineering, and intelligent transportation systems services. One of 12 Gannett Fleming offices in Pennsylvania and one of 60 worldwide, the technical professionals based in Philadelphia provide innovative solutions to a wide array of public and private clients.

“With its convenient location and room for our growing staff, this space enhances our ability to collaborate and provide an elevated level of excellence to our clients,” said Esther M. McGinnis, a senior vice president, Gannett Fleming’s Eastern Pennsylvania director, and member of the board of directors.

From this new location, staff members in the Philadelphia office look forward to continuing to offer excellence to every client, every day.

Gannett Fleming has served as a partner in global infrastructure for 100 years. We have helped improve communities through transportation, environmental, water, power, and facility-related projects in more than 65 countries. As our 2,000 employees celebrate this milestone, we look forward to a second century of delivering innovation and excellence. We provide planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. From more than 60 offices around the world, we embrace sustainability and innovation for all activities, finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes to meet our clients’ complex challenges. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $327 million in revenues in 2014. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

 

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DANIEL R. AUNGST, P.E., PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT
AMS of SKELLY and LOY Manager Is Promoted

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – April 9, 2015- Skelly and Loy is happy to announce that Daniel R. Aungst, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President of AMS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the firm. Mr. Aungst began his career with Skelly and Loy in 2000 when he joined the Environmental Engineering Service Group as an intern. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering in 2001 from Penn State Harrisburg, Mr. Aungst was hired as a fulltime employee, working on a wide variety of stream and wastewater projects. Under his leadership and with the dedicated commitment of the staff, AMS of Skelly and Loy has grown into a strong and respected provider of a wide variety of services including water and wastewater systems design, installation and operation, natural stream restoration, “green” stormwater management, wetlands construction projects, and many other trade services. Mr. Aungst is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. Now in its 46th year, SKELLY AND LOY is a woman-owned engineering-environmental consulting firm serving public and private sector clients from six Mid-Atlantic offices. Our services include civil, environmental, and mining engineering and permitting activities; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies; natural resource management and protection; hazardous waste and industrial hygiene studies and remediation planning; and cultural resource studies and documentation.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scott Masciantoni Hired as Geospatial Manager at Erdman Anthony

PITTSBURGH, April 6—Scott Masciantoni was recently hired as a geospatial manager in the Geospatial Services group in the Pittsburgh office of Erdman Anthony. Masciantoni, a resident of Georgetown, Pennsylvania, is a registered land surveyor with more than 27 years of experience including energy, residential, commercial, industrial, heavy highway, high-rise, and government agency work. His work has covered all aspects of surveying from acquisition, design, and construction through record and/or as-built documentation.

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.

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Contact:              
Walter S. Krasneski, Jr.
412.392.8255
1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-4211 

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SAI Announces Promotions, Leadership Transition, and Commitment to Quality and Technology

March 27, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA -- SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of Richard B. Kauffman, P.E., to Principal and Vice President, and Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi, P.E., to Principal and Director of Structures, Quality and Design Technology in their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, headquarters.

Richard B. Kauffman, P.E. – Vice President: Will be responsible for contract administration, proposal coordination, project scheduling, budgets, invoicing, and quality control.  In addition, he will supervise SAI's project management staff and provide guidance and input to all phases of our clients’ projects. Mr. Kauffman brings a wealth of structural design and project management expertise to his new position.  With over 35 years of experience, he began his career with SAI and has served the firm in increasing roles of responsibility from staff engineer to Senior Project Manager, where he has served for the past 18 years managing some of our most complex and high-profile projects for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and various local government agencies. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Kauffman is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).

Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi, P.E. – Director of Structures, Quality and Design Technology:

Will be responsible for the engineering and technical direction of the firm's structure design projects as well as our overall design quality.  In addition to providing the best quality to our clients, he will develop and institute the latest technological innovations and advancements in civil engineering transportation design companywide. Dr. Ahmadi's leadership role as Department Manager – Structures for the past 18 years along with his development of SAI's
3-D, PennDOT-approved, analysis software “Load 3D” will provide effective quality control and progressive design expertise throughout SAI's offices in Pennsylvania and Florida. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering with a Master of Science and Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Dr. Ahmadi is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, and North Carolina. He is also an active member in the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
 

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.

 

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For Immediate Release

Valley Forge, PA – March 13, 2015

Ester McGinnis, Senior Vice President & Regional Office Manager

Gannett Fleming Expands Leadership Team With Roger Phillips

(Valley Forge, Pa.) In recognition of the high level of service Roger A. Phillips, PE, provides to his clients and the industry, Gannett Fleming named him a senior associate of the firm. With more than 30 years of experience, Phillips has served as the primary municipal engineer for clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is based in Gannett Fleming’s Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, office.

Phillips is responsible for supporting a diverse range of engineering needs for the communities he serves. He provides complete planning and design services for water, wastewater, and public works projects, including sanitary sewer, pumping station, stormwater, wastewater treatment, water distribution, and storage tank design. He also provides construction contract administration, bid services, and construction management services.

“Roger’s knowledge of local government and diverse engineering experience are the foundation of his success in developing creative, practical solutions,” said Scott Hughes, PE, manager of the Water/Wastewater Department in the Valley Forge office. “Deeply entrenched in his clients’ operations, he contributes to the public health, safety, and welfare of the communities he serves.”

Phillips’ range of responsibilities extends to general municipal consulting services, in which he provides zoning, subdivision, and land development reviews; ordinances and code development; and assists municipalities with development and implementation of sustainable public works projects and their operation and maintenance needs.

Throughout his career, he has frequently represented clients at public meetings and assisted in preparing municipal budgets and financial documents. His projects include streetscape improvements, pumping station upgrades, wastewater treatment plant expansions, as well as program management for neighborhood transformation and economic development initiatives. 

Phillips is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and a member of the Water Environment Federation, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He received a bachelor of science in engineering technology from Temple University and an associate of science in construction engineering technology from Spring Garden College. He resides in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Gannett Fleming has served as a partner in global infrastructure for 100 years. We have helped improve communities through transportation, environmental, water, power, and facility-related projects in more than 65 countries. As our 2,000 employees celebrate this milestone, we look forward to a second century of delivering innovation and excellence. We provide planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. From more than 60 offices around the world, we embrace sustainability and innovation for all activities, finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes to meet our clients’ complex challenges. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $327 million in revenues in 2014. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

 

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For Immediate Release

Pittsburgh, PA – March 13, 2015

Larson Design Group Opens New Office in Downtown Pittsburgh

Larson Design Group (LDG), an engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, announced today that it has opened a new office in Pittsburgh, PA, located on Grant Street in the heart of downtown. With this addition, LDG now has 13 offices. The move signals continued growth in the company, which has been expanding rapidly and hiring aggressively in the past year.

Led by Principal Damon Rhodes, P.E., the Pittsburgh office will primarily support LDG’s transportation, traffic, and civil/site engineering departments. The office is strategically located to serve clients within the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Keith Kuzio, President and CEO, says that “the new Pittsburgh office continues the expansion of our geographic footprint and gives us an excellent opportunity to increase and diversify our client base while seeking larger, more challenging project opportunities.” 

Larson Design Group has been providing innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. With offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas, LDG staff members have diverse knowledge in environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection. 


News Release 

Contact:     Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255

1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-4211

For Immediate Release


SAI’s Executive Vice President Receives Two Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers - Pittsburgh Chapter Service Awards

March 9, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA – James J. Lombardi, P.E. – Executive Vice President, SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers L.W. Hornfeck Award for his service in chapter activities, and the Silvio Lorenzi President’s Gold Star Award for his outstanding support to the chapter president.  The awards were presented during the National Engineers’ Week Banquet at the Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square on February 28, 2015. 

Mr. Lombardi, who is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Florida, has been an integral part of SAI for over 32 years and is responsible for the growth and overall success of their Construction Services Group.  He began his career as a design engineer in 1972 with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  In 1973 he joined the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 11-0, as a civil engineer in their Construction Unit; he has also worked for the Allegheny County Department of Engineering and Construction.

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.

 

 

Organization and Leadership Changes

 

 

 

The following organizational structure and key program management positions have been implemented at Stell Environmental. Chief Executive Officer Julie Erickson commented, "This organization streamlines Stell operations, increasing our efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services. The people selected to lead Stell's program organization, which has responsibility for providing quality services to clients, have distinguished themselves through consistent, exceptional performance and accountability. I am confident that they will lead their people and the organization in meeting or exceeding our clients' performance goals and Stell's financial objectives."

 

Amy Altimare, Program Director, has led Stell's program organization since July 2014. She is responsible for executing the company's commitments under awarded contracts and other engagements, thereby achieving financial goals. As a member of senior leadership, she identifies long-term strategic priorities and addresses critical business decisions and opportunities. Amy holds a master's degree in environmental management and has 18 years of experience managing and executing programs and projects for federal and state agencies and the private sector. Formerly, she was Stell's Program Manager for compliance services.

 

Two Program Managers report to the Program Director.

 

Brian W. Boose, CEP, leads compliance and restoration services, two of Stell's three service pillars. In his new program management role, he is charged with enabling significant capabilities across programs in support of the company's clients and business lines. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and ecology and has more than 25 years of experience in environmental program management and client services. He is a recognized expert in the practice and training of compliance activities. He is key in the company's strategic growth planning and remains Stell's lead technical resource in the NEPA compliance area.

 

Richard Pugh is responsible for planning services, Stell's third service pillar. As Program Manager, he oversees successful execution of all planning services, including natural and cultural resources activities, in the United States and overseas. Rich has a master's degree in biology and 29 years of experience managing multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of environmental services. He brings diverse experience in the federal, state, and municipal markets and plays a critical role in Stell's strategic advancement into new markets and service lines.

 

In 2014, Stell Environmental marked its 10th anniversary in business. Through engineering and scientific capabilities that support the principles of environmental stewardship, Stell serves the mission of its clients. The company employees nearly 150 professionals in more than a dozen locations nationwide, with regional offices in Elverson, PA; San Antonio and El Paso, TX; and Seattle, WA. Encompassing a broad scope of environmental compliance, restoration, and planning services, Stell holds more than 25 prime contracts with federal, state, and municipal clients.

For additional information on Stell Environmental, please contact Frank Bissett, P.G., Business Development Director, fbissett@stellee.com or 512-695-1345.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scott S. Kelley, P.E., Named Quality System Manager at Erdman Anthony

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4—Scott S. Kelley, P.E., was recently named quality system manager for Erdman Anthony. Kelley is a principal associate who has been with the firm for more than 18 years. In his new role he will be responsible for leadership and oversight of the quality management system and corresponding continuous improvement initiatives. He also serves as a senior project manager and team leader for the Structures unit of Erdman Anthony’s Atlantic Regional office. 

The New Cumberland resident holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania and Florida. His career has included providing bridge design and review services and project oversight in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Erdman Anthony Juniata River Bridge Project Receives Prestigious ACEC-PA Award

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4—Erdman Anthony was recognized with a Diamond Award in the 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Pennsylvania Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The firm received the Honor Award in the Transportation category for the Juniata River Bridge Replacement Project in Juniata County, PA.

The award-winning project entailed designing a replacement for the structurally deficient and flood-prone four-span truss bridge carrying PA Route 35 over the Juniata River between Mifflin and Mifflintown. Because the two boroughs function as one community in many ways, socioeconomic considerations were a primary concern, and the community was engaged in project decisions from the outset. Relocating the bridge approximately 1,500 feet downstream improved traffic flow through the boroughs and allowed the old bridge to be used during construction, eliminating the need for a detour.

A pedestrian bridge constructed at the site of the old bridge maintains an important “Main Street” link for walkers and bicyclists. Additional project features on each side of the new bridge address a variety of social, economic, and functional needs. On the Mifflintown side, a roundabout in front of Tuscarora Middle School and Juniata High School improves bus operations and student safety. On the Mifflin side, a ramp connects the elevated bridge approach to local streets, an underpass provides pedestrian access to Central Juniata Park, and a two-span bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway was replaced while trains rumbled past below.

In addition, a waterfront ramp in the park area provides river access for fire department and recreational use. The project was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget, and the completed bridges enhance the daily lives of local residents, including their access to the Juniata River view shed, while preserving the overall cohesiveness of this rural community.

The ACEC/PA Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and innovation. A distinguished panel of judges with backgrounds in engineering, architecture, state and federal government, media, academia, and the military selects the winners from projects submitted from around the globe.

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.

 

 

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News Release 

Contact:     Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255

1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-4211

 For Immediate Release

SAI Receives Industry Award for Route 28 East Ohio Street Improvements

March 3, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of a prestigious industry award from The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania -- the Transportation Project of the Year Award was presented to SAI, as a subconsultant to CDR Maguire, for the construction management and inspection of the Route 28 East Ohio Street Improvement Project, from the 31st Street Bridge and SR 28 from Troy Hill Road to the Pittsburgh city limits, for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0.

The awards were presented to all of the Annual Awards of Distinction winners at the Society’s 2015 Engineering Awards Banquet held on February 18, 2015, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

 

 

Larson Design Group Marketing Dept.
570.323.6603
marketing@larsondesigngroup.com


For Immediate Release

Williamsport, PA – February 24, 2015

Larson Design Group Hires Marketing Manager Jennifer George at Williamsport Headquarters

Larson Design Group (LDG), an engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, recently announced that Jennifer A. George has joined its Williamsport, PA headquarters as its new Marketing Manager. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, graphic design, and photography.

Originally from Bloomsburg, Ms. George holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University, as well as degrees in technology management and advertising art from Penn College. She has a wide range of expertise in areas such as project management, training, strategy, branding, public relations, graphic design, and photography.

Previously, she worked at Penn College as Student Affairs Marketing Specialist, developing marketing plans and communications for all Student Affairs departments, including Athletics and Residence Life, and was an elected member of College Council. During this time, she won two awards: a Bronze Award for marketing a bus trip to the Holocaust Museum by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, and first place for marketing of the My Last Words lecture series at Penn College by NACA (National Association for Campus Activities).

Ms. George has been a freelance designer and commercial photographer for over 15 years, and has solid experience in a number of artistic media, such as illustration, painting, and graphic arts. She has also participated in disaster and humanitarian relief, serving as a facilitator and chaperone with a group of Penn College students in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  

In her new role, Ms. George will oversee marketing staff and support the firm’s strategic marketing and business development initiatives, reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing. “I was drawn to LDG because the firm stands out in Williamsport as having a positive impact on the community by providing solutions that enhance the lives of community members and visitors,” she said.

Larson Design Group provides innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. With offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Ohio, and Texas, LDG staff members have diverse knowledge in environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, inspection, and brand architecture.


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For Immediate Release

Larson Design Group Hires Bradley J. Davis, PE, PMP, as Director of Regional Operations

Beaver, PA – February 24, 2015

Bradley J. Davis, PE, PMP, has joined Larson Design Group (LDG), an engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, as Director of Regional Operations – Civil Engineering. His responsibilities will include strategy, business development, and high quality project delivery.

A native of Beaver, Davis is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. He graduated from Penn State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and also holds a graduate certificate in water chemistry.

Formerly Director of Operations for Civil Engineering for a Pittsburgh firm, he worked closely with project managers and engineers, creating proposals, business forecasts, and monitoring staff utilization. He was also responsible for business development and client acquisition.

Prior to this role, Davis was a project manager, coordinating projects from various disciplines, including survey, geotechnical, civil, transportation, environmental, and oil/gas chemicals. Some notable projects include project coordination for the Southpointe II Development in Washington County, engineering construction management for the Heinz Field Site Design and Three Rivers Demolition in Pittsburgh, and student housing at California University of Pennsylvania.

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, construction inspection, and brand architecture.

 


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For Immediate Release

Larson Design Group Hires Highway Engineer Edward C. Gourley in Pittsburgh Office

Cranberry Township, PA – February 13, 2015

Larson Design Group (LDG) an, engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, recently announced that Edward C. Gourley, PE, has joined its Cranberry, PA office as a Project Engineer.

Mr. Gourley has over 23 years of engineering experience and is a professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Missouri. His specialties include roadway design with an emphasis on design process coordination, leading teams in the production of detailed construction plans.

He has worked on a multitude of projects, including the reconstruction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Milepost 67 to 75, and rehabilitation of the Hot Metal Bridge in Pittsburgh. As a transportation project designer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, he oversaw a design squad of roadway engineers and CADD technicians, as well as project plan production and design. In this role, he worked on a number of complex highway projects, primarily in Marion County.

Originally from New Brighton, PA, he graduated from Penn State in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He serves the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) as Northwest Regional Vice President on the State Executive Board, and as the Immediate Past President for the PSPE Beaver County Chapter. He is also a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers’ Pittsburgh chapter.

“What interested me [in the company] was the history of Larson Design Group’s recent growth. Joining a firm at this stage in its history appealed to me and my desire to advance my career to the next step,” Gourley says.

In his new role in the Highway department, he will be managing a variety of projects and subconsultants, from the development and proposal stage to design and construction.  

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, brand architecture, structures, transportation, and inspection.

 

 

N&W Welcomes Craig W. Bachik

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Craig W. Bachik, RLA
Landscape Architect -
Project Manager

New Cumberland, PA - Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Craig W. Bachik, RLA, formerly Managing Partner of Kairos Design Group LLC, a Camp Hill (PA) - based landscape architectural design firm, has joined the firm as a Landscape Architect/Project Manager.  


 In his new role, Mr. Bachik will provide landscape architecture and project management services on a variety of design commissions including site planning and design, streetscape and complete streets revitalization projects, bike and recreation facilities, transit related design integration, public spaces, public presentations and consensus building.  He will continue to offer N&W's clients the unique and complete range of site planning services that he is well-known for and he is committed to continuing N&W's tradition of providing quality, efficiency and innovation -characteristics that are essential to producing projects that meet or exceed our client's expectations. 

 

N&W has a history of working together with Mr. Bachik and Kairos Design Group.  The two firms have successfully collaborated on a number of projects including the Borough of Steelton (PA) Front and Second Street Streetscapes, Historic Locust Street Stairs and Steelton Boat Launch Projects, a Woodland Environmental study for Bob Ruth Ford and the Conrad Building Renovation Project for the Johnstown (PA) Business District Development Corporation.  Our project design work will continue with the Borough of Mount Holly Springs Baltimore Avenue Streetscape Master Plan.

 

"Craig brings extraordinary talent and skills to the table which will tie seamlessly to the core services we offer," said N&W President Paul J. Navarro, P.E.  "The reputation that he established at Kairos Design Group for successfully delivering projects with innovative and creative designs will continue at N&W.  His talents will complement and expand the resources and experience level of N&W's staff.  The skills and capabilities that Craig brings to our team, particularly in the areas of real-time illustrations, community visualization, strategic funding, and 3-D before and after rendering techniques will allow N&W to offer its clients powerful tools to visualize their projects and provide better design solutions for a variety of projects ranging from simple landscape plans to detailed large-scale planned residential developments, corporate office parks, and urban revitalization/streetscape master planning projects." 


 

For more information about this news release contact:

John O'Connell
Chief Operating Officer

joconnell@navarrowright.com

Tel: 717-441-2216   

 

  


Spencer Bordner Hired as Junior Design Engineer at Erdman Anthony

HARRISBURG, Pa., January 19—Spencer Bordner was recently hired as a junior design engineer in the bridge unit of the Transportation Engineering group in Erdman Anthony’s  Harrisburg office. The Mechanicsburg resident has his EIT certificate, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and previously served as an intern at Erdman Anthony.

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.

 

 

 

Erdman Anthony Announces Two Promotions in Harrisburg Office

HARRISBURG, PA, January 15 - The board of directors of Erdman Anthony announces two promotions in its Harrisburg office. Scott Kelley, P.E., was named principal associate and John Kopchik was named associate. Erdman Anthony’s board established the titles of associate, senior associate, and principal associate to recognize individuals who achieve professional and ownership standing within the organization.
Kelley is a team leader in the Transportation group and has been at Erdman Anthony for 18 years. The New Cumberland resident serves as both a technical expert and a senior manager, co-managing individuals within the Atlantic Region Structures group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and represents Erdman Anthony on the American Council of Engineering Companies-PA Transportation Committee.
Kopchik works in the Construction Services group and has been at Erdman Anthony for nearly 12 years. During that time, the Elliottsburg resident has developed into a key member of our firm and specializes in quality assurance and technical support for our inspection staff all across Pennsylvania.  In addition to several industry-related certifications, he has fulfilled the testing requirements for the highest certification level (IV) of the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
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.

 

 

M&M Affirms Commitment to Western PA Region

 

M&M Affirms Commitment to Western PA Region

LEMONT FURNACE, PA | Modjeski and Masters, Inc. (M&M) announces it has opened a new regional office in Lemont Furnace, PA. The office will serve the Pittsburgh area along with the rest of Western Pennsylvania. The office is M&M’s 10th and marks continued expansion for the firm. 

“This new office strengthens our commitment to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and many regional clients,” said Michael F. Britt, PE, senior vice president and director of business development at M&M. “Modjeksi takes pride in our work and how it connects communities. We look forward to continuing to provide lifecycle bridge engineering services to our clients. But equally important, with an office in Western Pennsylvania, we can work, connect and foster stronger relationships with the communities our clients serve. We can help build a stronger and better Pennsylvania.” 

M&M recently completed a full rehabilitation on the Donald R. Lobaugh Bridge in Freeport, PA., approximately 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Emergency repairs designed by M&M engineers kept the bridge from closing. This prevented a long, and potentially costly, 20-mile detour for large vehicles, such as emergency vehicles, school buses and commercial trucks. The full bridge rehabilitation will greatly increase the service life of the bridge, benefiting the local community. It will also decrease maintenance costs, benefitting PennDOT. 

“It’s these types of projects that make a major difference for local communities and tax payers across the state,” continued Britt. “It’s no secret that Pennsylvania’s infrastructure can be improved. We’re now in a better position to partner in that effort.” 

 

MCMAHON ASSOCIATES PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA 

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Fort Washington, PA, December 10, 2014 - McMahon Associates, Inc., a full-service transportation engineering and planning firm with over 38 years of service, is proud to always engage and give back to the communities in which they work.  At a recent employer event, the staff of McMahon Associates completed a team building challenge that resulted in the completion and donation of ten children’s bicycles to the Early Head Start Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

 

The McMahon employees of the Mid-Atlantic regional offices held their annual, regional planning meeting on November 3, 2014 in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.  As part of a team building exercise, the employees were tasked to assemble ten children’s bicycles.  Casey Moore, P.E., Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager stated “McMahon is proud to continue charitable support to CHOP.  Our employees worked as a unit to support this amazing hospital and the services it provides to help children in our area.”  

 

Established in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the world’s largest and oldest hospitals devoted exclusively to the care of children.  The hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.  CHOP has been ranked as the best children’s hospital in the United States by U.S. News World Report and Parents Magazine. 

McMahon Associates’ Mid-Atlantic offices are located in Fort Washington (corporate headquarters), Exton, Camp Hill, Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh, PA; Yardville, NJ; and Bowie, MD, which employ 85 staff of the company’s 120 full-time employees.  The firm also has three offices in Florida and three offices in the New England Region (Massachusetts and Rhode Island).  McMahon’s primary services include transportation planning/traffic studies, traffic signal and ITS design and permitting, highway design and permitting, bridge design and inspection, transit planning, expert witness testimony, land surveying, Geographic Information Systems and software development, IT Infrastructure consulting, and construction services for both public and private clients.   For more information, please contact Casey A. Moore, P.E., Vice President, at (215) 283-9444, or via email to cmoore@mcmahonassociates.com.

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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.

 


 

Paul Esslinger, P.E.

 

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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.

 

 

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Brett Grove, P.E.


Senior Project Manager
Structures & Highway Design


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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.

 

 

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Chris Lincoln, E.I.T.


Project Manager
Municipal Services


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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.

 

 

 

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Contact:     Walter S. Krasneski, Jr. - 412.392.8255

1350 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-421
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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.

 

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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 joconnell@navarrowright.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."

 

Matt Natale, PE

 

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs177/1104332424154/img/159.jpgWe 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 mnatale@jmt.com.

 

Christopher Bostaph

 

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.

 

Gary L. Morrison, Jr.

 

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.

 

 

 

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