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Christopher L. Borton, PE, Borton-Lawson Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Announces Intent to Retire in 2018

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (May 4, 2017) – Borton-Lawson’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Christopher L. Borton, has announced his intent to retire from his role effective July, 2018. Mr. Borton made the announcement at a company-wide meeting today.

Mr. Borton established Borton Engineering Associates, Inc. in 1988 to provide general civil engineering services in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Shortly after, he was joined by Thomas Lawson, PE to expand the service offerings and in 1992 the firm became Borton-Lawson. Under Mr. Borton’s leadership, Borton-Lawson has grown into a nationally recognized engineering/architecture firm.

“From day one I had a vision of leveraging technology to create a firm that was both successful and sustainable,” Mr. Borton said. “Today I am pleased to know we have built an organization which has achieved my original vision. I look forward to watching our company continue to flourish by allowing the next generation of leaders to create their own vision and course.”
Borton-Lawson’s Board of Directors has announced that Frank Joanlanne, the current President of Borton-Lawson and Precise Visual Technologies, will also assume Mr. Borton’s role as CEO of both sister companies.

“Frank is a strong leader who has a clear vision for Borton-Lawson’s future growth and success,” Mr. Borton said. “His diverse leadership experience has proven to be a healthy complement to our team, and will allow Borton-Lawson to ascend to new levels of client service.”

Mr. Joanlanne joined the Borton-Lawson Board of Directors in 2009 and assumed the role of President in 2012. With a management style built on team building and collaboration, and a focus on developing strong cultures, his leadership capabilities continue to be essential in assisting Borton-Lawson to achieve its tactical and strategic objectives.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside Chris Borton for many years now,” Mr. Joanlanne said. “His unshakeable commitment to his values, employees, local communities, and the industries we serve has created a robust foundation on which we continue to build upon. We will continually look for new ways to bring exceptional value to our clients, while keeping true to the values on which Chris founded and built Borton-Lawson.”
Throughout the next 14 months, Mr. Borton and Mr. Joanlanne will meet with employees, clients and partners to ensure a seamless transition.

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Larson Design Group Appoints Brenda Nichols Chairperson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – May 3, 2017

During its most recent board meeting, Larson Design Group’s (LDG) board of directors voted to appoint Brenda Nichols as its new chairperson.

Nichols assumes the chairperson role from Charles “Skip” Homan, who remains an outside board director. Nichols is the company’s chief financial officer and served as vice chairperson of the board since 2015. Replacing Nichols as vice chairperson is Marshall Welch, who has been an outside board director since 2014.

“I’m honored to be named chairperson,” said Nichols. “My goals are to increase the firm’s diversity profile and expand its growth through mergers and acquisitions.”

In addition to naming Nichols chairperson, the LDG board voted to appoint John DiMarco to the board as an outside director. DiMarco earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Lycoming College and an MBA from Monmouth University. He retired as CEO and president from SOC, which provides security, logistics, and life support services to the U.S. government. Prior to joining SOC, DiMarco held executive positions with Day & Zimmermann, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric.

The LDG board also appointed David Martin, PE, chief operating officer of the company, to its board. Keith Kuzio, president and CEO of LDG, and Douglas Smith, vice president of transportation, remain on the board, as does Matt Sanfilippo, outside board director.

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LDG Hires Ronald Schirato as VP of Civil Engineering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – April 26, 2017

Larson Design Group (LDG) has hired Ronald Schirato, PE, LEED AP, as vice president of the company’s civil engineering division.

As vice president, Schirato will be responsible for the delivery of quality and service excellence to our clients while ensuring that goals for sales, profitability, and sustainable growth are met.

“Ron’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow nationally,” said Keith Kuzio, president and CEO of LDG.

­­Prior to joining LDG, Schirato was an associate vice president at Michael Baker International, Inc. He has twenty years of experience as a civil engineer, project manager, and operations manager for both small and large engineering consulting firms.

“Larson Design Group has a strong desire to grow in terms of people, services, and markets. It’s exciting to have an opportunity to contribute towards achieving that goal,” said Schirato. “As vice president of civil engineering, I plan to leverage my experience in the federal market to expand LDG’s services nationwide, into new markets, and for new clients.”

Schirato earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering technology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s certificate in project management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. 

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TPD Hires former PennDOT Transportation Expert, David J. Azzato, P.E.

April 25, 2017

 
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. is pleased to welcome David J. Azzato, P.E. to our firm as Senior Transportation Leader, operating out of our Harrisburg, PA office location.

Dave joins TPD after a 36-year career at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), principally in PennDOT’s Central Office. After serving in various roles in the Highway Delivery Division, Contract Management Division, Design Services Division, and the Bureau of Construction and Materials, Dave was promoted to Chief of the Highway Design and Technology Section within PennDOT’s Bureau of Project Delivery. Dave has experience managing policies and procedures related to highway design and technology, providing quality reviews, and overseeing project schedules.

Dave has earned several prestigious awards throughout his career, most recently the Governor’s Award for Excellence and the Secretary of Transportation’s Award for Excellence. A Penn State graduate, he is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Highway Engineers.

In his new position with TPD, Dave will provide oversight for highway engineering processes and procedures, conduct quality assurance reviews, and assist in the development of new projects. He will assist with project deliveries and serve as a project liaison. He will take a lead role in pursuing and developing public projects in Pennsylvania, with a focus on the central and western areas of the Commonwealth.

We anticipate that Dave’s experience and skillset will facilitate TPD providing better and more extensive services to our current clients, as well as help to develop new client relationships.

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Adanma Akujieze Joins LDG as Vice President of Finance

Larson Design Group (LDG) is delighted to announce that Adanma Akujieze has joined its corporate leadership team as VP of Finance.

In her role, Adanma will oversee LDG’s accounting department. She will be responsible for mentoring staff, executing analyses of various business initiatives, and implementing long-range planning tools such as forecasts.

“I look forward to contributing to the growth of an already amazing company,” Adanma said. “LDG has a wonderful reputation, and it would be an honor to add something to that.”

Adanma is an active member of her community. She is a board member for Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child Development, Inc., where she serves on the audit, finance, and human resources committees. She holds several professional certifications including the Certified Public Accountant designation. In addition, she is a member of several professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants where she serves as a Council member.

Prior to joining LDG, Adanma served in finance leadership roles at Weis Markets, Inc., first as Chief Internal Auditor and then as Director of Corporate Accounting and Compliance. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting.

 

 

Amy Altimare

 

We are pleased that Amy Altimare has joined the firm's Natural and Cultural Resources practice as a Senior NEPA Specialist in our Philadelphia office.

 

Ms. Altimare is an environmental professional with 19 years of experience in environmental consulting for federal, state, and local clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Amtrak, regional rail, and other state and local entities.

Amy specializes in NEPA, project management, and program development. She also has expertise in personnel management, project budgeting, agency coordination and public involvement, environmental policies and guidance, and natural and cultural resources management. She has worked on projects involving small culvert replacements to highway realignments, to land transfers and development throughout the United States.

She will work on transportation and other state agency projects in Pennsylvania and federal projects nationwide, and will help expand our Natural and Cultural Resources practice in the mid-Atlantic region.

Ms. Altimare holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Susquehanna University and a master's degree in Environmental Management from Duquesne University.

Please join us in welcoming Amy to JMT. She can be contacted at aaltimare@jmt.com or (267) 256-0300.

 

March 6, 2017

Scott Kantner Named Larson Design Group CIO

LITITZ, PA – March 26, 2017

Larson Design Group is pleased to announce that Scott Kantner has been named its Chief Information Officer.

In his new role, Scott will direct the planning and implementation of information technology (IT) systems to improve operational cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development. He will work from the company’s Lititz, PA office while overseeing companywide IT operations.

“My goals are to use technology to maximize productivity, and to apply it to solutions that bring value to our clients,” said Kantner. “I look forward to contributing to the success of LDG and being part of a great team.”

Mr. Kantner has 30 years of diversified experience in multiple IT disciplines. He’s a graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computing and information science.

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February 14, 2017

 We are pleased to share the great news that one of our technical papers was published as the feature article in this month’s Deep Foundations Magazine.  The article, ‘Pile Setup on Driven Friction Piles’ was authored by Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E., Daniel Martt, P.G., and Todd DeMico, E.I.T. all with American Geotechnical & Environmental Services (A.G.E.S.), Inc. To read the article, click HERE.

 

In celebration of the Engineer’s Week, we are also excited to share that Suresh Gutta, Ph.D., P.E. will present the Design Perspective for the New Baltimore Landslide Remediation Project at the February 15, 2017 ASHE Altoona Chapter Dinner Meeting and at the February 23, 2017 ASCE Pittsburgh Section GEO-Institute Chapter Dinner Meeting. The New Baltimore Landslide was one of the largest and historic landslides within the PA Turnpike Mainline Corridor. We are proud to have worked with the Turnpike since the initial studies in 1999 to develop the complete geotechnical design to take this project through its successful conclusion. We also worked very closely with JMT on the preliminary and final design for this project.

 

 

February 3, 2017

Gannett Fleming Bridge Projects Sweep Industry Awards

Critical transportation projects completed by global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming continue to be heralded among the best in the country. The firm announced today that two signature bridges for which it provided expert engineering and design services have received prominent industry awards. The Hulton Bridge in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, was named among the Top 10 Bridges in the nation; while the American Parkway Bridge in Allentown, Pennsylvania, received the Lehigh Valley Award for Transportation.

Roads & Bridges magazine named the Hulton Bridge number seven on its Top 10 Bridges list for 2016. Traversing the Allegheny River, the Hulton Bridge is a vital link between Oakmont Borough and Harmar Township, and provides access to regional transportation connections, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Originally built in 1908, the bridge did not meet the traffic demands of growing communities, was structurally deficient, and was deteriorating at a rapid rate. As the engineer-of-record, Gannett Fleming designed a 1,633-foot-long, multi-span, steel, haunched girder structure that is both efficient and elegant. It improved safety, traffic, functionality, and aesthetics, and now serves a community icon. The Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges list recognizes the top bridge projects in North America. Winners are selected based on project challenges, impact to the region, and scope of work.

The Roads & Bridges ranking adds to a growing list of accolades for the highly decorated Hulton Bridge, which also includes the Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Medal from the International Bridge Conference; Award of Merit from ENR Mid-Atlantic in its Best Projects of 2016 competition; Outstanding Highway Engineering Award from the American Society of Highway Engineers, Pittsburgh Section; Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section; Outstanding New Major Bridge Award from the Association for Bridge, Construction, and Design, Pittsburgh Chapter; and Transportation Project of the Year in the March of Dimes Transportation, Building, and Construction Awards.    

The American Parkway Lehigh River Bridge was named Best Transportation Project in the Lehigh Valley Planning Awards competition. The bridge fulfilled a 50-year need for a connection between Lehigh Valley’s City Center and U.S. Route 22 for increased commerce, reduced congestion, and improved traveler safety. The project involved the design and construction of a 6,000-foot-long, four- lane facility, with two new bridge structures, five signalized intersections, a 310-foot-long retaining wall, and a 540-foot-long noise wall. The most challenging and innovative aspect of the project was the Lehigh River Bridge, a 705-foot-long, five-span bridge over the river, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and S.R. 1007.    

Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Awards honor planning and development achievements in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties. Winners are recognized for originality and innovation, compatibility, effectiveness, results, engagement, and transferability. The American Parkway Lehigh River Bridge also was recognized as the Number Four Bridge on the Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges list for 2015 and the Outstanding New Medium Span Bridge by the Association for Bridge Construction and Design, Susquehanna Chapter.

Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure and engineering firm that provides progressive solutions for transportation, earth sciences and natural resources, geospatial, water, power, and facilities projects. Founded in 1915, our experience spans 65 countries and thousands of successful projects. Our 2,000 employees deliver excellence in planning, design, technology, and construction management from more than 60 offices around the world. We consistently rank among the industry’s top design firms and embrace sustainability, innovation and advanced solutions to solve our clients’ complex challenges and improve the communities they serve. We are ISO 9001:2008 Certified, which assures clients that we meet the most rigorous and independently audited quality standards. Gannett Fleming achieved $388 million in revenues in 2016. For more information, visit www.gannettfleming.com.  

 

February 3, 2017

Gannett Fleming Welcomes Two New Board Members

Gannett Fleming Affiliates, Inc., the parent company of Gannett Fleming, welcomed Peter M. Bernhardt and Lynne M. Miller to its board of directors effective November 18, 2016.

Bernhardt is the non-executive chair of the board of PC Construction in South Burlington, Vermont. He retired in 2013 after a 37-year career with the firm, serving the last 15 years as president and CEO. During that time, Bernhardt spearheaded the company’s successful achievement of its strategic goals, expansion into new markets and delivery methods, and grew annual revenues to approximately $500 million. He also has served on a number of private and public boards.

Miller possesses more than 30 years of leadership experience, including 20 years on an S&P 500 utility board and 10 years on the board of a community bank. For 16 years, she served as president and CEO of Environmental Strategies Corporation, a high-growth environmental firm that she co-founded. Under her leadership, the Reston, Virginia-based firm grew to 11 offices with more than 180 professional staff members. Her experience as an environmental consultant makes her an astute advisor on the environmental issues facing Gannett Fleming, and she has a broad understanding of financial and regulatory matters as well.

“Bringing extensive executive and board experience, Peter and Lynne are certainly valued additions to our team,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming chairman and chief executive officer. “With the growth of Gannett Fleming Affiliates, Inc., we continue to cultivate a board that’s knowledgeable, objective, and has all the elements necessary for good corporate governance.”

Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure and engineering firm that provides progressive solutions for transportation, earth sciences and natural resources, geospatial, water, power, and facilities projects. Founded in 1915, our experience spans 65 countries and thousands of successful projects. Our 2,000 employees deliver excellence in planning, design, technology, and construction management from more than 55 offices around the world. We consistently rank among the industry’s top design firms and embrace sustainability, innovation and advanced solutions to solve our clients’ complex challenges and improve the communities they serve. We are ISO 9001:2008 Certified, which assures clients that we meet the most rigorous and independently audited quality standards. Gannett Fleming achieved $388 million in revenues in 2016. For more information, visit www.gannettfleming.com

 

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January 18, 2017

Erdman Anthony Announces Promotion in Harrisburg Office

Harrisburg, PA, N.Y., January 17—Erdman Anthony’s board of directors announces that Michael Harter has been promoted to associate. Harter works in Erdman Anthony’s office in Harrisburg, Pa.

“Mike is a key member of our construction management team and an outstanding contributor to the strength of this service area for our firm,” said Curt Helman, PE, Erdman Anthony president and CEO. “He exemplifies what moves Erdman Anthony forward: talented employees who are dedicated to both their profession and making our company better.”

Erdman Anthony is an employee-owned firm and gives staff members who achieve milestones of professional standing, such as promotions of this type, the opportunity for increased ownership.

Harter is a construction manager in Erdman Anthony’s construction services core business unit. The Middletown, Pa., resident is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College, where he earned an associate degree in building construction technology. He has more than 25 years of experience in highway and bridge construction and holds a NICET Level IV Highway Construction certification and numerous other construction-related certifications.

For over 60 years, Erdman Anthony has provided 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. The multidisciplinary firm has six core businesses of integrated engineering expertise: transportation engineering, geospatial services, civil engineering, construction services, facilities engineering and design services, and oil and gas services. Our quality management system is independently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. For more information, visit www.erdmananthony.com.

 

January 17, 2017

 

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From Planning to Design to Construction...N&W has you covered!

 

N&Wispleased to now offer drilling services for all phases of geotechnical site investigations andlicensed to drill in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. We are a Certified MBE/DBE firm and a leader among geotechnical engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

We engage in an array of project phases, from drilling to administration of drilling contracts providing subsurface design information, composition of geotechnical engineering reports, and numerous other specialized services.It is this combined expertise in drilling and geotechnical capabilities that propels us ahead when comprehensive services are needed. In the field, our engineers, geologists, inspectors and drillers utilize advanced technologies; and in our labs, technicians test soil and rock samples using automated equipment, all calibrated to regulatory specifications.

 

N&W is proud to be a member of the National Drilling Association and National Groundwater Association. Our drilling services staff bring over 30 years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of drilling and geotechnical engineeringservices.

 

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  • Acker ADII - Truck-Mounted Rig
  • Acker Soil Scout - Track Rig
  • Core Bore Electric Core Drill
  • ChemGrout Portable Grouter

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  • Drilling Contract Administration
  • PennDOT and MD SHA Drilling Inspection
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  • In-Situ Testing
  • Instrumentation Installation
  • gINT Boring Log Preparation
  • Geological/Geotechnical Reports
  • Foundation Reports
  • Slope Stability Reports
  • Infiltration Testing
  • Pavement Design Reports
  • Sinkhole investigations/Remediation
  • Expert Witness Services

Drilling Capabilities

  • Angle Borings
  • OSHA Certified Drill Crews
  • SPT Sampling
  • Augering and Mud Rotary
  • NQ/NX Rock Coring
  • Masonry Drilling
  • Grouting
  • Monitor Well Installations
  • Low Clearance Drilling
  • Pavement Cores
  • NW(8") & HW(4") Flush Joint Casing

Laboratory Testing

  • Compaction Tests
  • Consolidation Testing
  • Rock Strength Tests
  • CBRs
  • Chemical Tests
  • Direct Shears

Construction Inspection

  • Foundation and Pile Installation
  • Embankments
  • Drainage
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control

 

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January 17, 2017

Gannett Fleming Names New Chairman and New President

Robert Scaer and Paul Nowicki selected to advance growth of the firm

 

                                                                  

January 16, 2017 (HARRISBURG, Pa.) Global engineering and infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming named two company veterans to its top leadership positions. Effective Jan. 7, 2017, Robert M. Scaer, PE, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer; and Paul D. Nowicki, PE, is president and chief operating officer.

Scaer is the eighth person in the 100-year history of Gannett Fleming to serve as chairman and CEO. In this role, he is responsible for formulating and implementing the strategic action plan that guides the direction of the firm and drives the company’s continued growth and expansion into new markets. Scaer’s experience and leadership equip the firm to continue the diversification of its service offerings, raise its profile as an employer of choice, and further elevate its role as an industry leader.

Scaer served as president and COO from 2009 through 2016, transforming the day-to-day operations, as well as the business and strategic planning firm-wide. He led the firm through a reorganization in 2016 that advanced the company’s collaboration, profitability and growth, ensuring the company’s agility and ability to deliver value to its clients in the years ahead.

He also was the chief information officer from 2004 to 2013, during which time he led the firm through a digital infrastructure transformation and oversaw the corporation’s enterprise information technology (IT) systems. From 2002 to 2009, Scaer was president of GeoDecisions, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial and IT solutions division. He holds a patent for IRRIS® technology, a web-based, decision-support and geographic information system that integrates transportation, logistics, in-transit visibility/total asset visibility and infrastructure data in a single, secure application.

“You won’t find a firm more committed to delivering excellence than Gannett Fleming,” remarked Scaer. “Remaining on the cutting edge, being thought leaders, and delivering better value to our clients and teaming partners is who we are. It’s in our DNA.”

“I’m also passionate about the vital role of diversity and inclusiveness in our company culture,” continued Scaer. “The best creativity and best new ideas, which is what our clients need, can only happen with a diverse workforce. Different people with different backgrounds will have different perspectives, and that is key to helping our clients solve their most pressing infrastructure challenges.”

Scaer started with Gannett Fleming in 1982, upon graduating with a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a masters of business administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.

Nowicki steps in as President and COO

Paul Nowicki succeeds Scaer in the role of president and COO. He is responsible for establishing Gannett Fleming’s comprehensive goals for performance, leading the day-to-day direction and operations, and overseeing the overall performance of the company. He also oversees the daily operations of more than 60 offices worldwide. An exemplary leader, Nowicki demonstrates an innate ability to engage employees and inspire them to deliver unprecedented results that drive firm growth and client satisfaction.

Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Southeast Region director from 2014 through 2016, during which time he directed operations for offices in Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana. He led a realignment of the region’s business lines to focus on high-growth sectors, including earth sciences, water, transportation and construction services. Nowicki also established strong, multidisciplinary teams in the region, which set the stage for the firm’s growth and success across the southeastern U.S.

From 2006 to 2014, Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Northeast Region director and oversaw the operations of its New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire offices. While in this role, he led the region to record growth and profits through the strategic expansion of its business lines – including transportation, water, architectural and construction services – as well as through strategic hires that enabled the region to meet client service demands.

“Gannett Fleming might be 101 years old, but we are fresh – fresh with talent, technical innovation, and enthusiasm,” stated Nowicki. “We, and most importantly our employees, are always evolving and changing to best meet the needs of our clients. It is imperative that we listen to our clients and that we listen to our employees. I view my role as ensuring we are creating an environment where our employees can thrive, and that includes helping them to discover their talents and gifts so they can be engaged and excited to be a part of this outstanding organization.”

Nowicki’s career with Gannett Fleming began in Detroit as an intern in 1982. He continued with the firm during his academic studies and, upon graduation in 1986, he moved to New Jersey where he began full-time employment with the firm. Nowicki has worked on some of the largest transportation projects in Gannett Fleming’s history, including the extension of the New Jersey Route 18 corridor in New Brunswick, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, for which he was responsible for managing more than $500 million in transportation improvements.

Nowicki holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Detroit. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Learn more about Gannett Fleming by viewing the company video, or visit the firm’s website for more information.

Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure and engineering firm that provides progressive solutions for transportation, earth sciences and natural resources, geospatial, water, power, and facilities projects. Founded in 1915, our experience spans 65 countries and thousands of successful projects. Our 2,000 employees deliver excellence in planning, design, technology, and construction management from more than 60 offices around the world. We consistently rank among the industry’s top design firms and embrace sustainability, innovation and advanced solutions to solve our clients’ complex challenges and improve the communities they serve. We are ISO 9001:2008 Certified, which assures clients that we meet the most rigorous and independently audited quality standards. Gannett Fleming achieved $352 million in revenues in 2015. For more information, visit www.gannettfleming.com.  

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January 5, 2017

 

 

 

January 2, 2017 - Susquehanna Civil is proud to announce a change in our leadership team.  Rosanna Smithnosky, P.E., has been promoted from Director of Transportation to Vice President of Transportation and is the firm's newest shareholder.  She also now serves on our Board of Directors.   She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in PA.  Rosanna joined us in 2014 after serving as an assistant group manager for an international firm, and she quickly showed her leadership capabilities.  She's been indispensable in helping us grow our service offerings, client base, and employee talent pool.  Susquehanna Civil is dedicated to providing leadership opportunities for women in transportation, and our future is bright with talented and capable women like Rosanna at our helm.

 

December 19, 2016

Larson Design Group Part of Team Honored with Best Regional Project Award

CORNING, NY – November 28, 2016

As a partner of Cambridge Companies, Larson Design Group (LDG) has won the Engineering-News Record (ENR) Best Project Award (Southwest Region) for structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering work on the Southern Nevada Recycling Center in Las Vegas. The facility is owned by Republic Services and is the largest single-stream recycling facility in the US.

The 110,000 sq. ft. facility is located on an 18-acre site in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and can process 70 tons of material per hour. It was designed to blend into its desert environment in appearance as well as functionality. Translucent panels and overhangs allow the building to receive light while minimizing heat. In addition to its impressive recycling systems, the building houses an educational center with displays and other information to help students and the public better understand the recycling process.

This $34 million project took over two years to complete and was finished in November 2015. A collaborative approach to co-designing was crucial due to the complexity of the recycling systems and building structure. The project had a few unique challenges to overcome, including the discovery of an unknown existing gas line, the task of lifting a garbage truck cab onto the second floor, and delayed electrical service due to the grid being overloaded during a typical hot Nevada summer.

Randy Heard, PE, LEED AP BD+C, was the project manager for LDG. Randy is a member of LDG’s Facilities Engineering division, which provides structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for market sectors nationwide, including industrial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, retail, and municipal. In addition to Cambridge Companies, LDG worked alongside lead architect Ed Vance & Associates, as well as many third party vendors.  

About Larson Design Group: Larson Design Group (LDG) is an engineering, architecture and survey firm with offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas. LDG is a growing, employee-owned company teaming with clients to provide responsive, innovative solutions to facility, transportation, land development, and environmental needs.

 

December 14, 2016

 Suhail Khan, vice president of technology and facilities at RETTEW, was named Chief Technology Officer of the Year at the Executive Management Awards held on Dec. 13. The awards, sponsored by the Central Penn Business Journal, celebrate business leaders who contribute to the region’s economic growth and stability.

 

The Chief Technology Officer of the Year award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the growth and success of his or her organization, such as increasing profitability, implementing improvements, streamlining operations or advancing technology. It also highlights individuals that have contributed to the broader community and served as a mentor within organizations.

 

“We’re beyond excited for Suhail,” said Mark Lauriello, RETTEW president. “He’s been with the company for 20 years, and in that time has helped us grow from about 100 employees to more than 350 employees – during a period when technology has completely changed the way we do business.”

 

Khan joined RETTEW in 1996 as a technician, working to integrate developing technologies into RETTEW’s everyday business practices. Since then, he’s held roles including information systems developer, applications development manager and director of information technology. Khan has built a robust information technology and facilities team to navigate business needs from network maintenance to fleet vehicle management. He has strategized, researched, tested, and managed the installation and implementation of several major technology systems, including an intranet communications hub, a HelpDesk team, a new accounting software, a customer relations management system, a human resources information system, a remote access platform, an integrated phone and computer communications system and a file maintenance and storage solution. Each have saved the firm hundreds of thousands of dollars. Khan is also responsible for physical asset maintenance and management, and through his leadership in reviewing and negotiating leases and office moves, has significantly reduced the company’s costs. Additionally, Khan guided the group to refresh RETTEW’s core values in 2015.

 

He has been a part of SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon in recent years, providing mentoring in business management to both fledgling and established enterprises. Khan is also involved in several sporting organizations with his children as a coach and volunteer.

 

Khan has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Millersville University, and a master’s degree in information science from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified scrum master, and has his LEED Green Associate credential. Khan was named a shareholder at RETTEW in 2004, and in 2016 was elected to the firm’s board of directors for a three-year term. He resides in East Petersburg, Lancaster County.

 

RETTEW, ranked on Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of top design firms, began providing civil engineering and surveying services in 1969. Today RETTEW has more than 350 employees and nine offices located in Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh and Williamsport, P.A.; Canton, Ohio; Delhi, N.Y.; Bridgeport, W.V., and Denver, Colo. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or visit www.rettew.com. Visit RETTEW Companies on Facebook and Twitter and RETTEW Associates Inc. on LinkedIn.

 

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December 5, 2016

 

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Cole Boyer, P.E.

 

Project Coordinator

106 N. High Street
Selinsgrove, PA 178

Stahl Sheaffer Engineering is pleased to welcome Cole Boyer to our staff. Cole is a civil engineer with 15 years of experience in land development and stormwater management solutions. His site engineering expertise includes:

  • Stormwater management
  • NPDES permitting
  • Flood plain modeling
  • Highway Occupancy Permits (HOP)
  • Site layout
  • Grading plans
  • Utility extensions

Cole is licensed in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Hewill serve as a Project Coordinator in Stahl Sheaffer's Land Development group.

 

Credentials:

B.S. Civil Engineering Technologies
Professional Engineer - PA, OH
A.A.S. Survey Technologies
A.A.S. Construction Technologies

 

 

For more information, contact marketing@sse-llc.com

 

 

November 21, 2016

 

 

 

Urban Engineers Becomes a National Provider through the Registered Continuing Education Program

Philadelphia, PA – Urban Engineers is excited to announce that it is now a National Provider of continuing education through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). For the past five years, Urban has been a Northeast Regional Provider through RCEP.

“It was important to us to become a National Provider to demonstrate our continued commitment to our employees and clients nationwide,” said Kenneth R. Fulmer, PE, Urban’s president and CEO. “Our in-house Urban Training Institute is unique in our industry as it allows us to provide training to external students, and we have strategically planned to keep improving and expanding the program.”

Since its inception in 2007, the Urban Training Institute has awarded over 11,000 professional development hours to participants and has offered more than 125 courses, many developed by Urban's own subject matter experts. It is an Accredited Provider through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

“Our firm has been advancing professionals in engineering and in other disciplines for almost a decade through training from our skilled and practiced instructors,” said Carol Martsolf, PE, Urban’s director of training. “We are excited to be able to widen our reach with this additional certification.”

The Urban Training Institute strives to create exceptional learning experiences for employees and to extend Urban’s resources to all professionals in the architectural, engineering, and construction community seeking professional development. Course topics have included “Constructabilty Reviews:  Save Time, Money, and Resources,” “Ethics for Engineers:  Introduction, Case Studies, and Discussion,” and “The Role of the Resident Engineer in Construction Management." Online classes are offered to allow anyone to participate. The Institute is also a previous winner of the IACET Exemplar Award for Internal Training.

 

November 21, 2016

 

 

Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Curtis Sanno

Department manager in the firm’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania, office promoted to associate

Fairfax, VA—November 16, 2016

 

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced the promotion of Curtis Sanno, PE, CBSI, in the firm’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania, office.

As the structures department manager, Sanno is knowledgeable in numerous aspects of bridge engineering. He is experienced in preparing preliminary and final plans specifications and estimates (PS&E) for bridge elements, including steel plate girders, steel rolled beams, pre-stressed concrete superstructures, and reinforced concrete substructures. As a project manager, Sanno has directed multiple projects, including a bridge rehabilitation for the Interstate 180 bridge over the Lycoming Valley Railroad and the replica bridge replacement of a 1904 pin-connected Pratt Truss.

Sanno graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He holds professional engineering licenses in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is a certified Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector and a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association.

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 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.

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November 21, 2016

RETTEW makes strategic hire in Philadelphia region

 

RETTEW recently hired Chad E. Dixson as a regional manager. He will manage client relationships and projects in southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.

Dixson’s responsibilities focus on business development and client acquisition, and he maintains a role in operational quality as well. As RETTEW expands in the Greater Philadelphia area, he will manage the local office, providing high-level oversight of staff and clients throughout the region. Dixson’s efforts in Philadelphia are part of RETTEW’s overall strategy to offer multi-discipline services with a reputation of excellence throughout the Northeast.

Dixson has prior experience establishing a new office and managing regional operations for a growing engineering firm. He most recently worked as a mobility manager for the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association. Dixson has also worked as a municipal services manager for a transportation engineering firm and as a transportation planner for Chester County.

As Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs continue to grow, whether in residential and commercial development, transportation infrastructure, or through industrial facility upgrades to maintain regulatory compliance, RETTEW is prepared to serve as a partner in creating successful projects.

“We are focusing on specific regions and markets, and we have established the Philadelphia region as a top priority for the firm,” said Matt Malozi, Regional Vice President for RETTEW’s eastern operations. “We’ve been a part of major revitalization efforts in the cities of Allentown, Lancaster, Williamsport, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh; we’re excited to bring our emphasis on both quality projects and community development to the Greater Philadelphia area.”

Dixson began in his role at RETTEW Oct. 3. He has a bachelor’s degree in regional planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners, and holds a professional planner license in New Jersey. He is also a member of the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter and the Urban Land Institute’s Philadelphia section. Dixson serves on the board of directors for his local homeowner’s association, and lives in Warwick Township, Bucks County, with his wife and step-son.

RETTEW, ranked on Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of top design firms, began providing civil engineering and surveying services in 1969. Today RETTEW has more than 350 employees and nine offices located in Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh and Williamsport, P.A.; Canton, Ohio; Delhi, N.Y.; Bridgeport, W.V., and Denver, Colo. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or visit www.rettew.com

 

November 21, 2016

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Ms. Jamison recently joined Michael Baker International supporting the firm's Rail and Transit practice in the Philadelphia region.

Prior to joining Michael Baker International, Ms. Jamison worked for 17 years at the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) where she served as Director of Business Development/Senior Director - Major Project Partnerships. In this role, she was responsible for the coordination and program management of major rail infrastructure projects along Amtrak’s Northeast, Keystone and Empire Corridors that involve state and commuter partners and Amtrak.

Ms. Jamison is a graduate of Duke University and active in Women's Transportation Seminar and COMTO (Conference of Minority Transportation Officials).

Michael Baker International has offices in Philadelphia, Fort Washington (Montgomery County) and Allentown. Our expanding Rail and Transit services provide a full continuum of expertise along the northeast corridor and nationwide.

 

 

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About Michael Baker International, LLC

Michael Baker International, LLC is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and unicipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally.

To learn more visit www.mbakerintl.com.

 

 

 

 

November 14, 2016

 

NEW! Geotechnical Drilling Services

 

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From Planning to Design to Construction...N&W has you covered!

 

N&W is a leader among geotechnical engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region and we now offer drilling services for all phases of geotechnical site investigations.We engage in an array of project phases, from drilling to administration of drilling contracts providing subsurface design information, composition of geotechnical engineering reports, and numerous other specialized services.It is this combined expertise in drilling and geotechnical capabilities that propels us ahead when comprehensive services are needed. In the field, our engineers, inspectors and drillers utilize advanced technologies; and in our labs, technicians test soil and rock samples using automated equipment, all calibrated to regulatory specifications.

N&W is proud to be a member of the National Drilling Association. Our drilling services staff bring over 30 years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of drilling and geotechnical engineeringservices.

 

Equipment

  • Acker ADII - Truck-Mounted Rig
  • Acker Soil Scout - Track Rig
  • Acker PT-22 - Pavement Core Machine

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Drilling Contract Administration
  • PennDOT and MD SHA Drilling Inspection
  • OSHA Certified Drill Inspectors
  • In-Situ Testing
  • Instrumentation Installation
  • g/NT Boring Log Preparation
  • Geological/Geotechnical Reports
  • Foundation Reports
  • Slope Stability Reports
  • Infiltration Testing
  • Pavement Design Reports
  • Sinkhole investigations/Remediation
  • Expert Witness Services

Drilling Capabilities

  • OSHA Certified Drill Crews
  • SPT Sampling
  • Augering and Mud Rotary
  • NQ/NX Rock Coring
  • Masonry Drilling
  • Grouting
  • Monitor Well Installations
  • Low Headroom Drilling
  • Pavement Cores

Laboratory Testing

  • Compaction Tests
  • Consolidation Testing
  • Rock Strength Tests
  • CBRs
  • Chemical Tests
  • Direct Shears

Construction Inspection

  • Foundation and Pile Installation
  • Embankments
  • Drainage
  • Erosion and Sediment Control

 

Contact us to discuss
N&W's Geotechnical Drilling Services and Teaming Opportunities!

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Corporate Office:717-441-2216

 

 

Nonvember 3, 2016

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania – November 3, 2016– Century Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office location in Conshohocken, PA.  Century is a comprehensive engineering firm that provides a full range of engineering services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Century’s portfolio encompasses a wide array of engineering, planning, construction, and environmental services for facilities, transportation, and the water and power industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

“Expanding our firm by adding this Conshohocken office, enables Century to provide a local presence in eastern Pennsylvania and its surrounding Delaware Valley, delivering comprehensive engineering and consulting services,” Gregory Lebo, PE – Vice President.

“We are very excited to be here.”

In addition to supporting the region’s continued demand for quality professional engineering and consulting services, Century chose Conshohocken in Montgomery County as its seventh office location to be more accessible to our expanding range of key clients in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Founded in 1953, Century Engineering, Inc., with over 400 employees, has built a reputation for quality service, courtesy and professionalism in both the government and private sectors. Century has played a major role in many local communities and in the design and development of much of the Mid-Atlantic’s infrastructure.

For more information, contact Gregory Lebo, PE at 484-243-6365.

 

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