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August 24, 2016

Trans Associates Makes Play for Growth Announces Rebrand

PITTSBURGH, PATrans Associates, a regional transportation engineering firm, has undergone a rebranding effort and unveiled its corporate identity and website this week to support its growth initiatives with a fresh look.  The new website will seek to increase the firm’s online presence and to help communicate with current, as well as prospective clients.

The new logo is a bolder word mark that symbolizes the action and initiatives the firm is taking to grow.  “The way we represented ourselves with our old branding just didn’t do justice to our outstanding reputation and client experience,” says Jim Prisk, P.E., COO.

 “With our rebranding effort, we want to expand and encourage new clients to experience what our loyal clients have appreciated about us all along technical excellence, responsiveness, creative thinking and innovative approaches,” explains Mr. Prisk.  “Our engineers are multi-faceted problem solvers with a deep well of experience that benefits our clients. We are experiencing success by taking on unique challenges and we want to build upon that success.”

Trans Associates’ work with autonomous vehicle test track design is an example of this unique work.  Roadway engineering is typically designed for a specific fixed set of parameters in a set location.  A test track, on the other hand, must be changeable to mimic a variety of conditions.  Trans Associates designed a test track in Pittsburgh with an open, flexible layout that could accommodate variables such as unconventional intersections, roadway twists and turns, grading changes, pedestrian accommodations and signals.  The signal systems were also designed to be changeable in order to mimic various signal conditions found in the U.S. and internationally.  

Trans Associates believes that the rebrand and growth initiatives will also strengthen the collaboration among the transportation disciplines it offers and bring the full breadth of the firm’s capabilities to individual clients.  The website tagline, “Small Firm Client Experience, Big Firm Capabilities,” conveys the message that although a project scope might be complicated, the client will have a single point of contact that is experienced, resourceful and responsive to their needs.  www.transassociates.com

About Trans Associates

Trans Associates provides traffic engineering, multi-modal transportation planning and engineering, parking consulting, roadway design and traffic signal design services to clients in OH, PA, WV, MD and NY.  For more information, contact Liz Gamelier, 412-490-0630, gamelierl@transassociates.com, www.transassociates.com  

August 24, 2016

The Autonomous Vehicle Race is on and Trans Associates is in Key Supporting Role

PITTSBURGH, PAPittsburgh may have lost the Smart City Challenge, but that does not deter Trans Associates from excitement about future opportunities for transportation in the region.  The Pittsburgh based transportation engineering firm is currently at the forefront of test track design for autonomous vehicles working with UATC, LLC (Uber) at several locations in and around Pittsburgh, including the old LTV Coke Works in Hazelwood.

The relationship with Uber has given Trans Associates an opportunity to set aside convention and apply engineering principles in an environment that is highly collaborative, fluid and schedule driven.  Roadway design is typically determined for a specific location and environment, and once complete, is fixed and unchanged.  Fixed and static roadways were not what Uber was looking for.

Uber required a design that would accommodate current and future autonomous vehicle testing conditions.    Flexibility was designed in from the start to accommodate ever evolving test conditions at the site.  Trans Associates’ open layout accommodates variables such as unconventional intersections, roadway twists and turns, grading changes and pedestrian amenities.  The signal systems were also designed to be changeable in order to mimic various signal conditions found in the U.S. and internationally.  

There are a number of considerations involved with test track design and there are many variables.  One variable is not time.  The project schedules are fierce and aggressive in the autonomous vehicle race and Trans Associates is nimble in its response. 

“Part of our success with Uber is our willingness to listen and engage 100% in their mission,” says COO, Jim Prisk, P.E.  “We share our technical expertise and think outside the box to support Uber’s goals. We do not dictate specifications from our past project experience since what we are undertaking here is the future for transportation.”

Trans Associates has designed 3 test sites locally with the Hazelwood site currently under construction.  

About Trans Associates

Trans Associates provides traffic engineering, multi-modal transportation planning and engineering, parking consulting, roadway design and traffic signal design services to clients in OH, PA, WV, MD and NY.  For more information, contact Liz Gamelier, 412-490-0630, gamelierl@transassociates.com, www.transassociates.com 


August 24, 2016

GREYHAWK'S DECLARES ITS INDEPENDENCE

 

GREYHAWK announces they have separated from Louis Berger, a business partner since 2009. The move comes as both firms look to create better business platforms on which to move forward as separate entities. Both firms will continue to pursue opportunities where their collaboration will add value to clients. The move marks the return of GREYHAWK to a 100% Employee-Owned firm.

 

 

GREYHAWK, organized in 1996, is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and managed by three principal partners, Charles F. Boland, PE, Ronald C. Kerins, Jr., CCM, LEED AP and Charles J. Caramanna, PE, LEED AP.

 GREYHAWK is a professional construction management and consulting firm offering services that include program, project and construction management, commissioning, project advisory, claims resolution and litigation support.

 

 

 


August 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Erdman Anthony Announces Promotion in Harrisburg Office

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 18—Erdman Anthony’s board of directors announces the promotion of Paul Esslinger, PE, to associate.

“Paul is a valued asset to our firm,” said Curt Helman, PE, Erdman Anthony president and CEO. “He exemplifies what moves Erdman Anthony forward: talented employees who are dedicated to their craft, their clients 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 like these, opportunities for increased ownership. “We value our staff of dedicated, highly skilled professionals who take pride in our company.” Helman said.

Esslinger is a construction engineer and a member of the construction services core business team in the firm’s Harrisburg office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Villanova University. The Mount Joy resident is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and holds numerous 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. Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification. For more information, visit www.erdmananthony.com.

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July 19, 2016

SKELLY AND LOY ADDS AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Robert A. Aeppli and Alyssa R. Lynd Join Firm’s Environmental Services Group

Harrisburg, PA - July 14, 2016 - Skelly and Loy hired many employees in the recent past: 21 full-time and 17 part-time since January 1, 2015, bringing the current total of employees in 6 offices to 158. This growth speaks to the health of the firm and the environmental consulting arena overall. Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) anticipates growth of 4% for the U.S. environmental industry in 2016, buoyed by the upward trajectory of U.S. construction and infrastructure spending.

ROBERT A. AEPPLI joined our Environmental Services Group as an Environmental Compliance Scientist. Mr. Aeppli has experience in many areas of the environmental and conservation fields such as ornithology, wildlife surveying, wetland identification and delineation, as well as stream assessments and the many aspects of environmental permitting. He has experience in bird banding; emergence surveys; trapping techniques including mist netting and blood sampling; and the implementation of GPS and geo-locator tracking technologies. Mr. Aeppli participated in various wetland identification/delineation investigations for transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania and is experienced in wetland functional evaluation using the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wetland Evaluation Technique II. He also has participated in all aspects of stream surveying including water quality testing, macroinvertebrate sampling, and rapid bioassessment protocols. Mr. Aeppli earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health and Engineering from Gannon University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, focused in Ecology.

ALYSSA R. LYND, Environmental Scientist, is also in our Environmental Services Group. Ms. Lynd is assigned to transportation infrastructure improvement projects ranging from bridge rehabilitations to new intersection alignments for PennDOT, specializing in NEPA and Section 4(f) documentation. She most recently prepared the NEPA documentation for 19 bridge replacements in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Many of the bridges required Section 4(f) Evaluations and Section 106 historic resource evaluations as well as state agency coordination. Ms. Lynd earned a Master of Science degree in Geo-environmental Studies from Shippensburg University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Science with an Ecology Minor from Susquehanna University.

Now in its 47th year, SKELLY AND LOY is an engineering-environmental consulting firm serving public and private sector clients from six Mid-Atlantic offices. The firm’s 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.

June 7, 2016

 

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Modjeski and Masters Opens New Office!

 

Modjeski and Masters, Inc. (M&M) is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Raleigh, NC! The office is the firm's 11th location overall and second new office in the past nine months. This highlights the firm's continued growth, as well as its dedication to this particular region.

We look forward to continuing to provide life-cycle bridge engineering services to our clients. But equally important, with an office in Raleigh, we can work, connect and foster stronger relationships with the communities our clients serve. We can help build a stronger and better Carolina region.

 

 

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Jason's recent work experience in North Carolina and with NCDOT means that M&M will have a unique, insider perspective on the state's transportation needs and how to solve them.Read more...

 

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Video: Reflecting on M&M's Successful Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project


See how M&M kept traffic moving in a busy Virginia shipping corridor while replacing an aging bridge.Play video...

 

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M&M's Elizabeth City Bascule Bridges Project Progressing Well


M&M is replacing (Eastbound span) and rehabilitating (Westbound span) these bascule bridges in Elizabeth City, NC.Read more...

 

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Video Series: Evolving To Better Serve Our Clients


To showcase M&M's new capabilities, we produced a four-part video series explaining the benefits of the acquisition. Play videos...

 

 

 

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June 7, 2016

FAA Grants RETTEW Exemption for Drones

 

RETTEW is pleased to announce that the FAA has granted an exemption for the use of the firm’s drone (Unmanned Aircraft System) for surveying and mapping purposes. Though RETTEW has owned a drone for roughly a year, the firm was not authorized to use the system commercially until the FAA granted the exemption.

Drones have been a hotly-debated topic over the last few years. Those against drones see them as a violation of their privacy, while those in favor of drones feel their rights are being jeopardized by the government restricting their use. The U.S. Government is very selective when it comes to who it allows to use drones for commercial and recreational purposes. One must register with the FAA to get an exemption for commercial use, like in RETTEW’s case. The FAA has granted only 5,114 UAS exemptions to date.

With the FAA exemption, RETTEW will now be able to use the drone for rooftop surveys, mapping of land areas, as well as inspections of bridges and pipelines. Safety is a priority at RETTEW and using drones will allow the firm to provide reliable data to clients while keeping employees out of harm’s way.

“Keeping up with the latest surveying technology allows RETTEW to build upon the services we offer and pass further cost savings onto our clients,” Mark Lauriello, RETTEW’s President and CEO, said.

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, and Pittsburgh, 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.

 

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June 7, 2016

 

Our suburban Philadelphia office is moving to a new home.

 

 

 

 

Effective June 27, 2016, our new address will be:

Michael Baker International

500 Office Center Drive, Suite 210

Fort Washington, PA 19034

 

 

Contact:

Eric D. Frary, PE

Vice President | Office Executive

efrary@mbakerintl.com| 214-442-5312

 

 

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May 26, 2016

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N&WWelcomes Hedley Armstrong and Brent Wolfe

 

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J. Hedley Armstrong, SPCP

Photogrammetrist

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N&W is pleased to announce that J. Hedley Armstrong, SP CP, Photogrammetrist, has joined the firm.He will be working from both our Sparks, Maryland and New Cumberland, Pennsylvania offices.

Mr. Armstrong brings over 30 years experience in providing Geospatial Services to a wide range of public and private clients. He has been involved in precision data collection and processing using all the latest technological advancements. His responsibilities have involved being the primary point of contact and project manager for open end photogrammetric statewide contracts with multiple state agencies including MDSHA, PennDOT, WVDOH, ConnDOT and NJDOT.Mr. Armstrong has successfully integrated Low Altitude Helicopter Photogrammetry and 3D Laser Scanning into an existing data collection program. He has managed 3D Laser Scanning projects for the purpose of creating of Building Information Models (BIM's).

He has published"3D Laser Scanning as Applied to Subway Tunnel Inspections Techniques for Gathering, Documenting and Managing Inspection Data" for theAmerican Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) 19TH October 2009 and"Integrating Laser Scanning into a Civil/Survey Business" for theProfessional Surveyor Magazine, August 2003

 

Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of Engineering Technology/Coleraine Technical College, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

 

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Brent A. Wolfe, P.E.

Project Engineer

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N&W is pleased to announce that Brent A. Wolfe, P.E. has joined the firm as Project Engineer in our Sparks, Maryland office.

 

Mr. Wolfe is a Professional Engineer with over 12 years of experience with water and wastewater engineering projects. His background includes water and wastewater engineering design, project management, and consulting. He has a wide range of experience with water and wastewater projects starting from the planning stages to final construction, including, surveying, conceptual design, permitting, developing contract plans and specifications, client and contractor coordination and correspondence, and construction observation.

 

Mr. Wolfe is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Capital College receiving aBachelor ofScience in Environmental Engineering.

 

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For more info contact: John O'Connell | joconnell@navarrowright.com |T: 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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April 25, 2016

Erdman Anthony Hires Joseph Paone

 

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13—Erdman Anthony has hired Joseph Paone as a mechanical engineer in the Building Performance Engineering department of the Facilities Engineering and Design Services core business in the Harrisburg office.

Paone, a resident of Dillsburg, Pa., holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.  His 30 years of consulting engineering experience includes roles as project manager, field engineer and construction manager.

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. Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification. For more information, visit www.erdmananthony.com.

 

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April 4, 2016

ERDMAN ANTHONY

Erdman Anthony Elects Board Members

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31—At their recent annual meeting, the shareholders of Erdman Anthony elected the following directors to the Erdman Anthony Holding Company board for the 2016-2017 term: Stephen Easton, CPA, Curt Helman, P.E., James Noth, P.E., Paul Presutti, P.E., and Bruce Wallmann, P.E.

They join the following current board members, who will be completing the remainder of their two-year term in 2017: Noel Caron, P.E., Robert Leonard, P.E., Andrew Taylor, P.E., CFPS, and Vince Weiser, P.E. Bret Weiss, P.E., and Patrick Burke will continue to serve as board advisors.

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. Erdman Anthony is one of a relative handful of engineering consulting firms nationwide to have earned ISO 9001 quality certification. For more information, visit www.erdmananthony.com.

 

March 29, 2016

Dewberry’s Kim Dunn Appointed to American Society of Civil Engineers Committee

Fairfax, VA—March 29, 2016

Kim Dunn, PE, D.WRE, CFM, an associate with Dewberry, has been appointed as a board member to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Energy, Environment, and Water Policy Committee.

Dunn, who is based in the firm’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania, office, will serve a one-year term on the board, and will be responsible for developing, updating, and maintaining ASCE’s energy, environment, and water policy statements. Dunn and the committee will review all effective ASCE statements and consider proposed policies by evaluating them against established ones and legislative and political implications.

Dunn has more than 23 years of experience in water resources and is a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE). She has led floodplain modeling and management training for community officials, consulting engineers, planners, and surveyors. She has managed various flood studies throughout the mid-Atlantic, encompassing thousands of miles of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, gage analyses and regression equations, geographic information system (GIS) floodplain mapping, and community outreach. 

Dunn earned her master's degree in civil engineering from Villanova University and her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is a licensed professional engineer and a certified floodplain manager.

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.

 

March 17, 2016

Work Begins on Floating Solar Array in New Jersey

Work began this week on one of the largest floating solar arrays in the nation, in the Borough of Sayreville, New Jersey. Along with the project development team, two local educational partners will also participate, providing valuable services to their special needs clients.

 

Partner firms that will execute the project’s design and implementation include:

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