Buffalo, NY - Months after Huricane Irene, Eastern New York continues to assess and rebuild. TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is providing hydrographic survey services for the New York Power Authority's flood-ravaged Blenheim-Gilboa Pump Storage Generating Reservoir System. TVGA's survey crews are assessing the current damage condition and capacity issues due to extensive historic silting and debris from the flooding.
Latham, New York– Spectra Environmental Group, Inc. has hired David A. Trujillo, as a new environmental scientist. Trujillo will work out of Spectra's Syracuse office and will be assisting in Spectra's work at the Destiny USA brownfields remediation site as well as assisting the Syracuse office with other environmental and transportation projects.
Trujillo has a M.E. from the City College of New York, specializing in water resources/environmental sciences, and he holds a B.C.E. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He has experience with completing environmental assessments, site development, hydrology, sanitary/storm sewer/water systems, and flood estimations.
"David brings a strong background in both civil engineering design as well as environmental assessments," said Robert LaFleur, President of Spectra Environmental Group. "He will be a great asset to our Syracuse office, giving us a stronger environmental presence in central New York."
Binghamton, NY - Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. proudly announces that our firm's President, Linda M. Shumaker, P.E., has been elected Secretary of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY). This position will ultimately allow Ms. Shumaker to transition to Chairman of ACEC NY. Linda Shumaker has over 33 years of experience in the engineering industry and has been Managing Principal of Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. since 1992. Ms. Shumaker is honored by this distinction and is looking forward to serving the member companies throughout New York State.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Board of Directors of Erdman Anthony recently named Curt W. Helman, P.E., as President. Helman will be responsible for Erdman Anthony's Design and Construction Services Support Divisions and will report directly to Russell Bullock, Erdman Anthony CEO. "Curt has been a vital part of our team for nearly 20 years and we are confident in his ability to lead Erdman Anthony to continued growth and success in the future," said Bullock.
During the past 13 years Helman has served as a Senior Vice President in charge of Erdman Anthony's Construction Services Support Division and has grown that division into the largest group in the company. The Mechanicsburg, Pa., resident holds a B.S. in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from The Pennsylvania State University. He is also a 2009 graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executives Institute (SEI) – an advanced management, leadership, and public policy training program for current and emerging architect/engineering leaders.
"I can attribute the greater part of my growth as a professional to my time at Erdman Anthony. During my time here I have witnessed firsthand the professionalism and impressive skills of the individuals who have carried its 60-year legacy forward," said Helman. "It is my privilege to serve this organization as President."
Erdman Anthony developed a leadership transition plan several years ago in anticipation of the retirement of Bullock. "Erdman Anthony is blessed with a strong group of future leaders who have demonstrated their dedication to our organization," said Bullock. "We will continue to grow and develop these leaders in support of our desire to promote from within whenever possible."
Erdman Anthony is ranked #104 out of 175 in The Zweig Letter 2011 Hot Firm List which recognizes the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These are firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Rankings are based on a survey of industry firms conducted by ZweigWhite, the publisher of The Zweig Letter, and the nation's leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. Firms are ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue from 2007 to 2010, with 50% of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50% based on dollar growth.
"Erdman Anthony is proud of our listing in The Zweig Letter 2011 Hot Firm List," said Russ Bullock, Erdman Anthony CEO. "Our firm has been able to grow in this difficult economic environment because of the talent and dedication of our staff and their commitment to excellence."
The winners will be celebrated at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, CA, October 26-27, 2011.
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. recently obtained a license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Special Licenses Unit. This license permits Tectonic to collect and possess Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in Region 3, which includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. This license certifies the capture or collection of Timber rattlesnakes during on-site construction monitoring in order to protect the state-listed threatened species from adverse effects. The snakes may be captured and held in the field for the minimum time necessary for collection of data and photography, then immediately released unharmed. Tectonic has recently provided these services on multiple projects including large-scale natural gas pipeline and wellpad development.
Popli Design Group is pleased to announce Michael Garrett, P.E. has joined the firm as a Senior Structural Engineer and brings more than 35 years of professional experience to his position in the areas of structural and civil engineering, as well as project and construction management.
Stantec's new Engineering and Science Building has been selected as the top Green Project of the Year in Engineering News Record's New York Region annual Best Projects competition. The $66 million facility provides additional academic, research and administrative space for one of the fastest-growing engineering schools in the Northeast. Working in collaboration with Binghamton University's project architect of record, William Hall III, RA, Stantecprovided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design services for the 125,000-square-foot facility, which opened to students earlier this month. Of particular note, six members of the Stantec design team are Binghamton University graduates.Passero Associates Welcomes Dave Taillon, PE as the Capital District Office Manager
Mr. Taillon is a seasoned manager with over 27 years of experience performing Project Management, QA/QC, and Program Coordination/Management on a number of highway, rail, and bridge projects throughout the New England and the Mid Atlantic regions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from the State University of New York in Albany.
Most recently Mr. Taillon was an Associate at Clough Harbour and Associates and served as a Senior Project Manager in the Transportation Division of their Albany office. In his 17-year career at CHA, he also held a number of corporate positions, including the Director of Human Resources, and the Director of Quality, Training, and Health & Safety. He is a licensed PE in New York State. Mr. Taillon is a life-long Capital District resident, currently lives in Glenmont, New York, and is actively involved with the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.
Passero Associates announces that Ryan Burke has been hired as an Environmental Scientist I. Mr. Burke has over two years of experience specializing in Geology and Biology. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Sciences, from State University of New York at Fredonia and a AS in Criminal Justice from Niagara County Community College. Mr. Burke has also recently completed the OSHA 40-hour Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Site Activities and is planning to complete his Asbestos Building Inspection Certification this October. Prior to joining Passero Associates, Mr. Burke was with RB Mac Inc., as an Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Burke is a resident of Henrietta, New York.
Passero Associates announces that Joseph Rudniski has been hired as an Architectural Designer. Mr. Rudniski has over seven years of experience specializing in residential and commercial design. He holds a Bachelor of Professional Science degree in Architecture from State University of New York in Buffalo. He is currently pursuing his New York State License in Architecture. Prior to joining Passero Associates, Mr. Rudniski was with Pathfinder Engineers & Architects as an Architectural Designer. Mr. Rudniski is a resident of Greece, New York.
Passero Associates announces that Soren Thomas has been hired as an Architectural Designer. Mr. Thomas has over 15 years of experience successfully completing numerous multi-million dollar commercial and residential projects, including two Rochester AIA award-winning homes. He holds a Bachelor of Professional Science degree in Architecture from State University of New York in Buffalo. Before practicing architecture, Mr. Thomas spent over fifteen years in various construction trades, including masonry, framing, trim carpentry, glazing, and painting, and brings this hands-on experience to building design and management. He has extensive training and expertise in all aspects of commercial and residential millwork, cabinetry, wall panel systems, timberframing and in all things wood.
Mr. Thomas started his architectural career with Handler, Grosso, Durfee & Bridges in 1995 as an Architectural Designer & Project Manager. He has also been a Project Manager and Designer with Fraser-Vesper & Associates, The Sear-Brown Group, In Site: Architecture, and New Energy Works Timberframers. Mr. Thomas is a life-long resident of Geneseo, New York.
Passero Associates announces that T.J. Knauf has been hired as an Accounting/Finance Assistant. Mr. Knauf is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He has also completed internships with local companies.
Erdman Anthony Opens Office at New Location
On September 21, Erdman Anthony will celebrate the first anniversary of its Hudson Valley office, 530 Enterprise Drive in Kingston. The Hudson Valley office location is nearly twice the size of its former office. "This office has given us a convenient location for our clients and the room we needed to grow," says Katherine Dewkett, PE, office manager.
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept 29—Erdman Anthony moves its Albany area office to a new location at the end of this month. The firm, formerly located in Troy, will move to 11 Century Hill Drive, Suite #105, in Latham.
"The Latham location will be more convenient for our clients," said Ray L. Darling, Jr., P.E., Office Manager. "Our new space will easily accommodate our expansive range of services, including facilities engineering and design, civil and transportation engineering, and geospatial and construction services.
The Albany office of Erdman Anthony has worked on projects such as Rouses Point railway station restoration, Skidmore College HVAC projects, Russell Sage dining hall renovation, White Church Road bridge replacement, Stony Creek library renovation, and numerous projects with the Troy Housing Authority and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
Albany, NY - September 19, 2011 Robert Hansen P.E. has joined Creighton Manning Engineering's Transportation Group. Mr. Hansen has over 37 years of experience with the NYS Department of Transportation, retiring as Director of Regional Planning and Program Management in the Department's Capital District region. He was project manager for several major State projects including the Exit 26 Bridge over the Mohawk, and the Round Lake Bypass and served as DOT liaison for the Luther Forest Technology Park development and Capital District program manager for the transportation portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He is currently serving as a liaison to local governments and assisting with business development.
Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. proudly announces that our firm's President, Linda M. Shumaker, P.E., has been elected Secretary of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY). This position will ultimately allow Ms. Shumaker to transition to Chairman of ACEC NY. Linda Shumaker has over 33 years of experience in the engineering industry and has been Managing Principal of Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. since 1992. Ms. Shumaker is honored by this distinction and is looking forward to serving the member companies throughout New York State.
Buffalo, NY - TVGA Consultants (TVGA) has been selected to provide design services for the reconstruction of the Abbott Road Bridge over Neuman Creek in the Town of Orchard Park, Erie County. The existing bridge consists of a single span concrete encased steel multi-girder superstructure with a clear span of 40 feet, supported by conventional reinforced concrete abutments on pile foundations.
Latham, NY - Spectra Engineering, Architecture, and Surveying, P.C. has announced that construction on the Brooker Hollow Road Bridge in East Worchester,Otsego County has recently completed.
"A reconstructed Brooker Hollow Road bridge will provide safe passage to school students, families, and individuals who rely on the span on a daily basis," said New York State Senator James L. Seward in a statement in September 2010. Senator Seward was instrumental in funding and the fast-track schedule of the project.
"This is the type of project that, while small, is extremely important to public safety and quality of life. I'm pleased to have helped bring all the parties together to ensure the timely, cost-efficient completion of the bridge," said Seward.
The bridge spans the Canadian Pacific Railway in East Worchester and was closed in 2008 by the state because of deterioration due to age. The previous bridge was a five span concrete and steel truss bridge built in 1924. The newly-completed bridge is a 55' single span, pre-stressed concrete adjacent beam bridge, with concrete precast and cast-in-place retaining walls, all of which were designed to provide the required clearance for current and future rail traffic. Highway improvements included improving vertical and horizontal improvements. Spectra completed the bridge design, highway design, topographic survey, foundation analysis, wetland delineation, construction administration, and construction inspection services.
Tioga Construction Company completed the construction of the structure. The construction cost was $1,300,000. Senator Seward secured state grand funds to cover a portion of the construction expenses. The Canadian Pacific Rail, Otsego County, and the Town ofWorcester contributed to the cost of the bridge replacement as well. The Towns of Oneonta and East Worcester will be responsible for the future maintenance of the bridge.
Spectra is also designing the replacement of Pony Farm bridge, another bridge replacement over the Canadian Pacific Railroad, located in the Town of Oneonta. The construction is due to complete on this project in September 2011.
Albany, NY, August 26 - Erdman Anthony ranked #30 in the 2011 list of top engineering firms in the Capital District's "The Business Review." The list ranks firms by engineering billings in the Capital Region in 2010. Erdman Anthony jumped 8 spots from its rank on the previous year's list.
"Erdman Anthony is making a positive impact in the Capital Region," said Ray Darling, P.E., Albany Office Manager. "Our range of services, such as facilities engineering and design, civil and transportation engineering, geospatial and construction services, fits the growing needs of the area."
The Albany office of Erdman Anthony has worked on projects such as: Rouses Point Railway Station Restoration; Skidmore College HVAC Projects; Russell Sage Dining Hall Renovation; White Church Road Bridge Replacement; Stony Creek Library Renovation; and Troy Housing Authority and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) Term Contracts.
Rochester, NY, August 12 - Erdman Anthony garnered the second spot in the HV Biz "The List" of Civil and Architectural Engineers in the Hudson Valley.
"Erdman Anthony is proud to be part of the growth of the Hudson Valley," said Katherine Dewkett, Senior Associate and Branch Manager of Erdman Anthony's Hudson Valley Office. "Our staff enjoy living and working in this community, and it is rewarding to see the impact of our work here."
The Hudson Valley office of Erdman Anthony has worked on projects at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historical Site in Hyde Park that included conceptual and final designs and other planning for safety and roadway improvements as well as modifications to several entrances.
Hired by the New York State Department of Transportation, Erdman Anthony also worked on the NYS Route 17 corridor at Exit 122 in the Town of Wallkill, Orange County, which needed design improvements to meet the economic expansion of the area and to meet Interstate highway design standards as Rte. 17 is converted to Interstate 86.
Among the firm's other most notable recent projects are: I-84/I-87 Interchange Reconstruction in Newburgh; Ward's Island Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Laser Scanning in New York City; Cornell University Olin Library Renovations in Ithaca; New York State Thruway Reconstruction (Exits 39-40) in Syracuse; and US 20A/SR 78 Main Street Reconstruction in East Aurora.
Albany, NY - The Albany office of Barton & Loguidice, P.C., (B&L) has moved to 10 Airline Drive in Colonie from its previous location at 264 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany. B&L opened its first branch office in Corporate Plaza ten years ago but moved to the 10,300 square foot space at Airline Drive to accommodate its growing staff. The firm works with both municipal and private clients providing them with civil/environmental engineering, planning and energy services. In addition to Albany, Barton & Loguidice has offices across New York including Syracuse, Newburgh, Ellenville, and Rochester, and an office in Camp Hill, PA.
The new address is: 10 Airline Drive, Suite 200. Albany, NY 12205. The firm's phone number remains 518-218-1801.
Buffalo, NY - TVGA Consultants (TVGA) has proudly promoted Muffett Mauche George, P.E. and Eric T. Fischlein, P.E. to Project Managers. Ms. George, of Akron, joined TVGA in 2010 and has 24 years or experience. Mr. Fischlein, of Clarence, has 14 years of experience and joined TVGA in 2008. Additionally, Andrew T. Odien, E.I.T., of Tonawanda, has been promoted to Project Engineer. Specializing in structural engineering, Mr. Odien began his career with TVGA in 2007.
Irvine, CA, July 26, 2011 - A group of owners, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and technologists with a common goal of excellence in building documentation recently formed the United States Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD), a non-profit organization. The group is dedicated to furthering excellence of building documentation by promoting, educating, guiding, and supporting stakeholders with an interest in the build environment in a way that cultivates a culture of networking and information sharing.
"Our vision is to be the leading resource for the building documentation industry," said John Russo, AIA, a founding committee member who is serving as president. The group is currently composed of nine founding members representing a cross section of building industry professionals. USIBD will be adding to its membership later in the year. For more information visit www.usibd.org.
Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. proudly announces John W. Franz Jr., P.E., Partner and Senior Managing Engineer for Construction Observation Services, has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). Mr. Franz has over 41 years of experience in the engineering industry and has managed hundreds of transportation projects throughout New York State. Shumaker Engineering congratulates John on this great honor.
Buffalo, NY - Upon experiencing a surge in Land Survey contracts, TVGA has expanded its survey team with the hiring of Jeffery M. Gardner, J. Nathan Taft and Martin D. Huckabone. Mr. Gardner, of Lockport, and Mr. Taft, of Orchard Park, have 25 years of combined experience in land surveying. Mr. Huckabone, of Jamestown, is a recent graduate of Alfred State College.
Syracuse, NY - Timothy W. Bolan, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President of Barton & Loguidice, P.C. He manages all electrical engineering activities for the firm statewide. A resident of Lafayette, Bolan graduated from Clarkson University and has 24 years experience.
The firm's water/wastewater division has promoted Jeffrey A. Rowe, P.E., LEED AP, to Associate. A graduate of Clarkson University, Rowe lives in Wampsville and has 21 years experience with the firm. Also promoted is Christian G. Lawton, P.E., LEED AP, to Managing Engineer. Lawton resides in Fulton and is a graduate of Syracuse University. He has 10 years experience with the firm. Both engineers are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED APs).
Michael S. Fishman, CWB, PWS, joins the Environmental Group as a Senior Managing Environmental Scientist, specializing in ecology and wildlife. A resident of Manlius, Fishman graduated from Cornell University and is currently completing his M.S. in Conservation Biology from SUNY ESF. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) and a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS). He is the President-Elect of the NY Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Co-Vice Chair of the New York State Wetlands Forum and Co-Chair of the Northeast Bat Working Group. He is also a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Fishman is a Qualified Indiana Bat Surveyor, a certified Waterfowl ID Instructor, and a Hunter Safety Instructor.
Fairfax, VA, July 12, 2011 - Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Gary E. Neuwerth, PhD, PE, has been awarded the firm's prestigious Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence. The award was given in recognition of Neuwerth's management expertise and professional leadership.
In 1969, Neuwerth began his career with Dewberry as a computer programmer. As an accomplished civil engineer, he rose steadily through the organization, assuming management of the company's New York City office in 1989, and serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer for its northeast operations in 1999. By 2000, he was named president of northeast operations, where he continues today overseeing the work of nearly 500 diverse professionals and seven locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. In 2011, Neuwerth was appointed corporate compliance officer, responsible for monitoring and reporting of the compliance efforts of the company.
Neuwerth holds doctorate and master's degrees from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
The Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence was named in honor and remembrance of Harold Williams, PE, CLS, an engineer and director of special projects for Dewberry for 20 years until his death in 1987. The award is given annually to an employee who best exemplifies exceptional qualities of leadership, professionalism, and technical excellence.
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