Hurt & Proffitt is pleased to announce that:
Andy Klepac, in their Lynchburg office, has passed his P.E. exam. A 2006 graduate from the University of Virginia with a degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Klepac has 5 years of engineering experience, with an emphasis on site layout, grading, E&S plan preparation, and stormwater management. During his almost 3 years at Hurt & Proffitt, he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of land development, utility, and roadway projects; and
Chad Hodges, in their Lynchburg office, has passed his E.I.T. exam. Mr. Hodges will graduate in December 2011 from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a minor in Engineering Management. He has been employed by Hurt & Proffitt for over four years. During his time at Hurt & Proffitt, he has helped draft/design multiple water and sewer systems, including the eight mile water line from Concord to Appomattox.
GET Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that:
Chris Caton, P. G., P. E. has passed the Virginia Professional Engineers Examination. Mr. Caton has 13 years of experience, focusing on subsurface investigations and geotechnical engineering analysis for government, transportation, industrial, commercial and residential projects; roadways, high-rise buildings, radio towers, pipeline, and storage tanks. His Construction Materials Testing experience includes field and laboratory testing of soil and concrete, lime stabilization of subgrades, subgrade improvements, soil resistivity testing, permeability testing, inspection of tilt-up paneling, subgrade and foundation soil inspection, and monitoring of test pile installation and load testing; and
Elie Alshoufy, E.I.T. has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) Examination. Mr. Alshoufy has 3 years of experience in Transportation and 1 year of experience in Geotechnical Engineering. He has been with GET Solutions, Inc. for approximately 6 months, focusing on subsurface investigations and geotechnical engineering analysis for government, transportation, industrial, commercial and residential projects.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. welcomes Jennifer Hairr, Greensboro Design Technician, to the firm’s staff and extends congratulations to Eric Sharp, LS, for earning his Virginia Land Surveyor licensure.
Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, LLP, has recently announced that:
Michael W. Howell, Structural Engineer, received his P.E. license. Mr. Howell has been a Structural Engineer at the firm for 3 years. He is responsible for structural design on governmental and industrial projects. His areas of specialty include foundation design and steel and reinforced concrete design of buildings and industrial structures;
Will Herrmann, one of Brockenbrough’s Mechanical Engineers, has recently earned the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification. Mr. Herrmann’s certification as an Energy Manager highlights his capability to perform energy audits to maximize energy efficiency on projects involving mechanical and electrical systems. He is responsible for design and layout of various mechanical projects with responsibilities including client relations, calculations, equipment selection, specifications, and cost estimating; and
Trelane M. B. Oun, Civil Engineer at Brockenbrough, received her P.E. license. Ms. Trelane is a professional engineer with the firm, working with stormwater management using modeling software such as PondPack and AutoCAD Land Desktop. She is able to design stormwater basins for water quality requirements, water quantity requirements, and both.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that:
Kristopher M. Caister has become a Licensed Surveyor. Mr. Caister, Survey Team Leader in the Newport News office, has been with the firm for four years. He earned his B.A. degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia;
Christina McCartney has rejoined the firm as Office Administrator in the Charlottesville office. Ms. McCartney has over 21 years of executive level administrative and project management experience;
Richard M. Simon, P.E., Ph.D., D.GE has joined the Geotechnical Division as a Senior Project Engineer. He has over 35 years of specialized geotechnical and engineering management experience. A Cornell University graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering, Dr. Simon completed his M.S. degree and doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and
Scott V. Cramer E.I.T. has joined the Site Planning and Engineering Team as a staff engineer in the Blacksburg office. With over three years of engineering experience in commercial and industrial facilities profiles, site design, road plans, and stormwater management, he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.
John P. Shewchuk, an associate professor with the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the recipient of the 2011 Lean Teaching Award. He joined Virginia Tech in March 1995, and in 2006, he first taught his new course, Lean Manufacturing, as a senior/graduate-level elective. Dr. Shewchuk received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He received a master’s and a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from Purdue in 1990 and in 1995, respectively.
Roberto Leon, who will join the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech as a tenured professor in December 2011, has been named the David H. Burrows Professor in Construction Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Dr. Leon is acknowledged to be one of the leading researchers in the field of steel-concrete composite structures and earthquake engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Roop Mahajan, professor of mechanical engineering and engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering and director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech, has been named the Lewis A. Hester Chair in Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.Dr. Mahajan is an internationally known researcher with expertise ranging from nanotechnology to bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems. In 2006, he came to Virginia Tech from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was the founding director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging for Microwave, Optical and Digital Electronics (CAMPmode). He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.
The Virginia Tech College of Engineering has named Robert McGwier the director of research of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and a research professor in its Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since 1986, Dr. McGwier has served as a member of the technical staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Center for Communications Research in Princeton, N.J., where he worked on advanced research topics in mathematics and communications supporting the federal government. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1988. In his new position, Dr. McGwier will oversee the research portfolio of the Hume Center, lead center operations in Blacksburg, Va., and develop strategic research relationships within the industry and government working in the national security sector.
Virginia Tech has named Donald J. Leo associate vice president for research in the National Capital Region, effective June 1st. The announcement was made by Jim Bohland, vice president and executive director of National Capital Region Operations. Prof. Leo will be located at the new Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington and will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic direction for research throughout the National Capital Region by integrating the university and its community of researchers in the Ballston facility with government agencies as well as private firms in the region. Leo is a professor of mechanical engineering who has been at Virginia Tech since 1998, serving as the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering from 2007 to 2011. From 2005 to 2007 he was a program manager in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. Prof. Leo earned a B.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and both a M.S. degree and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Buffalo.
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that:
Erik Dupilka, P.E., LEED AP BD+C and Christopher Ankeny, P.E., LC. LEED AP BD+C have both earned their Professional Engineer License.
Mr. Dupilka is a 2007 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been with the firm since 2008, previously working as an E.I.T. at a D.C. metropolitan based firm. He has been with Clark Nexsen since 2008 and has worked on numerous projects including the VMI Firing Range located in Lexington Virginia, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities located in Ft. Bliss, Battalion Headquarters located in Ft. Benning, and BRAC Renovations located in Ft. Belvoir.
Mr. Ankeny is an Electrical Engineer and 2007 graduate of Penn State University where he earned a MAE/BAE in Architectural Engineering. He has worked on a variety of projects such as the Adult Mental Health Treatment Center in Williamsburg, VA, an Air Traffic Control Tower and helicopter hangar, and Aircrew Trainer at Naval Station Norfolk.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that:
Georgana Turner, PMP, LC, LEED AP has passed the comprehensive Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification program, recognizing her demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. Ms. Turner is a project manager and electrical designer with 29 years of experience. She has used her technical skills in all facets of electrical systems, including lighting and power system design, engine-generators, UPS, single-point grounds, lightening protection systems, intrusion detection systems, and communications system design;
John Herzke, P.E., Vice President of Municipal Services in the Norfolk office, has been elected Vice President of the American Public Works Association (APWA) – VA/DC/MD Chapter. Following his tenure as Vice President, he will serve as the President of the chapter from May 2012-May 2013. He is a Civil Engineer with over 39 years of experience in the design and management of public, private and commercial projects. He has designed, managed, and supervised a myriad of projects including transportation projects (i.e., roadways, intersections, traffic signals, etc.), drainage projects, waterfront construction, building projects and a variety of other governmental infrastructure projects; and
Whitney Duffy, P.E., LEED AP has earned her Professional Engineer License. Ms. Duffy is a Civil Engineer and 2004 graduate from Villanova University where she earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. With over six years of engineering experience, she has worked on a variety of transportation planning, traffic engineering and road development projects. She is responsible for the design of erosion control measures, site improvements, drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, cost estimates and technical specifications.
H&A Architects & Engineers announces the following new employees:
Sharad Shankar is an electrical engineer at the Glen Allen office. A recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Shankar worked as an intern at H&A;
Richard Steinhoff is a civil engineer at the Glen Allen office. A recent graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Mr. Steinhoff worked as an intern at H&A;
Christopher Teaters is a graphic designer in the firm’s Virginia Beach office. He was formerly the vice president of digital operations at Deadline Digital Solutions; and
Dallas Wesley is a CADD technician at the San Diego office of H&A Architects & Engineers. He was formerly an electrical designer at Engineering Partner, Inc.
Wiley|Wilson is pleased to announcement that Philip C. Banton, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, successfully completed the requirements to earn LEED® AP BD+C accreditation. Mr. Banton holds an A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology in addition to a B.S. degree in Business and a MBA degree in Leadership from Liberty University.
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) has recently announced that:
Gene C. Layne, Jr. has been promoted to branch operations manager in the Richmond office. He has more than 34 years of project management experience in the construction industry. Mr. Layne earned his bachelor’s degree from Ashwood University;
James Mascaro has been promoted to vice president. He has more than 30 years of construction experience working as a construction manager, designer and commissioning authority; and
Don Young has been promoted to vice president. He had a career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as project executive on many large scale programs for Department of Defense facilities, strategic planning coordination of Virginia K-12/Higher Education/Transportation projects, and supporting the Virginia Department of General Services program.
Progressive Design has annouced that:
Sharon Correla is a civil/structural engineer in the civil/structural group. She was formerly with Becker Engineering/Advanced Process Solutions; and
Christine Chung is a senior structural/mechanical designer in the civil/structural group. She was formerly with C2 Industrial Design.
Steve Schenkelberger, President of Integrated Power Sources of Virginia, Inc., has announced that Sean Ingles, lead solar panel installer and system designer, has earned certification as an installer of solar electric systems by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCE). With the NABCE certification, Mr. Ingalls has the distinction of becoming the first certified solar panel installer in the Richmond area.
Moseley Architects has announced that Michael Hurd is vice president and director of MEP engineering. He was president of Hurd and Obenchain for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.
Baskervill has recently announced that:
Tony Barnett is a mechanical designer, formerly with Clark Nexsen and Hankins & Anderson. He attended Georgia Tech;
Susan Orange has been promoted to senior associate. She is an interior designer with the corporate studio;
Bryan Wingold has been promoted to senior associate. He is an interior designer with the hospitality studio;
Jay Woodburn has been promoted to senior associate. He is an architect with the hospitality studio;
Bob Tierney has been promoted to senior associate. He is an architect with the hospitality studio;
Alan Davis has been promoted to senior associate. He is an architect with the financial studio;
Lisa McWhirt has been promoted to associate. She is an architect with the rental studio;
Terri Callaway has been promoted to associate. She is an architect with the hospitality studio;
Karen Noel has been promoted to associate. She is an interior designer with the financial studio;
Mark Lindsey, former principal, is an architect at Baskervill, focusing on his clients and projects until Dec. 31st; and
Yvonne Cox is an administrative assistant for the health care studio. She was formerly with Cox Construction Services.
Froehling & Robertson Inc. has recently announced that:
Stephanie Golembeski is an environmental scientist. She has more than 13 years of experience in a wide range of environmental services, including preparation of oil discharge contingency plans, spill prevention control and countermeasure plans, site characterization reports, UST closure reports, environmental site assessments and storm water pollution prevention plans; and
Alyssa Budlong is an environmental project manager. She has a comprehensive background in the environmental field, including performing site assessments, remedial investigations, case management, and geotechnical investigations.
Larry Goldfarb has been named a Senior Supervising Engineer in the Herndon, Virginia office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. He is a member of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Geotechnical and Tunneling Technical Excellence Center. He has 29 years of engineering experience working on major highway, bridge and transit infrastructure projects. His background also encompasses geotechnical work on port projects in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Goldfarb has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Fifty-nine people were recently recognized by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2011 Annual Conference.
ASHRAE installed new officers and directors at its 2011 Annual Meeting recently. The new president is Ronald “Ron” Jarnagin, staff scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. His presidential theme is Sustaining ASHRAE through Leadership.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC Virginia), the state’s largest professional engineers organization, has announced their new 2011-2012 officers. Donald J. Sipher, currently with Froehling & Robertson, will be serving as the organization’s new president. Other officers serving with him will be: Mark McGuire, currently with Campbell & Paris, as president-elect; Ray deStephen, currently with Schnabel, as national director; Tim Gruber, currently with Wiley Wilson, as vice president; Bob Burkeholder, currently with Clark Nexsen, as eastern region vice president; Ben Lily, currently with H&A Architects and Engineers, as central vice president; Jeff Whitehiser, currently with Draper Aden Associates, as vice president at-large; Dave Barlow, currently with CHA Inc., as treasurer; and Bruce Sadler, currently with Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, as treasurer.
As the sole proprietor of Four Winds Design, Drew Harrigan has recently earned his landscape architecture license. Mr. Harrigan earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and has been providing landscape design services in the Richmond and Northern Neck areas for more than nine years.
Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of ARCADIS, has recently announced that Roger Arnold is now a certified engineer-in-training. Mr. Arnold earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech and will be responsible for the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities and conveyance systems. ##