April 2009 Virginia Engineers on the Move
Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that Alex Farmer and Brian A. Wilson, P.E. have passed the LEEDÂ® Certification exam, earning them LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). As LEEDÂ® Accredited Professionals, they will help insure that sustainable design practices will be employed for projects within the firm. Mr. Farmer is an Architectural Intern and graduate of Virginia Tech. His experience includes working on multiple scales of building projects from training systems design for the military to collegiate dormitories to highrise medical office buildings. Mr. Wilson, is a professional engineer with over 5 years of experience in the design and construction of public and private projects. Mr. Wilson’s site design and project engineer experience includes facilities such as administrative buildings; dining facilities; dormitories; roads and parking lots; airfield pavements; water distribution systems; sanitary and storm water collection systems. He also has experience with various types of storm-water management; erosion and sediment control; antiterrorism-force protection; joint permit applications; site investigations; site layouts; design/build; requests-for-proposals; specifications; and cost estimating. Mr. Wilson graduated with a B.S.degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that:
Sue E. Kriebel, E.I.T., LEEDÂ® AP has passed the LEEDÂ® Certification exam, earning her LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Ms. Kriebel is a civil E.I.T. with over 4 years of experience in the design and construction of public and private projects. Ms. Kriebel’s site design and project engineer experience includes facilities such as dormitories, parking garages, multi-use buildings, apartment buildings, and storm water collections systems. Ms. Kriebel also has experience with various types of storm-water management, erosion and sediment control, site investigations, site layouts, design/build, requests-for-proposals, specifications, and cost estimating. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University;
Edward H. Inge, P.E. has passed the LEEDÂ® Certification exam, earning his LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Mr. Inge has over 30 years of experience in structural design, cost estimating and specifications preparation. He has worked on various types of projects such as office buildings, retirement homes and museums. He has attended seminars on antiterrorism and force protection (ATFP) and designed buildings to comply with Department of Defense ATFP criteria. He has also analyzed existing buildings being renovated for compliance with ATFP criteria. Recent projects for the federal government have included designing to prevent progressive collapse. Mr. Inge has worked on renovation of public buildings for federal and local government agencies including GSA and the Department of Defense.
Ragyi Sinha has passed the LEEDÂ® Certification exam, earning her LEEDÂ® Accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Ms. Sinha graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Her concentration was in power and communications.
Henry W. Brown, Sc.D., P.E., and Allen T. Sullivan, R.E.M., of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, have joined the distinguished list of The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) accredited Professionals.
Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. has announced that Wiley V. “Bif” Johnson, III has been named Chief Executive Officer/President at the firm.
Also, Troy D. Williams has been named Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors at the firm; and
Dawn Best has been named Director of Corporate Business Development.
The firm also congratulates Rebecca D. Andrus, P.E. on receiving her LEEDÂ® Accreditation and David H. Wells, GIS Mapping Specialist, on his awards in first place in the Miscellaneous Maps category by the Virginia Association of Surveyors and first place in the GIS category by the North Carolina Society of Surveyors.
OWPR Architects and Engineers has recently announced that Jason Phipps, P.E. and Ben McMillian, E.I.T. have successfully passed the LEEDÂ® Professional Accreditation exam to become LEEDÂ® Accredited Professionals.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., announces the following new staff additions:
Crystal Hill, P.E., has joined the Civil Department as Senior Civil Engineer in their Glen Allen office. Ms. Hill was formerly with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin;
Rick Hezel, P.E., has joined the Structural Department as Senior Structural Engineer in their Hampton Roads office. Mr. Hezel was formerly with Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan, PLLC.;
Tony Castelvecchi, P.E., has joined the Structural Department as Structural Engineer in their Hampton Roads office. Mr. Castelvecchi was formerly with PEC Structural Engineering, Inc.;
Barry Biglari, P.E., has joined the Electrical Department in their San Diego Office. Mr. Biglari was formerly with TWF Consulting Engineers; and
Andrew Schiff has joined the Mechanical Department in their San Diego Office. Mr. Schiff was formerly with Industrial Commercial Systems.
Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that:
Jessica Cuenin, E.I.T., LEEDÂ® AP, a Staff Engineer on the Geotechnical Team in the Richmond office has passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) accreditation exam. Ms. Cuenin has a B.S. Interdisciplinary Dual degree in Civil Engineering/Engineering and Management from Clarkson University. She has been with the firm for two years;
Scott Schiller, P.E., has been selected to assume the position of Utilities Team Leader for the firm’s expanding Hampton Roads office. He is coming from the firm’s Richmond location where he has been a Senior Project Engineer for the past three years. Mr. Schiller has over 10 years of utilities engineering experience and will help lead the office’s efforts in water and wastewater studies and designs; municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant design; wastewater pumping station design; and stormwater collection systems. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University;
Barbara J. Wert, Lisa J. Kitchens, and Erika S. Reynolds of the administrative support team, have received promotions in the Blacksburg location. Ms. Wert has also become a Certified Administrative Professional by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She is the Blacksburg Office Administrator and was recently promoted to Senior Executive Assistant. She has been with the firm for three years and is the Administrative Support Team Leader. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Blacksburg office and is the executive assistant to the CEO, COO and Blacksburg Office Manager. Ms. Kitchens has been promoted to Project Administrator for the Utilities Team. Her responsibilities include the facilitation of project scheduling, budgeting and planning. She has been with the firm for two years and has a degree from Stark State College. Ms. Reynolds has been promoted from receptionist to Administrative Assistant to the Environmental and Solid Waste Teams. She has been with the firm for three years; and
Tim O. Moore, Utilities Team Leader for Draper Aden Associates, has been published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, an international research journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. He was co-author of “Demonstration of a Mobile Flux Laboratory for the Atmospheric Measurement of Emissions (FLAME) to Assess Emissions Inventories,” a study that examines the data gathered by a mobile laboratory which directly measures greenhouse gases (GHGs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by industries and automobiles in urban areas. The mobile laboratory, one of only two of its kind, was outfitted from a modified television news van by Mr. Moore to monitor various urban locations around Virginia and Kentucky, including the Hampton Roads area and the Greater Roanoke Valley. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has over 11 years of engineering experience which includes water and wastewater infrastructure engineering, stormwater collection, treatment and design, and groundwater remediation, treatment and storage.
Thompson & Litton (T&L) is pleased to announce that one of the firm’s engineers, Michelle Cock, has recently passed the Professional Engineer (PE) examination, completing the rigorous requirements to become a licensed PE in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A 2004 graduate from Virginia Tech, Ms. Cock received a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering, with a minor in Chemistry. She has 5 years of experience in the design and construction of engineering projects. Since joining T&L, she has played a major role in the preliminary and final design of various water, wastewater, site and infrastructure development projects for multiple engineering and architectural projects. Her professional contributions have included work on such notable projects as the Southwest Virginia Regional Jails, Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Lonesome Pine Regional Business & Technology Park and the Montgomery County Government Center â€“ Building ‘C’ Upfit. She is currently a member of the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and SWCS (Soil and Water Conservation Society).
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is pleased to announce that the firm has named Peter J. Kienle, FSMPS, CPSM, MBA as Director of Business Development. Mr. Kienle will manage all business development activities throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. With more than 20 years experience in business development and marketing, Mr. Kienle most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer of a North Carolina based engineering firm with 15 offices throughout the southeast US. He is a past national President and Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and holds a BS and a MBA in Marketing from The Ohio State University.
MBP is also pleased to announce the firm has appointed Beth Harris as Regional Business Development and Marketing Manager in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. Ms. Harris will manage the business development and marketing activities of MBP’s Southeast operations. A graduate of East Carolina University, she has 14 years experience in the A/E/C industry, having previously served as Director of Business Development for a large construction engineering firm. Ms. Harris is active in many construction industry associations and currently serves as Atlanta Chapter President for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Secretary of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Atlanta Post, and is on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA).
The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Board of Directors has selected Mark Johnson to serve as the ES President, following the announcement of John Nosse’s January 2010 retirement. Johnson will assume the ES President role April 1st when Nosse will move to President Emeritus status. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. Mr. Johnson has worked closely in the past year with the ES organization and its customers to refine its business model. He began his career with a Code Council legacy organization, the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), rising from a part-time, high school shipping clerk into management, and orchestrating the makeover of its product and business development department. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced that Lisa Washington, CAE will assume the role of Executive Director upon the retirement of current DBIA President and CEO Lee Evey. The transition will be complete by June 2009. As Executive Director, Ms. Washington will serve as DBIA’s chief executive and will be accountable directly to the DBIA Board of Directors. Ms. Washington joined DBIA in 2004, serving first as DBIA’s Vice President of Education/Conferences, and currently as Chief Operating Officer. She is directly responsible for many initiatives, including the highly-successful “National Education Tour” which, in its first year, quadrupled the organization’s reach in the industry and exponentially increased the organization’s revenue. Her extensive background in association management combined with her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the organization’s programs, services and membership makes her well-suited to take DBIA to the next level of excellence. In building on the work that Mr. Evey has done to position DBIA as a respected player in the design and construction industry, Ms. Washington will maintain a mission-driven, market-focused approach that engages loyal members and key industry leaders in shaping the organization’s future.
Junyi Zhai, Virginia Tech a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering, is selected for the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) in New Mexico. Mr. Zhai, and nine other students from around the nation, were selected from more than 300 candidates that reflect a broad range of disciplines in science and engineering. The director’s postdoctoral fellows are selected based on the strengths of their academic accomplishments as well as the strength of their proposed research. Mr. Zhai will collaborate with LANL scientists and engineers on fundamental and applied research on nanotechnology and microelectronic thin films. Mr. Zhai is originally from the city of Nanjing, China, and earned a B.S. degree in chemistry and an M.S. degree in materials science and engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.