March 2010 Virginia Engineers on the Move

Timmons Group is pleased to announce that Kirk Hawley, Clint Smith, Stuart Toraason and Dan Villhauer have recently passed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Professional Engineering (PE) examination and are now registered professional civil engineers.
Mr. Hawley is a Project Engineer with the firm’s Healthcare group. He is a graduate of Ohio University where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Smith is a Project Engineer with the firm’s Transportation group. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Toraason is a Project Engineer with the firm’s Urban group. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he received a B.A. degree in Geography in addition to a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Mr. Villhauer is a Project Engineer with the firm’s Water and Wastewater group. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Kirk Hawley Clint Smith Stuart Toraason Dan Villhauer

The Engineering Groupe, Inc. announced the recent staff addition of two Project Engineers:
Doug Feyes is an E.I.T. (Engineer-in-Training). He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; and
Steve Paska recently joined the firm’s full-time staff after serving four years of internship with the company. He earned a B.S. degree in Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering from George Mason University.

Anderson & Associates, Inc. would like to welcome Mike Short to their staff as Land Development Project Engineer, Larry Lindsey as Inspector and Westley Fenton as Survey Technician.
Anderson & Associates would also like to congratulate Neil Martin and Chris Kaknis on their promotions to Associate Vice Presidents of Survey.

Master Engineers And Designers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Christopher L. Snyder, P.E. has obtained his professional engineer’s license. Mr. Snyder received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University. He has over twenty years experience in mechanical engineering, construction administration, systems design, and marketing.
Christopher L. Snyder, P.E.

Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. is proud to announce that Maria Fara has earned the designation of LEED® Accredited Professional, Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP EB O+M) awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). She is a geologist by background and has been integral in FEA’s latest LEED projects, including the LEED-EB certification of the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, DC.

GET Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chris Caton, P.G., E.I.T. has passed the Virginia Professional Geologist Examination through the Virginia Board for Geology. He is one of only 859 Professional Geologists in the State of Virginia.
Chris Caton, P.G., E.I.T.

Wiley|Wilson is pleased to announce that Godfrey Myaing, AIA, LEED GA has successfully completed the requirements to earn a LEED® GA (Green Associate) certification. Mr. Godfrey is a Project Architect in the firm’s Architectural Department. He focuses on building designs for Local Government and Federal Government clients. He received an A.A. degree in Construction Technology from Prince George’s Community College, a B.S. degree in Architecture Studies from Andrews University, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture degree (NAAB) from Andrews University.
Godfrey Myaing, AIA, LEED GA

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that:
Carolyn Howard, P.E., LEED®AP, has become a Certified Floodplain Manager. Accreditation was achieved through the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Ms. Howard is an assistant Team Leader and Senior Project Engineer for the Site Planning and Engineering Team with 18 years of engineering experience in land development and stormwater management design. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and is a frequent speaker on stormwater regulations and issues; and
Matthew S. Lewis, a Project Technician on the Environmental Team in the Richmond office has become a certified Conventional Onsite Soil Evaluator (COSE) as designated by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (VDPOR). Mr. Lewis has a B.S. degree in Geography/Environmental studies from Radford University and has been with the firm for five years.
Carolyn Howard, P.E., LEED®AP Matthew S. Lewis

Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that:
Christopher T. Aebel, P.E. has joined the firm’s staff as a Civil Engineer. Mr. Aebel brings over 19 years of experience as a Civil Engineer in southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. He has been involved in virtually all aspects of planning, design, and project management for numerous commercial, residential, municipal, as well as federal projects. Such projects include big box retail, industrial and office parks, single and multi-family residential, and public water, utility, and drainage projects. Mr. Aebel has thorough knowledge of local codes, ordinances, and design and development practices that are unique to the coastal regions;
Robin L. Gardner has joined the firm’s staff as a Senior Commissioning Specialist. Ms. Gardener brings over twenty-five years of experience in construction management, project coordination, as well as domestic and international military and civilian project design with the past six years in commissioning. She has filled the positions of Lead On-site Commissioning/Validation Specialist for industrial, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, Project Coordinator on multiple projects for micro-technology clients encompassing the design and construction overview for renovation of manufacturing facilities, Senior Project Designer for the design of new buildings and renovation of existing facilities, and Construction Manager/Inspector acting as a representative for the United States Air Force; and
Alicia B. Udovich, P.E., LEED AP and Melissa J. Dyson, P.E. have earned their Professional Engineer licenses.
Ms. Udovich is a 2005 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree. She became LEED® accredited in 2006. As a mechanical engineer at Clark Nexsen, she has been responsible for the mechanical and plumbing design of new building projects and renovations. She has worked on a variety of building types, including vehicle maintenance facilities, greenhouses, dormitories, athletic buildings, classroom buildings, offices, banks, a submarine construction facility, a library, a data center, and dining facilities.
Ms. Dyson is a 2004 graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Maine with a M.S. degree in Structural Engineering. As a structural engineer at Clark Nexsen, she is responsible for various structural designs of new and existing buildings.
Clark Nexsen is also pleased to announce that Walter E. Cole, RLA, ASLA, APA, LEED AP has been named Director of Planning for the firm. Mr. Cole has over 26 years of experience in planning, design, and project management ranging from community master plans to site-specific landscape design. He has successfully completed a broad range of award-winning projects – specializing in projects that result in built public spaces. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning degree from Utah State University and is a LEED® Accredited Professional. As Director of Planning, Mr. Cole will lead the department in its current portfolio of higher education and community master planning; federal, state and municipal planning; and land use planning. He will also direct its growing focus in urban design and open space planning.
Christopher T. Aebel, P.E Robin L. Gardner Alicia B. Udovich, P.E., LEED AP Melissa J. Dyson, P.E. Walter E. Cole, RLA, ASLA, APA, LEED AP

Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Tech professor of engineering science and mechanics, is a 2010 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va. Prof. Batra, who holds Virginia Tech’s Clifton C. Garvin Professorship, is world renowned for his work on the strength of materials. His efforts have earned him numerous awards including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1992 for his pioneering work in developing an understanding of the failure of materials due to extreme loads. He also won the 2009 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for his singular work on material failure, the 2009 Lee Hsun Research Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his work on understanding material behavior under explosive loads, and the 2000 Eric Reissner Medal from the International Congress of Computational and Engineering Society for his fundamental work in simulating the penetration of a missile into a tank wall.
Maura Borrego, Virginia Tech assistant professor of engineering education, is a 2010 recipient of one of two Virginia Outstanding Faculty Rising Star Awards sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va. This award comes on top of a 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for the development of methods that will better prepare faculty and graduate students for interdisciplinary research. Since joining the Virginia Tech faculty spring semester 2005, she has also received the 2008 Best Research Paper Award from Division I of the American Educational Research Association and the Helen Plants Award for best nontraditional session at the 2007 Frontiers in Education Conference. She has received a certificate of teaching excellence from Virginia Tech. Dr. Borrego received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, all in Materials Science and Engineering.
David A. Dillard, who holds the Virginia Tech Adhesive and Sealant Science Professorship endowed by the Adhesive and Sealant Council, has received the 2010 Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science, sponsored by 3M. Prof. Dillard served for five years as director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science and served as founder and interim director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech.
Prof. Dillard received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri at Rolla) in Engineering Mechanics in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He received his doctorate in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 1981.
Romesh C. Batra Maura Borrego David A. Dillard

Dunlap and Partners Engineers announces that David Hanson, formerly with Colonial Webb, is a senior plumbing designer. He brings 20 years of experience in the plumbing/pipe-fitting trades to his new position;
and Dorinel Oanca, formerly with Baskervill, is a mechanical engineer. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering/Refrigeration from Galati Polytechnic Institute in Romania.

Jeff Morgan, formerly vice president/sales manager, has been promoted to president at Hermitage Automation & Controls. In his new position Mr. Morgan will oversee the distribution of electrical components and engineering services. He earned his engineering degree from Virginia Military Institute and then served in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52 navigator and attained the rank of captain. He has been with the company for 18 years.

Hankins and Anderson, Inc. announces that Adam Randall, has joined the Business Operations Department in their Glen Allen Office as an Administrative Assistant. Mr. Randall was formerly with the Virginia National Guard in Afghanistan as an Administrative Clerk and CPOF Operator.

ASCC (American Society of Concrete Contractors) has recently announced Clay Fischer, president, Woodland Construction Co., Jupiter, FL, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO, for 2010-2011, among other newly elected Officers and Directors.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) 2010 Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year were recognized recently during the 2010 Federal Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony at the National Press Club. Lt. Cmdr. Isabelle E. Detter, public works officer at Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Millington, Tenn., represented NAVFAC as the military engineer of the year; and Curt W. Kronberg, deputy resident officer in charge of construction at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., as NAVFAC’s top civilian engineer.

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