For September 2006

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Business briefs for September 2006
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Edward E. Campbell, P.E., joined Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA) as director of Transit Design and Construction. He has overall responsibility for transit-related design and engineering, including business development worldwide, while also serving as senior project manager on special projects. WSA also announced that John D. Friebele, P.E., PTOE, joined the firm in its newest office in San Antonio, Texas, as principal traffic engineer. Friebele previously served as city traffic engineer for the city of San Antonio.

Psomas appointed Wayne A. Smith as corporate director of Land Development Services. Smith has more than 25 years of experience ranging from master-planned communities to urban infill projects.

MACTEC Engineering & Consulting announced several recent appointments. The company named Douglas M. Barnard Los Angeles office manager. He has managed hundreds of projects around the world while serving in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineers Corps, and most recently was first vice president engineering operations and design for MBNA. Joel Dermid, P.E., was named senior project manager. Based in MACTEC's Novi, Mich., office, Dermid will develop transportation engineering projects with the Michigan Department of Transportation and other local governments. Todd S. Hill, P.E., was named principal engineer/project manager at the firm's Kennesaw office. He is managing a number of civil/site design and regional mixed-use development projects. Jerry Archer, P.G., was named Tennessee area manager. He is based in the firm's Knoxville, Tenn., office and is responsible for the Knoxville and Nashville offices, as well as MACTEC's Abingdon, Va., office.

Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC), elected Thomas Doran, P.E., to its board of directors as a vice president/partner. Doran began his career at HRC in 1977 and returns to the firm after assisting the Ave Maria Foundation in building a new university and 30,000-resident town in southwest Florida, among other projects. He also is a former adjunct professor in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Engineering.

Boyle Engineering Corporation hired Lee Lindeen, P.E., DEE, as managing engineer in charge of it Denver office and personnel. Lindeen has 25 years of experience as an environmental engineer in the design and planning of water and wastewater treatment facilities, master planning, commercial and residential developments, financial feasibility, and rate studies. He will be responsible for overall office operation, including client services and quality project delivery.

Gary Nuss, P.E., joined Carter & Burgess as a senior vice president and managing principal for Water Infrastructure Programs. Formerly with CH2M Hill, Nuss has 25 years of experience in all aspects of the water/wastewater field, including project engineer and management assignments in master plan studies; preliminary and final design; construction management; and start up for water reuse, water supply, irrigation, wastewater, and stormwater management systems. He also has developed advanced wastewater treatment technologies using rapid infiltration/extraction techniques.

Brad E. Krem joined CLC Associates, Inc.—a national planning, entitlements, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying firm—as senior project manager. He most recently served as project manager at V3/Landmark Engineering in Phoenix and has experience in project management, design, client relations, contracts, budgeting, and scheduling.

Walter P Moore promoted Ernest L. Fields, P.E., to managing director of civil engineering for the firm's Dallas office. Fields has more than 13 years of experience in civil engineering design for private and municipal projects and has specialized in the design of a wide variety of retaining walls, channel drainage improvements, and stormwater systems for municipal clients.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Carter & Burgess acquired Atlanta-based transportation planning and engineering firm Day Wilburn Associates, Inc. (DWA). The acquisition extends Carter & Burgess's capabilities into the Atlanta market. DWA, established in 1994, also has an office in Hoover, Ala.

Stanley Consultants, Inc., acquired Austin, Texas-based Interstate Surveying, Inc., a four-person, surveying firm—including three, licensed professional surveyors. This is Stanley Consultants' second acquisition in Austin, where it has served clients since 1998. In January the firm acquired Cook-Steinman & Associates, Inc., a land development engineering company.

RBF Consulting merged with Hirsch & Company, a privately held firm based in San Diego with capabilities in civil engineering, water resources, closed circuit television investigations, surveying, and construction management. The more than 40 Hirsch & Company employees expand RBF's service offerings in Southern California.

To expand its services in the Southeast, SEPI Engineering Group acquired Piver & Associates, PA, a Raleigh, N.C.-based site engineering firm. William C. Piver founded the firm in 1983 and has performed land planning and site layout, engineering design, development, and permit-approval services for residential and commercial projects in North Carolina.

Schnabel Engineering, Inc., Glen Allen, Va., merged with Lachel Felice & Associates, Inc. (LFA), Golden Colo. LFA specializes in geostructural design for large infrastructure projects, including bridges, retaining structures, tunnels, and related facilities. Schnabel Engineering specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction monitoring, dam engineering, geoscience services, and environmental services.

Office Openings

Schoor DePalma opened an office in Columbia, Md.—its 18th office located in six states—to provide multi-disciplined engineering services in the Baltimore-Washington area. John McGrath joined the firm as vice president in charge of operations at the new office.

Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc., moved into a new Macomb County, Mich., location to support its growth in the area. About 12 employees are based at the new office to provide surveying and civil engineering services.

Stanley Consultants, Inc., opened a new office in Baton Rouge, La., managed by Brant Richard, P.E., that offers engineering, environmental, and construction management services to clients in the transportation, water resources, and water/wastewater markets.

Following a $3.5 million renovation, WilsonMiller's Tampa employees moved into a 35,000-square-foot, three-story building in Ybor City. The building was built as a cigar factory in 1894 and most recently was occupied by the Ybor City Brewing Company. It represents an example of the earliest period of masonry and heavy timber construction in Tampa's National Historic Landmark District.

Dewberry opened an office in Tampa—its 31st office nationwide—to support ongoing work in Florida in water resources, emergency management, hazard mitigation, and GIS. The firm expects the office to have more than 20 employees by the end of the year.

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., opened an office in Williamsburg, Va., to offer environmental and geotechnical services, including remediation, Phase II, property acquisition, and marine engineering, to commercial clients and government agencies. Thomas Numbers is senior project manager for the new office.


Smith Engineering Consultants, Inc., McHenry, Ill., is celebrating 25 years of service in 2006. The civil/structural engineering and surveying firm has four offices in Illinois and one office in Austin, Texas.

McCormick Taylor, Inc., is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2006. The Philadelphia-based engineering and planning firm was founded in 1946 by Thomas J. McCormick, P.E., and joined in the 1950s by Paul G. Taylor. Currently, the firm has 370 employees in 12 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio.

Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006, announced that it reached a benchmark sales goal in 2005 of $300 million. The firm has 1860 employees in 31 offices across the country.

Southwest Ohio-based engineering firm LJB, Inc., is marking its 40th anniversary with an essay contest. More than 2,500 students nationwide entered the contest by writing about what they hope will be the greatest innovation during the next 40 years. The winning entry—use of nuclear energy for water desalination—received $2,500; the student's school received a $1,000 donation from LJB.

Lexington, Ohio-based Fuller, Mossberger, Scott & May Engineers (FMSM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2006. With more than 230 employees in seven offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, and Georgia, FMSM provides services nationwide in geotechnical engineering and related earth sciences; environmental, water resources and seismic engineering; GIS, and information systems.

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