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August 2008 » Places & Faces
Walter P Moore has opened a new office—its 12th—in San Francisco. Leading the expansion as managing director is William A. Andrews, P.E., S.E.. With more than 20 years of broad experience throughout California and beyond. Andrews is a proven leader in providing structural engineering services for complex new buildings as well as seismic evaluation and upgrades of existing facilities including historic structures.
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Walter P Moore has opened a new office—its 12th—in San Francisco. Leading the expansion as managing director is William A. Andrews, P.E., S.E.. With more than 20 years of broad experience throughout California and beyond. Andrews is a proven leader in providing structural engineering services for complex new buildings as well as seismic evaluation and upgrades of existing facilities including historic structures. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and recently served on its Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Code of Standard Practice Committee. Also joining the new office is Rafael Sabelli, P.E., S.E. Sabelli has extensive experience in advanced applications of seismic design. His industry leadership has most recently been recognized by the AISC, which honored him as co-winner of the prestigious 2008 "T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award." He is a member of the AISC Seismic Provisions Task Committee, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seismic Subcommittee and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Seismic Committee. Sabelli was also recently elected Vice President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California.

Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)
, a civil and structural engineering firm headquartered in Seattle with an office in Chicago, has named its associate promotions for 2008. Promoted to senior associate: Rob Chmielowski, P.E., S.E.; David Fields, P.E.; Paul Larson, P.E., S.E.; and promoted to associate: Robert Baxter, P.E.; Michael Rehder, P.E., S.E.; and Joe Taflin, P.E.

Portland Cement Association
named Jerry M. Spiker, P.E., AIA, LEED AP, regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Spiker will offer technical assistance to engineers, architects, contractors, owners, and universities on the benefits of concrete structure buildings. Spiker, located in Virginia Beach, Va., will provide support throughout the eastern portion of the United States. Prior to joining PCA, Spiker was with the architectural and engineering firm MMM Design Group in Norfolk, Va. He has more than 25 years of design and engineering experience and was the structural engineer of record for numerous steel, concrete, and masonry projects. Spiker is the author of two Unified Facilities Criteria design guides and several guide specifications for the Department of Defense. He also was instrumental in the adoption of the International Building Code by the Department of Defense. Spiker is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as well as being a registered architect in Virginia. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from The College of William & Mary, a Masters of Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is active in several professional societies including the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Architects, American Concrete Institute, and the International Code Council.

O’Donnell & Naccarato, a Philadelphia-based consulting structural engineering firm, is pleased to announce Douglas Seaboldt, P.E.’s promotion to project executive. Seaboldt is responsible for general project overview, including fee generation, system selection and layout, detail development and design review. He is also responsible for overall project organization, creativity, economy and technical accuracy. Seaboldt was promoted from his role as project manager at O’Donnell & Naccarato, a position he has held since May 2005. He has worked on many notable projects including the Terminal D/E Expansion at the Philadelphia International Airport, the University of Maryland Medical System Ambulatory Care Center in Baltimore, Md.; and Villanova University’s new law school building in Villanova, Pa. Seaboldt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1999. He is certified as a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts. He maintains a professional affiliation with the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE).

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