• Member News  - March 2016

  • Austin Brockenbrough & Associates 

    Austin Brockenbrough & Associates hired Schuyler Doughtie and Daniel J. Woodford, PE, CEM, BEP.

    Doughtie is a new Civil Engineering EIT and will be working on civil/site development projects. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

    Woodford joined the firm’s mechanical engineering team specializing in HVAC and Plumbing Design. He has over 20 years of experience in high-end HVAC design, is licensed in 14 states, is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Business Energy Professional. He has extensive expertise in Green and Sustainable Design and was featured in an article on the American Express "Open Forum" focusing on tips for cutting costs in small businesses.

  • Dewberry

    Dewberry has been awarded a six-month contract extension with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as managing partner of the Partnership for Temporary Housing, LLC (PaTH). The partnership between Dewberry, Parsons Corporation, and DynCorp International provides individual assistance to disaster victims in FEMA Regions VIII, IX, and X by developing response plans to catastrophic events. PaTH is currently assisting with manufactured housing unit installations for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota following severe spring storms that caused straight line wind and flood damage to homes.

    Dewberry was also selected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to collect and process topographic lidar data of Puerto Rico and the islands of Culebra, Vieques, and Isla de Mona. Falling under the USGS' Geospatial Product and Services Contract and co-funded by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the data will be used to produce a high-resolution digital elevation model portraying the topography and bathymetry of Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands. The data will provide improved elevation products to support important flood control, emergency management, and natural resource planning activities.

  • Hankins & Anderson

    Michael Matthews, PE, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hankins & Anderson (H&A), has been named Chair of the Virginia Council of CEOs. Matthews has been a member of the council for six years, during which time he has served as a roundtable leader, treasurer, and vice-chair. 

    "There’s an old adage that you get out of something whatever you put into it. I think we can easily relate that to our careers. But it’s most applicable, I think, to those things we don’t get a direct, monetary reward for – volunteer organizations. The benefits I’ve gained through participation in ACEC and the Virginia Council of CEOs are unquantifiable. Sure, I could count the friends I’ve made, the seminars I’ve attended, and the new business practices I’ve learned. But to quantify the enormous benefits of those things would be impossible, largely because it’s so vast. Just showing up is one way to participate in professional organizations, but real participation requires effort – an effort that pays back in multiples of the effort expended." - Michael Matthews, PE

  • VHB

    VHB  announced Joseph H. Bushey, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager of Site/Civil Engineering. In this role, he will focus on managing higher education, retail, and commercial real estate projects across the region, and will work to further enhance VHB’s service offerings in these markets.

    Bushey brings 21 years of experience in civil engineering serving institutions, developers, and municipalities. His background includes site design, utility design, roadway design, site grading, stormwater management, erosion control, construction document preparation and cost estimating. He received his B.S. in Urban Systems Engineering from George Mason University and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Wiley|Wilson

    Wiley|Wilson announced Tyler Morris, PE, Engineer in the Mechanical Department, recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license. Since joining the firm four years ago, he has expanded his expertise by working on various projects for the company’s private sector and government clients. His experience includes upgrading existing and designing new HVAC systems and preparing construction plans. Morris has conducted energy analyses and studies, making recommendations that will help organizations improve their operating efficiencies.

    Morris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2011. He is also an active member in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) organization.