DLZ News

    DLZ’s Bridgeville Laboratory Receives AASHTO Certification

    September 17, 2018

    DLZ’s Bridgeville, PA Materials Testing Laboratory

    DLZ is excited to announce that our new, full-service materials testing laboratory in Bridgeville was accredited by AASHTO for soils, concrete and aggregates.

    Our laboratory services include testing soil, aggregate, concrete, asphalt concrete and cured-in-place plastic pipe. In the field, our ACI-certified technicians perform concrete tests at the time of placement and test density of soils, aggregates and asphalt concrete.

    DLZ opened it’s 8,000 square foot office in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania earlier this year and is excited to support our clients’ increasing project needs. Since establishing our footprint in Pennsylvania in 2012, we continue to grow and provide engineering, surveying, geotechnical drilling, construction management and materials testing for a variety of infrastructure, utility, industrial and structural projects.

    DLZ to Speak on ADA, Drones & 3-D Modeling at OTEC

    September 11, 2018

    The Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) planning committee selected three DLZ abstracts for the conference held October 2 -3, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. Join DLZ, along with Transportation officials, government and members of the academic community at OTEC — one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences. Visit us at booth #521/620.

    Stephen Metzer, AICP, PWS

    Avoiding the Wheelchair Rollercoaster and Other Fun Accessibility Issues in the Right-of-Way

    Stephen Metzer, AICP, PWS, Senior Project Planner, will provide the latest status of the Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, developed by the US Access Board. Metzer will present examples of compliant and non-compliant situations and best practices for the design and construction of pedestrian facilities.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 | SESSION 22 | ROOM A226
    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

     

    Christopher Dietz, PLS

    3D Model Integration – From Design to Inspection and Construction

    Christopher Dietz, PLS, Senior Project Manager, along with a contractor from Digital Tek Services Corporation, will discuss how the creation and use of 3D modeling in transportation design and construction continues to rapidly evolve. In recent years, FHWA has created programs to provide guidance and insight into the adoption of VDC (Virtual Design Construction) between DOT’s, designers, inspectors, and contractors utilizing GPS and 3D modeling technology.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 | SESSION 16 | ROOM A110-112
    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

     

    Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS

    Matthew Roberts

    UAS are not UFOs

    Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS, Survey & Right-of-Way Division Manager, and Matthew Roberts, Surveyor / Project Manager, will cover the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects, and how they fit into the future of infrastructure data management. They will show how UAS can be utilized through each stage of the process.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 | SESSION 39 | ROOM B131-132
    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Kromkowski to Speak at Fire Station Design Symposium

    September 11, 2018

    Stephen Kromkowski, AIA, Principal Architect in DLZ’s South Bend, Indiana office was selected to speak at the Fire Station Design Symposium September 24-26 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Kromkowski will present Fill Out the Box: The Response in Making an Honor Award Fire Station Design on Tuesday, September 25 at 4:15 p.m.

    Last year, the Columbus OH Fire Station No. 2 project received an Honor Award at the 2017 Station Symposium Awards program.

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    OARS Project Receives ENR Midwest Award of Merit

    August 29, 2018

    Engineering News Record Midwest selected the Olentangy Scioto Interceptor Augmentation and Relief Sewer (OARS) project for an Award of Merit in their 2018 Best Projects awards. The $370 million project was one of 40 winners from 106 entries in 11 states.

    The 20-foot diameter, 23,300-foot long tunnel provides wet weather relief to the existing OSIS sewer, the main combined sewer through downtown Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be featured in the November edition of ENR midwest and honored at their annual awards breakfast in Chicago.

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    DLZ Ranked No. 125 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

    June 26, 2018

    DLZ is proud to be named as one of the nation’s top engineering and architecture design firms. Engineering News-Record ranked DLZ No. 125 on their annual list of the industry’s Top 500 design firms, up 7 spots from 132 in 2017. One of the industry’s leading professional publications, ENR ranks firm based on design services revenue from the previous year.

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    DLZ Awarded Professional & Engineering Contractor of the Year

    May 18, 2018

    DLZ was awarded Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) Professional & Engineering Contractor of the Year from the Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT). The council of local firms recognizes area companies with an outstanding commitment to workplace safety. Nearly 80 companies were represented at the CAF/NWIBRT Safety Awards Banquet, all of which have shown to excel in safety leadership.

    DLZ’s Charleroi Project Wins Project of the Year Award

    May 18, 2018

    (L to R) Jamie North (DLZ), Tim Kyper of DiGioa Gray Consulting Engineers, Tim Hampshire (DLZ) and Jeanine Houy of the Pittsburgh District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The Pittsburgh Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awarded DLZ its Project of the Year Award for our efforts on the Charleroi Locks and Dam. The award was presented at the Post’s Annual Awards Banquet held on May 16th at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh.

    DLZ was tasked by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District to stabilize the original lock middle wall and miter gate monolith so that construction of a new lock middle wall could be performed while maintaining barge traffic through the one remaining active lock chamber. We were also tasked to design the features associated with a Reverse Cofferdam System which essentially moved a portion of the dam at the facility downstream approximately 400 feet to help facilitate construction of the overall improvements.

    The project is a strong example of meeting SAME’s mission to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. Tim Hampshire, DLZ’s Lead Engineer for the Project, and Jamie North, head of DLZ’s Pittsburgh office, accepted the award on behalf of the company from the Pittsburgh Post‘s Tim Kyper.

    DLZ Receives ACEC Indiana Merit Award for Lakeland Regional Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

    March 20, 2018

    DLZ received a 2018 Engineering Excellence Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana for the Lakeland Regional Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System.

    ACEC Indiana recognizes engineering achievements, which demonstrate the higest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

    The Lakeland Regional Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System is a newly installed sanitary sewer system that services existing facilities around the Barbee Lake Chain in Kosciusko County, Indiana. This new system, funded by United States Rural Development, provides a means of removing onsite septic systems, improves water quality, and allows for future sustained growth.

    Read more about the Lakeland Regional Sewer District project.

    DLZ Receives ACEC Indiana Honor Award for Olive and Sample Street Project

    March 19, 2018

    DLZ received a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana for the Olive Street and Sample Street Road Reconstruction and Bridge Rehabilitation project in South Bend, Indiana.

    ACEC Indiana recognizes engineering achievements, which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

    The Olive/Sample Road and Bridge Reconstruction project included replacing the existing traffic signal with a modern roundabout to improve traffic flow, replacing the deck and railing, adding raised sidewalks for both bridges, pavement replacement and the upgrading of curb, sidewalks, ADA accessible path, etc.

    Read more about the Olive and Sample Street Road Reconstruction and Bridge Rehabilitation project.

    DLZ Receives ACEC Ohio Grand Award for OARS Project

    March 14, 2018

    Shyam Rajadhyaksha, AICP, Jeff Coffey, P.E., Tanya Arsh, P.E., Jim Siebert, P.E., Raj Rajadhyaksha, P.E.

    DLZ received the 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Ohio Engineering Excellence Grand Award for the Olentangy Scioto Interceptor Augmentation and Relief Sewer (OARS) project in Columbus, Ohio.

    ACEC Ohio’s Grand Award recognizes the highest-rated project in the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition, which brings well-deserved public recognition to Ohio’s engineering industry by spotlighting engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity and value. OARS was also recently awarded the National ACEC Grand Award and ACEC Ohio’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

    DLZ designed the new OARS 20-foot diameter, 23,300-foot long tunnel that provides wet weather relief to the existing OSIS Sewer, the main combined sewer through downtown Columbus. The $370 million project is approximately 180 feet below downtown Columbus, and extends from the Arena District to the Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant.

    Read more about OARS.