DLZ News

    Peck Selected to Speak at OTEC 2017

    October 2, 2017
    CYNTHIA PECK, P.E., PTOE Project Manager, Traffic Engineer

    CYNTHIA PECK, P.E., PTOE
    Project Manager, Traffic Engineer

    Cynthia Peck, P.E., PTOE, DLZ Project Manager/Traffic Engineer, was selected to speak at the 71st Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) held October 10 – 11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. Ms. Peck is presenting “Promoting Mobility in a Small Lakeside City”, to discuss the ERI – Vermilion Signals project DLZ designed for the City of Vermilion. Ms. Peck managed the $1.15M traffic signal system design for DLZ and will examine how a local agency was able to upgrade its aging infrastructure for its needs now while providing for future trends.

    PROMOTING MOBILITY IN A SMALL LAKESIDE CITY
    (ERI – VERMILION SIGNALS)

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 | SESSION 13 | ROOM A216
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Attended by over 3,750 people nationally, OTEC is one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences. For 71 years, OTEC has been the place for transportation professionals to learn about and discuss new ways to safely and efficiently move people and goods throughout the state. Read more

    Coffey to Speak at Five Cities Plus in Columbus

    August 11, 2017
    Jeffrey R. Coffey, P.E. Director of Water Practice

    Jeffrey R. Coffey, P.E.
    Director of Water Practice

    Jeff Coffey, P.E. was selected to co-present at Five Cities Plus, August 15-17 at the Columbus, Ohio Downtown Renaissance Hotel. Coffey will co-present with Raisa Pesina, City of Columbus on “OARS – The Massive Tunnel to Protect Downtown Columbus, Part 1”, which will highlight how OARS was designed to handle the high volume of wet weather flow. Join Coffey and Pesina on Wednesday, August 16 at 9:00 a.m. “Part 2” will be presented by Ed Heyob, of CDM and Kim Brown, Columbus JPWWTP at 9:40 a.m., discussing actual operation of the tunnel system.

    Hosted by Five Cities Plus, a non-profit organization of major metropolitan wastewater agencies, which have come together with a common interest of improving business conditions in the municipal wastewater industry. DLZ is a platinum sponsor and excited to participate in this year’s conference.

    Click here to learn more about Five Cities Plus Conference.

    DLZ Ranked 8th Largest Design Firm in the Midwest

    May 31, 2017

    ENR Midwest Top Design FirmEngineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest ranked DLZ the 8th largest design firm in the Midwest, up 1 spot from #9 in 2016. One of the industry’s leading professional publications, ENR Midwest ranks firms based on design services revenue from the previous year. As a family- and minority-owned firm, DLZ is pleased to be one of the top design firms. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by ENR Midwest.

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    DLZ Announces Acquisition of WMB Consulting Engineers in Lexington KY

    May 30, 2017
    FRONT LEFT TO RIGHT: JAMES NAPIER, VIKRAM (RAJ) RAJADHYAKSHA, BRANDON LOWE; BACK LEFT TO RIGHT: RAM RAJADHYAKSHA, SHYAM RAJADHYAKSHA

    FRONT LEFT TO RIGHT: JAMES NAPIER, VIKRAM (RAJ) RAJADHYAKSHA, BRANDON LOWE; BACK LEFT TO RIGHT: RAM RAJADHYAKSHA, SHYAM RAJADHYAKSHA

    DLZ has announced today the acquisition of WMB Consulting Engineers. Formerly known as Wright, Morgan, and Brown, WMB Consulting Engineers specializes in the planning and design of rural and urban highways, interstates, and bridges. WMB has been serving clients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1957.

    The acquisition of WMB demonstrates DLZ’s continued growth strategy to meet the increase in demand for transportation engineering services in the Midwest region. With existing DLZ offices in Louisville and Frankfort, this acquisition expands the firm’s footprint in the market, offering a larger local presence to serve clients in Kentucky. Vikram (Raj) Rajadhyaksha, CEO of DLZ, stated, “WMB’s exemplary professional engineers are an exciting addition to our team and they bring decades of experience in designing signature projects for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).”

    A family- and minority-owned firm, DLZ ranks among the nation’s top consulting firms in the architectural/engineering industry and has grown to be a nationally-recognized firm. In 2016, DLZ was named by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as Design Firm of the Year. In 2017, ENR also ranked DLZ as one of the Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the United States and the 8th largest in the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.wmbinc.com.

    DLZ Ranked No. 132 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

    May 4, 2017

    DLZ is proud to be named as one of the nation’s top engineering and architecture design firms. Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked DLZ No. 132 on their annual list of the industry’s Top 500 design firms, up 3 spots from 135 in 2016. One of the industry’s leading professional publications, ENR ranks firm based on design services revenue from the previous year.

    DLZ also ranked No. 99 on the Top 100 Pure Designers list.

    Click here to read the article.

    Make Every Day Earth Day

    April 19, 2017

    earth dayOn April 22, DLZ will join with many organizations around the world to support Earth Day 2017. This year’s theme, Environmental & Climate Literacy, is the engine for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws.

    Sustainability has been a part of DLZ’s culture for quite some time. We are members of GreenSpot and practice sustainability year-round, not just on Earth Day. Every design project we do incorporates sustainable design principles for optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance. We commit to sustainability by:

    • Encouraging recycling in all our offices
    • Implementing state-of-the-art video conference systems in all offices to reduce travel
    • Using materials with high recyclable content and low VOCs in our office renovations
    • Using energy and water saving technologies
    • Investing in hybrid vehicles
    • Promoting “non-idling” practices for large vehicle fleet
    • Using LEED principals to design facilities that conserve the earth’s resources and save energy
    • Promoting adaptive re-use of existing and historical facilities
    • Recycling materials to minimize demolition waste
    • Using energy efficient LED lighting and energy management systems

    Make every day Earth Day! By incorporating sustainable efforts all year long, DLZ minimizes the company’s footprint and environmental impact to the communities in which we work, live and play. Learn more about Earth Day.

    Coffey Selected to Speak at Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo

    April 12, 2017
    Jeffrey R. Coffey, P.E. Director of Water Practice

    Jeffrey R. Coffey, P.E.
    Director of Water Practice

    Jeff Coffey, P.E. was selected to speak at the 2017 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) May 23 – 25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), this is the first time ever this national conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio. Coffey will present “Massive Tunnel Protects Downtown Columbus” on Wednesday, May 24 at 2:45 p.m. DLZ is also a conference exhibitor. Stop by and visit us (booth #1001)!

    From keynote speakers to networking receptions, JETC offers something for everyone in the A/E/C community featuring education and training opportunities. The Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. With 25,000 uniformed service, government civilians, private sector engineers and related professional members, SAME offers professional and personal development, networking and community involvement to individuals.

    Visit the conference website

    DLZ Receives 2017 Honorable Conceptor Award in Engineering

    March 27, 2017

    DLZ received the 2017 Honorable Conceptor Award in Engineering from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan for the I-94 at Sprinkle Road Interchange project.

    The ACEC of Michigan honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence on March 11th during its annual Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. The program recognizes the outstanding efforts of professional design firms to solve clients’ needs and offers the opportunity to showcase the year’s best engineering and surveying achievements.

    DLZ provided design services for the reconstruction of I-94 at the Sprinkle Road Interchange. The primary purpose of this project was to replace two existing deteriorated bridges over I-94 with one bridge while upgrading the interchange. This project included two roundabouts and ramp reconstruction.

    Read more about Sprinkle Road.

    DLZ Welcomes Traffic & Planning Department Manager Dave Becker

    February 24, 2017
    Dave Becker, P.E., PTOE Traffic & Planning Department Manager

    Dave Becker, P.E., PTOE
    Traffic & Planning Department Manager

    DLZ is pleased to announce that Dave Becker, P.E., PTOE, AICP has joined the firm as the Traffic & Planning Department Manager in Ohio. Dave brings over 25 years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning in the private and public sectors. His experience spans corridor and safety studies, interchange modification and justification studies, complex signal system analysis and design, maintenance of traffic, and a wide range of traffic studies. Dave has designed hundreds of signals for a variety of clients throughout Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Mississippi.

    Dave’s wealth of knowledge and history of developing innovative approaches to land use/transportation projects is an added value to DLZ’s growing transportation division. Since the beginning of this year, DLZ has added three staff to our Ohio transportation team, including recent new hires Chris Selvaggio as a Senior Project Manager and Laura Alley, a Civil Engineer.

    “We are very pleased that a professional with Dave’s caliber has chosen to join DLZ. He will continue the traffic and planning outreach begun by Steve Jewell, P.E., PTOE as Steve moves into retirement this summer.” said Vickie Wildeman, P.E., Vice President.

    Dave is based in DLZ’s Columbus, Ohio office and can be reached at dbecker@dlz.com or 614.888.0040.

    DLZ Welcomes Michael DeVries to its Growing Michigan Operation

    February 24, 2017
    Michael DeVries Business Development Coordinator

    Michael DeVries
    Business Development Coordinator

    DLZ is pleased to announce that Michael DeVries has joined the firm as a Business Development Coordinator. Mike brings a wealth of experience identifying and pursuing business opportunities in Michigan and other surrounding states.

    Mike has over 24 years of experience in the architectural and engineering industry. An engineer by discipline, most of his career has been spent building client and industry relationships within the commercial and residential real estate development arena. He has established a vast understanding of municipal regulations and acted as community liaison for several clients in the Great Lakes region.

    Manoj Sethi, P.E., President of DLZ Michigan said “We are excited to have Mike bring his expertise to the DLZ team and serve our clients in West Michigan”.

    DLZ’s presence in Michigan has a rich history and dates back to the early 1900s. The firm ranks among the nation’s top consulting firms in the A&E industry and Mike is a great fit to nurture the firm’s continued success. Mike is based in DLZ’s Kalamazoo and St. Joseph, Michigan offices and can be reached at mdevries@dlz.com or 616.283.4354.