April 19, 2017
On 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.
April 12, 2017
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
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.
February 24, 2017
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 email@example.com or 614.888.0040.
February 24, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.283.4354.
February 24, 2017
Senior Project Manager
DLZ is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Selvaggio, P.E. has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager in the Transportation Division. Chris brings over 27 years of experience in the consulting engineering field, focusing primarily in the management and design of bridge and structural support projects. Previously a Senior Project Manager for a civil engineering firm, Chris served many Ohio counties, local municipalities and state agencies such as the Ohio Department of Transportation. Chris has a wealth of expertise in the development of structural design features in transportation, public works, environmental, hydraulic, railway and private development sectors.
“I am very pleased that an engineer of Chris’ caliber has chosen to join our team. His experience will allow us to expand our transportation services throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania” said Vickie Wildeman, P.E., Vice President.
Chris is based in DLZ’s Columbus, Ohio office and can be reached at email@example.com or 614.888.0040.
November 17, 2016
Matthew B. Roberts
Matt Roberts was selected to speak at the 2016 County Commissioners Association of Ohio/County Engineer’s Association of Ohio Winter Conference on December 4 – 6 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Matt will present “Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Surveying & Inspection Industry” to County Engineers, County Commissioners and other county offices at one of the largest conferences of the year. Check out Matt’s presentation on Tuesday, December 6th at 2:30 p.m.
November 17, 2016
Gary D. Bowen, C.C.M.
Director of Field Services
Gary Bowen was selected to speak at the County Sanitary Engineers of Ohio 2016 Winter Conference on December 5 – 6 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Gary will present “Why Reinvent the Wheel – Standardizing Your Processes and Procedures for Measurable Improvements”. Stop in Gary’s presentation on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30 p.m.
November 10, 2016
DLZ is pleased to announce that Chad Salzbrenner has joined the firm’s Fort Wayne, Indiana office as a Project Manager. Mr. Salzbrenner’s 18 years of experience spans the design and management of transportation, trail, and site projects for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Local Public Agencies (LPA), and locally-funded projects. His expertise includes design and plan preparation of projects including storm sewer design, pavements, curbing, sidewalks, and horizontal and vertical geometrics.
As an award-winning professional services firm, DLZ welcomes the added value that Mr. Salzbrenner brings to the firm’s growing transportation division. DLZ provides complete engineering and architectural services as well as construction services and other specialized services including surveying, right-of-way acquisition, and materials testing.
Mr. Salzbrenner’s background as a management and design professional is a great addition to DLZ’s capabilities to provide design services for surface transportation systems, including design of roadways, bridges, retaining walls, roundabouts, and trails/bikeways nationwide.
November 3, 2016
Federal Business Development Coordinator
DLZ is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Kessinger. Mark joins the company as a Federal Business Development Coordinator and will lead business development efforts in the federal market, while strengthening the firm’s existing client relationships.
Mark brings over 33 years of experience as a Hydraulic Engineer and Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his career at the Corps, he managed a wide range of water resources projects including the design and construction of dams, locks, floodwalls and ecosystem restoration projects. He also was the project manager for the dismantling of NASA’s only nuclear reactor in Sandusky, Ohio, and led a team of dam safety experts who evaluated the structural integrity of Buckeye Lake Dam for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Mark also served as the Corps’ Liaison to the State of Ohio and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and was heavily involved in water resource issues affecting Ohio.
DLZ has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than 50 years and the addition of Mark strengthens our water resources capabilities to provide our clients with cost-effective solutions that address their most complex challenges.
In addition to Senior Project Manager, Mark held several positions with the Huntington District including Chief of the Programs and Project Management Division, Chief of the Engineering Management Section, Hydraulic Engineer for the Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, and Program Manager in the Programs and Project Management Division. He was also Business Development Specialist for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and worked as the Corps’ Senior Liaison to the Department of Energy while assigned to Corps headquarters in Washington, DC.
Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.617.8348.