DLZ News

    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.

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    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.

    DLZ Welcomes Chris Selvaggio as Senior Project Manager

    February 24, 2017
    Christopher Selvaggio Senior Project Manager

    Christopher Selvaggio
    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 cselvaggio@dlz.com or 614.888.0040.

    Roberts to Speak at the CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

    November 17, 2016
    Matthew B. Roberts Surveyor/Project Manager

    Matthew B. Roberts
    Surveyor/Project Manager

    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.

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    Bowen to Speak at the County Sanitary Engineers Association of Ohio Winter Conference

    November 17, 2016
    Gary D. Bowen, C.C.M. Director of Field Services

    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.

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    Salzbrenner Joins DLZ’s Growing Transportation Division

    November 10, 2016
    Chad Salzbrenner Project Manager

    Chad Salzbrenner
    Project Manager

    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.

    Kessinger Joins DLZ to Lead Federal Business Development Efforts

    November 3, 2016
    Mark Kessinger Federal Business Development Coordinator

    Mark Kessinger
    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 mkessinger@dlz.com or 304.617.8348.

    DLZ Industrial Presents at AIST Fall Joint Committee Meeting

    September 23, 2016
    Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS Project Manager

    Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS
    Project Manager

    Roberts-Matt

    Matthew Roberts
    Surveyor/Project Manager

    DLZ Industrial Project Managers Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS and Matthew Roberts were selected to present at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Fall Joint Committee Meeting in Burlington, Ontario. On Wednesday, September 21, Steve and Matt discussed “Unmanned Aerial Systems” which focused on the applications of UAS technology and platforms and the associated federal regulations.

    AIST is a non-profit organization with 18,000 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. The core mission of AIST is to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

    Through its membership in the Project and Construction Management Technology Committee (PCMTC), DLZ was approached by PCMTC Committee leaders to present on this rapidly developing technology.

    Coblentz to Present at 2016 IACT Annual Conference

    September 21, 2016
    Jodi M. Coblentz, P.E. Project Manager - Marketing

    Jodi M. Coblentz, P.E.
    Project Manager – Marketing

    Jodi Coblentz, Project Manager – Marketing in DLZ’s South Bend, Indiana office, was selected to present at the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Annual Conference & Exhibition October 4 – 6th in French Link, Indiana. Jodi will present “A Comprehensive Review of Asset Management Planning and Indiana’s New Road Funding Options” on Thursday, October 6 at 10:15 a.m.

    Ms. Coblentz has a vast amount of experience in the transportation engineering field having spent 10 years as the Cass County Highway Engineer/Director and later as the LPA Manager at INDOT.

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