Ivanciu Receives Member Recognition Award from The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey
Dewberry’s Ileana Ivanciu, PhD, PG, recently received the Member Recognition Award from The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ). Each year, ACECNJ hosts its Engineering Excellence Awards Program to recognize engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of skill and ingenuity among firms. The award was presented by ACECNJ Chairperson LissetteMiquel, PE.
As Chair of ACECNJ’s Environment Committee, Ivanciu has been involved in shaping many of the environmental and permitting regulations that govern New Jersey projects. She spearheaded ACEC’s role in crafting New Jersey’s innovative Licensed Site Remediation Professional program by working with the highest levels of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and ensuring that the consulting community’s voice was heard in the New Jersey State Legislature. She has also organized ACECNJ’s task forces to comment on proposed NJDEP freshwater wetlands, floodplain, flood hazard area regulations, and soil clean-up criteria, supporting events such as the Barnegat Bay Blitz. As part of this event, in 2012 and 2013, ACECNJ consultants joined community volunteers to clean up New Jersey’s historic Barnegat Bay while defining the needs of the Bay’s watershed.
Ivanciu has organized professional development workshops on topics that range from climate change adaptation to water quality to site remediation. She developed themes for annual ACECNJ conferences and led panel discussions regarding the role of the consulting community in re-energizing the region’s economic growth; and on minimizing the environmental impacts of the Marcellus shale exploration in the region.
Ivanciu serves as Dewberry’s vice president of environmental services. She has extensive experience with federal, state, and local regulations and guidance associated with environmentally sensitive and contaminated site investigations, studies, designs, and remediation activities.
Dewberry is a leading professional services firm with a proven history of providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 1,800+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.
New York Engineering Firm Feld, Kaminetzky& Cohen (FKC) Merges with GEI Consultants
New York CityundefinedJuly 11, 2013undefinedGEI Consultants, Inc., P.C. (GEI) announced today that Feld, Kaminetzky& Cohen, P.C. (FKC), a Manhattan-based consulting engineering firm, has merged with GEI effective June 29, 2013. FKC and its predecessors have served New York metropolitan area architectural and engineering firms, builders, contractors, private clients and public agencies for more than 80 years. The GEI companies are among the nation’s leading civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources engineering and ecological services firms. FKC staff continues to service its clients as the FKC division of GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C.
In a joint statement, the leaders of GEI and FKC noted, “FKC’s merger with GEI demonstrates our collective commitment to expand our local presence and technical offerings in the New York metropolitan market, supported by our offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Northern New Jersey. In addition, the two companies share a very strong common culture. Since the first meeting between principals of the two firms, we have found that our expressed core values of client service, high quality work, professionalism and concern for our employees are very similar and compatible.”
FKC was formed in 1966 as a successor to the firm of Feld and Timoney. Dr. Jacob Feld was the original founder, beginning his engineering practice in 1926. Dr. Feld was internationally recognized for his work in the fields of structural design, soil mechanics, foundations, and structural failure analysis. GEI’s FKC division continues this long tradition of technical expertise.
The FKC division’s capabilities in specialty analyses and design for existing and new structures are supported by GEI’s integrated environmental and geotechnical engineering services and geostructural design offerings. The FKC division’s forensic evaluation and design of repairs of existing structures that have undergone distress due to settlement and deformation or aging further strengthens the combined companies’ offerings, particularly in metropolitan New York. FKC division engineers also maintain particular expertise in the evaluation and rehabilitation of masonry, concrete structures, and building facades and envelopes of all types.
FKC’s core professional services include structural design, architectural design, construction administration, testing and instrumentation, evaluation and restoration of building facades, feasibility studies and reports, forensic engineering, structural failure investigation of distressed structures, and litigation support. The FKC division employs 25 staff from offices in Manhattan and Long Island.
GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C., a Delaware corporation, is an affiliate of GEI Consultants, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation.
GEI’s acquisition of FKC officially closed on June 28. Terms were not disclosed.
For more information, please visit www.geiconsultants.com.
About GEI Consultants, Inc.
GEI's multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions from 30 offices to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on more than 35,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at www.geiconsultants.com.
GEI Announces Growth of Mount Laurel, N.J. Office
GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its Mount Laurel, N.J. office in staff, facility size, new client contracts, and expanded services. Additionally, Barry Raus, P.G. takes the helm as branch manager, while former branch manager Christopher Dailey, P.E., LSRP, LEED AP has been promoted to vice president of the firm.
GEI’s Mount Laurel office recently expanded from 2,700 square feet to 5,400 square feet to accommodate the doubling of its staff to 21 in the past three years. The Mount Laurel staff serves major utilities and energy, heavy and light industry, and transportation clients. The office received several multi-million dollar environmental site remediation contracts in 2012 and 2013. In addition, it has been awarded numerous contracts through the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program. Launched under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act, the program allows LSRPs to assume direct responsibility for the oversight and closure of numerous types of environmental cleanups in the state, often expediting the completion of the work while meeting all regulatory guidelines. The office works closely with GEI’s Montclair office on a number of these and other projects across New Jersey.
In addition to his role as branch manager, Raus serves as program manager for the office’s portfolio of work on former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites for gas utilities. Raus has deep experience with former MGP sites and multiple chlorinated solvent and LNAPL/DNAPL sites, and has led the office to expand its services into nearby Pennsylvania, while increasing the number of projects in New Jersey. Dailey is also credited with expanding GEI’s market presence and operations in southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania through his work in construction management and environmental consulting. That work has included projects for major utilities, and heavy and light industry clients. Dailey also leads the construction management practice for the company’s east region.
Other senior staff members located in the Mount Laurel office include Dennis Unites P.G., LEP, founder of the former Atlantic Environmental, which was acquired by GEI in 1997, and Sue Boyle, a national Brownfields leader. Unites is a senior vice president and one of the world's leading authorities in the field of former MGP site investigation and remediation strategies. Boyle is a senior manager and an expert in brownfields programs and project implementation, redevelopment, sustainability, liability management, and waste management. She is the former chief operating officer and executive editor of the National Brownfield Association and Brownfield News, and was the first steering committee leader for the New Jersey LSRP Association. In 2013, Boyle was named a "Woman to Watch" by South Jersey Biz Magazine.
Kathleen F. Stetser, P.G., LSRP, recently joined GEI in Mount Laurel. She has more than 20 years of experience in environmental program management and site remediation services for clients within the chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and manufacturing business sectors. Marc Chartier, P.G., LSRP, recently joined GEI as a project manager. Chartier has since secured several new contracts with commercial and industrial clients for the Mount Laurel office. Finally, Laura A. Conradi, P.E., who joined the firm in 2012, has enhanced the office’s environmental consulting services with her specialization in site characterization and remedial construction management.
The next generation of leaders in the Mount Laurel office includes Jeena Sheppard, an environmental scientist recently elected to the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), which encourages the development of women in environmental fields. Brian Mannino, P.E., CHMM, was recently promoted to project manager and is focused on innovative and cost-effective solutions in the cleanup of brownfield sites. Jamey Stynchula, P.G., is well versed in the ACT-2 laws of nearby Pennsylvania and is a key contributor to the office’s expansion of MGP investigation and remediation services in that state.
GEI’s Mount Laurel staff can be reached at:
18000 Horizon Way
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054