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Nov. 2014

DRMP Expands Presence in North Carolina

DRMP Expands Presence in North Carolina

DRMP is pleased to announce the opening of our new Raleigh, NC office, which expands DRMP’s presence in North Carolina to the Research Triangle. It is a part of a strategic move to serve the NCDOT, which is headquartered in Raleigh.

The office address is 130 Edinburgh South, Suite 107, Cary, NC 27511. Robby Walker, LEED GA, North Carolina CEI Area Manager, is the contact and the office number is (919) 650-1038.

Nov. 2014

DRMP Hires John Gilreath, GIST, RST to Lead GIS Department

DRMP Hires John Gilreath, GIST, RST to Lead GIS Department

Orlando, Fla. – John Gilreath, GIST, RST joined DRMP, Inc. as its GIS Department Manager to provide versatile, scalable and sustainable solutions to manage clients’ data and workflows. To maximize DRMP clients’ potential and revenue, he will adapt new technologies in geodesign and building information modeling to revolutionize project management.

In his new position, Gilreath will manage DRMP’s GIS/remote sensing program including project planning, data development, data management, and quality control. He will also be responsible for overseeing geospatial projects and program development.

Gilreath has 11 years of experience working in the public and private sectors and has certifications in GIS/LIS and Remote Sensing Technology. In the private sector, he has provided site suitability models for building scenarios, saving businesses organization time and money on construction services and used his GIS experience to streamline efficiencies in facilities management and retail inventory. As the GIS Supervisor for the City of Gainesville’s Public Works Department, Gilreath planned and executed large-scale GPS collection efforts for city infrastructure (fiber networks, traffic signs, ADA compliance, park assets, pavement management, pavement markings, urban forestry, and multimodal infrastructure).

Gilreath also brings stormwater and pavement management modeling experience. While with the City of Gainesville, he oversaw pavement management modeling in MicroPAVER, maintained a comprehensive pavement condition index database for the City of Gainesville and updated the City’s stormwater GIS database for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System from a variety of data sources including GPS field collection and digitization from field surveys and plats.

Sept. 2014

Tom Thursby and Rolando Sanchez Set to Expand DRMP’s Tampa CEI Staff

Tom Thursby and Rolando Sanchez Set to Expand DRMP’s Tampa CEI Staff

Tampa, Fla. – Tom Thursby and Rolando Sanchez recently joined DRMP and are leading the efforts to expand DRMP’s Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) services presence in west Central Florida.
Both have significant experience and proven success working for the Florida Department of Transportation in the Tampa area. Thursby will serve as a Project Administrator and be responsible for project management and administration on a variety of roadway and bridge projects.  Sanchez will serve as a Senior Project Inspector and be responsible for inspection of construction activities, project coordination with contractors and documentation. Combined, these CEI professionals bring significant contract administration and inspection experience and over 59 years of extensive knowledge.

Sept. 2014

DRMP Ranked among Central Florida’s “Golden 100“ Companies

DRMP Ranked among Central Florida’s “Golden 100“ Companies

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP ranked in Orlando Business Journal’s 2014 “Golden 100: Top Privately Held Companies” List. DRMP ranked no. 49 on the list, which is based on Central Florida companies’ total gross revenue for the most recent year-end.   

May 2014

DRMP Ranked among Top Design Firms in the Southeast  

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP was ranked among the top design firms in the Southeast on Engineering News Record’s Annual “Southeast Top Design Firms” List.

DRMP earned the No. 24 spot in the annual list based on revenue for design services performed by Southeast firms during the calendar year.

Apr. 2014

DRMP Announces New Appointments in Associates Program

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP, a leading consulting engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Orlando, is pleased to announce the progression of employees to the positions of Associate, Senior Associate and Principal Associate.

Employee Progressions include:

Associates
Nick DeVito, EI is a Project Engineer with DRMP’s Traffic Engineering Department.
William Moss, PE is a Project Engineer with DRMP’s Traffic Engineering Department.

Senior Associates
Jocelyn Haisch-Lynn, PE is a Project Manager in DRMP’s Structures Department.
Jim Highland, PE is a Project Manager in DRMP’s Traffic Engineering Department.
Al Quickel, PE is a Senior Project Manager in DRMP’s Surveying and Mapping/Geomatics Division.

Principal Associate
Collette Moss, PE is Vice President of DRMP’s Transportation Department.

Mar. 2014

DRMP’s Tampa Office Relocates

Tampa, Fla. – DRMP has relocated its Tampa office to 15310 Amberly Drive, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33647. Scott A. Garth, PE is the Office Leader and can be reached at (813) 265-9800. The office fax number is (813) 265-9822.

Mar. 2014

DRMP Hires Freddie Vargas to Lead Boca Raton Office

Boca Raton, Fla. – Freddie Vargas, PE has joined DRMP to serve as Senior Project Manager and the Office Leader of DRMP’s south Florida office.

As Office Leader, Vargas will be responsible for marketing and business development, project management and technical oversight of staff production as well as establishing and maintaining client relationships. 

Vargas brings 37 years of professional engineering experience, including project management in traffic and transportation engineering, transportation analyses, transit studies, transportation planning, geometric conceptual design for intersections and corridors, roadway capacity studies, traffic impact studies, traffic safety evaluations, parking studies, development of access management strategies and PD&E studies.  He is experienced in managing projects with the Florida Department of Transportation Districts Four and Six and other municipalities throughout south Florida.

Feb. 2014

DRMP Promotes Robby Walker, LEED GA as its New North Carolina Construction Engineering Inspection Area Manager

Raleigh, NC – Robby Walker, LEED GA has been promoted at DRMP, Inc. to North Carolina Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) Area Manager.

In his new position, Walker will be responsible for marketing, project management and technical oversight of staff production as well as establishing and maintaining client relationships.

Walker has 16 years of experience in the CEI industry and is a certified LEED GA.  He has been with DRMP for 12 years providing CEI services as a Senior Inspector, Assistant Project Engineer and Project Administrator for Florida Department of Transportation Districts One, Five, Seven, and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. 

He is an energetic and dedicated CEI professional who will apply all of his experience and knowledge to continue to grow DRMP’s CEI presence in North Carolina. 

Jan. 2014

DRMP Showcases Services and Vision by Launching First Corporate Video

Orlando, Fla. – “Building the Future on a Foundation of Excellence,” that’s DRMP’s credo. And the company moved one step closer in “building” through launching its first corporate video, “DRMP – Building the Future.”

The three-minute video highlights the company’s decades of experience and expertise, technical excellence and wide range of multi-disciplinary services. The video was produced in-house and features 3D Modeling, another innovative service that DRMP uses in its own projects and offers to other consulting firms.

July 2013

DRMP Promotes Glenn Lusink, PSM, to Lead Survey & Mapping/Geomatics Division

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP has promoted Glenn J. Lusink, PSM to Division Manager of the Survey and Mapping/Geomatics Division.

In his new role, Lusink will be responsible for leading the Division’s marketing and business development, which includes ensuring quality services to clients, and guiding the division through market trends such as new technology and survey methods. Overall, Lusink plans to take advantage of the diverse talent that DRMP’s Surveying and Mapping/Geomatics Division has to offer and create a collaborative group of professionals to enhance the team, while mentoring younger staff and future leaders.

“In return, our clients will continue to receive cost-effective services of the highest standards for many years to come,” Lusink said.

In 1984, Lusink started with DRMP as a rodman and has gained 29 years of experience in the land surveying profession as he progressed from field work to project management and now to division manager. He opened DRMP’s Jacksonville, Fla. office in 2000, which has grown to nearly 30 employees with a continued client base in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. Lusink has also gained experience working directly with FDOT District Two as a Project Manager and Project Surveyor on several notable projects. Along with Florida, Lusink is licensed in Alabama, North Carolina and the US Virgin Islands, which will assist DRMP in expanding its services to other regions.

June 2013

DRMP Ranked as one of ZweigWhite’s  Top US Firms to Work For

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP was recognized as one of the top multi-discipline firms in the country on ZweigWhite’s 2013“Best Places to Work For”, an annual listing that ranks firms on their workplace practices, employee benefits and employee retention rates and more.
It is the experience, ethics and expertise of our employees that has made DRMP a success, said President/CEO, Wayne D. Chalifoux, PE.


“We recognize that it’s the people who are the hallmark of our success,” Chalifoux said. “So we have placed the highest value on providing a work environment where employees can pursue their individual goals and enjoy themselves in the process. If we have accomplished that, they will excel – and so will DRMP.”


The survey prepared for ZweigWhite had a dual benefit for DRMP.


“The survey worked as a tool to look at the areas where DRMP is doing well and identified areas that need improvement,” said Human Resources Manager, Tracie Samillano. “That kind of employee feedback is priceless.”


For all firm rankings, please visit http://www.zweigwhite.com/awards/best-firms-to-work-for/2013_winners.php

Apr. 2013

DRMP Ranks among Top 500 Design Firms in the United States

Orlando, Fla. –DRMP, Inc. was ranked among the top design firms in the United States on Engineering News Record’s Annual “Top 500 Design Firms List.”

DRMP earned the 363rd slot in the annual nationwide survey that ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed during the calendar year.

Mar. 2013

DRMP Welcomes Future Engineers for a Learning Experience

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP hosted local high school students in support of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) East Central Branch’s 30th annual “E-4-a-Day” event. 

This program was created by the ASCE to encourage high school juniors and seniors to consider civil engineering as a career field.

The students enjoyed a lunch with DRMP engineering and surveying staff and then took a guided tour throughout DRMP’s corporate headquarters to catch a glimpse of the inner workings of an engineering company.  Their day was completed with demonstrations that highlighted components from the structural and transportation engineering and surveying and mapping departments. 

Feb. 2013

Adventist Health Systems Solution Center Building Opens

Orlando, Fla. – The dedication and opening of the Adventist Health System Solutions Center showcases another successful healthcare project for DRMP’s General Civil Engineering Department. 

DRMP performed the civil engineering, surveying, permitting, and construction inspection services for this technology-based office building.  The building is 200,000 sf with six stories and a 7-level parking garage and serves as an Information Technology Hub for 30 AHS facilities. 

Feb. 2013

A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement Project Wins ACEC ‘National Recognition Award’

Orlando, Fla. – The A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement, a design build project, was selected for a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual “Engineering Excellence Awards.”

Project Description
DRMP, Inc. and the LANE Construction Corporation were selected by the Florida Department of Transportation, District Five as a design build team to design and construct a replacement of the existing bridge with a 3,207-foot, high-level fixed bridge, which includes a three-span continuous superstructure main unit with 65 feet of vertical clearance.  The replacement bridge is comprised of pretensioned, 78-inch bulb-tee approach spans and a post-tensioned, three-span continuous modified 78-inch bulb-tee channel unit.

In addition, the project required a reconstruction and realignment of the SR 406 roadway and bridge approaches and to build a 300-foot recreational fishing pier that extends into the river parallel to the new bridge at the end of the west causeway. The new 3,207-foot long bridge has two 12-foot lanes with an 8-foot outside shoulder and a 5-foot wide sidewalk in each direction. The new bridge opened in January 2011. This project was completed under budget and with a schedule that was drastically reduced from the allotted time due largely to effective communication and employment of innovative ideas.

Project History
The original A. Max Brewer bridge was constructed in the 1940s and spanned the Intracoastal Waterway. Because of the bridge’s age and poor mechanical condition, the swing-span portion of the bridge was prone to breakdowns during normal operations, preventing large marine vessels from continuing along the Intracoastal Waterway and impeding vehicular traffic on the bridge.

Community Connection
The A. Max Brewer Bridge, which spans the Indian River in Titusville, connects the City of
Titusville to the barrier island. It provides access to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge,
beaches and the Kennedy Space Center.   The single, continuous high-level bridge proposed by the design build team allowed a breathtaking, expansive view of the Indian River—this is very important because the bridge is a popular rocket launch viewing site in Brevard County, Fla.

Feb. 2013

DRMP Ranks among “Largest Central Florida Engineering Firms”

Orlando, Fla. –DRMP, Inc. is the fifth largest engineering firm in Central Florida according to the Orlando Business Journal’ annual rankings.

The survey ranks firms based on engineering billings performed during the last calendar year in Central Florida, which is comprised of Orange, Lake, Osceola and Seminole counties. 

Feb. 2013

DRMP Well Represented in Florida Engineering Leadership Institute’s Class of 2013

Orlando, Fla. –Three DRMP Vice Presidents, Glenn J. Lusink, PSM, Colette Moss, PE, and Mark E. Puckett, PE have been selected as members of the 2013 Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) Class. 

They will participate in a 10-month course study to become a fully engaged leader equipped with the vision, mission, personal connections and the knowledge to effectively employ their talents in the service of their community and profession.  

May 2012

Two DRMP Employees Earn Florida Licenses

Orlando, Fla. – DRMP’s William Moss and Christopher Wild have earned their respective Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor and Mapper licenses from the state of Florida.

Moss has been with DRMP for five years and serves as a Project Engineer in DRMP’s Traffic Engineering Department.  Wild serves as a Survey Technician in DRMP’s Surveying and Mapping Division and has been with DRMP for six years.   

Apr. 2011

DRMP Promotes Scott  A. Garth, PE as New Office Leader for Tampa/West Florida  Region

Tampa, Fla. – Scott A. Garth, PE has been promoted  at Dyer, Riddle, Mills and Precourt, Inc. (DRMP) to Office Leader for its  Tampa/West Florida Region.

In his new position, Garth will be  responsible for marketing and business development, project management and  technical oversight of staff production as well as establishing and  maintaining client relationships.

Garth has over 19 years of  experience in civil engineering and is a Florida registered Professional  Engineer.  He has been with DRMP for 16 years providing drainage and  transportation engineering design for the Florida Department of  Transportation’s (FDOT) District Seven and other local municipality projects.   He also brings direct experience working with FDOT District Seven as a  Project Manager for three years.  Garth is married with two children and  has resided in the Tampa area for 35 years.

Aug. 2010

DRMP CEI Division Project wins 2010 “Best in Construction” Award from Florida Transportation Builders’ Association

Orlando, Florida – Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. (DRMP) Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) Division was recently awarded a “Best in Construction” in the Major Bridge Category by the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA) for its participation in the SR 414 John Land Apopka Expressway project in Orange County.
 
DRMP’s Ricky Langley, PE and Al Norris, were recognized along with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA), Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. (Contractor), and LeWare Construction Company (Bridge Contractor) at the FTBA’s annual awards breakfast on August 6. The award is a statewide recognition for both the Contractor and the Construction Engineering Inspector and was chosen by a committee of members from the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.  
 
DRMP provided Construction Engineering Inspection services for the project, which was a project for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) for its new length of expressway that extends Maitland Blvd. to SR 429.  The End-Anchorage Bridge, for which the award was given, is one of eight bridges constructed on the project.  It is 429-feet in length with a center span of 280-feet and is the first time this type of bridge has been constructed in Florida.

Jul. 2010

Tom Caffery, PE is ASCE – Florida Section’s Engineer of the Year

Orlando, Florida - Tom Caffery, PE, DRMP’s Chief Engineer of Transportation, was recently honored as ‘Engineer of the Year” by the statewide Florida Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 
 
Tom received his award at the 2010 annual ASCE meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  He was chosen for the award based on his many years of service to ASCE and his professional achievements in constructing roadway infrastructure in Central Florida.  
 
Tom has been involved with ASCE for a number of years and served as the East Central Branch’s President in 1995-1996.  His most recent contribution has been organizing the Branch’s service outreach at the Orlando Science Center (OSC) to install a new exhibit to feature infrastructure in all its aspects.  The hope is to educate the OSC’s annual visitors on the importance of infrastructure is to our every day lives and highlight the engineers’ role in providing public services/utilities.  

May 2010

DRMP’s Project with City of Fort Myers wins Florida American Public Works Association 2010 “Project of the Year” Award

Fort Myers, Florida – Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc.'s (DRMP) project with the City of Ft. Myers has been awarded the “Project of the Year” in the Historical Restoration/Preservation category by the Florida Chapter Awards Committee of the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the City of Fort Myers’ Downtown Utility and Streetscape Project.

DRMP provided the civil engineering and surveying services for the project.  The award was given during ceremonies at the 50th Anniversary of the APWA Florida Chapter Annual Meeting. This award brings further recognition to the project and the consulting firm’s efforts to work with the City and all project stakeholders to revitalize the City’s downtown while restoring and preserving the historical elements. Eighty projects throughout the state of Florida were submitted for consideration.  In addition, DRMP, the City of Fort Myers and other team members presented the project at a Super Session conference presentation. 

The APWA Project of the Year Award recognizes the managing agency, the engineer and other team consultants, and the contractor who work together to complete public works projects.  Awards are judged on the following criteria:

  • Use of good construction management techniques and completion of the project on schedule
  • Safety performance and demonstrated awareness of the need for a good overall safety program during construction
  • Community relations through efforts to minimize public inconvenience and precautions to protect the public during construction, and other means of improving relations between the agency and the public
  • Demonstrated awareness for the need to protect the environment during construction
  • Unusual accomplishments under adverse conditions
  • Additional conditions deemed important to the public works agency such as time or money-saving techniques or exceptional quality control, etc.

The Downtown Utility and Streetscape project team outlined the construction techniques, accelerated schedule and safety programs while emphasizing the understanding and protection of the historic elements of the downtown area.  All facets of the community relations program were described including the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency’s programs to assist the downtown businesses during construction.  The City of Fort Myers combined the utility project with the streetscape project to reduce cost and construction inconvenience to the public.  By rebidding the project in phases, costs were reduced to assist with funding due to a downturn in the economy. 

Emphasis was given to streetscape’s design challenges while meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements in a historic district.  This was particularly challenging because the new roadway and sidewalk systems employ narrower streets, wider sidewalks and lower street profiles.  This project showcases one of the most exciting accomplishments of recovering and “recycling” over 500,000 bricks once covered for decades by asphalt on our existing streets.  Reusing the old bricks was a large and unique undertaking in preserving the historic downtown.  Gaining acceptance from other agencies to use smaller, historic traffic signals throughout downtown added to the downtown charm and unusual accomplishments of the project.

This project began in late 2005 and was completed in late 2009.  While this project beautified downtown Fort Myers, more importantly, this was a utility replacement project.  The Downtown Utility Replacement and Streetscape Improvements project replaced all existing water, sewer and storm drain systems in downtown Fort Myers; many dating as far back as the early 1900s.  Once the underground utility replacement work on each street was complete, street beautification elements were constructed including brick-accented sidewalks and crosswalks, streetscape amenities, and landscaping and lighting.  Street furniture such as benches, waste receptacles, and decorative bike racks placed throughout the downtown area complete the street furnishings package.

APWA is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.  APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.   For more information, please visit www.florida.apwa.net.

DRMP, a multi-discipline firm serving clients in the public, private and industrial sectors in the development of infrastructure, has been in business since 1977.  DRMP is currently located in 15 offices spread strategically across the Southeastern United States.  Today, DRMP is ranked among Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” in the United States.  For more information, please visit www.drmp.com.

Apr. 2010

DRMP Ranks Among Top 250 Design Firms in the United States

Orlando, Florida – DRMP was ranked amongst the top 250 design firms in the United States on Engineering News Record’s Annual “Top 500 Design Firms List.”

DRMP ranked No. 238 in the annual nationwide survey. The survey ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed during the calendar year.

Apr. 2010

DRMP Announces New Appointments to Associates Program

Orlando, Florida – DRMP, a leading consulting engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce the progression of nine employees to the positions of Associate and Senior Associate. 

Employee Progressions include:
Associates
James Hagon, PE is a Senior Project Engineer in DRMP’s Transportation Division.
Julia Lindstedt is a Technical Copywriter in DRMP’s Marketing Department.
Christopher Towne, PE is Engineering Office Leader for DRMP’s Gainesville Office.

Senior Associates
John “Jack” Anderberg, PSM is a Survey Project Manager in DRMP’s Jacksonville office.

Mar. 2010

DRMP Announces Vice President Promotion

Charlotte, North Carolina – DRMP’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of James Beck, PE to the position of Vice President. 

Beck was promoted in recognition of his hard work, leadership and contributions to the firm.  He joined DRMP in 1998 as an Engineer in the Transportation Division.  In 2001, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and helped open DRMP’s first satellite office outside of Florida. Beck has also laid the groundwork for other DRMP disciplines, Construction Engineering Inspection and Intelligent Transportation Systems, to expand into the North Carolina market. 

Beck has also been instrumental in helping DRMP open offices in Columbia, South Carolina and Buford, Georgia, where he serves as the Area Leader. 

Feb. 2010

DRMP Ranks in Central Florida’s Top 25 Largest Environmental Service Firms

Orlando, Florida – DRMP ranks #14 on the Orlando Business Journal’s annual 2010 “Top 25 Largest Environmental Services Firm in Central Florida.”

The survey ranks firms based on billings for Central Florida environmental services performed during the last calendar year. 

Feb. 2010

DRMP Wins ‘Outstanding Organization of the Year’ for 2010

Orlando, Florida - Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. (DRMP) was the recipient of Central Florida's "Outstanding Engineering Organization of the Year (Private Sector) more than 100 Employees” at the annual 2010 Central Florida Engineers Week banquet. Each year firms and individuals are nominated by their peers in professional societies in Central Florida to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the community and engineering industry. DRMP was nominated for the award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was one of three firms vying for the honor. Central Florida Engineers Week is celebrated in conjunction with National Engineers Week, which is commemorated annually and was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession and technology. For more information, please visit www.cflengineersweek.com.

Feb. 2010

DRMP Ranks in Central Florida’s Top 25 Engineering Firms

Orlando, Florida – DRMP is #3 on the Orlando Business Journal’s annual 2010 “Top 25 Engineering Firms in Central Florida.”

The survey ranks firms based on engineering billings performed in Orange, Lake, Osceola and Seminole Counties during the calendar year 2009.  

 
 
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