4. October 2016 02:36
R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, Brookfield, Wis. — has promoted Paul Schafer to assistant director of construction services.
Schafer has been employed with R.A. Smith National’s construction services group as a municipal construction group manager since 2011. A few of his current and recent projects include Drexel Town Square for the City of Oak Creek; a major revitalization/streetscaping project for the City of Wauwatosa; Woods Road bridge replacement and annual roadway improvement projects for the City of Muskego; and the award-winning RecPlex Park & Ride project for the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
Schafer has more than 17 years of experience in construction management for street programs, utilities, subdivisions, and water and wastewater facilities. He is in charge of coordinating and overseeing both municipal and private construction projects. He also manages and schedules more than 30 staff members in various construction services roles.
27. September 2016 06:37
Matthew Stangel has joined R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — in Brookfield, Wis., as an ecologist. Stangel is providing wetland and ecological services with an emphasis on providing environmental reviews and permitting services.
Stangel’s experience includes project management and construction of a variety of ecological restoration projects including stream bank reconstruction, erosion control, herbicide application and others. His experience further includes soil sampling, water quality monitoring, and groundwater conservation efforts. Stangel has gained diverse experience in the water resources and ecological fields including working for a private consultant as well as interning for a nature conservancy and NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District).
Stangel holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with an emphasis in environmental geography and a master’s degree in freshwater sciences and technology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.