4. February 2016 09:05
Pete Brothers, survey manager and 3D laser scanning manager at R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — has attained his Professional Land Surveyor (Prof. L.S.) license in the state of Maryland. He manages all surveying services out of R.A. Smith National’s Oakmont office.
Brothers has more than 24 years of experience on a wide range of surveying projects, including boundary, and topographic surveys; construction staking, and 3D laser scanning. From GPS to 3D laser scanning to unmanned aircraft systems, Brothers has always utilized the newest surveying technology. His projects have included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects at Fort Meade, Hoover Dam bypass bridge, Cracker Plant at Monaca, Veterans Administration hospitals, Gulf Oil terminals, steel mills, nuclear plants, airports, medical centers and others.
In addition to Maryland, Brothers also holds a Prof. L.S. license in Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors–Southwest Chapter.
26. January 2016 11:21
Keystone Coldwater Conference
Ramada Inn Conference Center
State College, PA
February 26 & 27, 2016
Patrick Shirey, M.S., J.D., Ph.D. and ecologist and project manager in R.A. Smith National’s Oakmont (Pittsburgh) office, will be presenting at the 2016 Keystone Coldwater Conference on February 27. Shirey will educate conference attendees about stream restoration. In this presentation, he will discuss approaches to balancing stream restoration efforts that use wood additions to improve fish habitat with management practices that anchor wood or remove wood out of fear of threat to human infrastructure.
Shirey recently served with the American Fisheries Society as first policy fellow, updating statements on threatened and endangered species. He has won national awards including a graduate student policy award from the Ecological Society of America and a George Mendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship from the National Park Service to study native brook trout and their habitat on the wild and scenic Namekagon River in Wisconsin (2012-2013).
Be sure to read Shirey’s recent related blog post, “Fallen Trees Provide Habitat to Fish.”
Aiming to conserve and restore Pennsylvania’s coldwater resources, the conference brings together environmental professionals, grassroots conservation organizations, and college faculty, staff and students. This 12th annual conference will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.
Learn more and register for the conference.