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R.A. Smith National’s Colby Nennig Attains Professional Engineer License

by Jessica Pairrett 6. February 2017 09:06

Colby Nennig

Civil engineer shows dedication to industry by obtaining licensure in California

Colby Nennig attained his professional engineer license in the state of California. Nennig is a civil engineer in the land development services division at R.A. Smith National.

Nennig has more than three years of experience at R.A. Smith National. His experience includes site design services for mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial projects. Nennig has further technical expertise with grading and earthwork, hydrologic analysis, fire flow analysis, utility design and site layout. A couple of his recent projects include the Westfield Century City and AT Mateo retail redevelopments. Century City is a $950-plus million project that includes a new Nordstrom, a completely remodeled Bloomingdale’s, a new Macy’s and the West Coast’s first Eataly restaurant. The AT Mateo project, located in the Los Angeles Arts District, consists of 170,000-plus square feet of retail and office space that has become a premiere destination for retail, fashion and the arts.

Nennig has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

New Employees Welcomed to R.A. Smith National

by Jessica Pairrett 22. June 2016 12:11

New employees at R.A. Smith National

R.A. Smith National, a nationwide civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, has hired many new faces so far in 2016. Below, meet our new employees.

Structural Engineering Division

Mike Kren and Paul Petrides, P.E., joined our growing structural engineering services division. Mike focuses on residential building design projects. Paul’s diverse background as both designer and project engineer match perfectly with his R.A. Smith National building design projects.

Jeff Perrin has also joined the structural division as a structural engineer. He brings his experience with precast concrete framing, concrete repair and structural construction documents to the firm.

Paul Woolson joined the firm as a structural CAD technician in our Madison, Wis., office. Paul has four years of experience with structural CAD work.

Construction Services Division

Mike Frane was welcomed to the construction services division. He has expansive construction experience, including underground utility installation and construction inspection.

Mike Dufern was welcomed back to R.A. Smith National, along with his 45 years of experience in both construction and engineering. His expertise lies in infrastructure, transportation and commercial/residential developments.

Ed Rivera joined the firm as a construction services representative and offers his 30 years of experience to the division.

Municipal Services Division

After working as a co-op student within the division, Rich Gebhart officially joined the firm after graduation. During his co-op experience, Rich gained knowledge of and worked on many projects for our municipal clients.

Land Development Services Division

Katie LeDoux is also a recent graduate who spent her co-op time with R.A. Smith National. Katie’s projects for the land development industry have included commercial and retail, residential and others.

Land Development Services—Irvine

Our Irvine, Calif., office expanded with the addition of civil engineer Andy Nguyen. Andy’s projects, in retail, industrial and hospitality markets, allow him to provide engineering services throughout the western U.S.


Lori Wirsching is an experienced accounting professional who is confidently leading the department as controller.

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