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Abraham to Present at ASCE Spring Technical Conference

by Jessica Pairrett 29. March 2017 06:12

ASCE Wisconsin Section 2017 Spring Technical Conference
Crowne Plaza Madison Hotel
March 30, 2017

Brad Abraham, construction services project leader at R.A. Smith National, will present at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section’s spring conference. His presentation will discuss the geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). In summer 2016, two bridges in Dodge County, Wis., were reconstructed using GRS-IBS. This non-traditional construction method reduced costs and completion times for both bridges. Attendees will learn about this innovative construction method and opportunities to use GRS-IBS to construct bridges in rural areas.

Read more about this and other presentations to be held during the conference.

Dodge Co. bridge constructed with GRS-IBS.

Contractors construct a Dodge County, Wis., bridge using the innovative GRS-IBS method, which saves a municipality cost and time.

R.A. Smith National Promotes Paul Schafer to Assistant Director of Construction Services

by Karen Wiesneski 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.

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