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R.A. Smith National’s Paul McIlheran Named a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality

by Lindsie Nelson 19. November 2013 03:46

Paul McIlheran, P.E., senior project engineer and associate at R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – has been named a certified professional in stormwater quality (CPSWQ).

The CPSWQ certification is granted to those who have the educational training, demonstrated expertise and experience in computing, analyzing and evaluating stormwater quality. This certification provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and methods. Applicants must pass a one-day examination covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impact of urbanization and federal and state laws and regulations. 

McIlheran has 18 years of civil engineering experience in commercial, health care and residential development, and specializes in stormwater management planning and design and has extensive experience with low impact development techniques including infiltration and bioretention. He is responsible for leading design teams on large-scale projects, such as the design of multiple commercial and residential sites at the 1500-acre Pabst Farms development in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as well as the 70-acre Aurora Medical Center development in Grafton, Wisconsin.

McIlheran has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Marquette University. 

R.A. Smith National’s Dick Schluge Will Present on Sanitary Sewer and Collections Systems

by Lindsie Nelson 31. October 2013 03:23

Dick Schluge, civil engineer at R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – is one of several instructors for the Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering course being offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This comprehensive course will be held December 3-5, 2013 at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. The course is designed for wastewater and consulting engineers, operations professionals, federal agency and regulatory staff and others interested in the engineering, operation and improvement of wastewater collection systems. The course also offers the opportunity to earn 18 professional development hours (PDH) and 1.8 continuing education units (CEU). 

Schluge has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering, construction management and sanitary sewerage projects. His engineering and construction work has included a wide range of project sizes and has included open-cut, rehab, tunneling, and horizontal directional drilling projects. He is currently serving as resident engineer at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.  

For more information on the course and how to register, visit or call 800-462-1299. 

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