21. May 2014 03:55
R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has hired Mishal Al-wathiqui as an intern in the ecological division. He will work with Heather Patti and Tina Myers, ecologists and professional wetland scientists, to complete wetland delineation, invasive species control and natural area assessment projects.
Al-wathiqui has two bachelor of science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), the first in biology and second in conservation and environmental sciences. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in freshwater sciences and technology at UWM. Al-wathiqui previously worked at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a wildlife technician, Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a harmful algal blooms surveillance intern, Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition as an ecological restoration intern and at the City of Milwaukee as an urban forestry intern.
21. April 2014 08:09
Christopher Richardson has joined the Pittsburgh office of R.A. Smith National — civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning consultants — Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa., as a project surveyor and 3D laser scanning technician.
Richardson has extensive experience in surveying, 3D laser scanning and project management. In previous positions he was responsible for 3D laser scanning efforts including developing new strategies, consulting with clients, field scanning and point cloud conversions. His projects have included scanning fire scenes, vehicular accidents and existing buildings.
Richardson currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.