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

by Karen Wiesneski 6. November 2014 10:28

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, 2014 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 35 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 800-462-0876. 


Kristen Belan Joins R.A. Smith National as Municipal Services Project Manager/Engineer

by Karen Wiesneski 16. October 2014 03:47

Kristen Belan has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., as a project manager/engineer in the municipal services division.

Belan has 18 years of civil engineering experience and specializes in water quality and flood control projects; river restoration planning and design; hydrologic and hydraulic reports; FEMA Letters of Map Change; HEC-RAS and WinSLAMM computer modeling; grant applications; and federal, state, and local permit approval processes regarding waterway and wetland laws.

Belan has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.



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