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Paul Petrides Joins R.A. Smith National as Structural Engineer

by Jessica Pairrett 5. May 2016 11:21

Paul Petrides joined R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., as a structural engineer in the structural services division.

Petrides has more than seven years of structural design experience as both a designer and project engineer. He began his career designing building facade anchorage for natural stone, precast concrete and metal panels, and has spent the last three years completing low-rise building design projects, underground utility projects, as well as structural inspections for existing structures, while developing his previous employer’s building information modeling (BIM) standards. Petrides brings his diverse structural design experience and passion for building design to R.A. Smith National’s growing structures practice.

Petrides holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin and Ohio, with a structural engineer licensure in Illinois expected in July 2016.

Petrides resides in Elm Grove, Wis.

R.A. Smith National Named 2016 Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

by Jessica Pairrett 25. April 2016 09:55

R.A. Smith National, Inc. — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin for the fourth consecutive year. The firm ranked No. 15 out of 50 in the mid-size business category on the 2016 Top Workplaces list.

“This year, 2016, marks the fourth year in a row that R.A. Smith National has been privileged to receive the Top Workplace honor from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” Richard Smith, president, said. “I am very proud that the firm was recognized once again for this accomplishment, and I appreciate the commitment and dedication of our employees who continue to make R.A. Smith National a great place to work year after year.”

R.A. Smith National employs a staff of 191 at its office locations in Brookfield, Madison and Appleton, Wis.; Naperville (Chicago), Ill.; Irvine, Calif.; and Oakmont (Pittsburgh), Pa. The company’s multi-discipline services include civil engineering, structural engineering, development management, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. The company has several open employment opportunities. To learn more and apply, visit

R.A. Smith National employees at Top Workplaces awards ceremony

In the photo, left to right: Jeff Derra, structural engineer; Nancee Wagner, payroll manager; Suzanne Cunningham, LiDAR & 3D modeling technician; Richard A. Smith, president; Paul Schafer, municipal construction group manager; Wendy Wolfgram, human resources manager.

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