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R.A. Smith National’s Pete Brothers Attains Land Surveyor Licensure in Maryland

by Jessica Pairrett 4. February 2016 09:05

Pete Brothers

Pete Brothers, survey manager and 3D laser scanning manager at R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — has attained his Professional Land Surveyor (Prof. L.S.) license in the state of Maryland. He manages all surveying services out of R.A. Smith National’s Oakmont office.

Brothers has more than 24 years of experience on a wide range of surveying projects, including boundary, and topographic surveys; construction staking, and 3D laser scanning. From GPS to 3D laser scanning to unmanned aircraft systems, Brothers has always utilized the newest surveying technology. His projects have included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects at Fort Meade, Hoover Dam bypass bridge, Cracker Plant at Monaca, Veterans Administration hospitals, Gulf Oil terminals, steel mills, nuclear plants, airports, medical centers and others.

In addition to Maryland, Brothers also holds a Prof. L.S. license in Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors–Southwest Chapter.

Walt Lautner Joins R.A. Smith National as Development Director

by Jessica Pairrett 25. January 2016 09:13

Walt Lautner has joined R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., as a development director in the land development services division.

Lautner brings more than 20 years of comprehensive, diverse experience in land development, engineering, construction and project management to this role. He has proven experience with contract negotiations, due diligence/entitlements, strategic planning, construction/facility management, value engineering evaluations and market identification, as well as specialties in retail, multi-family and hospitality projects.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Lautner provided consulting services to land owners, developers and retailers through his business, WJ Lautner. His past experience also includes serving as: the retail group vice president at Continental Properties Company, Inc.; a senior development manager for Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.; and a senior project manager with Kmart Corporation.

With the addition of Lautner, R.A. Smith National’s development management services expand as part of the company’s plans for strategic growth. The company’s development management services include pre-development consulting, entitlement services and national program management. Development services are offered to clients nationwide with a focus on national retail, health care and residential.

Lautner holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction from Michigan Technological University. He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan.

Lautner currently resides in Hartland, Wis. 

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