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Seth Ricker Joins R.A. Smith National as Construction Services Technician

by Jessica Pairrett 6. February 2015 10:09

Seth Ricker has joined R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm — in Brookfield, Wis., as a construction services technician in the construction services division.

Ricker has over 16 years of experience providing inspection, design and client management. His main focus is providing construction oversight and contract administration for numerous civil engineering projects, including: roads, buildings and structures, water and wastewater treatment facilities, wells, booster stations, lift stations, water towers and antenna additions. He also has extensive knowledge of construction practices and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requirements.
Additionally, Ricker has experience in design and project management of public works utility projects, including: water, sanitary and storm sewer, municipal street improvement programs, lift stations, mechanical and process piping applications, tornado shelter and cast-in-place structures.

Ricker has an associate’s degree in civil engineering from Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wis.

He currently resides in Elkhorn, Wis.


Wayne Vandenbergh Joins R.A. Smith National as Structural Services Project Manager

by Jessica Pairrett 23. January 2015 10:13

Wayne Vandenbergh, P.E., has joined the Madison office of R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm — as project manager in the structural services division.
Vandenbergh has more than 25 years of structural design experience as a project manager and senior structural engineer. He has provided structural design services in the education, health care, civic, hospitality, municipal, industrial and commercial markets. Additionally, he has mentored individuals and led project teams as both lead structural engineer and project manager. His current projects include: security entrances for the School District of La Crosse, Wis.; Firefighters Credit Union, Onalaska, Wis.; and Allergy Associates of La Crosse, Onalaska, Wis. Vandenbergh is active in the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin, serving as the Legislative Committee Chair.

Vandenbergh holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan.

Vandenbergh currently resides in Sun Prairie, Wis.

With the addition of Vandenbergh, R.A. Smith National now has 13 structural engineers on staff between both Brookfield and Madison offices.

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