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Jeff Nance Joins R.A. Smith National as Development Director

by Jessica Pairrett 6. January 2015 07:32

Jeff Nance has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – in Naperville, Ill., as development director in the land development services division.

Nance has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and project development on more than 250 projects for clients that include The Home Depot, Target, United States Postal Service, Cineplex Odeon Theaters and others. He specializes in project development, due diligence, site acquisition, and zoning entitlement services.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, he was employed with Sure-Site Consulting Group, LLC in Chicago. Nance is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.

With the addition of Nance, R.A. Smith National’s nationwide development services expand as part of the company’s plans for strategic growth. The Naperville office opened on October 1, 2014, to support the company’s plans for expanded development services. Development services include pre-development consulting, entitlement services and national program management, and are offered to clients nationwide, with a focus on national retail, health care and residential.


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. 


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