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R.A. Smith National Named a Best Firm to Work For

by Jessica Pairrett 17. August 2016 11:53

Zweig Group Best Firms 2016

Firm Ranks No. 21 Among Engineering Firms in the Nation by Zweig Group

R.A. Smith National, Inc. was selected as one of Zweig Group’s Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For for the fourth consecutive year.

The firm ranked No. 21 out of 40 in the civil engineering category. This list recognizes the top civil engineering firms in the United States and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and more. R.A. Smith National has been recognized eight times as a Best Firms to Work For by Zweig Group.

About R.A. Smith National

Employees at R.A. Smith National enjoy a client-focused, collaborative culture in a family atmosphere. The firm employs a staff of 196 and is currently hiring for a variety of positions throughout its offices in Brookfield (corporate headquarters), Madison and Appleton, Wis.; Naperville (Chicago), Ill.; Irvine, Calif.; and Oakmont (Pittsburgh), Pa.

R.A. Smith National is a consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to local, state and federal governments and the land development industry nationwide. Comprehensive services also include civil engineering, structural engineering, development management, surveying, construction services, transportation engineering, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning.

“Our staff is highly dedicated—you can see excellence in their work and in what they deliver to clients. This award celebrates that success,” said Richard Smith, owner and president of R.A. Smith National. “This firm and all our talented individuals continue to amaze me—and I’m its president.”

Wendy Wolfgram, human resources manager at R.A. Smith National, added, “Each individual working together as a whole, with a commitment to excellence and successful client projects—that’s what this award reflects.”

Additional Information

Zweig Group will announce this year’s winners at the 2016 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on September 22 and 23 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. For more information about the Best Firms to Work For Award, please visit

Chapman to Present at Public Works Expo

by Jessica Pairrett 15. August 2016 11:05

American Public Works Association’s PWX (Public Works Expo) 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
August 28-31, 2016

Jon Chapman, 3D laser scanning manager of R.A. Smith National, will present at APWA’s PWX 2016 on Tuesday, August 30. Chapman’s presentation, “Big Bang for the Buck: Laser Scanning Values in Public Works Infrastructure,” will take a look at advances in survey technology and its opportunities in the public works sector. He will discuss the many benefits that LiDAR, or laser scanning technology for data collection, has for the public works engineering professional.

Read more on these presentations and find an entire list of this year’s presenters.

To learn more about 3D laser scanning services we provide, click here.

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