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Newsletter - 2013 - Winter

Featured Articles

Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
An Alterra café and wholesale bakery in a Bayview neighborhood in the city of Milwaukee has sustainability written all over it.


Granville Park Master Plan/Menomonee River Shoreline Protection - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Granville Park in Milwaukee is somewhat of a best kept secret for the dogs and their owners who are drawn to the park because of its wooded and rustic setting, as well as its access to the Menomonee River.  

On Location

Keeping Boerner Botanical Gardens Beautiful
More than 100,000 people visit Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee, Wis. every year. Behind the scenes of this horticultural showplace is a major effort to maintain the gardens.

In-Person Blogs

Think Mobile
The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by 2015 smartphone sales will reach 982 million and, according to Morgan Stanley, by 2014 mobile web users will surpass traditional desktop internet users.


Protecting Rare Bird Species
There are many considerations when planning a project, but what happens when you find out that you may have a rare species of bird nesting within or near your work zone?

I-94 & Drexel Avenue Interchange is Open!
Our engineering staff has been busy over the last several years on several projects that contributed to the recent opening of the new I-94 Interchange at Drexel Avenue and reconstructed Drexel Avenue in the City of Oak Creek.

What We're Working On

The Foothills, Fort Collins, Colorado
A hybrid lifestyle center format is coming to the Foothills Mall in the Rockies!

Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital - Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin
Construction is underway at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital.

Industry Recognition

Green Professional Status
R.A. Smith National has earned the distinction of Green Professional from the Wisconsin Sustainable Building Council.

Project Briefs


Cabela’s, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Surveying, site planning, sitework engineering, landscape architecture, irrigation design, and ecological services are being provided for a new 100,000-square-foot Cabela’s store at US 41 and Lombardi Avenue near Lambeau Field. The store will be located in the Titletown Development area being developed in conjunction with the Green Bay Packers.  

Whitnall School District Athletic Fields and Stormwater Study, Greenfield, Wisconsin
An engineering study was completed for the Whitnall School District that addressed storm water management at the Whitnall High School site and the north end of the Whitnall Middle School site.


Prairie View Subdivision, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Construction layout and observation services were provided for this single-family residential development by Towne Realty, Inc. Phase 1 includes mass grading the entire 82-acre site, as well as installing 0.75-mile of municipal infrastructure for 48 lots. Project completion is anticipated for Summer 2013.

Pioneer Drive, Muskego, Wisconsin
Roadway plans and construction specifications were prepared for the reconstruction of Pioneer Drive from Janesville Road (CTH L) to Racine Avenue (CTH Y).

Section 34 & 35 Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Improvements, New Berlin, Wisconsin
Construction management and inspection services were provided for the installation of approximately 10,500 lf of 36" concrete interceptor sewer, 2,000 lf of 18" local sewer and 10,500 lf of 16" ductile iron water transmission main.


R.A. Smith National Will Attend the IECA Annual Conference in San Diego, California  

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Will Host the Annual Watershed Conference in Neenah, Wisconsin

Jeff Mazanec Will Present “There’s an App for That!” at the 2013 APWA, Colorado Chapter, Construction Inspection Conference

Heather Patti Will Present Results of Glyceria maxima Field Study at Wisconsin Wetlands Association Conference in February

WMC Hosts Business Day in Madison 

Steve Miazga Will Attend Governor's Conference on Economic Development

Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Holds Fifth Annual Conference

R.A. Smith National Recognized at Sustainable Brookfield Business Day

R.A. Smith National Conducts Land Surveying/GPS Demonstration for Point Park University’s Civil Engineering Technology Students


R.A. Smith National’s Steve Miazga is Elected as Vice President of Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

R.A. Smith National’s Paul Arend Participates in the 2013 ACEC Wisconsin Future Leaders Institute

R.A. Smith National’s Nancy Parduhn Wilson has Obtained Her Professional Registration as a Registered Landscape Architect

R.A. Smith National’s John Frydrych Attains Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP) Designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Benjie Hayek has Joined the Brookfield Office of R.A. Smith National as a Construction Services Project Leader

Daniel Whitefoot, E.I.T. has Joined the Brookfield Office of R.A. Smith National as a Civil Engineer in the Transportation Division

Caleb Manske, P.E. Has Joined the Brookfield Office of R.A. Smith National as a Civil Engineer in the Transportation Division

R.A. Smith National’s Stephan Hoffmann Has Been Elected to ITE Board
  R.A. Smith National Adds Two New Employees to the Pittsburgh Survey Division, Derek Bartholic and Kyle Svitek

R.A. Smith National Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa., Has Added Dennis Cote, Survey Crew Chief, to the Pittsburgh Survey Division


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