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is pleased to announce that all our field and supervisory staff, office
engineers and technicians recently completed training and obtained Contactor
Certification for CSX Railroad. This
training and certification is required by the
Administration (FRA) and CSX Railroad in order to work on, near or along
any CSX Railroad Route.
is proud to offer assistance to any client needing specialized surveying,
mapping, civil and/or geotechnical engineering services at any location along
any of CSX Railroad routes nationally.
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KENTUCKY READY MIX CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
RECOGNIZES DDS ENGINEERING|
Kentucky Ready Mix Concrete Association recently awarded
an award of excellence in Concrete Design for the design and
use of ready mix concrete in a commercial project. The project for which the award was presented was the Adams Street parking lot for
Western Kentucky University. The design and construction utilized ready mix concrete surface, pervious concrete, and underground storm
water storage and treatment. This parking lot design had to meet three main goals: be environmentally friendly by meeting local storm
water quality and quantity regulations, provide an aesthetic improvement to north campus, and maximize parking/usage of the property.
The parking lot consisted of 497 parking spaces for WKU with approximately 124 parking spaces that would have otherwise had to be used
for storm water management. Stewart Lich, PE, was lead engineer and project manager for
and accepted the award
at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Ready Mix Concrete Association in Covington on February 19, 2010.
is pleased to announce that Matt Rogers, PE, recently passed
the Principles and Practice in Engineering (PE) examination.
Matt began his engineering career with
in May 2005 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science
degree in civil engineering at Western Kentucky University. Matt
manages the geotechnical engineering, construction materials
testing, and special inspection division of
and also serves as the radiation safety officer.
Additionally, Matt has recently passed the International Code
Council (ICC) Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector examination.
Wayne A. Karem, PhD, PE, a
principal at Vector Engineers, Inc. in Shelbyville, Kentucky
and an adjunct professor of civil engineering at the
University of Kentucky received the Best Paper of the Year
Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers
(ASCE), “Journal of Performance of Constructed
Facilities” for his paper entitled, “Settlement of Mine
spoil fill from Water Infiltration: A Case Study in Eastern
Dr. Karem provides exclusive
consulting geotechnical engineering services to
October 2008 Dennis D. Smith,
PE, PLS, of Bowling Green was
re-elected as the President of the Colonial States
Boards of Surveyor Registration.
Colonial States Boards of Surveyor Registration (CSBSR)
represents 19 states that follow colonial meets and bounds
surveying methods verses public land system regulations.
Members of the CSBSR consist of members of individual
licensure boards appointed by the Governors of the
Dennis is President and CEO of
PLLC with offices located in Bowling Green and Hopkinsville,
Kentucky. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in
Kentucky, West Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi and
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Kentucky, Tennessee,
West Virginia, Mississippi and North Dakota.
is pleased to welcome
A. Karem, PhD, PE, PG to our
team. With an exclusive agreement with
DDS to provide consulting geotechnical
engineering services, Wayne is the latest addition to our
rapidly expanding Geotechnical Engineering Division.
Dr. Karem is a Principal of Vector Engineers Inc., of
Shelbyville, Kentucky, a civil engineering company
specializing in site engineering and construction with
geomaterials. He has over 24 years experience as a
consulting civil engineer. His experience has been primarily
in the geosciences. Dr. Karem is a licensed professional
engineer and a licensed professional geologist. He has
worked in consulting most of his career specializing in
geotechnical engineering and materials testing. He is also
an adjunct professor of Civil Engineering at the University
of Kentucky, teaching classes in soil mechanics and
foundation engineering. In addition to his technical
background, Dr. Karem has extensive business operational and
business development experience. During his professional
experience, he has had the opportunity to work in several
geographic regions. In addition to his experience in
Kentucky, he has conducted engineering work in Tennessee,
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida,
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Guantanamo
Bay Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
technical expertise ranges from evaluation of commercial
sites, large high rise buildings to million square feet
industrial facilities. He has consulted on engineering
failures and been involved as an expert on several legal
Wayne lives in Shelbyville, with his wife,
Teresa and three daughters, Grace, Olivia, and Victoria.
Wayne, welcome to the
DDS team! We’re proud to have you on board.
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