2010 Report Card for Pennsylvania's InfrastructureKeystone In Crisis
Behind The Grades
Over a three-month period, ASCE’s Pennsylvania Sections gathered background information for each of the infrastructure categories—including reports, studies, articles, surveys and other research materials—from professional societies, non-profit associations, and local, state and federal agencies. More than 30 civil engineers from across the state used these materials to develop a detailed picture for our region, examining the condition of our infrastructure, its performance, funding and capacity versus need. Preliminary grades were then assigned to each category.
Before making final assessments, the Pennsylvania Sections took into account funding already budgeted to address the problems, as well as infrastructure renewal projects in progress.
The grades break down as follows:
- A = 90-100% of infrastructure is/will be in good condition or better
- B = 80-89%
- C = 70-79%
- D = 41-69%
- F = 40% or less
ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS
A team of more than 30 engineers and infrastructure experts collaborated to create the 2010 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure.
Robert Victor, P.E., Transportation Project Manager, AECOM
A Region 2 Governor for ASCE, a member of ASCE’s Pittsburgh Section and a certified Professional Engineer, Robert Victor has more than fifteen years of experience in the design and construction of bridge structures. As a transportation project manager for AECOM in Pittsburgh, Mr. Victor currently provides planning, design and construction management services for a variety of clients throughout the Commonwealth. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois, Robert has played an integral role in major projects in Pennsylvania, as well as in a number of other states and India. The Victor family lives in Pittsburgh and includes wife Jennifer, a Political Science Professor, and four-year-old daughter Julia.
Scott Eshenaur, P.E., Senior Associate, Modjeski and Masters, Inc.
Tom Leckrone, P.E., Project Engineer, Gannett Fleming
Matt Pierce, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer, Transportation / America, AECOM
Alfred Uzokwe, P.E., Chief, Division of Design, Bureau of Facility Design and Construction, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
DAMS AND LEVEES
John Berezniak, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Environmental Resources Division, Gannett Fleming
John Berezniak has more than 32 years of experience in geotechnical engineering as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gannett Fleming. As a supervisory civil engineer with the Baltimore District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, he was responsible for planning, conducting, and managing detailed geologic studies, geotechnical site investigations and laboratory testing programs, and geotechnical designs for numerous civil, military, and environmental restoration projects. As a senior geotechnical engineer with Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, he was the co-leader of the Corps Geotechnical and Materials Community of Practice (CoP) and served as a senior technical advisor to the Commanding General and Chief of Engineers. He has prepared several Engineer Manuals (EM) for the Corps of Engineers and was involved in the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET) study of the performance of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System during Hurricane Katrina. As a senior geotechnical engineer with Gannett Fleming, he has completed geotechnical studies for the design, repair or upgrade of several large dams. Mr. Berezniak has been a professional engineer in Pennsylvania since 1985 and has an MS degree in engineering from Penn State University.
Bob Bowers, P.E., Vice President, Dams & Water Resources Division, O’Brien & Gere, Blue Bell, PA
Bob Bowers has more than 30 years of experience in dam engineering, beginning with the Phase I Dam Inspection Program in the late 1970’s. This experience includes inspection, investigation, design, resident engineering and construction administration for numerous dam rehabilitation projects throughout the eastern United States. Bob is currently the Project Officer for approximately 20 ongoing dam engineering projects in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina. He is a long-standing member of ASCE, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and the United States Society on Dams (USSD), and serves on the Affiliate Member Advisory Committee of ASDSO. Bob has presented technical papers on dam rehabilitation at five of ASDSO’s Northeast Regional or National conferences and at two American Water Works Association (AWWA) conferences, and had an article entitled “Safer Dams” published in Civil Engineering.
Ryan Mastowski, EIT, Project Engineer, RETTEW
The treasurer and activities coordinator for the central PA section of ASCE, as well as an active younger member, Ryan Mastowski has been a member of ASCE since his junior year at Penn State University when he served as an officer. Since graduating in May of 2007, Ryan has worked for RETTEW Associates, Inc. in its Land Development and Environmental Engineering groups, providing services in stormwater and erosion and sediment control design, feasibility studies, wastewater treatment design, brine treatment systems, construction oversight, and water and wastewater permitting. He is based in the firm’s Mechanicsburg office. Ryan is also an active member in the Engineer’s Society of PA (ESP), the Central Pennsylvania Water Quality Association (CPWQA), and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), where he is active in the Biosolids and Young Professionals groups in the Harrisburg area.
Rebecca Denlinger, EDFP, Regional Manager, RETTEW
Brooke Good, Community Development Specialist, RETTEW
Charles L. Myers, P.E., Project Manager, RETTEW
Adrienne Nikolic, EIT, LEED AP, Project Engineer, Black & Veatch
Gregory F. Scott, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Buchart Horn, Inc.
John P. Menneti, P.E., Pittsburgh Office Manager/Senior Project Manager, Ammann & Whitney PA, Inc.
Working with leading organizations such as Ammann & Whitney PA, STV Incorporated, Senate Engineering, Michael Baker and the US Army Corps of Engineers, John Menneti has built a diverse, 30-year career in the civil engineering field. John has held positions in office management, operations management, marketing, information technology management and project management. As a project manager, Mr. Menneti facilitated design of flood control levees, pump stations and bridges along the Little Calumet River in Indiana; replaced existing single span bridges on North Avenue and Sherman Street in Millvale, PA; developed the Intermodal Distribution Facility in Leetsdale, PA; and managed construction of approximately 3500 feet of new roads in McKeesport, PA. Mr. Menneti is an active member of several professional organizations, including ASCE Pittsburgh, ASCE National’s Committee on Leadership and Management, the American Society of Highway Engineers, the Construction Legislative Council of Western PA, the Society of Military Engineers and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Martha L. Frech, P.E., President, Streamline Engineering, Inc.
Martha Frech is a Fellow of ASCE and has been an active member of ASCE since 1985. Ms. Frech earned her BA in 1984 at the University of Pittsburgh, and is President and owner of Streamline Engineering, Inc. which was founded in 2004. She has over 25 years of experience in environmental engineering, water resources, site development and forensic engineering. Her past professional history includes employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GAI Consultants, Inc. and Murray Associates, Inc. She freelanced from 1994 to 2009 for various companies including GeoMechanics, The Shaw Group, Pedersen and Pedersen, Cenkner Engineers and Enercon.
Anne S. Brendel, P.E., Engineer, Streamline Engineering, Inc.
Kerry L. Frech, P.E., Engineer, GAI Consultants, Inc.
Christopher Menna, Engineer of Design, City of Philadelphia
Over the last 18 years, Christopher Menna has developed a broad range of experience and expertise in civil engineering – managing bridge, highway, railroad, and other infrastructure-related projects. As the Engineer of Design for the Bridge Section of Philadelphia’s Bureau of Surveys and Design, he is currently responsible for managing the bridge rating program for 160 structures and supervising four design projects with an estimated value of $30 million. Previously, Christopher held positions with organizations such as Gannett Fleming, Kaufman Construction Company and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. A current Region 2 Governor of ASCE and director for the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia, Mr. Menna has civil engineering experience in design, planning, estimating, bidding, surveying, scheduling and project management. He was also the recipient of three national engineering awards: ASCE’s Zone I Citizen Engineer Award (2001), ASCE’s Zone I Young Government Civil Engineer Award (2004), and ASCE’s Edmund Friedman Young Engineer for Professional Achievement (2007). An avid model railroader since childhood, Chris has over 30 years of experience in modeling, as well as train history, and operations.
Tad Kauffman, P.E., Railroad Design Engineer, Transystems, Inc.
Jeffrey May, P.E., Vice President & Railroads Practice Leader, Urban Engineers, Inc.
Tom Stettler, P.E., Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways
Peter Terry, President, Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc.
Pete is currently the Vice President of the Lehigh Valley Section of ASCE and is a former ASCE Society Board Member (2004-2007). Pete was instrumental in the preparation of the 2006 PA Report Card and continues to serve on several ASCE Society Level Committees including the Policy Review Committee and is the Chair of the Key Contact Committee. Mr. Terry is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. His area of expertise includes traffic and transportation engineering.
Nathaniel S. Hayes, P.E., Project Manager, Jeff Zell Consultants, Inc.
Nat manages design and construction projects for Jeff Zell Consultants, Inc., a company based in Coraopolis, PA. He has experience in planning, design and construction phases of public and private infrastructure projects, specifically Proposal and Grant Application Writing, Preliminary Investigations/ Evaluations, Design and Bid Document Development, Value Engineering and Construction Management, as well as Forensic Investigations of Construction Procedures and Materials. He has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Civil Engineering and a BA in Architectural Studies, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia.
Don Berman, P.E.
Don Berman’s active career spans more than 40 years in the fields of environmental and public works engineering. It includes preparation of regional solid waste, sewage, water supply and storm water management plans; design of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal facilities and design of sewage collection, treatment, and water supply and distribution facilities. He has presented numerous papers at technical conferences and has lectured at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. He remains a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Tanya McCoy-Caretti, Vice President, Business Development, L. R. Kimball and Associates
Tim O'Donnel, P.E., President, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association
Stephen Tucker, Director, Lycoming County Resource Management Services
Coreen M. Casadei, P.E., Principal, Collective Efforts, LLC
Coreen M. Casadei is one a founding principal of Collective Efforts, a women-owned civil and environmental engineering consulting firm now celebrating its tenth anniversary. Ms. Casadei has over 23 years of experience in managing and implementing civil and environmental engineering projects. Her technical specialties include a variety of environmental investigation and design projects; managing as well as preparing feasibility studies, stormwater management plans, sustainability assessments, ecological assessments, wetland delineations, water resources studies, erosion and sediment control planning, and various types of permitting. She has worked on projects throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Ms. Casadei has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Physics from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Pennsylvania. Ms. Casadei is a Director with the Pittsburgh Section of ASCE. She is also the secretary of the Southwest Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO), a group that provides mentoring to existing and new minority and women-owned engineering firms. Ms. Casadei is a member of the Green Building Alliance and the Water Environment Federation. She also runs a non-profit group, the Society for Educational Environmental Development, which manages a 16-acre nature center in the Borough of Green Tree.
Nancy Schultz, P.E, D. WRE, CH2MHill
Gregory F. Scott, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Buchart Horn, Inc.
Over the past 18 years, Gregory Scott has managed the design and construction of civil municipal, water and wastewater projects for communities throughout western Pennsylvania. Employed by Buchart Horn, Inc., he participates in comprehensive facilities planning; coordinates design of collection, transmission, storage, distribution and treatment systems; implements combined sewer overflow programs; and manages all phases of civil municipal, water and wastewater construction for his clients. A former chairman of the ASCE Pittsburgh Chapter of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute and Pittsburgh Section, Greg currently serves as a Region 2 Governor. In 2005 he received the Section’s Young Civil Engineer of the Year award and in 2008 the Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year award. A registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Scott earned his BA in Environmental Engineering Technology from Penn State University and his MA in Civil Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Lawrence Lennon Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager, Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering, Inc.
Lawrence Lennon has completed the planning design and construction of civil water and wastewater projects for communities throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania. Employed by Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. located in Coraopolis, PA, Mr. Lennon’s experience in wastewater and water facilities planning and design includes water distribution, storage, pumping and treatment systems; wastewater collection and treatment; stormwater conveyance and detention facilities; and water resources planning. Mr. Lennon is experienced in the preparation of feasibility studies, water resources studies; regulatory agency permitting; and preparation of public funding applications (PENNVEST, PA H2O). Mr. Lennon was a member of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section Board of Directors from 2005 through 2008.
Ran Liu, Ph.D., Environmental Engineer, ARRO Consulting, Inc.
Charles L. Myers, P.E., Project Manager, Environmental Engineering, RETTEW Associates Inc.
Adrienne Nikolic, E.I.T., LEED AP, Project Engineer, Black & Veatch
Gregory F. Scott, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Buchart Horn, Inc.
Those participants who are listed as P.E.’s are certified Professional Engineers. E.I.T. denotes an Engineer in Training.