Industries featured this week: Architecture and engineering, designations, health care, education, logistics, media
Architecture and engineering
Harrisburg-based American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania gave Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence to projects that strengthened infrastructure, enhanced public safety, raised the engineering profession’s profile and offered sustainable, economical solutions for clients and taxpayers. Gannett Fleming Inc. of East Pennsboro Township received the Grand Conceptor Award for its I-81 river relief route emergency design work for the PennDOT District 8-0. Design work for the I-81 Interchange and Route 22/322 ramps in Dauphin County required immediate response after a tanker truck overturned and caught fire on one of the ramps that connects the two highways. The structures were reopened within seven months. Rettew Associates Inc. of Manor Township received the Best Panel Award, which recognizes the top entry based on text quality and visual appeal, for its Siegrist’s Mill covered bridge restoration for Lancaster County. Rettew also received a water resources honor award for its Osborne storage lagoon and Ross spray field project for the Oxford Area Sewer Authority in Chester County. The York Township office of Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson Inc. received a surveying and mapping technology honor award for its monitoring surveys on the new Baltimore slide for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The Philadelphia office received a studies, research and consulting services award for the Penn’s Landing redevelopment study it completed for the Delaware River Waterfront Corp.; and the Moon Township office received a structural systems award for replacing a bridge on state Route 288 in seven days for the Turnpike Commission. Urban Engineers Inc. of Philadelphia received a building technology systems honor award for Philadelphia-based Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha’s Paseo Verde apartment building near Temple University. Michael Baker International of Moon Township received an environmental honor award for the Currie Landfill investigation and remediation design for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Erie County. The Silver Spring Township office of New York-based Erdman Anthony received a transportation honor award for its Juniata River bridge replacement project for PennDOT District 2-0. The Conshohocken office of URS Corp. received a special projects honor award for the Schuylkill River Trail extension from Locust Street to South Street Boardwalk for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Dawood Engineering Inc. of Hampden Township received a small projects honor award for state Route 4009 Babcock Bridge project over Girty’s Run for PennDOT District 11-0. Burns Engineering Inc. of Philadelphia received an energy honor award for its campus electrical infrastructure modernization project for Temple University’s microgrid.
The College for Financial Planning named Lauren M. Reitz a chartered retirement planning counselor. She is an investment and operations officer with Manheim Township-based Kuntz Lesher Capital LLC.
Upper Allen Township-based Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council recognized several Central Pennsylvania emergency medical services providers for service to pediatric patients. The Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program includes four levels of recognition for EMS providers that exceed current requirements to deliver excellence in emergency medical care to children. Columbia Quick Response Service of Columbia, Cumberland Goodwill EMS of Carlisle, Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department of Fayetteville, First Aid and Safety Patrol EMS of Lebanon, Lancaster EMS of East Lampeter Township, Lawn Fire Company Ambulance of South Londonderry Township, New Holland Ambulance Association of New Holland, Northwest EMS of Elizabethtown, Penn State Hershey Life Lion EMS of Derry Township and Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association of Silver Spring Township received the Master level recognition. York Regional EMS of Yoe received the Advanced level recognition. Holy Spirit EMS of East Pennsboro Township received the Intermediate level recognition. Gettysburg Fire Department EMS of Gettysburg and Mastersonville Fire Company QRS of Rapho Township received the Basic level recognition.
Dauphin County Heroes Grove committee gave Robert Stakem its Hero Award for his record of exemplary service to his community. He is an emergency medical technician and paramedic, as well as coordinator of EMS programs at Harrisburg Area Community College.
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network recognized the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA of Lebanon for its commitment to making afterschool programs available to all children and families. It was one of 20 honorees statewide.