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As the Wheel Turns

At the helm of Urban Engineers, Inc. is the newly recognized Engineer of the Year. Edward M. D'Alba, PE, earned accolades from many of his clients and peers who serve on the Delaware Valley Engineer's Week Council and was named the Council's Engineer of the Year for 2002.

D'Alba progressed through the ranks of Urban to project manager, branch manager, vice president, and in 1993, president and chief executive officer. He holds a master's degree in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. D'Alba is a registered professional engineer in five states and a registered professional land surveyor in Pennsylvania.

Edward M. D'Alba, PE, president of Urban Engineers, Inc., announced that Pasquale (Pat) Dougherty has joined the firm as senior project manager in the highway and bridge division.
Mr. Dougherty has 33 years of professional experience in highway design, including such notable projects as the Schuylkill Expressway reconstruction and Interstate Route 95 reconstruction through Philadelphia.

A registered professional engineer and professional land surveyor in Pennsylvania, Mr. Dougherty holds a master's and bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Villanova University. He is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the Engineers Club of Philadelphia. In 1997, he served as national president of ASHE. Mr. Dougherty was elected Engineer of the Year for 2001 by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee.

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is pleased to announce that Rick J. DeLong, PE, has joined JMT's Richmond office as Senior Associate and Chief of Highways for our Virginia operations. Mr. DeLong has more than nine years of experience in the design and management of highway, structural, and drainage related projects.

Mr. DeLong has project experience in rural, urban and interchange design for VDOT and other agencies including municipalities in Virginia, PENNDOT and DelDOT. Notable projects for which he has served as Project Manager or in a lead capacity include the Route 58 design in Carroll County, Route I-81 widening and interchange improvements in Roanoke County, the I-64/Bland Boulevard feasibility study in the City of Newport News, Route 337 widening and intersection improvements in the City of Suffolk, and the North Newport News Community Improvement and Menchville Road projects in the Newport News.

Mr. DeLong earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.

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