Michael McDonagh has been named a supervising structural engineer in the Lawrenceville, NJ, office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
McDonagh, an experienced bridge engineer and project manager, is providing design assistance for a major bridge rehabilitation project and will be responsible for project engineering and project management of upcoming bridge projects.
Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a project manager for a structural engineering firm in Paris, France, working on bridge projects around the globe.
McDonagh received master of science and bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering from Penn State University.
Francis Cauffman has hired Jeremiah Hancock, Associate AIA, LEED AP, as a project manager for corporate interiors projects.
Hancock will be responsible for managing several of Francis Cauffman’s New York projects for clients such as AOL and Spotify.
Previously, Hancock was project manager at Mancini Duffy where he designed corporate interiors for prominent clients including A+E Television Networks, NBC Sports Group, and the Columbia University Medical Center.
Hancock received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.
PWC President Lenore Janis has announced that Dorothy Wasiak, vice president of PCGNY (Professional Construction Group of New York), has joined the board of PWC.
At PCGNY Corp., an exterior restoration firm specializing in roofing and waterproofing, Wasiak is responsible for business development, green roof design and management of LEED projects.
With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, overseeing many projects in the tri-state area, she has expertise in project management, capital budget development and forecasting, and contract negotiations. She also managed a capital improvements portfolio consisting of over 50 buildings for the second largest senior living provider.
As chair of PWC’s Continuing Education Committee, which offers AIA-HSW CEUs, Wasiak has developed programs presented by PWC chapters in NY, NJ, DC and CT. She is also in charge of PWC’s first Mentorship program for high school students at the Bronx Design & Construction Academy.
A recipient of PWC’s Achievement Award, she holds a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and is an active member of Sigma Beta Delta.
Thornton Tomasetti announced principal Gunnar Hubbard and senior vice president Lynn N. Simon recently achieved the rank of LEED Fellow, a title held by fewer than 80 professionals worldwide.
Hubbard and Simon were among the 43 professionals in the 2012 class of LEED Fellows, announced at the Greenbuild conference in San Francisco.
Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow, has been involved in green building efforts across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
He has played a key role on a wide variety of sustainability projects and project types, including hotels, educational facilities, sports facilities, manufacturing facilities and residential buildings.
He is leader of the Thornton Tomasetti Building Sustainability practice.
His project credits include Las Vegas CityCenter Block C, Harvard University’s Allston Science Complex, more than ten of Vornado Realty Trust’s high-rise buildings in New York, and the Museum of the Built Environment in Saudi Arabia.
Lynn Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2013 after 18 years leading green building consulting firm Simon & Associates, Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in the green building industry.
As a senior vice president, Simon is responsible for leading the firm’s U.S. West Coast building sustainability efforts and for managing complex green design and consulting projects.
She has consulted on LEED projects in California such as the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco; CalPERS Headquarters Expansion Project in Sacramento; Gish Apartments in San Jose; and the recently completed Hunters Point Shipyard-Candlestick Point in San Francisco.
Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington.
PulteGroup, a leading homebuilder, has announced that Steve Schlageter has been named president of the company’s Northeast Corridor division, as well as area president for PulteGroup’s Northeast Area.
Schlageter joined PulteGroup in 2002 as the brand manager for starter homes in the Atlanta market. Most recently, Schlageter served as PulteGroup’s vice president of strategic planning. Based out of the company’s headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., he led the effort to outline PulteGroup’s path through the recent recession and strategic positioning into the recovery. He believes that experience will aid him in his new role.
Schlageter has also served as president of the company’s Raleigh, N.C. division, where he was responsible for managing the overall operations of the market, including land acquisition and development, sales, marketing, mortgage, construction and customer service.
Prior to joining PulteGroup, Schlageter served as chief operating officer of a Chicago-based eCommerce provider. He began his career at Accenture.
Schlageter, who will be relocating to New Jersey, earned a B.A. in computer science from Boston College.
Skanska USA has hired Keith Sabol as design build director and project manager for its Civil Business Unit, which delivers civil engineering construction and infrastructure projects.
Sabol will be based in Skanska’s office in Queens, New York.
He brings more than 28 years of experience to Skanska, and has built a reputation for delivering complex transportation infrastructure projects, in the U.S. and Canada.
Throughout his career, Sabol has managed numerous design-build projects. He was a design manager for the reconstruction of Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah, led the design of the Tacoma Narrows (suspension) Bridge Project in Tacoma, Washington, was the design-build manager of Autoroute 25, the first public-private partnership in Montreal, Quebec, and is currently working on the Midtown Tunnel Project, a $1.6 billion public-private partnership, which is a joint venture between Skanska and Macquarie.
Before joining Skanska, Sabol served as associate vice president and client service leader for HNTB Corporation. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and then went on to receive a Master of Science in management from North Carolina State University.
Most recently, he attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Advanced Management Program.
Hill International has named two new vice presidents in its Washington, DC office.
Susan E. Schruth has been promoted to vice president with Hill’s Project Management Group.
Schruth has more than 36 years of experience as a project manager, transit expert and management consultant. Prior to joining Hill, she worked for 22 years for the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), most recently as associate administrator where she directed the project management oversight (PMO) program for over $50 billion in capital construction and rehabilitation by transit agencies nationwide.
Before that, she served as the FTA’s Regional Administrator. Schruth holds a B.A. in political science from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, an M.A. in government from George Washington University and a J.D. from Suffolk University.
Richard A. D. Vaughan, FRICS, FCIOB, has joined the company as vice president with Hill’s Construction Claims Group.
Vaughan has more than 20 years of international construction experience in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, retail, hotel and leisure, residential, marine and infrastructure, commercial and airports.
He was a lead consultant on Yas Island, one of the world’s largest mixed use projects, and led a large team to negotiate claims on the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai International Airport in the U.A.E.
Prior to joining Hill, he was a pPartner with VSH International and before that he was a director with Davis Langdon.
Vaughan holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Polytechnic of Central London and has completed graduate coursework in international business law from the University of Liverpool.
Farrell Fritz announced that partner John Racanelli has recently been elected secretary of the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation’s (FWPCLDC) Board of Directors. He has served on the board for several years.
Racanelli, an Oyster Bay, NY resident, focuses his practice on commercial real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, financing and construction.
He is a member of the board of trustees of Dowling College; a director of the Council of Governing Boards for New York’s Independent Education Trustees; a board member of the Long Island Arts Alliance; and an advisory board member of the Energeia Partnership and the LI Index.
He earned his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.