Tom Lewis, president of Louis Berger's group operating company, presented at the Dupont Summit on Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Issues on December 5, 2013.
Publications and Research
DK Pandey, principal environmentalist, and Anil Sharma, sociologist, presented a lecture and training to various senior staff of State Public Works Department working on the topic of environmental and social issues related to highway projects at a training program for the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE), an institution of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. Pandey and Sharma provided training on practical problems relating to the understanding and appreciation of environmental and social issues in highway/road projects, which included discussing how environmental and social studies fit into a highway planning, design, fixation of alignment, construction and operation cycle and pre-construction activities in highway projects.
Deborah Matherly, principal planner, and Jane Mobley, Ph.D., senior communications specialist, presented the toolkit in a live webinar hosted by The National Transit Institute.
Patricia Weslowski, hydropower services director, participated in a live webinar hosted by Alden Lab on the feasibility of pumped storage projects. Patricia spoke on the challenges of the licensing process, focusing on the regulatory requirements, the importance of stakeholder consultation and suggestions on how to avoid costly additional information requests.
Leo Tidd, senior environmental planner, AICP, gave a paper presentation at the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting held on January 13-17 in Washington, D.C.
Peter Foote, senior environmental scientist, published an article in "International Water Power and Dam Construction."
Gary Moore, principal environmental engineer, presented “Making Things Work in Other Countries” at the Engineers Without Borders Northeast Conference held on November 16-18, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.
Gregory Gajewski, senior economist, published a paper with the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy.
Masoud Sanayei, Ningyu Zhou, Pradeep Maurya, James A. Moore, Jeffrey A. Zapfe and Eric M. Hines published an article in the "Journal of Structural Engineering."
Patti Kuhn, Debra McClane, Sarah Groesbeck and Camilla Deiber published a report for the Transportation Research Board of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Project undertaken by Louis Berger and Mead & Hunt.
Craig Hanlon, principal environmental scientist, gave a presentation at the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals 2012 Annual Conference held at Shawnee on the Delaware, Pa. The 35 miles of road and interchange improvements associated with New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program resulted in numerous impacts to specific environmental resources regulated by state and federal agencies. The natural resources included wetlands, open waters, state and federal protected species habitat, riparian corridors, and forest communities. Some of the resource areas overlapped on individual land parcels. A credit stacking approach was developed to maximize the efficiency of land used for mitigation/creation of habitat required to meet agency permitting regulations for those areas impacted by the widening program.
Deborah Matherly, principal planner, was a guest speaker for the Emergency Management Forum's Live Meeting presentation and discussion. The discussion topic was the Transportation Research Board's report prepared by Deborah Matherly in association with Jane Mobley Associates. The Toolkit provides recommendations for transportation options to reach vulnerable populations.
Tom DiChiara, senior manager, environmental studies, participated in a panel discussion at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Gregory Gajewski published an analysis in the German Marshall Fund "Connections" paper series.
Fred Wenger, managing director of the Marine Corps program, participated in a discussion at the annual Association of Americans for Civic Responsibility 2011 Roundtable Conference held in Washington, D.C. The program discussed how corporate America might protect and advance American interests by fighting against extremism and improving the reputation of our nation through our business abroad.
Global Infrastructure, published by Bingham McCutchen LLP, focuses on the issues and trends in infrastructure investment and development worldwide. Gregory Gajewski, PhD, vice president of economic development at Louis Berger contributed a report on the outlook for donor-funded transport infrastructure including a regional global survey.
Thomas Lewis, president of the Louis Berger Group, presented "Getting Drawn by Others into Superfund Actions: Gowanus Canal Effects on Public Works, and Transportation and Transit Agencies in New York City" and "Be Careful of Potential Superfund Project Ripple Effects: Long-Term Transportation Implications of Passaic River Clean-up Alternatives on New Jersey Department of Transportation and Maritime Navigation" at the Transportation Research Board's Transportation Implications of Recent Stormwater and Superfund Decisions panel at its 90th Annual Meeting.
The Narragansett Bay Commission implemented a program to alleviate combined sewer overflows, which forms the centerpiece of a clean-up to ensure the long term ecological health of Narragansett Bay, a major marine estuary and a primary driver of tourism.
Abdulai Fofanah presented a poster at the National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. The presentation was co-authored by Murat Utku.
Abdulai Fofanah, principal engineer, presented a poster, "Combating Urban Flooding: Rutherford/East Rutherford Ditch System Restoration," at the American Water Resources Association's National Water Resources Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.
Julius Haas and John Tan published an article in the "Civil Engineering Magazine." The $102-million upgrade of the Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge featured the innovative use of cantilevered pier caps to facilitate the widening of the aging structure. Through this design, the bridge was widened without having to carry out additional foundation work in the Delaware River.
Fred Wenger III published an article in the "Marine Corps Gazette." The focus on winning “the long war” hinges on the soft power of socioeconomic interventions, supported by military stabilization efforts. This article discusses one framework for interagency planning in support of the long war.
Michael Kirk and Nikhil Bhandari published an article in the "New York Construction Magazine." Public-Private Partnerships offer unprecedented advantages to government agencies willing to invest in them, and when the initial phases of the process are properly navigated, it can yield outstanding results.
Patricia Weslowski published an article in the "International Water Power and Dam Construction Magazine." Licensing a hydropower project can be a long and costly process that can be especially burdensome to small-scale developers. This article helps those developers navigate through the hydropower licensing process in the United States, which is increasingly important because of recent national policies that promote investment in renewable energy.
Alan Karnovitz, Sonia Moldovan and R.D. Menelaws published a white paper for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Peg McBrien presented on the Richard P. Kane Wetlands site at the Texas conference.
Fred Wenger III published an article in "The Military Engineer" that examines the benefits of using contract engineers in U.S. Marine Corps projects using the draw down in Iraq and the build-up in Afghanistan as examples of the types of engineering support contractors can lend to the Marines.