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Key Leadership at Prudent Engineering


Philip A. Thayaparan, P.E.

Philip A. Thayaparan, P.E.

Principal-in-Charge

In addition to managing operations for Prudent Engineering, Mr. Thayaparan has been providing bridge, structural, and highway engineering services for the past 25 years. He has performed bridge load ratings and design for a wide variety of bridges, including curved girder bridges and various prestressed concrete bridges on integral abutments. Mr. Thayaparan has also designed approach highways involving horizontal and vertical alignment. His construction management duties have included advertising for and receiving bids, reviewing construction schedules and shop drawings, attending site visits, and ensuring design deliverables adhere to specifications. Mr. Thayaparan is thoroughly familiar with the standards of federal, state, local municipality, and agency projects.

Check out the Spring 2016 Newsletter, peConnect, for more on Mr. Thayaparan.

Beverly J. Strachan

Beverly J. Strachan

Manager of Construction Inspection Services (New York State)

Ms. Strachan has provided construction inspection services for 33 years, including ten years of construction management for projects ranging in value from $200K to $75M. She has managed many projects, including small- and large-scale bridge and highway construction jobs for Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Wayne, Jefferson, Livingston, Erie, and Cattaraugus Counties. Ms. Strachan is recognized by the NYSTA, NYSDOT, and various New York State counties for her ability to assemble and manage a professional team of construction inspection personnel. Her success as a project manager is routinely demonstrated by her ability to recognize staffing needs and provide required training for staff certification.

Daniel M. Huffaker, P.E.

Daniel M. Huffaker, P.E.

Manager of Engineering Services

With 27 years of industry experience, Mr. Huffaker manages Prudent’s design department. He has a diversified career in civil engineering design, project management, and inspection, with a specific focus on bridge structures and site enhancement projects. His project experience includes managing bridge engineering projects, including the design and construction administration of existing and newly constructed highway bridges, and site structural elements. Mr. Huffaker has completed the NYSDOT Methods of Bridge Inspection Training.

Check out the Summer 2015 Newsletter, peConnect, for more on Mr. Huffaker.

Michael A. Venturo, L.S.

Michael A. Venturo, L.S.

Manager of Land Survey Services

Mr. Venturo has over 31 years of experience in survey and mapping, 19 of which include project management. He has completed multiple design survey and mapping assignments for the NYSTA/Canal Corporation and NYSDOT, and has managed and performed surveying tasks on federally and locally funded public works and hazardous waste projects in 55 Upstate NY counties. He has completed projects with other state agencies, such as OGS, OPRHP and DASNY. Mr. Venturo has also completed design surveys for the US Coast Guard, Upstate Medical University, Niagara Falls Airport, SUNY ESF, Alfred State University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Check out the Fall 2015 Newsletter, peConnect, for more on Mr. Venturo.

Robert R. Sanders

Robert R. Sanders

Manager of Construction Inspection Services (Philadelphia, PA)

Mr. Sanders joins Prudent with over 20 years of construction inspection background having worked on projects for PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and many municipalities. Bob is NICET III certified and has numerous additional highway inspection certifications. He will manage Prudent's CI work from the King of Prussia office outside of Philadelphia. His territory covers all of eastern Pennsylvania. Bob will recruit, train and manage the firm's inspectors.

Daniel T. Weimer

Daniel T. Weimer

Manager of Construction Inspection Services (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mr. Weimer will recruit and manage the construction inspection staff in western Pennsylvania from the company's Pittsburgh office. His extensive background in construction includes oversight of QA/QC procedures, site planning and design, short- and long-range transportation planning, and highway/bridge construction inspection.

Terry L. Mckiven

Terry L. Mckiven

Manager of Hydrographic Services

Mr. Mckiven manages Prudent's Hydrographic Services department. A U.S. Army veteran, he has over ten years' experience in land and hydrographic surveying and mapping. He is a U.S. Coast Guard-certified Master Captain with expertise in a range of hydrographic operations, such as single- and multi-beam bathymetric survey; sub-bottom surveying and profiling; side-scan surveying; bottom classification mapping; and endangered species studies. Mr. Mckiven has successfully completed hydrographic projects on bodies of water of varying size, from ponds to large waterways, including Raitan Bay off Staten Island, Long Island Sound, NYS Canal System, and the Hudson River. In addition to his technical skills, Mr. Mckiven is a HYPACK-certified professional with proficiency using SonarWiz 6.