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For Immediate Release, 14 February 2011
For More Information, Contact:
Karen Wiesneski

James Blackwood Receives Wisconsin Professional Engineer Registration

James BlackwoodBROOKFIELD, Wis. — James Blackwood, civil engineer in the transportation division of R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has obtained his Wisconsin professional engineer registration.

Blackwood has five years of experience in highway design and single- and multi-lane roundabout design for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local government. His responsibilities include highway design, drainage design and constructability reviews. Blackwood is proficient in MicroStation, CAiCE and Auto CAD Civil 3D.

Blackwood recently served as a mentor for Stone Bank School, Merton, for Future Cities – an annual competition for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students held during National Engineers' Week in January. Blackwood has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University. He is a resident of  the town of Merton.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our corporate headquarters are located in Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wis. with additional offices in Appleton, Wis.; Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A.Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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