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For Immediate Release, 30 September 2011
For More Information, Contact:
Karen Wiesneski

R.A. Smith National Names New Associates

New AssociatesBROOKFIELD, Wis. — R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has named Richard Schluge, Pat Hawley and Doug Senso as new associates of R.A. Smith National.

Richard Schluge is a civil engineer and group manager in the Construction Services Division. He has been with R.A. Smith National since 1999 and has more than 32 years of experience in construction services. Schluge’s experience includes resident engineering and inspection, municipal engineering and project management. His primary responsibility is providing resident engineering services to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for major interceptor sewer, gas pipeline and water reclamation projects. His most recent project experience includes the Emerald Park Landfill gas pipeline and metering station for the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility, Franklin/Muskego gravity interceptor rehabilitation and Canal Street Wet Weather relief sewer. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. Schluge lives in Muskego, Wis.

Pat Hawley is a project manager in the Transportation Division. He has been with R.A. Smith National since 2003 and has more than 18 years of project management experience. His areas of expertise include: traffic planning, access management, site circulation, traffic impact studies, roundabouts and parking studies. Hawley presents regularly at conferences, publishes transportation articles in national publications, and teaches classes at Marquette University and through the University of Wisconsin system. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin, a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and WisDOT certified roundabout designer. Hawley’s recent experience includes the completion of a parking rate study for the City of Racine; traffic safety, operations and access studies for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) for the Bluemound Road corridor; and traffic impact studies for several Woodman’s and Walmart’s. Hawley lives in Delafield, Wis.

Doug Senso is a senior project manager in the Transportation Division. He has been with R.A. Smith National since 2002 and has more than 18 years of experience in roadway design and transportation construction management. He has completed a variety of projects including the design of urban and rural roadways, intersections and roundabouts. Senso is a professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin and a Wisconsin Department of Transportation certified roundabout designer. His recent experience includes design services for the STH 16 and STH 71 roundabout in Sparta, Wis., the STH 20 and STH 75 roundabout in Racine County and STH 47 in Outagamie and Shawano Counties. Senso was the project manager for two recent award-winning projects including the STH 145 reconstruction in the village of Richfield and the Calhoun Road reconstruction in the city of Brookfield. Senso lives in Freedom, Wis.

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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