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Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. Among Top Ranked Firms

Salisbury, MD / September 10, 2019 – For the 11th consecutive year, Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF), has made its way onto the list of the top 300 architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms in the country as ranked by Building Design+Construction magazine. Positioned at #42 on the Top Engineering/Architecture (EA) Firms report, DBF maintains its reputation as one of the top-rated EA firms in the nation.

The firm was also ranked #55 in the Science & Technology Sector, #78 in the Office Sector for Engineering Firms and was featured in the “Giants 300 Report” for their role in incorporating in-demand services. Early this year, DBF expanded its surveying services to include UAV (drone) services, providing for more efficient, safer, and cost-effective drone-based aerial data collection.

The magazine annually ranks the largest commercial AEC firms in the nation based on reported revenue data which includes building information modeling (BIM) revenue, building-type revenue, green building work, and other criteria. Building sectors recognized in the nationally distributed publication include commercial office, multi-family residential, retail, hotels, transit, recreation/sports, healthcare, education, and government structures.

Founded in 1983, DBF has been providing professional architectural, engineering, and surveying services for over thirty-five years to clients located both on and off of the Eastern Shore. A few of the more recent projects which contributed to the firm’s ranking in the “Giants 300 Report” include the Berlin Fire Station #3, a wide range of projects for Delaware Health and Social Services, site engineering for new schools in Delaware’s Cape Henlopen school district, residential subdivision planning and engineering at Lighthouse Lakes in Selbyville, Delaware and civil/site engineering and landscape architecture for the Salisbury University Athletic Complex.

“We are pleased to find ourselves on the Giants 300 list once again,” stated DBF principal Michael R. Wigley, AIA. “DBF is always looking for innovative ways to see that our client’s vision is exceeded through a streamlined process. We would not have gotten to where we are today without our staff’s dedication to going above and beyond for our clients.”

 

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Cullen, Shertz and Welch Receive AIA SAP Certification

Salisbury, MD / August 15, 2019 – Cullen, Shertz and Welch of Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. receive AIA SAP Certification.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) recently announced Christopher L. Cullen, AIA, Kevin M. Shertz, AIA, and Andrew E. Welch, P.E. have been certified as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The program provides training for professional architects, engineers and certified building inspectors, allowing them to evaluate the safety of buildings and infrastructure affected by natural disasters.

“As architects and engineers, it’s our duty to protect public safety, whether it’s designing resilient structures before a disaster or evaluating the safety of a building after one. It is critical to have a plan in place for hazardous events, and the experience we gained from the program has prepared us to provide those services. With three SAP-trained professionals on-staff, we are qualified to offer a wide range of evaluation services to our communities,” said Shertz.

Once certified, and in the event of a natural disaster, evaluators can perform evaluations of lifeline infrastructure systems and facilities. Evaluators communicate the safety of a building to owners and authorities by applying post-disaster placards – an established standard when performing a detailed inspection. The placards indicate the level of damage in and around the structure and are labeled green for “inspected”, yellow for “limited entry” or red for “unsafe.”

By providing technical training and expertise, the SAP equips attendees with the tools necessary to assist communities nationwide in the event of a disaster. The certifications further enhance the capabilities of DBF in providing pre- and post-disaster structural, infrastructural and building envelope improvement services.

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Quinn Evans Architects Promotes Two in Baltimore Office

Baltimore, MD / August 12, 2019 – Quinn Evans Architects Promotes Ethan Marchant and David Gavin in Baltimore Office

Quinn Evans Architects has announced the promotions of two design professionals in the firm’s Baltimore office. Ethan Marchant, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to senior associate and David Gavin, AIA, has been promoted to associate. The promotions coincide with the firm’s continuous growth in recent years, placing Quinn Evans Architects among the nation’s top architectural practices.

A member of the AIA, Ethan Marchant holds a Master of Architecture (2006) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (2004) from the University of Maryland. David Gavin holds a Master of Architecture (2012) from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science from Catholic University (2010). He is a member of the AIA and is a credentialed Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).

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Becker Morgan Group Welcomes 2019 Summer Interns

Salisbury, MD / July 3, 2019 – Becker Morgan Group is proud to welcome a group of four interns for the summer of 2019. The interns provide invaluable assistance to the Becker Morgan Group team while gaining important hands-on experiences to supplement their education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Deeg joins the firm’s Newark, DE office as a civil engineering intern. Kate is from Oradell, NJ, and attends the University of Delaware. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with an anticipated graduation of May 2020.   

The Salisbury, MD office welcomes back two interns, Megan Kelly, an architectural intern, and Caroline Krauss, a civil engineering intern. Megan is a graduate of Arcadia High School in Accomack County, VA, and a fourth-year architecture student at Virginia Tech, pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Caroline is a graduate of Mardela High School in Wicomico County, MD and attends the University of Maryland, pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Nathan Fehrs joins the Wilmington, NC office for his second summer with Becker Morgan Group as an architectural intern. Nathan is from Wilmington, NC, attended Laney High School and is currently working toward his Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a double minor in sustainability and construction management at Roger Williams University.

Becker Morgan Group is proud to support local students and institutions to provide real-world experiences and training in a wide range of career paths. The firm provides Architecture & Engineering Services with offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.

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Becker Morgan Group Employees Earn Professional Licensure

Salisbury, MD / June 26, 2019 – Becker Morgan Group would like to congratulate Emily E. McMullen, AIA, Ryan J. Musacchio, P.E., Joshua K. Bennett, P.E., and Christopher M. Daube, P.E., on passing their professional exams and earning their licensures. All four individuals fulfilled the educational, experience, and examination requirements set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily E. McMullen, AIA, has earned her licensure as a Professional Architect. Emily graduated from Marywood University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Architecture and has been with the firm for 5 years. Since joining the firm, she has developed a concentration in educational facilities, joining the Association for Learning Environments and playing an active role in projects including the new Caesar Rodney Elementary School in Camden, DE.

Ryan J. Musacchio, P.E., joined the firm in 2014 after earning his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Ryan is now one of 8 Licensed Civil Engineers on staff and is currently working on the Delaware Technical Community College Automotive Center of Excellence in Georgetown, DE and the new Caesar Rodney Elementary School.

Before joining the firm in 2013 Joshua K. Bennett, P.E., graduated from Philadelphia University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Structural Engineering Concentration and an Architectural Engineering Minor. Josh recently earned his licensure as a Professional Engineer and has been involved in ongoing projects including the new Dover International Speedway Cup Garage and The Ross, a 14-story apartment building coming to Downtown Salisbury, MD.

Newly licensed professional engineer, Christopher M. Daube, P.E., joined the firm in 2014 after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering with a Structural Engineering concentration. Chris is an active member of the ACE Mentor Program in Wicomico County, supporting the mission of introducing STEM careers to high school students. His recent projects include The Point at Bayside 38° IN Selbyville, DE, and an addition to the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, DE.

Becker Morgan Group is proud of these individuals for pursuing and obtaining their professional licensures and expanding the firm’s licensed staff members to better serve our clients and the community.

Becker Morgan Group provides Architecture & Engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.

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Sechler Named Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.’s Newest Principal

Salisbury, MD/May 8, 2019 – Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) is pleased to announce Jamie L. Sechler, P.E. has been promoted to principal. Sechler joins Michael R. Wigley, AIA, LEED AP; Jason P. Loar, P.E., Michael E. Wheedledon, AIA, LEED Green Associate; Ring W. Lardner, P.E. and W. Zachary Crouch, P.E. in leading the firm.

Sechler, a senior civil engineer at DBF has been with the firm for 14 years, advancing to Associate in 2014. In addition to new firm management duties, he will continue to design and manage site design and civil engineering projects throughout Delaware. “This is a new chapter in Jamie’s life, as well as a new chapter for the firm. He’s demonstrated the ability to not only lead successfully, but to lead with great passion for what he does. We are fortunate to have someone as accomplished as Jamie on our team and look forward to seeing him continue to grow with the firm,” said Ring W. Lardner, principal at DBF.

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Sechler obtained his professional engineering licenses in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. He has demonstrated experience in the civil design and engineering of multiple major subdivision developments, site grading plans, new roadway design, stormwater management design and the design and coordination of on-site utilities. Some of Sechler’s on-going and completed projects include civil design and engineering for various residential developments as well as the Dagsboro Water Treatment Plant and the Hyatt Hotel.  “I’ve had the pleasure of working at DBF for over a decade, so I’m excited for the opportunity to transition into this new role,” said Jamie L. Sechler, P.E.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., is a full-service architectural, engineering, planning and surveying firm with offices in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, and in Milford, Delaware. For additional information about DBF, visit www.dbfinc.com.

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