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Welcome to ASCE Philadelphia Section's Website! On June 4 1913, the Philadelphia Section was officially recognized by National ASCE, following an effort and petition submitted to ASCE National in December of 1912 to form the Section. For over 100 years, the Section have been serving a community full of Civil Engineering professionals, younger members, students, and other Civil Engineering supporters in Philadelphia and surrounding regions.

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Section Board Responsibilities

As outlined in our Section Bylaws, our elected and nominated board members are responsible for administering the Section, managing and awarding the Richard L. Humphrey Memorial Scholarship, membership recruitment, student outreach, educational programming, and event planning and coordination with other professional societies. You can also view our Section Constitution!

 

Officers: 2019-2020

 

President
Kazi Hassan, P.E.
Pennoni Associates - Highway Supervisor/Senior Engineer

Kazi has been employed by Pennoni since 2005 and currently manages the Highway staff at their Headquarters in Philadelphia. As a Transportation Engineer, Kazi focuses on infrastructure improvement projects and has extensive work experience in Southeastern PA, Western PA, and NJ. Kazi received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and is now a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Kazi lives in West Philadelphia with his wife Ria and their daughter Zanaya; They enjoy exploring Philadelphia’s history and traveling abroad.

 

President Elect
Jennifer Reigle, P.E.
Pennoni Associates - Senior Engineer and Project Manager

Jen provides structural design solutions for infrastructure to transportation agencies, transit and rail authorities and private developers. She has over fifteen years of professional experience with the last twelve working at Pennoni in their Center City office. Some of her remarkable projects are the I-676 Vine Street Expressway Bridge Rehabilitation, I-95/I-276 Interchange, Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement and CHOP’s Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. She obtained her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State and her M.S. in Engineering Management from Drexel University. Jen resides in Fishtown where she enjoys exploring the neighborhood, cheering on her favorite football and hockey teams (Go Flyers!) and being a part of sport of axe-throwing community.

 

Vice President
Briana Earle, P.E.
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Project Engineer

Briana is a Project Engineer at Langan in their Doylestown office. At Langan she is part of the Traffic group where she works closely with PennDOT, Municipalities and clients working on the design and compiling of plans for Highway Occupancy Permits. She also is a director for Engineers Club of Philadelphia and is actively involved on the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Awards Committee. Briana received her BS in Civil Engineering and her ME in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Spring of 2013.

 

Treasurer
Joe Natale, P.E.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission - Senior Project Implementation Engineer

Joe is a Senior Project Implementation Engineer at DVRPC, and has 10 years of experience as a civil engineer in the Pennsylvania and Delaware transportation industries. Joe received his Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining DVRPC, Joe spent five years at WSP in Philadelphia in their structures group, and fives years at the Delaware Department of Transportation in their Bridge Design section. In his spare time, Joe is a photographer, woodworking, and computer programmer. He also enjoys running, concerts, and football. Joe also serves as the Social Chair for the YMF Board, and Co-chair of the MRLC/ERYMC 2020 conferences.

 

Secretary
Mohamed Elghawy, P.E.
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. - Construction Manager

Mohamed earned his BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 2009. He is a Construction Manager at Traffic Planning & Design’s Pottstown office and is currently managing inspection staff on all field related matters, and providing project oversight and training for inspection staff throughout the Commonwealth. Mohamed’s noteworthy projects include the 2018 Villanova Pedestrian Bridge project in Radnor Township and 2011 SR 8018 Sec CAS Commodore Barry Bridge Ramp Project. Mohamed has 11 years of Construction Management and Inspection experience in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Mohamed and his family reside in Upper Macungie, Lehigh County.

 

Membership Secretary
Andrew Bechtel, Ph.D.
The College of New Jersey - Assistant Professor

Andrew earned his BS in Civil and Architectural Engineering from Drexel University in 2006, his MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2008, and his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. As a professor he is teaches structural engineering and conducts research in the area of structural behavior and repair. Andrew lives in Philadelphia and enjoys spending time there with his wife Anna, his daughter Josie, and his son Henry.

 

Past President
Angelo J Waters, P.E., LEED AP
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Vice President Environmental Services​

At Urban Engineers, Angelo provides environmental solutions to transit and rail authorities, transportation agencies, private developers and industries. He has presented several environmental training courses on topics such as NEPA and state environmental quality reviews, hazardous material assessments, and stormwater management. He is a 2013 Philadelphia Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree and the 2015 ASCE Philadelphia Section Environmental/Water Resources Engineer of the Year.

 


Directors
 

Director ('18-'20)
Spencer Finch, P.E., LEED AP
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Sustainable Development Engineer

Spencer has a distinct set of skills and expertise in sustainable infrastructure, green stormwater management, environmental engineering, bicycle and pedestrian facility planning and design, and permitting for transportation and environmental projects. Highlights from his career include winning several Project of the Year awards (including the PA Governor’s Award and ACEC-PA Diamond Award for the Fed-Ex Philadelphia Facility); securing and managing portions of the $23 million USDOT TIGER grant for Philadelphia and Camden in 2009; co-creating the Circuit, the regional trail network around Philadelphia; co-founding the Philadelphia Urban Sustainability Forum and the APBP Delaware Valley Chapter; and helping bring to fruition projects such as the 58th Street Greenway, Bartram’s Mile, and Parkside Edge/Centennial Commons. Spencer and his family call Center City home, and support many non-profits in the region, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Project HOME, DVGBC, Sustainable Business Network, SRDC, Delaware River City Corporation, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

 

Director ('18-'20)
Nha Truong, PE, PMP
EY | Digital Grid - Senior Consultant, Advisory

Nha has over 5 years of experience working in the field of water resources engineering within the public sector. At the Philadelphia Water Department his main responsibility is to coordinate work products that support short and long term capital improvement projects related to flood risk management and resiliency. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering ‘10, M.S. in Civil Engineering ‘12, and is completing his MBA ’17 – all from Villanova University. In 2016, Nha was able to celebrate a Villanova Basketball National Championship.

 

Director ('19-'21)
Kevin Brown, EIT
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Construction Manager

Kevin graduated from Widener University with Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2009 and he went on to obtain his Masters of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Widener in 2014. Kevin is currently working for Urban Engineers in their construction services department as a Transportation Construction Manager on the PennDOT I-76 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as well as a Construction Manager on the New York City Economic Development Corporation West 125th Street Streetscapes Improvement Project. Kevin previously served as the Assistant Resident Engineer on Section D-20 of the I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange Project overseeing all structural work associated with the contract. Kevin is a past President of the Section’s Younger Member Forum and he has been appointed to the Society’s Committee on Student Members. Mr. Brown currently serves as the ASCE Practitioner Advisor for both Widener and Temple University and he serves on the Advisory Council of the ACE Mentor Program where he also mentors high school students in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering. Kevin is a member of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Kevin enjoys bowling, laser tag, paint ball and hanging out with friends and family.

 

Director ('19-'21)
Michael DeVuono, P.E., CPESC, LEED AP
Arcadis, U.S., Inc. - Growth Markets Leader, Technical Knowledge & Innovation

Michael D. DeVuono is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the civil engineering and land development industry. Michael assists both public and private-sector clients from coast-to-coast with the design and implementation of sustainable stormwater practices and effective erosion and sediment control designs. Locally, Michael provides technical oversight for the engineering design of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in conjunction with Green City Clean Waters, an initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department that seeks to meet EPA-mandated water quality standards. Michael is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, and a life-long resident of the City of Philadelphia. Michael earned his BA in Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and his MS in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

Director ('19-'21)
Tania O'Kane, P.E., LEED AP
HNTB Corp - Water Resources Engineer

Tania is a Water Resources Engineering at HNTB in their King of Prussia office, where she provides stormwater design solutions for transportation projects. Tania has over 10 years of experience in wastewater and stormwater planning and design. She received her B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Penn State and her M.S. in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University. Tania lives in Conshohocken with her husband Dan and enjoys hiking with her dog Bella.

 

Director ('19-'21)
Gregory Dunn, PE, ENV SP
Michael Baker International - Senior Bridge Engineer

Gregory graduated from Drexel University with a B.S in Civil Engineering (2009) and M.S. Civil Engineering (2016). He is a senior bridge engineer with over 10 years experience inspecting, designing, analyzing, and managing transportation projects with a strong emphasis on bridges. Notable local projects include the Vine Street Expressway Overhead Bridge Replacements and the $88 million Wayne Junction Viaduct Bridge Rehabilitation. Significant national projects include the $800 million I-285/SR400 Interchange Project in Atlanta, GA and $3.7 billion Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project outside of Washington D.C., both design build joint ventures with Ferrovial.

 

 


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Past Presidents

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