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Corporate Director of Business Development and Marketing Joins WDP
Principals Rhett Whitlock, PhD, PE; Andy Dalrymple, PE; Randy Poston, PhD, PE; and Eric Peterson, PE are pleased to announce Christine L. Hackett, LEED AP, has joined the firm to work with WDP's Principals and Senior Staff to grow the firm's professional consulting services in the U.S.
Christine brings over 25 years of team-based sales experience in the building design & construction industry. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing & International Business from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed MBA Urban Development coursework at George Washington University in DC.
Prior to joining WDP, Christine was a Senior Business Development Manager for six years with Gilbane Building Company's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office where she was responsible for healthcare and higher education business development for the Northern Virginia and Richmond District Offices, resulting in new business valued at $1.5 billion in construction value.
Previously, Christine was Vice President for Skanska USA Building's Healthcare Center of Excellence, where she was responsible for securing $1 billion in healthcare facilities construction. Christine began her focus in healthcare, government and institutional facilities while a Vice President with Ellerbe Becket (now AECOM) and as a Marketing Manager with Burt Hill (now Stantec) in Washington, DC.
WDP Recent Staff Additions
WDP is growing to meet our Clients' needs. We are pleased to announce additions to our staff at the following Offices:
Daniel Hyer, PE, LEED AP, joined WDP as a Project Engineer and comes to us from MMM Design Group in Charlottesville where he worked as a Design Engineer for 4 years. Prior to MMM, he worked in Hong Kong for Bondway Enterprises. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Ben Bowles, EIT, joined WDP as a Staff Engineer. He received his Bachelors degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 2012.
Rick Weston, Jr., EIT, received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2012 from Clemson University and has also joined the Charlottesville office as a Staff Engineer.
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Brooks Smith, EIT, has joined WDP as a Staff Engineer. He received his Master's degree in Civil Engineering in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts. He also has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Kurt Villella, EIT, has joined WDP as a Staff Engineer. Kurt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University in 2010 and his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2011.
Rex Cyphers, PE, Associate and Andrew W. Wagner, PE, Project Engineer of WDP's Charlottesville office recently published a paper in the September 2012 issue of the Construction Specifier Magazine, entitled "When the Levee Breaks – Preventing Water Penetration Through Brick Veneer," (pgs. 88-96). Click the following link to view the full paper: View the article
WDP received the 2nd Place award for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Baltimore-Washington, DC Chapter 2012 Outstanding Repair Projects for the UVA Judge Advocate General (JAG) School project. The JAG school renovation was an emergency procurement project for the University and presented many unique design and construction obstacles. Major interior renovations were ongoing during the discovery of deterioration of the exterior wall systems, which could not be stopped or delayed. WDP assisted the University in developing a plan to allow the interior renovations to continue while the design for repairs to the exterior walls was developed. In order to meet the needs of the University, the design documents had to be completed on a compressed schedule to turn the facility back over to JAG school personnel. Additionally, portions of the building were to remain occupied while the renovations were completed, so WDP helped create a phasing plan to minimize disturbances to the occupants. The service life of the building was significantly extended in time for UVA to negotiate a new 30 year lease with the Army.