TVGA Promotes Three Engineers
TVGA has proudly promoted Muffett Mauche George, P.E. and Eric T. Fischlein, P.E. to Project Managers. Ms. George joined TVGA in 2010 and has 24 years or experience. Mr. Fischlein has 14 years of experience and joined TVGA in 2008.
Additionally, Andrew T. Odien, E.I.T. has been promoted to Project Engineer. Specializing in structural engineering, Mr. Odien began his career with TVGA in 2007.
TVGA’s Land Survey Team Continues to Grow
Upon experiencing a surge in Land Survey contracts, TVGA has expanded its survey team with the hiring of Jeffery M. Gardner, J. Nathan Taft and Martin D. Huckabone. Mr. Gardner and Mr. Taft have 25 years of combined experience in land surveying. Mr. Huckabone is a recent graduate of Alfred State College.
TVGA Consultants Awarded Survey of Stony Creek Wind Project
Invenergy, the parent company of Stony Creek Energy, LLC, has awarded TVGA Consultants (TVGA) the land survey services for the Stony Creek Wind Project in Orangeville, NY. TVGA will be responsible for conducting ALTA Standard Boundary Surveys on 126 parcels of property and locating the future placement of 59 turbines.
TVGA Consultants Awarded Eastern Park Kayak Launch
The City of Tonawanda has recently awarded TVGA Consultants (TVGA) the site design and permitting services for the Eastern Park Kayak Launch. TVGA will provide site survey, design and consulting services to obtain permitting for the kayak launch from the US Army Corps of Engineers and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Construction is expected to take place during the Summer of 2011.
Stevenson and Crowley join TVGA
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Elena L. Stevenson to its computer –aided design team. Elena has seven years of experience working on land survey and infrastructure projects.
Additionally, Matthew J. Crowley has joined TVGA’s architecture team. Matthew is an Architecture Technician with more than seven years of experience in the design and construction industry.
Pietrowski and Gostomski join TVGA
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica L. Gostomski to its environmental team. An Environmental Technician, she has recently earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from SUNY Fredonia.
Jason M. Pietrowski has joined TVGA’s land survey team. With 11 years of experience, Jason will be assisting with commercial surveys.
TVGA Consultants Awarded Remedial Investigation and Alternatives Analysis of A&A Metals Site
Upon demonstrating extensive brownfield experience to the Wyoming County Business Center (WCBC), Wyoming County and the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency, TVGA Consultants (TVGA) has been awarded the Remedial Investigation and Alternatives Analysis for the A&A Metals site in Perry, NY. The project is to be conducted under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), which provides tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment activities. WCBC intends to remediate the property and return it to productive use.
Michael D. Rozeski, P.L.S. joins TVGA Consultants
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael D. Rozeski, P.L.S. to its land survey team. A Senior Party Chief with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Rozeski is licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. He has worked on numerous boundary surveys over the course of his career. These surveys range from the typical city survey lot to the thousand plus acre rural survey.
Russell E. Bennett, Jr., R.A. Receives LEED Accreditation
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is proud to announce that Russell E. Bennett, Jr., R.A. has earned a LEED Professional Credential. The Green Building Certification Institute certifies that he has attained the designation of LEED Green Associate by demonstrating the knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles needed to support the use of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™. Bennett, of Hamburg, NY, joined TVGA’s Civil Group as Project Architect in 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry.
A New Year Will Bring a New Location for TVGA Consultants
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is excited to announce the relocation of their headquarters from Elma, NY to downtown Buffalo in the former Levy, King and White building, located at 620 Main Street. TVGA will lease the building from Larkin Development Group. The entire staff of employees that are presently based at the Elma location will make the move, effective January 3rd, 2011.
“TVGA’s decision to move their offices to downtown Buffalo is yet another example of the growing trend of businesses, both local and national, relocating into the urban core,” said Mayor Byron Brown. “Employees and owners alike are looking beyond inexpensive parking and the seclusion of a privately owned suburban facility; instead they are now looking to become part of a unique urban environment – the benefits of which include diverse transportation options and easy access to shopping, dining out and entertainment. I welcome TVGA to our growing downtown community.”
“All of TVGA’s staff, principals and managers are enthusiastic about the move,” explained Edward M. Schiller, PE, President of TVGA. “It will be easier to interface with many of our clients, who are downtown. Every employee believes that being part of downtown redevelopment is important to the growth of Western New York. TVGA was founded in 1917 and will be responsible for the redevelopment of the former Levy, King and White building, built circa 1919, thus tying together 2 entities from Buffalo’s proud history.”
The Firm will not be the only winner, according to the staff. Angela Keppel, a Planner with TVGA, sees the move as an incredible opportunity to add economic spin-off for the businesses located within the vicinity. “As a proud Buffalonian, and an urban planner, I see bringing economic activity back to the downtown core as an exciting opportunity for TVGA to have a role in the preservation and growth of Buffalo.”
Howard Zemsky, President of Larkin Development Group says “For the past several years we have been looking for the ideal single tenant who could utilize the entire building. TVGA is a perfect fit for the building and for downtown Buffalo. They are a professional services firm with a distinguished history and a bright future. Our team was struck by the enthusiasm of the partners and the associates for our community. We are extremely proud to have an association with TVGA.”
Muffett Mauche George, PE joins TVGA Consultants
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Muffett Mauche George, PE, to its engineering team. A talented civil and environmental engineer with more than 23 years of experience, her clients have included municipalities, private clients and academic institutions from across New York State.
Muffett’s recent civil engineering experiences have included federally-funded, locally-administered projects involving funding from both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as well as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). These experiences are complimented by her extensive resume of environmental projects, including compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Finn and Manuse Earn Professional Engineering License
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) is proud to announce that Michael J. Finn, PE, of Buffalo, and Joseph J. Manuse, PE, of Depew, each have earned their New York State Professional Engineering License. Both Finn and Manuse joined TVGA in 2005, upon graduating from SUNY at Buffalo with Bachelors of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. Finn works within TVGA’s Civil/Environmental Group, while Manuse works within the Transportation Group.
O’Dell Named Principal
Jacqueline M. O’Dell has been named Principal with TVGA Consultants. O’Dell joined the firm in 2001 and serves dual roles as Executive Assistant as well as Employee Benefits Coordinator for employees at each of TVGA’s four New York State offices.
Roeske Joins TVGA
The Land Survey and Mapping Group has hired Trenton K. Roeske as Junior Party Chief. A 2008 graduate of Alfred State College of Technology, Roeske earned his Associates in both Engineering Science and Surveying Technology, as well as his Bachelor’s of Surveying Engineering Technology. Roeske brings 4 years of survey experience to the Firm.
Land Survey and Mapping Group Hires Jackson and Thompson
Returning to the Western New York area from Texas, Nicholaus M. Jackson has rejoined TVGA’s Land Survey and Mapping Group as a Surveyor I. Additionally, the Group also hired Mark A. Thompson as Party Chief. Thompson will be assigned to residential survey projects and brings 25 years of experience to the Firm.
Nicoloff Receives Surveyor Photogrammetrist License
Ellen M. Nicoloff, SP, has received her Surveyor Photogrammetrist License from the State of Virginia. Nicoloff has been with TVGA since 1998 and serves as Project Manager within TVGA’s Land Survey Department. This Virginia license will further TVGA’s qualifications for future mapping and survey work.
New York State American Public Works Association Conference To Feature Two TVGA Speakers
The New York State Conference of the American Public Works Association (APWA) will feature presentations from two members of TVGA’s management team. Bernard E. Wells, PLS, Project Manager, will present Land Surveying: Past, Present and Future on April 8th. David L. McCoy, Principal, will give a presentation with Mayor Kurt Lindstrom, of Silver Creek, on April 9th. The presentation, entitled Analysis of Disaster Preparedness Planning, will discuss the August 9, 2009 flooding that impacted Silver Creek and the surrounding areas.
The annual APWA conference is being held April 8-9, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel- Utica Center, Utica, New York. More details can be found at http://newyork.apwa.net/ .
TVGA Consultants Provides Assistance to Communities and Homeowners
Effected by New FEMA Flood Maps
TVGA Consultants (TVGA) has been contacted by homeowners and municipal officials to assist with appeals of the recently revised FEMA Flood Maps. Douglas R. Hager, PLS, Principal of TVGA, states “our engineering, land surveying and mapping departments have been actively working with local communities to appeal the newly mapped flood zones, utilizing existing and new aerial photography, along with ground observations. The new maps are adding a costly expense to the residents of Western New York, whose homes were not previously mapped in a flood plain.”
When asked what a homeowner can do to verify that they are correctly classified in a flood plain, TVGA’s Project Manager, Ellen Nicoloff, offers a flood elevation certification. “This involves sending a land surveyor out to get elevations of points on and around the structure’s foundation. If the actual elevation is higher than the new, DFIRM flood elevation, the property owner may appeal to have the property removed from the flood-prone area.”
There are strict guidelines and an approaching deadline for communities to file an appeal. FEMA is hosting three public meetings on March 30th, 31st and April 1st, where communities can learn more about the new maps.
Date: February 12, 2010
GRIDER STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT RECEIVES 2nd AWARD
At an annual awards dinner held on February 11th, 2010, the Western New York Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented TVGA Consultants and The City of Buffalo with the 2010 Transportation Project of the Year Award for the Grider Street Reconstruction Project. This project involved pavement rehabilitation of 0.75 miles of Grider Street from East Delavan Avenue to Leroy Avenue, watermain replacement, traffic improvements and enhanced the visual character of the corridor.
In November, the Upstate New York Chapter of NAIOP awarded TVGA with the Award of Merit.
Headquartered in Elma, NY, TVGA Consultants is a full service Survey and Engineering firm that has provided attorneys, municipalities, state agencies and authorities, private industry, developers, contractors and federal government agencies alike quality, value-based professional engineering services for more than 93 years. TVGA is proud to employ a highly skilled and diverse staff of civil, transportation, traffic and environmental engineers; scientists; photogrammetrists; and land surveyors from four locations throughout New York.