Lu Awarded APWA 2019 Transportation Project of the Year

Lu Engineers is pleased to announce that the Genesee Valley Branch of the APWA has awarded the Village of Newark Main Street Re‐Construction Project as the Transportation Project of the Year in the $5‐25 Million Category. Lu’s role was as the Project Design Consultant. The Project owner is the Village of Newark, and was constructed by Ramsey Constructors, Inc., and T.Y. Lin, International provided the day‐to‐day onsite Construction Inspection Services. Lu was also involved in the Construction Inspection Services as a subconsulant to T.Y. Lin.

The Project encompassed the full‐depth reconstruction of South Main Street; sanitary sewer and water main improvements; replacement of the existing storm drainage system; sidewalk replacement along with ADA– compliant sidewalk ramps; three new traffic signals to replace the existing signals; and residential street lighting, landscape features, trees, shrubs and plants in the business district planting beds.

Lu Engineers Attends Grand Opening of Livingston County’s Newest Bridge

Applinville Road Bridge Crossing Canaseraga Creek, Towns of Sparta & West Sparta, NY

Lu Engineers designed the new Applinville Road Bridge and provided construction inspection for this project. The new bridge is a 125-ft., single span steel plate-girder bridge constructed on concrete integral abutments on a deep foundation system. The deck is reinforced HP concrete, and has a rail-to –rail width of 24’-0”. Approximately 1,000-ft of approach roadway was constructed to connect Applinville Road to the bridge and the bridge to NYS 63.

Lu Engineers in the Classroom

As a supporting member of BEAM – Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities, Lu’s Senior Structural Engineer, Kirk Wilson, PE, spent a morning teaching a Saturday Academy class to K-6 grade students.

The academy session started with a little talk about how civil engineering touches their lives and makes it possible to do all the things they do every day, form going to school in the morning to taking a bath before bed.

Then Mr. Wilson talked about strength – the resistance of a material to an applied force, and stiffness – the resistance of a material to movement under that applied force. From there, they moved on to an experiment that showed how this works by taking beams of three different lengths, loading them with a series of weights, and recording how much they moved under those different weights.

Saving the best for last, they finished up the session by BREAKING STUFF! Students took those same beams from the experiment session and loaded them up until they BROKE them to demonstrate how far they could go before they reached the limit of their strength.

Rochester School Modernization Program (RSMP) Selects Lu Engineers to Provide Environmental Services

Lu Engineers has been designated by Rochester School Modernization Program (RSMP) to provide environmental project and indoor air quality monitoring and sampling services for three Rochester City schools that are slated for renovation, or reconstruction this spring and summer. Lu Engineers, along with their partners, will determine if hazardous materials are present within the buildings and if so, will design a safe plan to have them removed. Lu will also provide air and water quality sampling services.

 The schools that Lu will be providing services for are Clara Barton School 2, George Mather-Forbes School 4 and Flower City School 30/54. The renovation work is part of the RSMP’s $435 million initiative to transform the existing City School buildings into high performance facilities that provide an ideal learning environment for Rochester students. Steve Campbell, Lu Engineers’ Environmental Division Director stated, “We are excited to be a part of this project. Providing area students with a modern, innovative learning environment is work we are proud to be a part of. Ensuring a hazardous free environment for students, educators and administrators and those that will complete the building improvements is a responsibility we take very seriously. ”

 Pre-construction work will begin in the spring of this year, with construction commencing in the summer of 2018. Businesses assisting Lu Engineers on this project include Sienna Environmental Technologies, Paradigm Environmental Services, CanAm Environmental Health and Safety and Lozier Laboratories.

 

Greg Andrus, P.G., CHMM

Greg Andrus, from our Rochester office, has received his Professional Geologist license from New York State. Greg started his career as a Field Geologist in 1987 and joined Lu Engineers in 1993 as a Geologist and Environmental Engineer. His areas of expertise include hazardous materials management, remedial investigations, site remediation, petrochemical/bulk storage, geology and hydrogeology. Congratulations Greg!!

 

 

Nichol Inn ERP Site, Pulteney, New York

Lu Engineers is providing environmental consulting services at the Former Nichol Inn ERP Site in Pulteney, NY. Most recently Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) Advanced® by Regenesis Inc. was injected into the subsurface soil as a remedial approach to address residual petroleum compounds in groundwater and soil.  ORC Advanced® is an oxidative agent that facilitates aerobic biodegradation of dissolved-phase petroleum hydrocarbons. Trec Environmental Inc. administered ORC Advanced® using a 54LT Geoprobe®  in a pre-determined grid-based design.

 

 

City of Rochester Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program

Lu Engineers is proud to be working with the City of Rochester on their Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program.  This program is a comprehensive, multi-partner effort designed to lead to sustainable long-term environmental employment. Environmental and Safety training will prepare the students to work on  Brownfields Hazardous Waste Sites and they will be certified in several areas such as Asbestos and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) at the site-worker level.

New addition to our team

Lu Engineers welcomes two new members to the Lu Team. Environmental Technicians Jeff Hertel and Mawahi Wofford recently joined the Lu Engineers Asbestos Group.

Jeff, a US Marine Corps Veteran, is a a NYSDOL certified Asbestos Inspector and Project Designer as well as an Air/Project Monitor. Mawahi, also a US Marine Corps Veteran, is a NYSDOL certified Inspector and Air/Project Monitor.

Welcome to the Team!!

Cletus O. Ezenwa Acquires Lu Engineers, PC

(Rochester, NY) – Lu Engineers, PC, a leading engineering firm in Rochester, NY has been acquired by Cletus O. Ezenwa, PE. Lu Engineers will continue to offer environmental, civil, and transportation engineering solutions, along with construction inspection, and expand by adding bridge condition inspection to their portfolio. The firm will nearly double its workforce to over 40, and includes the addition of seven Professional Engineers. Ezenwa will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and also manage the bridge inspection department. The previous  owner/partners of the firm will remain as members of the board of directors, and continue to practice their respective specialties. The additional employees joining the firm are transitioning from their roles at Prudent Engineering, LLP.  Mr. Ezenwa was one of the two founding partners at Prudent Engineering, he recently sold his shares in that firm to the remaining partner, Philip Thayaparan, PE.  In a recent interview, Ezenwa stated he was motivated to make the purchase as Lu is strategically positioned for growth. “They have an exceptionally talented team, and enjoy a solid reputation of working closely with each client, providing them with exactly the right solution. I look forward to continuing that tradition of excellence. I also believe that Rochester is seeing a great resurgence, and I’m pleased to contribute to moving the community forward.”

R. Scott Prior, President at Lu Engineers commented, “Merging with Cletus provides the opportunity to increase market share and expand into new locations and sectors. Our clients will benefit from the combined professional services which includes a bridge inspection group that is widely recognized throughout the State. Cletus shares our vision and values and has already proven to be a successful leader in our profession.  His legacy will be an important part of our combined company.”

For 35+ years, Lu Engineers has provided premier engineering, technical, and operational services to a broad range of clients across the greater Western New York region. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, and known as the ‘go-to’ firm for civil, transportation, environmental engineering, construction administration and beyond, they are expanding their footprint, adding offices in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York.

 

Jason Messenger is selected as a 2016 Young Engineer of the Year Finalist

Lu Engineers is proud to announce that Jason Messenger, P.E. has been named a Finalist for the “2016 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Award”. Jason has been with Lu Engineers since 2006 and continues to mature as an engineer. He has worked on several award-winning projects and serves as a mentor to the interns and junior engineers.

Jason will be honored at the Rochester Engineering Society’s gala on April 8th.

 

Congratulations Jason!

 

Community News

Giving back to the community is one of our top priorities at Lu Engineers. Throughout the holiday season we collected money to purchase household items for the Genesis House; a temporary shelter for youths 16-20 years old. The shelter gives young men and women the skills and support they need to be successful young adults. We donated household items to the shelter which will help these young adults as they venture out on their own.

We also collected socks to send to our men and women serving in the military through our “Joy of Sox” campaign. If you would like to donate socks, we are taking donations all year long. Just stop in to see us at 339 East Avenue, Suite 200 in Rochester!

Household items for the Genesis House

Socks for our men and women who serve our country