Jakubowski and Devine Promoted to Section Managers
August 21, 2012 -
Duffield Associates announces the promotions of Joseph Jakubowski, P.E., LEED AP to Geotechnical Section Manager and Brian J. Devine, P.E. to Construction Section Manager. As Section Managers, they will oversee day to day operations including staff assignments, as well as project development and delivery.
Mr. Jakubowski has been with Duffield Associates for eight years as a Geotechnical and Construction Engineer. He holds Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Mr. Jakubowski is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Mr. Devine has been with Duffield Associates for seven years as a Geotechnical and Construction Engineer. In addition to his responsibilities as Section Manager, he also serves as the Laboratory Manager overseeing Duffield Associates’ AASHTO Certified Soils Lab. He holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Villanova University. Mr. Devine is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
David B. McBride, P.E. Joins Duffield Associates
Mr. McBride holds Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degrees from the University of Delaware and has been a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Delaware since 1976.
July 16, 2012 -
David B. McBride has joined Duffield Associates’ Client Services group as a Senior Manager for client services. His engineering background includes traffic, construction, and environmental engineering as well as community relations. Mr. McBride has been a member of the Delaware legislature for 34 years.
David Gosse Joins Duffield Associates
July 6, 2012 -
David C. Gosse has joined Duffield Associates’ Wilmington, Delaware office as a Senior Project Scientist. He will provide technical support and project management in the Water and Natural Resources Section. Mr. Gosse has fifteen years of experience in natural resource conservation and habitat management, environmental planning and project management, and stream and terrestrial restoration. He has worked on diverse natural systems such as coastal wetlands and riverine systems, primary headwater habitat, savannahs, pine, and upland ecosystems.
Mr. Gosse has a Master of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from The University of Virginia and a Bachelors degree from Drew University. He is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Society for Ecological Restoration, and the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Jennifer L. Gresh, P.G. Eastern Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Services Leader
June 7, 2012 – Jennifer L. Gresh, P.G. was recently named Philadelphia Services Leader for Duffield Associates. Ms. Gresh, an Environmental Geologist, has been with Duffield Associates for over 11 years, most recently serving as a Senior Project Manager for the firm’s environmental investigation and remediation projects.
Ms. Gresh has extensive experience managing due diligence assessments for property transactions from initial Phase I Environmental Site Assessments through mitigating and/or remediating environmental impacts for regulatory closure purposes under various State and Federal programs. Ms. Gresh also has technical expertise in stormwater management planning, operation and maintenance plans, spill prevention and countermeasure control plans, and petroleum and chemical compliance audits. In her new capacity as Philadelphia Services Leader, Ms. Gresh will have the added responsibility managing office operations and coordinating business development.
Chairman of Duffield Associate, Jeffrey M. Bross, P.E., said “Jen Gresh’s broad technical experience, extensive community and professional involvement, and commitment to our clients make her an excellent choice to lead Duffield Associates’ Philadelphia initiatives.”
Deirdre S. Smith Joins Committee of 100 Board of Directors
May 25, 2012 - Deirdre S. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Water Resources Division Director for Duffield Associates, was elected to the Committee of 100’s Board of Directors. The Committee of 100 is a business organization that promotes responsible economic development and addresses issues that affect Delaware's economic health.
Ms. Smith, who has been with Duffield Associates since 1988, is responsible for management and oversight of the firm’s civil engineering, environmental, hydrogeologic, water resources and natural resources professional staff and projects. Ms. Smith is also a Board Member for the Water Resource Association of the Delaware River Basin, on the Branch Steering Committee for the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, and Co-Chair for Delaware’s ACE Mentor Program.
Ms. Smith has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.
Guy F. Marcozzi, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, F.ASCE 2012 Engineer of the Year
February 20, 2012 - The Delaware Engineering Society has selected Guy F. Marcozzi, President of Duffield Associates, as the 2012 Engineer of the Year. Candidates for this prestigious recognition are chosen from Delaware’s registered professional engineers who exhibit exceptional contributions to the engineering profession and exemplary involvement in community activities and technical contributions. Mr. Marcozzi was nominated “based on his consistent demonstration of technical excellence, professionalism, and commitment to the profession and community.”
Mr. Marcozzi is a graduate of St. Mark’s High School and the University of Delaware where he earned his Bachelors of Civil Engineering (with a focus on Structural Engineering) and a Masters of Civil Engineering (with a focus on Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering). He is nationally recognized as an ASCE Fellow for his contributions to the profession and by ASFE for his contributions to their Sustainability efforts as part of the Emerging Issues and Trends Committee. He was honored by the Delaware Council of Engineering Societies as the first Delaware Young Engineer of the Year in 2000.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Marcozzi has been an active participant in many Delaware engineering organizations and has served as President of the Delaware Engineering Society, Delaware Association of Professional Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers-Delaware Section. He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as voting member of the ASTM Sustainability and Soil and Rock Committees. Guy has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware - College of Engineering and is on the advisory committee for the Department of Civil Engineering. He has served on the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee and as Chair of the Business Development Committee for its Economic Development Council. Mr. Marcozzi is a Registered Professional Engineer in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Marcozzi is the third engineer from Duffield Associates to receive this prestigious award. Previous recipients include the founder of the firm, James F. Duffield, P.E. now retired and Jeffrey M. Bross, P.E. Chairman of the firm. Mr. Bross noted that Guy Marcozzi’s selection reflects Duffield Associates’ longstanding commitment to promote technical excellence and a culture of supporting our profession and giving back to the communities in which we work
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized in the same company as some of my engineering heroes.” says Mr. Marcozzi.
Duffield Associates Celebrates 35th Anniversary
December 14, 2011 - Duffield Associates celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.
"A company's 35th year in business is a milestone event and ours is particularly momentous. We are among a very few mid-sized consulting engineering firms founded during the last 35 years which has not been acquired by or merged with another firm. Our longevity and continuing success is a tribute to our founding vision and especially to the dedication, hard work and client service ethic of our professional staff both present and past," says Guy Marcozzi, P.E., the firm's President. "We have a great team and are optimistic about our future," Marcozzi says.
The company started with two employees in 1976 by founder James F. Duffield, P.E. in Newark, Delaware. In 1980, the company moved into a farmhouse in the Pike Creek Valley. As the company grew, it rebuilt and expanded an historic barn on its office campus. Today the firm’s landmark Wilmington campus is comprised of three buildings.
Cumberland Geoscience Consultants’ Name Changes
June 20, 2011 - Duffield Associates is proud to announce that its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, subsidiary, Cumberland Geoscience Consultants (CGC), will now be known as Duffield Associates, Inc. CGC, which has served the Central Pennsylvania region since 1990, was acquired by Duffield Associates in 2007 and has since grown to include the full range of Duffield Associates' services including geotechnical engineering, solid waste landfill consulting, natural and water resources, civil engineering, environmental services, coastal/waterfront engineering, construction review services, and permitting.
”The company will continue to operate in its location and the technical staff that have been our hallmark will remain unchanged,” says Guy F. Marcozzi, P.E., president of Duffield Associates. “The name change reinforces Duffield Associates’ brand as a growing provider of engineering and science solutions, reflects the company's long-term strategy to advance its regional presence, and more closely aligns and strengthens the identity of this office in the four state region. We look forward to better serving Cumberland, Dauphin, York and other surrounding counties in central Pennsylvania.”
Duffield Associates’ Projects Win Awards
May 13, 2011 - Two of Duffield Associates’ recent projects won awards. These awards recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate ingenuity while providing significant public benefit.
The first project “Sunday Breakfast Mission Brownfield Redevelopment Project; A Mission for the Community” won the Conceptor Award from American Council of Engineering Companies – Delaware. This project showcases the effective partnership between a non-profit community services organization, state regulatory agencies, Duffield Associates, a construction manager and the building trades. This diverse team cooperatively tackled a property burdened with environmental legacies of its industrial past, and successfully managed the financial, logistical and technical challenges facing this Brownfield redevelopment project. This project transformed an environmentally-challenged property into a state-of-the-art Women and Children’s Shelter; dramatically expanding the Sunday Breakfast Mission’s capability to provide shelter, rehabilitation and training to the local community.
The second project “Lumberyard No Longer Hammered by Flooding” won the Outstanding Civil Engineering Small Project Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Delaware Section. On this project Duffield Associates conceived and designed a flood proofing project for the Shone Lumber Company’s sprawling, flood-prone showroom/warehouse facility in Stanton, Delaware. Additionally, Duffield Associates: assisted in preparing and applying for a FEMA flood-proofing grant; conceived specially designed flood “gates” to protect 11 overhead and personnel doors; provided engineering/permitting and preparation of construction drawings and specifications; and, provided construction management services. Using a number of innovative approaches to integrate flood wall construction with building elements, Duffield Associates achieved a cost-effective solution which was implemented while not disrupting Shone’s ongoing retail and shipping operations.
These awards continue Duffield Associates’ 35 year legacy of receiving recognition for excellence in engineering.
Dan Meier Speaks at PSU Harrisburg "Sustainable Water Resources Series" symposium
March 11, 2011 - Dan Meier, P.E., lead civil engineer in Duffield Associate's Center City Philadelphia office, spoke at the PennState Harrisburg "Sustainable Water Resources Series" symposium on March 8. Dan was one of two presenters in a segment that addressed sustainability in water planning, among symposium topics that included rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and stormwater management as part of LEED® and Sustainable Sites. The symposium also addressed water quality and its impact on reuse decisions.
In his presentation, Dan was able to draw on Duffield Associates' experience in assisting the Philadelphia Water Department with development and implementation of stormwater regulations that focus on sustainability, including ongoing plan review.
Duffield Associates Wins Army Corps Contract
“We have provided services throughout the Mid-Atlantic states with a large percentage of our work performed throughout the Philadelphia District boundaries and the Delaware River Basin. We are able to assist the Corps using our nearly 35 years of knowledge of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain geology of the geographic area defining the District’s boundaries. With six offices within their boundaries, we are able to respond from any one of these offices,” said Guy Marcozzi, President of Duffield Associates. “This is a huge honor for us. We held this contract for two consecutive three year periods ending nearly six years ago. We’re glad to have retained the Corps’ confidence to have been selected again.”
February 14, 2011 — Duffield Associates was recently awarded a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Philadelphia District contract. This one-year Indefinite Delivery Contract, with options for up to two additional periods, is for geotechnical and geo-environmental technical services.
Jeffrey M. Bross Receives Prestigious Baxter Water Resources
April 21, 2010- Jeffrey M. Bross, P.E., LEED AP, FACEC was selected
to receive the Samuel S. Baxter Memorial Award from the Water Resources
Association of the Delaware River Basin for his "contributions,
accomplishments, leadership and community service during an illustrious
career as a professional consulting engineer to the standards exemplified
by the former Philadelphia Water Commissioner, Samuel S. Baxter."
Mr. Bross was honored at the annual dinner for WRA-DRB on April
Mr. Bross is Chairman of Duffield Associates, Inc., a regional
geoscience consulting firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
In addition to his administrative and consulting responsibilities
at Duffield Associates, Mr. Bross serves as Vice Chairman of Delaware's
Clean Water Advisory Council, Vice Chairman of Delaware's Workforce
Investment Board and President of the Committee of 100. Mr. Bross
is Delaware's 2006 Engineer of the Year and is a registered professional
engineer in 5 states. He has authored numerous technical articles
and papers on water resource issues and is a featured national speaker
on these issues. Mr. Bross is a Fellow of the American Council of
Engineering Companies, a member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers and a member of the American Water Works Association.
He is a member of the adjunct faculty for the Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware and
serves as a jury member for the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance.
Duffield Associates Has 17 LEED Accredited Professionals
July 7, 2009- Duffield Associates, a geoscience consulting firm,
achieved the milestone of having seventeen LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) through
the U.S. Green Building Council.
"Duffield Associates has been a leader in sustainable site
design practices since our founding over 30 years ago," says
Guy F. Marcozzi, P.E., LEED AP, president of Duffield Associates.
"Because of a heightened awareness about sustainable practices,
our clients are becoming more interested in green building practices
and demand the diverse expertise we provide. We feel that the LEED
accreditation broadens our staffs' understanding of how to integrate
sustainable practices into the built environment. Our company culture
fosters "living green" for our clients as well as for
our own facilities and business practices."
Duffield Associates Wins Premier Green Building Award from IFMA
July 6, 2009 - The International Facility Management Association
(IFMA) Delaware Chapter presented the first annual Green Building
Award at their year-end meeting. The Green Building Award was created
to recognize efforts by members and associates who apply sustainable
practices to their facilities and projects but do not meet LEED
credentials. Companies could submit a facility for consideration,
which was then judged by a list of possible sustainable elements
in (13) categories including Site and Landscaping, Waste Reduction,
Heating and Cooling, and Interior Materials. The company that met
the most criteria in each category won a certificate for that category.
In the event of a tie, the Green Building Award is given to the
submission that won the most overall categories.
The 2009 Green Building Award winner was Duffield Associates for
the firm's Water Shed building. This building, designed by Homsey
Architects, features numerous sustainable elements including the
use of day lighting, space for recycling, a bioretention facility
for stormwater runoff, and low emission interior materials.