Meet the Team

  1. Suli Wang, PE, BCEE, PMP, CCCA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP
    President/Founder & Project Manager/Permitting Specialist Years of Experience: 35 Ms. Wang has extensive engineering and permitting experience in a broad range of engineering projects. She played senior project leadership roles working with multiple disciplines and organizational units while maintaining high service standards and high-quality assurance in fast-paced environments, meeting deadlines and simultaneous demands from clients. Ms. Wang has obtained numerous permits for various projects from local, state, and federal agencies and became a well sought-after permitting specialist. For Ms. Wang’s effort in managing and processing DDOT public space permit applications, Ms. Wang was recognized and chosen from among many DBE firms in DC to give a keynote speech at the opening session of the 2015 DDOT DBE summit held at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University in DC. along with other keynote speakers, such as the DC Mayor, DDOT Director and Deputy Director, and the Administrator of Federal Highway Administration District Office. The DBE summit was a well-attended event. Ms. Wang was invited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a subject matter expert (SME) in risk management and scheduling management to review, update, and develop questions for use in future risk management and project management professional credentials examinations in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Ms. Wang was a recipient of the 2011 George Patton Scholarship awarded by PMI Educational Foundation and taught project management professional (PMP) certification exam preparation courses that she developed. Professional Certifications: • Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) in Water Supply & Wastewater Engineering; • Project Management Professional (PMP); • Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT); • Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA); • Project Management Institute Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP); • Project Management Institute Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) • PE in IN, FL, NJ, DC, MD, and VA
  2. Abbe Karp, EIT, CDT
    Mechanical Engineer/Project Controls/Assistant Project Management Years of Experience: 10 Ms. Karp has extensive engineering and document control experience in construction and design projects. Her myriad responsibilities include creating design submittals and cost estimates, writing and reviewing project specifications, document control, project setup, invoicing and project management, and sewer assessment and rehabilitation design. Professional Certifications: • Fundamentals of Engineering, Engineer in Training (EIT) • Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) • NASSCO Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program (PACP) Skills & Training: • Primavera Contract Manager • e-Builder • ArcGIS • SharePoint • Microsoft Access • Microsoft Project • ProjectWise • Bluebeam
  3. Jonathan T. Gwin
    Civil/Mechanical Inspector Years of Experience: 20 Jonathan Gwin has a very diverse range of heavy civil project experience and knowledge including over 15 years of supervisor experience in the construction industry. Jonathan has a broad range of skills, including: • Knowledge in QA/QC with multiple certifications • Understanding of heavy civil, mechanical, structural drawings and their associated process • Experience with submittal reviews to contract specifications in accordance with the contract drawings • Reviewing requests for information, potential change orders and assisting in problem solving • Writing non-conformance reports and reviewing extra work authorizations • Experience with several types of projects, as well as, monitoring and tracking sub-contractors work Professional Certifications: • Obtained certification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / NAVFAC for construction quality management for contractors • Completed the American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector Course, obtained several welding certifications and completed a 4 year structural steel apprenticeship • Gained experience with structural steel and miscellaneous metals in detail to NOMMA, AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.4, D1.6, AISC specifications and standards • Acquired certification from American Concrete Institute as a field testing technician-grade 1 • Completed OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and First Aid / CPR Training • Completed compliance training through Balfour Beatty and Alberici Constructors Skills & Training: • Oracle Primavera Contract Management 14 • SharePoint • Adobe Acrobat • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint • Excel, Access, and Publisher
  4. James Logie
    Civil Inspector Years of Experience: 3 Mr. Logie has worked as a construction inspector monitoring sewer asset video and sonar inspection, CIPP installation, manhole rehabilitation, large diameter pipe cleaning, and multi discipline renovation of sewer pumping station facilities. Mr. Logie is highly capable in common computer systems, organizational skills and written communication. Mr. Logie also offers additional abilities through education in the use of Geographic Information Systems and mapping techniques applied to field location of assets and communication of critical project logistical considerations. Professional Certifications: • NJIT - Construction Management • NASSCO - CIPP Inspection • NASSCO - PACP, MACP, LACP • OSHA 10 • OSHA Confined Space Skills & Training: • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Access • Microsoft PowerPoint • Geographic Information Systems • ArcGIS • QGIS
  5. Raymond A. Smith, Jr.
    Electrical/Mechanical Inspector Years of Experience: 38 Mr. Smith’s career as an Electrical Mechanical Inspector began as an apprentice in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mr. Smith’s projects include the US Capitol Dome Renovation project as well as major General Services Administration (GSA) modernizations. Earlier experience includes projects at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Andrews Air Force Base, Quantico Marine Corp Base and the National Institutes of Health. As an electrical inspector providing quality assurance and quality control Mr. Smith utilizes his strong knowledge of automation systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical concepts, and operations. In addition, he inputs and manages information using Prolog, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word on a daily basis. As a team player he develops and maintains good working relationships with clients, subcontractors, and stakeholders. Clients at the State Department commended Mr. Smith for his “…expert coordination and logistical support in orchestrating an innovative design and a superior reconstruction project…” Mr. Smith has received numerous similar commendations throughout his career. Professional Certifications: • USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors • State of Maryland Board of HVACR Contractors Journeyman License • Architect of the Capitol Computer Security Awareness Training • HVAC Control Concepts • Industrial Electricity • OSHA 10 Hours Training Certificate • Asbestos and Mold Awareness Training
  6. Frank Hong, LEED AP
    Architect Years of Experience: 14 Mr. Hong has extensive construction and architecture experience in a broad range of commercial and residential project. The construction industry is one of the largest industries and Mr. Hong focused on learning a little bit of everything to be well round individual. He can conform to all different levels of the project from a labor, draftsman, and to project coordination. However, his specialty is combining them all together and planning ahead. Mr. Hong can not only design, but go out and build it. Professional Certifications: • Thomas Edison School of Technology - Carpentry • ACAD Certificate Skills & Training: • Construction (framing, electrical, plumbing, and finish work) • AutoCAD • MicroStation • Revit • Google SketchUp • Photoshop • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel • Model and presentation board building • iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker
  7. Yi Su, PhD
    Project Control/Project Scheduling Specialist/Lecturer of Scheduling Years of Experience: 5 Mr. Su is a Project Engineer/Scheduler with SZ PM Consultants, Inc. working on the Water Management Program at DC Water. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral research assistant and a lecturer of scheduling in the Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at The Catholic University of America. His knowledge and skills focus on mathematical modeling of scheduling and cash flow management, float ownership and valuation, and integrated project management with 4D/nD planning. He worked as a research assistant in many industries – university collaboration projects, which included developing numerically model and analyzing problems in construction management via accurate and efficient models of time, cost, and resource interactions to facilitate work progress in construction projects. Skills & Training: • Operations analysis • Scheduling techniques • Database management • Cash flow management analysis • Resource loading of schedule and risk analysis • Computer programming • Construction process simulation • Primavera P6 • MS Project • Auto CAD • 3DMax • MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  8. Hui Chen
    Document Control Specialist/Project Administrator Years of Experience: 5 Ms. Chen has extensive knowledge on numerous document control software, including SharePoint and Oracle Primavera Contract Management (CM14). Ms. Chen is currently managing the document controls on DC Water Clear River Division Z project. Professional Certifications: • Turner School of Construction Management, 2016 • OHSA 30, 2016 • Construction Administration for Engineers by ASCE, 2015 Skills & Training: • Oracle Primavera Contract Management • SharePoint • Adobe Acrobat • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Publisher. • Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
  9. Owen Samuels
    Civil Inspector Years of Experience: 20 As a recognized leader in the industry of water & waste water infrastructure, Mr. Samuels’ success can be accredited to over 20 year within the industry, along with formal educational training, both practical training and field experience. With a combination of related subjects studied and certificates gained in the industry. Due to these experiences along with managing his own utility construction company over the years with successful project completion for various government municipalities and private sector projects, Mr. Samuels has gained the reputation among his peers for being knowledgeable, thorough, a problem solver, efficient and productive individual with superb leadership qualities. Professional Certifications: • Certificate – Construction Technology • Certificate – Architectural Drafting & Design • Certificate – Land Surveying & Drafting • Certificate – Advanced Civil Engineering Aid • Certificate – CIPP Inspection • Certificate – OSHA 10 • Certificate – OSAH Confined Space • Certificate – OSHA Excavation & Trenching • First Aid & CPR • Soil certification (Expired) • Asphalt Certification (Expired) • Concrete Certification (Expired) Skills & Trainings: • Custom home building • Construction and topographic surveying • Property Surveying • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Contract Manager • GIS Program • CIS Program • AutoCAD
  10. Yan Shao, PE
    Project Engineer/Water Distribution System Modeling/Water & Wastewater System Design/I&C Design Years of Experience: 10+ Ms. Shao has diverse international engineering experience in water distribution system planning and modeling, water/wastewater system design, instrumentation and control (I&C) system design, and software applications. She shows her solid technical expertise on water distribution system hydraulic modeling and analysis, producing engineering report, plans, and evaluating additional improvements for water systems in recent finished projects. Ms. Shao also has proven experience in I&C design, including P&ID and PFD drawings, and instrumentation deliverables for large-scale engineering projects. She is a well-organized, dynamic team player, and works well under pressure to meet deadlines. Ms. Shao is proficient in various types of software used in different design projects and is very skilled in standard desktop computer applications. Professional Certifications: • Professional Engineer, Canada, since 2013 • Software Training for Civil Engineers, Designers & Technologists, 2009 Computer Skills: • WaterCAD • AutoCAD • Microstation • GE-iFix 4.0 & GE-iFix 5.1 • MS Project • Primavera • Civil 3D • SharePoint • MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  11. Xueyan Liu, PhD
    Document Control/Permitting Specialist/Environmental Engineer Years of Experience: 8 Ms. Liu has various data analysis experience in water and wastewater, and environmental field and has been providing permitting services at the District Department of Transportation. She has been involved in multidisciplinary research projects including big data analytics, and consultants. Skills & Training: • Auto CAD • Matlab • SharePoint • Adobe Photoshop • Microsoft Office Application such as Words, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  12. Frank Chorman
    Senior Electrical Inspector Years of Experience: 48 Mr. Chorman is a Senior Electrical Inspector with extensive experience in the electrical industry. Mr. Chorman's background consists of 5 years of Electrical apprentice training and 16 years as a Journeyman Electrician and 4 years as a licensed teacher for the Board of Education, City of New York. Mr. Chorman has an additional 23 years experience as a Senior Electrical Inspector and worked on projects at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Rockefeller Center, The World Trade Center and The United Nations in New York. Mr. Chorman has traveled extensively in the United States and international and worked on Sub Stations and Power Plants in Washington State, Oregon, Iowa and worked for Marathon Oil in New Orleans, La. Mr. Chorman has worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Resident Electrical Engineer in the Republic of Georgia and has a Top Secret Security Clearance. Frank has also worked with former Secretary of State Condolisa Rice on several U.S. foreign embassies. Mr. Chorman has also worked as a Q.A. Q.C. Electrical Inspector on the Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline that transports crude oil 800 miles from the North Slope to Valdez, Alaska. Professional Certifications: • IAEI Certified (International Association of Electrical Inspectors) • NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
  13. Joseph Goss, PE, F.ASCE
    Project Manager/QA/QC Specialist Years of Experience: 49 Mr. Goss is a senior environmental engineer with broad water and wastewater engineering experience, including in-depth experience with DC Water program management contracts. He has developed QA/QC programs for deliverables under these contracts and performed many quality reviews for design plans and specifications, reports, and other planning studies and documents. Most recently, Mr. Goss rewrote the Quality Management Plan (QMP) for a consultant on a DC Water wastewater construction management (CM) contract. He implemented this QMP by auditing the office and field quality procedures for the CM contract projects during construction, developed corrective action plans, and followed up on them with the resident engineers and inspectors. Professional Certifications: • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers • PE in DC and VT
  14. Shenica Knowles
    Project Assistant Years of Experience: 10 Mrs. Knowles has experience in project management related to grants, wastewater projects and permitting in sewer repair and demolition projects. Her numerous responsibilities include managing contracts and contractors through the sewer inspection process, assessment, planning, permitting, construction, and post-inspection, invoicing. Professional Certifications: • 40 Hour HAZPOWER • PACP, MACP and LACP NASSCO certified • City of Houston Inspector Skills & Training: • Microsoft Project • Microsoft Access • Microsoft Office Suite • Adobe Professional • Arc Pad • CM14
  15. Ethiopia Denekew
    Civil Engineer / Project Controls / Office Engineer Years of Experience: 10 Ms. Denekew has more than ten years of experience providing construction administration and engineering services for various private and public clients including the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. My expertise includes evaluating and estimating change orders; reviewing submittals and providing review comments; developing weekly and monthly project progress reports; engineering and construction administration services including developing and maintaining construction documentation, records and files such as submittal registers and commissioning documents; engineering services document control, site inspections, and design and implementation of information distribution procedures. Field engineering experience includes geotechnical investigations, preparation of boring logs, inspection and supervision. Skills and Training: • Primavera Contract Manager (CM14) • Microsoft Office • SharePoint

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