Dave Richard, PE Joins Leadership Team

Dave Richard has joined Drake Haglan & Associates (DHA) as a Principal Engineer. With 40 years of experience in water resources and wastewater engineering, Dave is a graduate of both UC Davis (MS Environmental Engineering) and Michigan Technological University (BS Civil Engineering).

Specializing in water supply and distribution; wastewater conveyance, treatment, reuse, and disposal; and biosolids management, Dave has managed projects throughout California for public agency clients, including the Cities of Manteca, Modesto, Sacramento, and San Diego, the Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Tuolumne City Sanitary District, and the Counties of Fresno and Stanislaus.

Dave has also authored numerous technical papers on the subjects of wastewater filtration, wastewater reclamation, biosolids management, and treatment plant rehabilitation.

With projects ranging in construction magnitude from $500,000 to $70 million, Dave brings exceptional technical and project management skills to DHA. From treatment plants to pump stations to force mains to transmission pipelines, Dave will lead and manage DHA’s new Water Resources Group, as well as provide expertise to DHA clients throughout California.

An avid sports fan, Dave spends his free time rooting for the Oakland A’s, Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and refereeing youth soccer games (USSF State Referee Emeritus). Dave and his wife Jackie live in Woodland with their German shepherd, Sherry.

DHA’s CM Group Expands

Rob Shackelford Joins DHA’s CM Team

We are excited to announce that Rob Shackelford, PE, CCM, QSD has joined DHA as a Construction Manager. Rob brings over 24 years of construction management experience in the public and private consultant industries leading teams in the delivery of bridge, highway, transit, building/facility, trail, landscape and traffic (ITS) projects. Rob will assist Howard in the management and continued expansion of our Construction Management Group. Rob recently presented a two-day construction management training seminar to the APWA Silicon Valley Chapter.

 

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A ‘New’ Old Sacramento

DHA CM Team On-Site as I-5/Riverfront Reconnection Construction Begins

DHA’s Howard Zabell recently appeared in KCRA 3’s feature news story about the City of Sacramento’s I-5/Riverfront Reconnection project. As a subconsultant to the Hanna Group, DHA is providing construction management services for the construction of a new bridge connecting 2nd Street to Capitol Mall, providing a new vehicular and pedestrian entrance to Old Sacramento, as well as increased bicycle connectivity, and sidewalk improvements. The $11 million construction project is scheduled for completion in October 2016. To view Howard’s interview, click here.

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DHA welcomes Howard Zabell, PE

We are excited to announce that Howard Zabell, PE has joined DHA as a Principal Engineer/Construction Manager. Howard specializes in the construction management of large heavy-highway construction projects, as well as temporary structures design, estimating, value engineering, constructability reviews, and scheduling.

Formerly with Caltrans’ Division of Structures Construction, Howard brings 24 years of diverse and progressive heavy civil construction, design and management experience in the roles of a Contractors’ Project Manager and Construction Engineer, as well as an Owner’s Representative (Resident Engineer and Structure Representative). He continually draws from first-hand knowledge and experiences from different vantage points to conceive, develop and implement innovative construction and value engineering solutions for projects.

Howard will lead, manage and continue to expand our growing Construction Management Group.

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