Transportation Expert Richard Schmalz Joins HNTB
NEW YORK – Richard Schmalz, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as civil/transportation growth champion and associate vice president in the firm’s New York office, located in the Empire State Building.
Schmalz leads New York office growth efforts targeting complex, large-scale highway, bridge and rail infrastructure programs as well as design-build projects.
“Richard is a recognized leader with extensive multimodal transportation engineering expertise,” said Thomas J. Spearing III, HNTB’s New York office leader and senior vice president. “His experience and insights in program management and design-build projects is of great value to transportation agencies working to improve safety and enhance mobility in the region.”
Schmalz has more than 40 years of experience managing programs for the planning, design and construction of highways, streets, bridges and rail facilities in New York City and Long Island. His expertise includes management of multi-disciplined design teams, construction inspection services and design-build project delivery. He has successfully managed numerous highway, bridge and rail projects with the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Transportation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, among others.
A professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, Schmalz is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Master of Science in environmental engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Schmalz currently serves as president of the New York metro section of the American Society of Highway Engineers. He also is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Traffic Engineers and the Long Island Contractors Association.
HNTB plays an integral role in many of the region’s most important infrastructure programs, including construction manager for renewal and rehabilitation of multiple station facilities for New York City Transit; program manager for New Jersey Transit’s implementation of Positive Train Control technology; owner’s engineer for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge; lead structural designer of the Kosciuszko Bridge; technical consultant for the Goethals Bridge replacement project; and the general engineering consultant for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, among others.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service, including more than 90 years in New York, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. HNTB’s New York offices currently employ nearly 400 full-time professionals in nine tri-state locations. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.