VN Engineers Awarded 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards by the ACEC of Connecticut.

The ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards honor the very best of Connecticut’s engineers and the projects they have created for our citizens.

Merit Award
Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program
Engineer: VN Engineers, Inc.
Client: Connecticut Department of Transportation

Mr. Jim Fuda - President of ACEC CT Chapter
Mr. Jeff Maxtutis - Project Manager, AECOM
Mr. Patrick Zapatka - Current SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Ms. Bridget Boucaud - Public Involvement, VN Engineers
Ms. Sharon Okoye - Former SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Mr. Bob Gomez - Vice President VN Engineers
Ms. Sofia Nirshberg - President VN Engineers
Mr. Donald W. Doeg - ACEC Board Member

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Safe Routes to School, Statewide, CT

VN Engineers worked with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school in a safe and fun manner.  The Safe Routes to School Program benefitted all stakeholders involved, as it promoted healthy lifestyles, reduced air emissions, and created stronger sense of community.  VN Engineers collaborated with schools and parents in various ways including phone calls, newsletters, SRTS website, public events, press releases, you tube videos, and surveys. Our firm also assisted with planning workshops, conducted engineering site assessments, running bicycle and pedestrian safety classes, and promoting walk and bike to school day events. The Safe Routes to School Program successfully fostered more bike and pedestrian friendly school communities throughout Connecticut.

 

April-May News

CSCE Engineer of the Year Award

VN Engineers VP Robert Gomez Awarded CSCE 2015 Civil Engineer of the Year

On May 20th 2015, VN Engineers' Robert Gomez was honored at this year's CSCE ACE Awards with the Civil Engineer of the Year (Private or Public).  His contribution on many key projects in Connecticut such as CTfastrak, NHHS High Speed Rail Project Grade Crossings, Bridge Rehabilitation Program (Killingly, Meriden & Windham, CT), Bradley International Airport, New Terminal “B” Passenger Facility and Associated Improvements (Windsor Locks, CT) and Safe Routes to School (Statewide, CT) as well as his dedication to mentoring and guiding young engineers as they start their careers in Civil Engineering were cited as contributing to his nomination and award.  

Having worked in FL, RI, NY and CT with over 29 years of experience, he has worked at both large and small engineering firms. With his recent book Looking Forward to Monday, Robert has focused on educating tomorrows engineers and has spoken at universities, libraries and transportation seminars, motivating students to pursue careers in civil engineering. "Giving future engineers the tools to succeed in our ever-changing industry is the reason I speak at these schools".  

  • Woman’s Transportation Seminar - Hamden, CT
  • Russell Library - Middletown, CT
  • United States Coast Guard Academy - New London, CT
  • University of Hartford West - Hartford, CT
  • Quinnipiac University - Hamden, CT
  • Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Broward College, FL

CSCE recognized his efforts with the book and his focus on giving engineers a sense of day-to-day life in civil engineering and tools to succeed in both large and small companies.  

CSCE ACEC


Providing Opportunity and Growth for New Engineers

An integral part of VN Engineers philosophy as a WBE/DBE is making sure we give young engineers the opportunity to get hands-on experience and form strong foundations for promising careers. We provide them with a diverse learning experience while still allowing them to have fun during the summer.  We are proud of the 2015 VN Engineers Summer Interns and look forward to having them onboard.  

Miranda Garcia

Miranda Garcia

Miranda was born and raised in Cheshire, CT and is the youngest of 3 children, including a 25-year-old brother and a 23-year-old sister. She is going into her junior year at the University of Connecticut and intends to graduate in May of 2017. She is currently undecided on her major, but has already begun to pursue minors in both Business and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys playing on The Club Field Hockey Team at Uconn and spending time with her friends and family. Outside of school she also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time on the beach. 

Alexis Ruest

Alexis is attending the University Rhode Island where she is studying Civil Engineering and her anticipated year of graduation is 2016. In addition to working this summer, She is also playing and coaching volleyball. Alexis is looking forward to a busy summer with the company and having fun with her friends.

Andrew Amarone

Andrew is heading into his senior year at Roger Williams University where he is studying Civil Engineering. At school, he is a member of the Roger Williams University Division III Men's Tennis Team and an active member in the American Society of Civil Engineers chapter at Roger Williams. His anticipated graduation is May of 2016. He has interned at VN Engineers the past two summers and looks forward to being part of the team again this summer. 

September News

VN Engineers Wins CSCE ACE Award For Transportation Management Plan

VN Engineers was challenged with researching and addressing various issues with the Lake Avenue and West Street Corridor that are very important to the City of Danbury and its’ surrounding region. The Lake Avenue – West Street Corridor, which is classified by ConnDOT as a principal arterial, is a major feeder road for I-84 as well as a major route to Danbury’s Downtown area.

The purpose of this study was to prepare a systematic assessment and prioritization of Lake Avenue and West Street transportation corridor needs, such that a well-organized final plan of implementation would be available for use in future funding prioritization for design and construction projects.

For this study, existing conditions information was obtained and reviewed including accident data, land use, and traffic volumes. Traffic volume data from the past 12 years was reviewed in order to project existing traffic volumes in the corridor to the future 2032 design year for additional analysis. An evaluation of the roadway network was performed which included capacity analysis and a review of roadway geometry and traffic control devices. The signalized intersections in the corridor were evaluated using SYNCHRO and estimated delays, volume to capacity ratios, and Levels of Service were reported for existing, 2032 “no-build” and 2032 “recommended” scenarios. The low clearance railroad bridge, located over West Street contributes to major operational, safety, drainage, and maintenance issues in the corridor. Solutions to alleviate some or all of the issues at this location were considered and discussed. Access management, along with pedestrian, transit, and bicycle accommodations were also reviewed and recommendations were made for improvements to improve mobility in the corridor for all modes of transportation. Recommendations to address safety, functionality, and aesthetics were all selected to complement each other and provide an updated vision for the corridor. The landscape architecture firm of DALA (Didona Associates Landscape Architecture) also participated on this study and provided a vision of the streetscape design and landscape architecture along the project.

 

CSCE ACEC


Expanded Services with Video and Web Site Production

Based on the needs of key engineering/architectural clients and state agencies, VN Engineers has expanded services to include high-quality video production and website development.  Whether you are looking for a video to summarize a project, fulfill a community outreach effort or highlight an element for a project pitch, VN Engineers can help you with all your video and website efforts. 

Educational Videos (Single and Multiple Series Formats)

Corporate Videos

Public Outreach Videos

Project Summary Videos

Project Website

 

 

 


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