November 2022 Vol. 77 No. 11


Business News

In Memoriam 

Gary Lienberger, of Hopkinsville, KY, a legend in trenchless methods for the utilities industry, died of natural causes, on Aug. 13, at age 75.


Early in his career, he gained valuable experience and insight working at several engineering, contractor and manufacturing companies – and with their clients – providing products and solutions for repair and replacement of underground infrastructure. 

In 1986, he shared and expanded that knowledge and expertise by starting Lienberger and Associates, consulting various companies in North and South America, on trenchless rehabilitation methods and projects. He also worked closely with homeowners’ insurance firms and municipalities. 

Comprehensive consulting services encompassed pipelines, from 6- to 109-inch diameter, for sewers and storm drains; manhole rehabilitation; and a lateral lining company, from 1 inch and above, using a variety of methods and all sizes and shapes of structures.  
It could also include managing such projects – any part(s) or in its entirety. 

Giving back to the industry, he promoted it at every opportunity, and frequently presented to and instructed clients, peers and end-users firms and end-users on the latest technology and projects. UC 

Walter P Moore 

Global engineering firm Walter P Moore opened its 23rd domestic office in Chicago, demonstrating growth in the Midwest region.


“Opening the office presents unique opportunities to help us maintain existing relationships and build new client connections in several of our target market sectors,” said Dilip Choudhuri, president and CEO. 

Heading up the new office, Matt Wagner, managing director for the firm’s Diagnostics Group, oversees forensic engineering, restoration & renovation, enclosure diagnostics, and parking restoration services. 

He has more than 20 years of experience in structural engineering design and forensic services for steel, concrete, precast concrete, masonry and heavy timber, in a variety of building types. 

Pinnacle Drilling Products 

Pinnacle Drilling Products was named as a new North American distributor for International Pile Croppers (IPC), the sister company of National Pile Croppers (NPC), the world’s largest cropper manufacturer and rental company.

Named North American Pile Croppers (NAPC), Pinnacle supplies the comprehensive cropper range designed, manufactured and supplied from the UK, and provides full aftermarket care, spare parts and dedicated customer service. 

Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Pinnacle prides itself on delivering the best and most-innovative solutions to its construction and civil engineering clients, partnering with them to understand their needs, culture and business aspirations. 

The goal is offering exceptional products and service to meet any challenge, including the most rigorous specifications and safety standards, across a variety of industries, with all the added extras for maximum efficiency, operator comfort and safety. In this way, Pinnacle ensures that buying or hiring equipment is not a risky business by confirming all equipment is low hour, eco-friendly, affordable, and maintained to near new quality. 


The Association of Water Board Directors presented a 2021 Project Award to the Clear Lake City (Texas) Water Authority (CLCWA) Exploration Green Project. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a full-service consulting firm for the nation’s heavy civil infrastructure needs, served as design engineer and oversaw construction of the project.

Judged by a panel of experienced professionals, the award highlights outstanding projects that will improve and enhance the community. CLCWA won the award in the category of landscaping, parks and trails. 

Exploration Green is a five-phase project, with four phases completed, that uses a series of detention ponds and a nature park to improve stormwater management and provide recreation for the Clear Lake area. Previously, the land was a golf course before its purchase by CLCWA, to benefit the community and protect homes from flooding. 

The Exploration Green project has also received other awards, including Conservation Wrangler by Texan, by Nature; Treasure of the Bay Non-Profit Award, by Texas Master Naturalist Galveston Bay Chapter; and Gold Medal Texas Engineering Excellence Award, by the American Council of Engineering Companies. 

CHA Consulting 

CHA Consulting, Inc., continues to expand its transportation and water resource engineering in the Sunshine State, by acquiring A&P Engineers, a multi-disciplinary design and construction consultant serving South Florida, since 2000. 

About a year ago, CHA acquired Reiss Engineering, an Orlando-based water resources firm. Both have been re-branded as “a CHA Company.” 

Headquartered in Doral, with over 100 employees, A&P has expertise in civil engineering, transportation, water resources, environmental, structural, lighting, electrical, traffic studies, and construction engineering and inspection. 

CHA Consulting, headquartered in Albany, N.Y., is an innovative, full-service engineering consulting and construction management firm that provides a wide range of technology-enhanced planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. 

“The added depth and combined capabilities of our two firms will bring tremendous value to both CHA and A&P clients immediately in the transportation and water/wastewater markets, where we continue to see growing demand,” said Jim Stephenson, CEO of CHA Holdings. 


AMECO, a leading North American construction and maintenance planning and management company, opened an operations center in greater Baton Rouge, La. 

“There is tremendous growth occurring in and around Baton Rouge, and a lot of these projects are coming out post-COVID, with owners trying to figure out how fast they can ramp up in a post-COVID world full of labor and construction supply shortages,” said Gary Bernardez, AMECO’s CEO. 

Located in Prairieville, the facility provides a geographic hub to strengthen support of capital construction, operations and maintenance, shutdown and turnaround, and disaster relief efforts to owners and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.

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