Markosky Engineering Group and SAI Selected for Structure Rehabilitation Contract with PennDOT District 11-0

June 18, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is part of the successful Markosky Engineering GroImageup team that was selected for the rehabilitation design of the SR 1016-B03 bridge over Blockhouse Run in Daugherty Township and SR 4002-B01 bridge over Small Run in Darlington Township, Beaver County. SAI will be responsible for rehabilitation design services for the S.R. 4002-B01 bridge over Small Run.

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SAI Selected for the Construction Management and Inspection of the US 19 Safety Improvements

June 18, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 12-0 for the ImageUS 19 safety improvements. The work will include approximately 5 supplementary construction inspection staff for Phase I of the Morrisville Corridor Project located at SR 0019/Arch Street intersection to SR 0019/SR 2028 intersection, Franklin Township, Greene County. Project will add turning lanes at the SR 0019/Sugar Run Road (SR 2028) intersection, carry additional lanes across Ten Mile Creek and under Norfolk Southern Railroad. Also, two structures along existing SR 0019 impacted; Norfolk & Southern Railroad overpass structure and concrete arch carrying SR 0019 over South Fork of Ten Mile Creek. Traffic signals, drainage, safety features, signing and pavement marking will be upgraded with the project.

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Mon/Fayette Expressway Uniontown to Brownsville, Phase II Wins Project-of-the-Year Award at the Third Annual March of Dimes Transportation, Building & Construction Luncheon


(Back Row Left to Right) Mark Compton, Mike Flack, Brad Heigel, Mike Houser, and Dave Sheridan with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Accepting the Award.

SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. and all of the firms associated with the Mon/Fayette Expressway Uniontown to Brownsville, Phase II, project were honored by receiving their Project-of-the-Year Award at the Third Annual March of Dimes Transportation, Building & Construction Luncheon held at Pittsburgh’s Westin Convention Center Hotel on June 11, 2013.  Over 400 people attended the luncheon and awards ceremony, including representatives from SAI and the Turnpike Commission.

The $302 million Mon/Fayette Expressway, Uniontown to Brownsville, Phase II, project was the last segment needed to complete 57 miles of highway, which begins in West Virginia at Interstate 68 and continues to Route 51 south of Pittsburgh.  The expressway had been in the planning/construction phases for more than 25 years, and the completion of this section has opened Fayette and Washington Counties to additional manufacturing and residential development for Allegheny County and Pittsburgh.  This highway is truly a regional transportation link for Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

As the prime consultant for the Phase II project, SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. was responsible for the construction management and inspection of all four sections.  Gannett Fleming was responsible for the overall design management of Phase II.  The lead design consultants for each of the four sections include GAI Consultants, Inc. (Section 51F), Mackin Engineering, Inc. (Section 51G), HNTB Corporation and alternate design engineer FIGG (Section 51H), and AECOM, Inc. (Section 51J).  The prime contractors for each section include New Enterprise, Inc. (Section 51F), Mashuda Contracting, Inc. (Section 51G), Walsh Construction Company (Section 51H), and Trumbull Corporation (Section 51J).

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SAI Selected for the Construction Management and Inspection of the Hulton Bridge

June 14, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by PennDot District 11-0 for the construction management and inspection of SR 2082-A08 – Hulton Road Bridge replacement. The agreement will entail the full-replacement of the existing Hulton Bridge over the Allegheny River in Harmar Township and Oakmont Borough. SAI will provide approximately 15 inspectors ‘as needed’.Image

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SAI Receives Industry Award for a Unique Urban Pedestrian Structure

SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the recipient of a prestigious industry award from The Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) –the ABCD Outstanding Other Structure Award for the design of the East Side Pedestrian Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, the URA of Pittsburgh, and East Liberty Development, Inc. The award will be presented to SAI, the contractor, and the owner(s) at the association’s annual awards banquets on May 16, 2013, to honor this outstanding achievement.

Project Background


East Side Pedestrian Bridge Open to the Public

SAI was responsible for the preliminary design, final structural design, and construction consultation services for this signature pedestrian bridge. A public/private partnership that included the URA of Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, East Liberty Development, Inc., and the Mosites Company were responsible for reconnecting two City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods separated for over 40 years. The new pedestrian bridge has become a focal-point in the East Liberty and Shadyside neighborhoods. East Liberty Development Inc. solicited and received funding from the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to fund design services. The URA of Pittsburgh acquired construction funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Artist Sheila Klein of Bow, WA was hired by East Liberty Development in cooperation with SAI to develop a signature pedestrian bridge that is destined to become a unique city landmark. Incorporation of artist designed features such as decorative lighting, cyclone fencing with thousands of light catching glass sequins made at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in Friendship and railings salvaged from the 31st Street Bridge and restored by Keystone Metals in Larimar.

After decades of no direct connection, this pedestrian bridge creates a way to connect the Ellsworth Avenue business district in the Shadyside neighborhood with the East Side retail development located in the East Liberty neighborhood. These adjoining neighborhoods are separated by a ravine and the Allegheny County Port Authority’s Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway and the Norfolk Southern Railroad, which the walkway will cross over both, providing direct access and the promise of renewed community vitality.

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SAI’s CEO Receives Distinguished Award of Merit

Don Gennuso Accepting his Award.

Don Gennuso Accepting his Award.

February 18, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA — SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. announces their CEO Donald V. Gennuso, P.E.,. is the recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) Distinguished Award of Merit for 2013. The award was presented during the 2013 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania, on February 7, 2013. This award recognizes an individual for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the consulting engineering profession, while at the same time, dedicating a significant amount of time to ACEC/PA.

Donald V. Gennuso, P.E., P.L.S., earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, and is a registered professional engineer in several states including Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. In addition, he is a registered land surveyor in Pennsylvania. Appointed by the Governor in 2012, he currently serves on the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Mr. Gennuso has served as the Western Chapter President, Chairman of the Transportation Committee; Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA); and the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). Mr. Gennuso is a long-standing member of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers where he was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Service Award.
Under Mr. Gennuso’s leadership as CEO, SAI has grown from a company with a handful of employees to an employee-owned corporation with 170 employees and three offices, which ENR has recognized as one of the top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Prior to joining Salvucci Engineers, Inc. (now SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc.) in 1978, Mr. Gennuso began his civil engineering career with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0, in 1964.

Established in 1953, and now with a staff of over 170 professionals with offices located in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Kissimmee, Florida, SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. (SAI) is a Pittsburgh-based civil and structural consulting/engineering firm that specializes in the design, inspection, and construction management of transportation projects.

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Congratulations to our Newest Professional Engineer

January 10, 2013, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce that Jonathan Peters has successfully met the requirements and passed his Professional Engineer (P.E.) exam. With 63 professional engineers on staff, SAI continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence in engineering and the growth and advancement of its employees through professional registration.

Jonathan Peters, P.E.

Jonathan Peters, P.E.

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