ms consultants, inc., an engineering, architectural, and planning firm has announced that Lauren Terpak has joined its Pittsburgh location. She joins as the Water Resources Practice Area Manager. Ms. Terpak will be leading the water resources group in Pennsylvania comprised of several engineers and planners that provide specialized services including stormwater management, flood mitigation, green infrastructure, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stream restoration and wet weather management.
Ms. Tepak’s enthusiasm for the environment and naturally built world lead her to obtain her civil engineering degree with a focus in environmental engineering from Youngstown State University. She specializes in hydraulic modeling, GIS-based asset management and pipeline condition assessment, and has a unique ability to balance engineering requirements with public, regulatory environmental, client and stakeholder interests.
When asked about the greatest trends in the industry, Ms. Terpak remarked “For GIS I would say the use of drone technology. For asset management, the use of big data to optimize client capital planning efforts. Water resources, resiliency and climate change by adapting former methods of engineering and analysis to accommodate changing weather and environmental factors.”
Ms. Terpak is a long time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She is heavily involved in the Pittsburgh section having served as committee chair, Young Member Forum President and Board Director. Ms. Terpak says “My involvement in this particular organization has helped me expand my networks and exposure to the Civil Engineering world outside of the office.” Ms. Terpak has also recently joined the Three Rivers Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) Board as Membership Chair and is looking forward to growing the organization past their inaugural year.
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ms is a multidiscipline engineering, architecture, and planning firm for the transportation, environmental, architecture, commercial, sustainability, railroad and construction industries. Founded in 1963, ms is now in its second generation of family ownership. Today, the firm has nearly 400 employees among nine offices in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ms consistently ranks as one of the “Top 500 Design Firms” by Engineering News-Record and has been named a “Top 300 Architectural Firm” by Architectural Record. Follow ms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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