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New Technical Staff Join Our Northwest Offices We are pleased to welcome the following new team members to BergerABAM. FEDERAL WAY OFFICE Jourden Makinen, EIT, joins the Public Works and Transportation Department as an engineer-in-training. He worked as a field engineer on the State Route 520 bridge demolition and construction of the west transition span, mezzanine deck, bridge belvederes, and sentinel towers of the bridge. His experience includes constructing road decks, elevated concrete structures, and steel structures. He has specific experience with demolition and the removal of elevated concrete structures and bridges. Jourden earned his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Washington State University. RJ Nueske, EIT, is an engineer-in-training with the Buildings Department. He has earned LEED Green Associate certification and is currently pursuing Certified Document Technician credentials. RJ recently graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s in structural engineering and earned his bachelor’s in architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming. Rory Jens, EIT, joins the Waterfront Department as an engineer-in-training. He has structural and civil engineering experience

involving structural analysis, design, and evaluation, and preparation of calculations, drawings, and budgets. Rory earned his bachelor’s in both civil engineering and mathematics from Seattle University.

Clemson University and bachelor’s in community and regional planning from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association.

SEATTLE OFFICE

PORTLAND OFFICE

Luqman Munir, EIT, is an engineerin-training for the Public Works and Transportation Department. Before joining BergerABAM, he was the assistant management specialist for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Luqman earned his bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from Northeastern University.

William Phaup, PE, SE, MLSE, joins BergerABAM as a structural project engineer. His expertise is in the design and construction of industrial structures in high-wind and high-seismic environments.

VANCOUVER OFFICE Sam Rubin, AICP, is a certified environmental planner who has provided professional city and regional planning services and geographic information systems (GIS) analysis in the states of Washington, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Most recently, Sam worked as a community development planner/ GIS analyst in Kelso, Washington. His experience also includes corridor management studies, comprehensive plans, regional transportation plans, homelessness plans, and community coalition building. Sam earned his master’s in city and regional planning: GIS and land use from

William’s experience includes design, construction support, permitting, quality assurance, and feasibility studies. His past projects include a major remodel and addition for a materials handling and shiploading facility at the Port of Portland; a postcatastrophe reconstruction project at a San Francisco oil refinery; designing cast-in-place gravity columns, lateral force-resisting systems, and deep foundations for two mixed-use luxury towers; and laboratory biaxial simulation and examination of as-constructed dam strength under earthquake loading. William earned a bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, and International Code Council.

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Inside/Out Newsletter | Spring 2017 | Issue 65  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...

Inside/Out Newsletter | Spring 2017 | Issue 65  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...