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Mr. Steve Foster, former Chief of the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Access Management Division, joined AB Consultants, Inc., as Project Manager to help Business Unit Managers with oversight on projects that cross multiple production units. In Steve's 40+ year career with MDSHA,he served as Chief of the Access Management Division responsible for administering the state regulations for highway access and management oversight of development coordination and issuing access permits. From 2000 to 2004, Steve was Chief of the Plats and Surveys Division, prior to which he served as an Assistant Division Chief in the Highway Design Division. As Assistant Division Chief for 8 years, Steve was responsible for supervising engineers and technicians in the engineering phase of projects. Steve played a key role to lead several MDSHA initiatives including implementation of design build and design constructability reviews. The AB family is pleased to welcome Steve as one of our own and is certain that he will be instrumental in helping us to continue better serve our clients.
AB hires a Senior Water Resources Engineer, David Preusch, P.E. as well as staff to establish a Water Reources Division in AB's Baltimore Office. Mr. Preusch, with over 35 years of experience, has implemented innovative technology and provided technical input on complex projects for a 200-person water resources group. He has managed numerous IDIQs and flood studies for the Corps of Engineers, evaluated reservoir operations for TVA, performed dam break analyses and Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) for dam owners, designed bridge water openings and scour countermeasures for State DOTs, and prepared flood studies and mapping for FEMA. His experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic watershed studies, flooding analysis and flood control, flood warning systems, waterway opening design for bridges and culverts, bridge scour analysis, stream stabilization, waterway and wetland permitting, sedimentation engineering, channel and storm drain design, quantity and quality stormwater management, dam and lake designs, dam break studies, dam safety studies and Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), reservoir operations, coastal engineering, and wetland mitigation designs. AB is pleased to have such an experienced and qualified manager to lead our Water Resources Division.
AB celebrated 20 years of growth and success. With the confidence of our clients, and the commitment of our staff, AB has grown into a "Go To" firm for our clients, to either perform as a minority sub-consultant or as a prime consultant, always serving the needs of its' clients.
AB was very pleased to have Kirk McClelland, PE join our firm and become part of the team. Kirk was formerly the Director of the Office of Highway Development (OHD) for Maryland State Highway Administration. As AB's Senior Vice President - Operations, we are excited with how his experience and leadership will take AB to another level of success to the benefit of our clients.
AB is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm. We provide professional services in Land Surveying, Land Planning, Environmental Sciences (Wetlands, Streams, Forests), Stream Restoration Design, Landscape Architecture, Site Civil & Highway Engineering, Hydraulic/Hydrologic Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Site Assessments, Geotechnical Engineering, Utility Engineering, Subsurface Utility Exploration, Construction Management, Construction Inspection, and Materials testing.
- Maintain a leadership role in the profession through continued excellence in supplying any or all of our services.
- Perform services with a "Total Project Mindset" using experienced professionals, maintaining close client communication, and carrying the project from planning through construction.
Maintain well-managed contract administration to achieve efficient, cost effective and timely progress throughout the project.
- Ensure excellent quality assurance and quality control.