CEE Alumni Win ASCE Maryland Section Awards

Virginia Tech CEE Alumni swept the awards for the American Society of Civil Engineers Maryland section for Civil Engineer of the Year and Young Civil Engineers of the Year Awards.

David D. Dee, Jr., Civil Engineer of the Year

David. D. Dee, Jr. was honored as the Civil Engineer of the Year. He has over 29 years of civil engineering design and project management experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1987 from Virginia Tech and his Master’s in Civil Engineering in 1988 from University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, and Kentucky. As a Senior Supervisory Civil Engineer, Assistant Vice President, and the manager of the Civil Engineering group in Baltimore office of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, David has worked on a wide range of projects, from simple roadway and site development projects to multi-project, multi-million dollar programs.  As a civil engineer and member of ASCE, his impact on the engineering profession can be seen on both the local and national levels.

Locally, David has worked on many transportation and infrastructure projects, including the Baltimore Central Light Rail Line project, the Intercounty Connector project, and various Maryland State Highway Administration projects, Maryland Transit Administration projects, and Maryland Transportation Authority projects.  Nationally, he has also worked on several projects, including the CSXT Casky Train Inspection Yard and Fueling Depot Design Build project located in Pembroke, KY, the Heartland Intermodal Gateway Facility located in Prichard, WV, the Corridor H highway design project located near Wardensville, WV, the Corridor H highway design project located near Davis, WV, and the Raleigh Street Extension highway project located in the City of Martinsburg, WV.

Matthew E. Davis, Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Matt joined Wallace Montgomery in June of 2008 upon graduating from Virginia Tech. He is currently a Project Engineer serving on several bridge repair and replacement projects throughout Maryland and Virginia.  Matt has the ability to efficiently manage a design team for any assigned task and has been recognized for his ability to effectively complete the more complicated projects. Throughout his career, Matt has shown outstanding performance on many projects, including a very successful design-build effort for Contee Road over I-95.

Matt serves clients that include the Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, and many Maryland counties.  He has over seven years of progressively responsible experience in the design, inspection, and repair of bridge, foundations, culverts, retaining walls, and other highway related structures. He is experienced in “hand on” inspection, structural analysis, loading rating, and design of repairs for a wide variety of structures and crossings, including: steel beam and girder bridges; pre-stressed concrete bridges; concrete slab bridges; retaining walls; and other incidental structures. Matt is knowledgeable in all phases of bridge projects including preliminary studies, final design, construction phase services, and coordination. He is familiar with design for many municipalities’’ criteria and specifications.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, Matt continued onto Johns Hopkins University where he obtained a Master’s in Civil Engineering in 2015. Matt is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia and is an active member in ASCE. He also served as the ASCE Newsletter Editor from 2012-2014.

Nathaniel P. W. Krause, Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Nathaniel Krause holds Bachelors in civil engineering from West Virginia University and Masters in civil engineering from Virginia Tech.  He is a license professional engineer in the State of Maryland, who currently works for Baltimore City, Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Plans Review and Inspection Sections.  His job’s numerous and varies tasks range from reviewing annually over 50 small and large development projects for code and regulation compliance for DPW including stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and wet utility connections.  To taking the lead on the development and management for the Baltimore City GIS geodatabase for compliance with the City MS4 permit with MDE.  This work is very community orientated and working with the public plays a large role in what Nathaniel does.

Nathaniel plays a role in the ASCE Maryland Section by being the current Vice Chair of the local chapter of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute.  He has been actively involved with the group since it was a committee within the Maryland Chapter – ASCE.  From the beginning, he has been integral in making sure the group continues to move forward and become an institute.  He was extremely helpful in making sure the group has an adequate and free meeting space, helping bring in engaging speakers, picking up food for the meetings, and any other task he has been assigned by the chair.  He has previously served as Treasurer and Secretary.