Cardno TBE’s Nick Zembillas Named to Civil Engineering Industry’s Power List and BAMI Board
May 21, 2010, Clearwater, FL—Nicholas Zembillas, senior vice president for Cardno TBE based in Clearwater, FL, was named by Civil Engingering News magazine as one of the 15 most influential people in the civil engineering industry today. The article, called The Power List, was published in the May 2010, issue of the print magazine and on www.cenews.com.
According to the article, Zembillas, in charge of international subsurface utility engineering for Cardno TBE, was recognized for being instrumental in introducing subsurface utility engineering (SUE) to federal and state transportation agencies throughout the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and Australia. SUE is a relatively new process that incorporates civil engineering, surface geophysics, surveying and mapping, non-destructive excavation, and asset management technologies to locate identify, and classify underground utilities. SUE has proven to help manage risks, avoid costly conflicts and reduce project delays.
Zembillas is an original member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Standards Committee for Collection and Depiction Guidelines for Existing Utility Data (ASCE 38-02) on Design and Construction Documents. He participated on the International Right-of-Way and Utilities Scan Delegation and the United Kingdom’s research study called Mapping the Underworld.
Zembillas also was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I). The Buried Asset Management Institute - International (BAMI-I) is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide a center of excellence for owners of underground water infrastructure to join with industry and researchers, using sound science, to evaluate and /or develop buried asset management protocols for application worldwide to benefit ratepayers and other stakeholders. It does this by protecting public health, maximizing asset life-cycle value, improving the environment, sustaining economic development, and enhancing the quality of life.
Cardno TBE, a member of the Cardno family of companies, offers a full range of consulting, design, engineering and construction services, including civil, environmental, transportation planning and design, right-of-way acquisition/relocation, subsurface utility engineering, surveying and mapping, 3-D underground imaging, and utility coordination. Cardno TBE currently ranks #9 on Trenchless Technology’s Top 50 Design Firms (2009). Cardno TBE is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and has more than 40 offices serving clients in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Visit us at www.CardnoTBE.com .
Cardno is an integrated professional services provider, locally delivering the specialist advice necessary to create or improve the physical and social infrastructure that underpins communities around the world. Our team comprises leading advisers who plan, design and deliver sustainable projects or community programs. Cardno has over 3,360 employees in more than 104 permanent offices worldwide. Key areas of expertise include international development assistance, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical services, survey and mapping services, environmental services, and project management. Cardno USA ranks #137 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) List of Top 500 Design Firms (2010). To find out more information about Cardno, our projects and office locations visit www.cardno.com.