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Michael scott, PE

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Professional Registration:
Civil Engineer: Massachusetts, Vermont, connecticut, nevada, maine, south carolina

Education:
University of massachusetts, amherst-
Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering

Professional Certifications:
LEED Green Associate, Green Building Certification Institute

Affiliations:
Holden Conservation commission, Member

 

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Mike has over twenty five years of experience as a civil engineer, working in southern New England and Nevada.  At WDA Design Group he has been involved in business development and all aspects of project design and project management.  Mike typically provides technical insight at the preliminary planning stage of a project and becomes more involved through design and into construction inspection and project close out.  Having been involved with projects in dozens of Massachusetts communities, Mike has established a highly successful track record of assisting clients obtain their permits by garnering all parties support during the conceptual and design development phases and an attention to detail in final design.

Mike is presently working with a broad spectrum of clients from multi-national corporations to local developers to single-family home owners.  At the moment Mike is overseeing the design of several large multi-family projects in central Massachusetts, two large scale ground mounted solar projects, three residential subdivisions, a day care center, and expansion of an existing Bernie & Phyl’s store.  Some of the recent projects with which Mike was involved have opened for business including expansions at two YMCA facilities, a riding arena and horse barn, a one-hundred bed in patient treatment facility, and two large scale ground mounted solar arrays.  Mike typically supports his projects through construction by performing site inspections, shop drawing reviews, contractor coordination and value engineering.  In addition to his design work for private and public clients, Mike is presently serving as peer review consultant for the Hudson Planning Board.  Mike has previously served as a consultant for the Upton Conservation Commission, and the Douglas Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Conservation Commission.

Mike participates in land use | land development and civil engineering technology seminars to keep abreast of the current industry standards, regulations, laws, and latest trends in the fields of development and engineering.  He is adept in AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop software, StormCAD, HydroCAD, HEC, and other hydrologic/hydraulic modeling computer programs, and he utilizes the latest computer technology in the design process.

Prior to joining WDA, Mike spent six years with the Nevada Department of Transportation where his primary assignment was the Lake Tahoe Basin.  While in Nevada, he was involved in design of new drainage and water quality projects as well as project management and review of consultant designs for the Department.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys trying to keep up with his three kids, cycling through the Wachusett region and skiing when the weather cooperates.