About Us

Corporate Overview


JRH Consulting Engineers, DPC (J.R. Holzmacher P.E., LLC Consulting Engineers or JRH) was founded on the belief that there is still a demand for high-quality design and engineering work performed by skilled professionals with extensive “hands-on” experience and without ethical compromises.

Our principles are old-fashioned but our methods are not. Our team members are trained to produce high quality work rapidly and with great efficiency. The firm is committed to establishing close communications to understand your goals, in order to achieve appropriate and highly cost effective solutions.JRH provides professional engineering services to industry, water suppliers, municipalities, law firms, Architects, developers, and other consulting firms on projects in the fields of water supply, water resources, environmental, civil, building, electrical, and mechanical engineering, data management, operational, and litigation support.

Our Team


  • J. Robert Holzmacher, P.E

    Principal
  • Anthony J. Zalak

    Principal / Senior Engineering Project Manager
  • Steven P. Uccellini

    Principal / Project Manager/Project Engineer
  • Thomas J. Murawski, RA

    Director /Architect
  • Mia F. Tagliagambe

    Project Engineer
  • Andrew Hine P.E.

    Project Engineer
  • Daniel S. Mastrocco

    Project Engineer
  • Brandon A. Ramsaran

    Staff Engineer
  • Sarah R. K. Caliendo

    Project Engineer
  • Andrew Brennan, M.S., E.I.T.

    Project Engineer
  • Joseph M. Esposito

    Staff Engineer

J. Robert Holzmacher, P.E

Principal

Credentials Licensed Professional Engineer – New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1982 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Graduate Studies in geotechnical and computer science. Graduate of Lally Management School Professional Leadership Program 1983. Cornell University, Graduate Studies in Hydraulics and Hydrology with specialty in numerical modeling. Recipient of Fellowship from SUNY Research Institute 1983-1985. Professional Affiliations National Society of Professional Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Water Works Association Long Island Water Conference Fields of Competence Design and implementation of soil and ground water investigations; Groundwater and soil remediation system design; Remediation system analysis, optimization, operational support and value engineering; Analysis of ground water flow systems and interpretation of water quality data; Contaminant fate and transport modeling; Air emission evaluation, modeling and regulatory compliance; Numerical modeling and data management. Experience Summary Over 36 years of experience in potable water supply and environmental treatment system design and operations; hydrogeological studies as well as compliance issues. Directed numerous remediation, treatment and investigation projects for industrial, Federal and municipal clients. Assignments have ranged from initial site investigation and groundwater modeling to remediation system design and management of design/build contracts; as well as system start-up, optimization/debugging of existing systems, and performance testing and documentation of remediation. Assistance to clients has included presentations to the public and policy makers and negotiation with regulators to obtain site delisting and closure; support to Counsel in tax certiorari proceedings and to interpret environmental data; consultation on water system operations, capital planning and water rate studies Key Projects Project Manager for potable water system improvement projects including design of four new deep wells, aeration treatment for eight existing wells and advanced oxidation process treatment systems for 1,4 Dioxane removal for a large groundwater system in Nassau County, New York. Related work included preparation of long range capital plans, analysis of sizing of system components and long term needs; regulatory negotiations and compliance activities; preparation of funding applications and securing of financing; administration of construction and system operations and presentations to the public. Projected movement of groundwater plumes and performed air emissions modeling. Project Manager for a groundwater remediation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) facility. Designed a system of 6 pump and treat wells in a plume over 2000 feet wide and 2 miles long. Accurately predicted influent concentrations from wells and performed predictive modeling of treatment system performance to reduce capital and operating costs. Designed multiple PLC control system yielding automatic operation with over 99% on-line reliability. Project completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Project Manager for a groundwater and soil investigation at an inactive manufacturing facility. Assisted in negotiations with NYSDEC to avoid listing of site and completed fast-track design build pump and treat system as an IRM. As Expert Witness prepared trial report and participated in negotiations to obtain property tax reduction and refund based on value reduction arising from environmental contamination.

Anthony J. Zalak

Principal / Senior Engineering Project Manager

Fields of Competence
Civil Engineering including Land Division design, Site Plan design, roadways, drainage, pipelines; dewatering system design; Water front bulkhead design, Water supply and distribution systems design; Chemical and Petroleum storage tank design. Groundwater and soil remediation system design, analysis optimization, operational support and value engineering; Geographic Information System and Database applications; Data interpretation, conversion and management.

Experience Summary
Over Thirty seven years of experience in civil and water resources engineering. Prepared plans and specifications for numerous municipal projects and private developer subdivisions including drainage, roadway, sanitary and water supply design. Developed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and database applications, assisted clients with database design and management and trained their staff in the use of GIS software and many other windows based applications.
Credentials
A.A.S., Civil Technology, Suffolk County Community College, 1985
Hofstra University, BE
Engineering Coursework, 1992
Arc GIS Certification7
40-Hour HAZWOPER Training

Professional Affiliations
American Water Works Association
Construction Specifications Institute

Publications
GIS Enhances Water District Administration
Public Works, August Edition, 1996

Key Projects
Project manager for the preparation of private subdivision design plans for submission into Town Planning Departments of Town of Brookhaven, Town of Islip, Town of Southampton and Town of Smithtown along with concurrent design submissions to Suffolk County Department of Health and Suffolk County Department of Public Works.

Project Assistance with the development of All Hazard Mitigation Plans for the Inc. Village of Patchogue, Inc. Village of Manorhaven, Inc. Village of Pelham, Inc. Village of Mount Kisco and the Inc. Village of Mamaroneck. Key portions of Hazard analysis required running ArcGIS with the FEMA HAZUS-MH, a natural hazard loss estimation methodology, to determine risk assessment and potential impacts and costs from hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.

Prepared numerous water distribution system design plans and specifications for many New York State municipalities totaling over 200 miles of water main. Designs included new subdivisions, transmission mains, plant site piping, asbestos replacement, bridge crossings, river crossings, fire service lines, pipe jacking designs under State, County and Town roadways including backflow prevention design. Locations of work include the following municipalities; Shelter Island Heights POC, West Neck Water District, Inc. Village of Greenport, Riverhead Water District, Suffolk County Water Authority, St. James Water District, Smithtown Water District, Dix Hills Water District, South Huntington Water District, East Farmingdale Water District, Inc. Village of Farmingdale, South Farmingdale Water District, Inc. Village of Bayville, Bethpage Water District, Water Authority of Great Neck North, Inc. Village of Freeport, Garden City Park Water District, Inc. Village of Hempstead, Hicksville Water District, Manhasset-Lakeville Water District, Inc. Village of Old Westbury, Oyster Bay Water District, Plainview Water District, Water Authority of Western Nassau County and West Hempstead-Hempstead Gardens Water District.

Project manager for Site-Wide Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report for Brookhaven National Laboratory. The annual project since 1997 includes reporting data on more than 300 on and offsite monitoring wells, producing groundwater and plume mapping covering 8 square miles of lab property, preparing comprehensive figures, tables and report representing the overall condition of the groundwater at and adjacent to the lab. Utilizing GIS as a data management tool proves to be the most efficient, cost effective approach in meeting Department of Energy scheduling and providing electronic data back to the lab in the most useful format.

Steven P. Uccellini

Principal / Project Manager/Project Engineer

Fields of Competence
Mr. Uccellini is a project manager/engineer for JRH Consulting Engineers D.P.C. specializing in civil, geotechnical, and structural engineering design work, related to Building Construction, Site Development, Sub-Surface Waste Water Disposal Systems, Stormwater Management Systems, Utility Design, Site Remediation, and Controlled/3rd party Inspections. Mr. Uccellini is also proficient in the areas of construction management, assessment of existing structures, plan review; Soil boring investigations; roadway design, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) design, inspection, and regulatory compliance; and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments.

Experience Summary
Mr. Uccellini has over 20 years of experience serving as an engineering consultant to Municipalities, Developers and Contractors throughout the areas of Long Island and New York City. Some of his work for Municipal clients includes assistance to building departments with the review of building and site plans being proposed for construction. Mr. Uccellini has also provided consulting services to Public Works Departments to assist with the design of, and to address issues in regard to, roadways, stormwater drainage, bulkheads, structures, and sanitary systems. Some of Mr. Uccellini’s Municipal clients include the Incorporated Village of Patchogue, the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson, the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst, and the Incorporated Village of Northport. He has also performed forensic investigations on existing structures including residential and commercial for settlement, foundation repair, flood related damage assessments, fire related damage assessments, building collapses, inspections of structural steel installation, and timber / helical pile installation for new and retrofit construction. Mr. Uccellini has extensive experience working in the field conducting site investigations, 3rd party inspections, providing soil classifications and bearing capacities for proposed site developments, and for the purpose of stormwater drainage / sanitary design, and preparation of related engineering reports.

Credentials
B.S. Construction Management Engineering Technology, State University of New York at Farmingdale, 2009.
A.A.S., Construction Technology, Suffolk County Community College, 2000
40-Hour HAZWOPER Training
ACI Certified
NYSDEC Sediment & Erosion Control Certified

Professional Affiliations
Long Island Builders Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC)
Long Island Water Conference

Key Projects
Mr. Uccellini served as project manager and lead inspector during the construction of the Brightview Sayville Assisted Living facility, located in Sayville, New York. Inspections were performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications as well as with state and local building codes. Areas inspected included sub-grade preparation for paved areas and building foundations, site drainage, inspection of concrete and asphalt paved areas, concrete building foundations, masonry work for stairwells and elevator shafts, wood and steel framing inspections, fire stopping and fire proofing, fire suppression systems, and life safety systems. Mr. Uccellini’s responsibilities included performing inspection services, overseeing staff inspectors, review of inspection reports and laboratory tests results, and participation in resolution of issues during construction.

Mr. Uccellini served as project manager and lead inspector during the construction of “The Wel”, located in Lindenhurst New York, Multi-Family Residential Facility. Inspections were performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications as well with state and local building codes. Areas inspected included sub-grade preparation for paved areas and building foundations, site drainage, inspection of concrete and asphalt paved areas, concrete building foundations, masonry work for stairwells and elevator shafts, wood and steel framing inspections, fire stopping and fire proofing, fire suppression systems, and life safety systems. Mr. Uccellini’s responsibilities included performing inspection services, overseeing staff inspectors, review of inspection reports and laboratory tests results, and participation in resolution of issues during construction. Prior to the issuance of building permits Mr. Uccellini assisted the Village with site plan and building plan review. Plan reviews were performed in accordance with State and local Building Codes and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.

Mr. Uccellini served as project manager and lead inspector during the construction of the Brightview Port Jefferson Station Assisted Living facility. Inspections were performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications as well as with state and local building codes. Areas inspected included sub-grade preparation for paved areas and building foundations, site drainage, inspection of concrete and asphalt paved areas, concrete building foundations, masonry work for stairwells and elevator shafts, wood and steel framing inspections, fire stopping and fire proofing, fire suppression systems, and life safety systems. Mr. Uccellini’s responsibilities included performing inspection services, overseeing staff inspectors, review of inspection reports and laboratory tests results, and participation in resolution of issues during construction.

Mr. Uccellini served as project manager and lead inspector during construction of the six (6) buildings that make up Phase I of the Ronkonkoma Hub Multi Family Residential Facility. Inspections were performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications as well as with state and local building codes. Areas inspected included, wood and steel framing for each of the Six (6) buildings. Mr. Uccellini’s responsibilities included performing inspection services, overseeing staff inspectors, review of inspection reports and participation in resolution of issues during construction.

Mr. Uccellini served as the primary engineering consultant responsible for overseeing the site construction for the 18.11-acre 78-unit condominium complex along the Hempstead Harbor Creek within the Village of Roslyn known as the Roslyn Landing development. Responsibilities included the redesign of the support for 800 LF of 18 inch Cement Lined Ductile Iron sanitary main and 10 sanitary manholes, design of the NYSDEC approved dewatering system necessary to facilitate the installation of the sewer main and manholes, inspection of onsite sanitary sewer collection system and house connections, and inspections during the installation of the site stormwater management system that included, stormwater retention ponds, a retention field, over 80 leaching pools and associated stormwater catch basins, manholes, and piping.

Mr. Uccellini served as the primary engineering consultant responsible for the design of a new 50 foot concrete retaining wall to support an area of bluff washout compromising one of the Village of Port Jefferson’s parking facilities. Mr. Uccellini coordinated communications, submittals and obtaining approvals from NYSDEC along with providing inspections services during construction of said wall.

Mr. Uccellini served as the primary engineering consultant responsible for the design of the new timber pilings to support the new wood decking, and framing support system of the Storm Damaged Mascot Dock Fishing Pier located within the Incorporated Village of Patchogue, Patchogue, New York. Mr. Uccellini was also responsible for the design of the new curbs, sidewalk, site lighting, drainage, and asphalt roadway. The new design utilized the most cost efficient methods to mitigate future damage from additional storms while maintaining the proposed construction budget set forth by FEMA. All design work was performed in accordance with FEMA, NYS Building Code, ASCE 7-05, NYSDEC, and Village of Patchogue requirements. Written project specifications, plans, and other associated documents were also prepared by Mr. Uccellini for contractor bidding and approval by FEMA for qualified financial reimbursement to the Village.

Thomas J. Murawski, RA

Director /Architect

Fields of Competence
Tom has a keen knowledge of Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Civil (including SWPPP) and Structural Engineering as well as State, City and Local Building Codes and handicap accessibility standards. Tom provides representation
at Zoning/ARB Hearings/School Board Meetings and with State Officials. Tom works with various Villages and provides code review, inspection and general guidance.

Experience Summary
As Director, Tom is responsible for overall operations with firm-wide responsibility for project deliverables, management and quality assurance. Tom is a seasoned professional that can handle the management of an individual project through to completion of construction as well as overseeing the development of select projects in the office. Tom has proven leadership skills and in guiding clients and staff and coordination of consultant contracts and deliverables. As Director, Tom is responsible for coordination of all the aspects of Architecture and associated engineering.

Credentials
Active Registration
NY (Registered Architect)

Experience
30 Years

Education
B.S. Architectural Technology, 1990 –
New York Institute of Technology

Work Experience

  • bld architecture, Patchogue NY
  • The Phillips Group (TPG)
  • Thomas Murawski Architect
  • Spector Group North Hills, NY
  • Mojo Stumer Associates P.C.
  • Frank G. Relf AIA / Architect P.C.
  • Ehasz Giacalone Architects

Key Projects/Clients

  • Village of Greenport
  • Village of Northport
  • Village of Port Jefferson
  • Duck Pond Estates (15,000 sf, $30,000,000 Custom designed new estate featured on Netflix’s
  • Million Dollar Beach House
  • Village Chabad Mikva and Commercial Kitchen additions
  • Suncap Development – FedEx Facilities, Yonkers 500,000 sf Industrial Facilities
  • Nassau Events Center, Uniondale, NY – 400,000gsf Retail Development 3,500,000 Conceptual Master Plan*
  • Certified Laboratories, Melville, NY – 60,000sf Lab renovation. *
  • New Village Retail of Patchogue, Patchogue, NY – 60,000 gsf retail space (multiple locations) *
  • Lufthansa Airlines – 100,000 Square Feet of office area renovation. *
  • Grubb and Ellis Management – various managed building on Long Island and New York City. *
  • Computer Associates 150,000 Square Feet of office area. *
  • Brookhaven Hospital Lobby, Patchogue, NY – 3,000 gsf *
  • Grow NYC, Bronx, NY – 75,000 gsf
  • The Related Companies; NYC Various projects including penthouse residence for the president of the company. *
  • Equinox Health Clubs; NYC. & Westchester – 21,000 sf & 18,000 Sq. Ft. High- end health clubs. *
  • Honeywell Office, Melville, NY – 45,000 gsf*
  • Zebra Technologies, Holtsville, NY – 10,000 gsf*
  • North Merrick Fire District, South Farmingdale—Coordinating projects and securing bonds. *
  • Fifth Police Precinct; Patchogue, NY – Addition and renovation. *

Mia F. Tagliagambe

Project Engineer

Credentials
A.A.S., Construction Technology/Architectural Technology, Suffolk County Community College, 2016
B.A., Architectural and Engineering Technology, SUNY Farmingdale State College, 2019
OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified
OSHA 40-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certified
NYSDEC Erosion and Sediment Control Certified

Fields of Competence
Ms. Tagliagambe applies her knowledge of Civil & Environmental Engineering related to geotechnical oversight sample collection and reporting, storm water pollution prevention plan and erosion control design, reduced pressure zone and backflow prevention design, innovative and alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (I/A OWTS) and conventional wastewater treatment system design and inspections, field inspections, site plan drainage and grading design, DOT residential/commercial highway access design, Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) submissions, reporting, and construction oversight, remedial action work plans, noise and air remedial action work plans, soil, groundwater, and drywell sampling, Phase I inspections, remedial closure reports, sub-slab depressurization system inspection, design, and reporting.

Experience Summary
Ms. Tagliagambe has been employed by J.R. Holzmacher since 2015 as an Engineering Technician Intern. In May of 2019, Ms. Tagliagambe’s new job title became a Project Engineer. While working at J.R. Holzmacher, Ms. Tagliagambe completed her studies at Suffolk County Community College and SUNY Farmingdale State College.

Selected Projects
Geotechnical Oversight, Sample Collection and Reporting
Ms. Tagliagambe has provided oversight, sampling, and reporting services for the interpretation of soil borings for commercial and residential construction design.
Serving as a Project Engineer working closely with drilling contractors and provide bearing capacities and soil classification description based on soils encountered from various depths.

Storm Water Prevention Pollution Plan (SWPPP) and Erosion and Sediment Control Design
Ms. Tagliagambe has prepared many residential subdivision SWPPPs. Mia has an in depth knowledge of the New York State Department of Environmental Control (NYSDEC) and Municipal guidelines to design pollution prevention measures to control site runoff during construction and post construction. Serving as a Project Engineer Mia has provided inspection and reporting services to monitor compliance with associated site specific SWPPP design.

Reduced Pressure Zone and Backflow Prevention Design
Ms. Tagliagambe has a thorough working knowledge of Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) guidelines to prepare design drawings and permit applications for multiple backflow prevention projects.
She serves as the Project Engineer to provide proposed design flow, site plans, manufacturer specifications and applications to SCWA for residential and commercial projects.

Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) and Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems
Ms. Tagliagambe has successfully prepared and received approvals from Suffolk County Department of Health Services for I/A OWTS design plans, applications, and inspections.
She serves as the Project Engineer to provide design calculations, locations of sanitary structures, piping connections, structure details, and septic system specific details for residential projects.

Environmental Remediation
Ms. Tagliagambe has conducted soil and groundwater sampling, prepared remedial action work plans based on in field findings, provided construction oversight during soil excavation and removal, installation of vapor barrier, installation of sub-slab depressurization systems.

Andrew Hine P.E.

Project Engineer

Credentials
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2015
OSHA 40-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certified
NYS DEC Certified SWPPP Inspector

Fields of Competence
Mr. Hine applies his knowledge of Civil & Environmental Engineering towards civil site design, site drainage design, design of innovative and alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (I/A OWTS), conventional wastewater treatment system design and inspections, storm water pollution prevention plan and erosion & sediment control design, and controlled field inspections of structural framing, concrete reinforcement placement, drainage, paving, and fire protection.

Experience Summary
Mr. Hine has been employed by J.R. Holzmacher since September 2020 as a Project Engineer. Prior to joining J.R. Holzmacher, Mr. Hine was employed with Posillico Civil Inc. as well as S.L. Maresca and Associates. Mr. Hine has used this experience and knowledge to complete various design work and field inspections since joining J.R. Holzmacher.

Selected Projects
Stormwater Management Programs
Mr. Hine works with municipalities and private contractors to ensure that their stormwater management programs are compliant with DEC/EPA regulations. This includes the development of SWPPPs and weekly inspection of erosion and sediment control measures.

Innovative/Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) and Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems
Mr. Hine has completed I/A OWTS design plans and applications which include design calculations, layout of sanitary structures, piping connections, structure details, and septic system specific details for residential and commercial projects. He has performed inspections and created as-built plans for newly installed systems and has also conducted investigations of existing sanitary systems.

Civil Site Plan Design
Mr. Hine has experience in developing site design plans, applications, and inspections that include parking layout designs, lighting plans, ADA compliant components and signage, stormwater drainage calculations, and landscaping design.

Special Inspection
Mr. Hine has provided special inspections in accordance with NYS Code ensuring work being completed is as per submitted plan, Inspections include, drainage pool installs, asphalt paving, grading, concrete reinforcement, masonry, compaction of soils, insulation, fire protection, and structural framing for both timber and steel construction. Mr. Hine provides the detailed reports based on his findings to the clients and contractors.

Project Manager
Mr. Hine served as the project engineer most recently at the Village of Greenport STP Site Improvements project where he was responsible for coordinating communications between the contractor and Village representatives, review of shop drawing to make sure they are compliant with the design plans and specs, and review of payment requisitions for completed work. The project involved the installation of a 50 foot deep drainage wick and surrounding retaining walls in order to improve sire drainage and reduce the amount of storm water being unnecessarily processed by the plant.

Daniel S. Mastrocco

Project Engineer

Fields of Competence
Mr. Mastrocco applies his knowledge of Mechanical engineering related to water supply, water/wastewater treatment, HVAC design, aquatic facility design and inspection, field inspections, code compliance, permitting, and remediation projects.

Experience Summary
Daniel Mastrocco has been employed by J.R. Holzmacher as a Project Engineer since September 2019. Prior to joining J.R. Holzmacher, Mr. Mastrocco was enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology. Here Mr. Mastrocco learned HVAC design for residential and commercial buildings, design of structural beams and load bearing members, and calculations pertaining to the flow of fluids. Mr. Mastrocco has used this knowledge to complete various design work and field inspections since beginning at J.R. Holzmacher.

Credentials
B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering, New York Institute of Technology, 2019.

40- Hour OSHA Safety Course
4-Hour NYSDEC Erosion and Sediment Control Course

Mechanical & Site Investigations/Design
Under the direction of James R. Holzmacher, P.E. Senior Engineer, Mr. Mastrocco has conducted several aquatic facility designs, HVAC designs and investigations, sanitary system designs, SWPPP inspections, Geotech oversight, environmental investigations. All of which were submitted to the local regulatory agency for review and approval.

Project engineer to design the mechanical equipment room, filtration systems and piping plan for a combined pool and spray pad facility located at Camp Pua-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches. Design of several other mechanical equipment rooms, filtration systems and piping systems for different facilities with inground pools. plan for a combined pool and spray pad facility located at Camp Pua-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches. Design of several other mechanical equipment rooms, filtration systems and piping systems for different facilities with inground pools.
Project engineer for several HVAC designs in residential and commercial use buildings. Included heating and cooling load calculations and system sizing.

Plan review of a four-story mixed-use building located in the Village of Port Jefferson. HVAC and plumbing systems were reviewed for code compliance.

Conducted site investigation of an aerospace manufacturing facility for compliance with local and federal air emission regulations. Submitted facility registration and code compliance letter to NYSDEC.

Field Inspection
Project engineer to conduct sanitary and storm plumbing inspections for a 260-unit apartment complex, located on a 7.14-acre lot in the Town of Lindenhurst.

Field engineer during soil boring explorations including field oversight at several locations. Provided soil classification and bearing capacities for proposed site development and assisted in preparation of geotechnical engineering reports.

Project engineer for several projects in the Village of Hempstead. Where for each project site plan review and a construction inspection were conducted on behalf of the village.
Weekly SWPPP inspections for several sites, including inspection of concrete washouts, sediment control measures, and grading for compliance.

Brandon A. Ramsaran

Staff Engineer

Credentials
A.A.S., Construction Technology/Architectural Technology, Suffolk County Community College, 2016
B.A., Architectural and Engineering Technology, SUNY Farmingdale State College, 2022
OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified
OSHA 40-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certified

Fields of Competence
Mr. Ramsaran applies his knowledge of Civil & Environmental Engineering related to geotechnical oversight, sample collection and reporting, storm water pollution prevention plan and erosion control design, innovative and alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (I/A OWTS), conventional wastewater treatment system design and inspections, controlled inspections, site plan drainage and grading design, DOT residential/commercial highway access design, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) construction oversight, soil, monitoring well and drywell sampling, Phase I inspections, sub-slab depressurization system inspection, design, and reporting, and soil vapor extraction sampling.

Experience Summary
Mr. Ramsaran has been employed by J.R. Holzmacher since 2020 as a Staff Engineer. While working at J.R. Holzmacher, Mr. Ramsaran completed his studies at SUNY Farmingdale State College, where he developed an understanding of building design and construction, from concept to completion, as well as aesthetic, technical, and functional elements. Mr. Ramsaran has used this knowledge to complete various design work and field inspections since joining J.R. Holzmacher.

Selected Projects
Groundwater Monitoring and Data Interpretation
Mr. Ramsaran provided groundwater monitoring and data interpretation services at multiple New York State Department of Environmental Conservation -monitored sites. Responsibilities included: sample collection, interpretation of laboratory results, and the development of comprehensive reports.

Stormwater Management Programs
Mr. Ramsaran worked with municipalities to ensure that their stormwater management programs were compliant with EPA regulations. This includes the development of Stormwater Management Plans and preparation of quarterly compliance reports.

Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) and Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems
Mr. Ramsaran has prepared I/A OWTS design plans and applications which includes design calculations, locations of sanitary structures, piping connections, structure details, and septic system specific details for residential and commercial projects.

Civil Site Plan Design
Mr. Ramsaran has experience in developing site design plans, applications, and inspections that include parking layout designs, lighting plans, all ADA compliance elements and signage, stormwater drainage calculations, and landscaping design.

Field Inspections
Mr. Ramsaran has performed inspection and reporting services on multiple commercial construction projects to monitor compliance with Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems (SSDS), vapor barriers installations, and oversaw excavation operations including compaction testing.

Special Inspection
Mr. Ramsaran has provided special inspections in accordance with NYS Code ensuring work being completed is as per submitted plan, Inspections include, drainage pool installs, asphalt paving, grading, concrete reinforcement, masonry, compaction of soils, insulation, fire protection, cold formed metal steel framing and trusses. Mr. Ramsaran provides the detailed reports based on his findings to the clients and contractors.

Sarah R. K. Caliendo

Project Engineer

Credentials
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Environmental Engineering, 2014

Fields of Competence
Civil and Environmental Engineering including Site Plan design, drainage, pipelines; dewatering system design; Water supply and distribution systems design; Geographic Information System and Database applications; Data interpretation,

conversion and management. Design and implementation of soil and ground water investigations; Groundwater remediation system design; Remediation system analysis, optimization, operational support and value engineering; Analysis of ground water flow systems and interpretation of water quality data;

Air emission evaluation, modeling and regulatory compliance; Numerical modeling and data management; pool and spa design; carwash and laundromat water discharge system design; regulatory support; innovative and alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (I/A OWTS) and conventional wastewater treatment system design.

Experience Summary
Experience in potable water supply and environmental treatment system design operations; hydrogeological studies as well as compliance issues. Prepared plans and specifications for numerous municipal projects and private developer subdivisions including drainage, sanitary, dewatering, and water supply design. Utilized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and database applications.

Key Projects
Project Manager for site design of a new water park. Work included sanitary, drainage and grading, and site development, and surf pool design.  Assisted with discussions with the Town Board and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).

Project Manager for redesign of a New York City Spa. Work included redesign of the spa pools, piping, and treatment systems. Updates to existing saunas and steam rooms.  Correspondence with the NYC Health Department

Project Manager for obtaining the SPDES permit for several carwash/laundromats. Work included site design, water treatment implementation and discharge design, regulatory support, and report writing.

Project Manager for several conventional and I/A OWTS residential and municipal sanitary designs. Provided design calculations, locations of sanitary structures, piping connections, structure details, and septic system specific details.

Project Manager for several municipal and residential dewatering projects. Provided calculations, water modeling, and design.

Project Manager for the preparation of the Annual Water Quality Report and Water Conservation Report for the Village of Hempstead and Farmingdale.

Project assistance with potable water system improvement projects including design of chemical treatment building, two new deep wells, aeration treatment for existing wells, and advanced oxidation process treatment systems for 1,4 Dioxane removal for a large groundwater system in Nassau County, New York.  Related work included preparation of long range capital plans, analysis of sizing of system components and long term needs; regulatory negotiations and compliance activities; preparation of funding applications and securing of financing; administration of construction and system operations.

Andrew Brennan, M.S., E.I.T.

Project Engineer

Credentials
B.S., Civil Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2017
M.S., Structural Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2019
40-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certified
Published author w/Taylor & Francis, “Probabilistic loss assessment of a seismic retrofit technique for medium- and high-voltage transformer bushing systems in high seismicity regions”

Fields of Competence
Mr. Brennan applies his years of experience & knowledge of Construction Management, Civil, Structural & Foundation Engineering towards reinforced concrete design, timber design, steel design, environmental structural analysis, deep foundation design, retaining wall design, support of excavation design, structural retrofit design, structural special inspections & controlled field inspections, shop drawings & submittal review, design of innovative and alternative on-site water treatment systems (I/A OWTS), and conventional wastewater treatment system design.

Experience Summary
Mr. Brennan has been employed by J.R.H. DPC since June 2023 as a Staff Engineer.  Prior to joining J.R.H. DPC, Mr. Brennan was employed with Petracca Design & Engineering P.C. after receiving his master’s degree from Texas A&M with a specialization in seismic analysis & risk assessment.  Mr. Brennan has used his multi-disciplinary experience to complete various design work and field inspections since joining J.R.H. DPC.

Selected Specialties
Construction Management & Submittal Review
Mr. Brennan has worked with owners, architects, & contractors to ensure that materials & construction methods implemented on site are code compliant and meet contract and safety requirements.  This has included redesign & adjustment of his own project elements to foster healthy relationships with clients & create cost-effective & efficient construction practices.

Retrofit & Renovation of Existing Structures
Mr. Brennan has a great degree of experience with providing adjustments to existing structural elements to accommodate revisions to buildings.  This work includes, but is not limited to, foundation underpinning, removal of existing bearing & exterior walls, adjustment of building framing per revised live loading & building classifications, exterior structural additions & removals to existing buildings, lateral load analysis of existing structures & building trusses, and alterations to existing basements & cellar layout to accommodate above-ground alterations.

Support of Excavation Design
Mr. Brennan has used his knowledge of foundation design to provide assistance to projects requiring protection of neighboring properties or adjoining public locations surrounding structures requiring below grade work.  These items are including, but not limited to, excavation & grading plans, temporary shoring of existing walls & floor framing elements during removals, soil retention & building surcharge calculations, shoring pile & lagging design, & underpinning of existing footings.

Special Inspections
Mr. Brennan has conducted special inspections in accordance with NYS & NYC Code ensuring work being completed is as per submitted plans. Inspections he has conducted include, but are not limited to, structural wood framing, truss layout drawings, structural steel framing, concrete construction, helical pile installation, helical pile compression tests, & concrete reinforcement. Mr. Brennan has provided detailed reports based on his findings to clients and contractors, with recommendations based on his detailed analysis.

Innovative/Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) and Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems
Mr. Brennan has completed I/A OWTS design plans and applications which include design calculations, layout of sanitary structures, piping connections, structural details, and septic system specific details for residential projects. He has performed inspections and created as-built plans for newly installed systems.

Joseph M. Esposito

Staff Engineer

Credentials
B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, SUNY Farmingdale State College, 2023
B.B.A., Statistics and Quantitative Modeling, Baruch College, 2018
OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified
OSHA 40-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certified

Fields of Competence
Mr. Esposito applies his knowledge of Civil Engineering to generating storm water pollution prevention plans and erosion control design, innovative and alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (I/A OWTS), conventional wastewater treatment system design and inspections, controlled building inspections, monitoring well sampling, reporting and other varied projects.

Experience Summary
Mr. Esposito has been employed by J.R. Holzmacher, JRH since 2023 as a Staff Engineer. Mr. Esposito completed his studies at SUNY Farmingdale State College, where he developed an in-depth understanding of structural analysis, transportation systems, water distribution systems, wastewater processing, and environmental considerations, reflecting a holistic understanding of engineering principles from inception through realization. Mr. Esposito has used this knowledge to complete various design work and field inspections since joining JRH. Prior to working for JRH, Mr. Esposito was employed by the Incorporated Village of Freeport as a construction inspector, where he provided oversight for potable water main installations and replacements.

Selected Projects
Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) and Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems
Mr. Esposito has prepared I/A OWTS design plans and applications which includes design calculations, locations of sanitary structures, piping connections, structure details, and septic system specific details for residential and commercial projects.

Special Inspections
Mr. Esposito has provided special inspections for multi-story buildings in accordance with NYS Code ensuring work being completed is as per submitted plans. He has mastered the use of tablet based PlanGrid software for field inspections and reporting. Inspection experience includes, low-pressure sewer systems, asphalt paving, sanitary pool abandonment, and structural wood framing inspections. Mr. Esposito provides detailed reports based on his findings to the clients, regulatory agencies and contractors.