PITTSBURGH, PA and LOWELL, MA - [December 12, 2016] - TRC Companies Inc., a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, today announced that Linda M. Kaplan, P.E., a senior structural engineer and project manager in TRC’s Pittsburgh office, has been named to the Editorial Board of STRUCTURE, the premier industry journal for practicing structural engineers.
A joint publication of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), STRUCTURE reports on unique structural solutions, project overviews, technical updates, and in-depth code reviews, with all articles reviewed by its editorial board of 14 practicing professionals. The monthly magazine reaches more than 34,800 practicing structural engineers and more than 3,000 detailers, fabricators, and related industry professionals.
Ms. Kaplan has worked on several major infrastructure projects including the 1,600-foot Hulton Bridge replacement in Allegheny County, Penna.; Squirrel Hill Tunnel rehabilitation in Pittsburgh; Maryland Transit Administration Purple Line preliminary design; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority pier retrofits. She is also the co-author, with Thomas Leech, of the 2016 book “Bridges … Pittsburgh at the Point … A Journey Through History.”
TRC Senior Vice President and Infrastructure Sector Leader Mark E. Lynch Jr. said: “All of us at TRC are proud and delighted to see Linda honored with this prestigious editorial board appointment at the most respected publication for structural engineers. Linda’s a leading example of the experience and excellence of our strong and growing TRC practice serving clients in structural engineering, bridge design, and infrastructure improvement.”
At TRC’s Pennsylvania offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, TRC has increased staff by over 65 percent in the past year to serve an expanding roster of clients in everything from bridge replacements to large structures and independent structural analysis.
Barry Arnold, P.E., S.E., SECB, chairman of STRUCTURE’s editorial board, said in announcing the appointment: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Linda to the editorial board. She has extensive experience in writing and editing and is passionate about supporting and improving the profession … and will be a great addition to the STRUCTURE magazine team.”