For 20 years, Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been providing a diverse range of engineering services throughout Florida. The Seminole County based consulting engineering firm has grown from five employees in 1995 to nearly 50 employees in 2015. Inwood attributes its success and stellar reputation to offering highly responsive and varied engineering services, developing solid relationships with clients, and old fashioned values such as honesty, integrity, mentoring, and hard work. Inwood’s headquarters are located in Oviedo, and branch offices are located in Tampa and Port St. Lucie. The diverse staff of engineers, environmental experts, technicians, and administrative personnel provide innovative solutions for communities throughout Florida. Consulting services and areas of practice include transportation, watershed management, ecological, parks and trails, public involvement and project communication expertise, utilities, and construction and project management. The atmosphere at Inwood is positive, health-conscious, and forward thinking. Inwood is excited about reaching this 20-year milestone, and we look forward to the next 20 years with great enthusiasm!
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. introduces our newest principal, David Dangel, PE. Mr. Dangel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida, he brings more than 25 years of experience to his new leadership role and has been with Inwood for 17 years.
Mr. Dangel is a long-time resident of Oviedo/Winter Springs area, well connected in the engineering industry, and a member of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute, class of 2014. Inwood looks forward to strong growth and future opportunities as Mr. Dangel leads his team and serves his community and profession.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected for the Poinciana Parkway Southport Connector PD&E Study for the Florida Department of Transportation, District 5. Kimley-Horn and Associates will be a major partner on this project along with Bowyer Singleton, GEC, ACA, Southeastern Archaeological Research, 3E Consultants, Quest Corporation, and Logan Simpson Design.
The Southport Connector runs from Florida's Turnpike to Pleasant Hill Road in Osceola County and is part of the County’s 20-year Roadway Program. The purpose of the connector is to meet the increase in traffic and transportation demands in the South Lake Toho area by providing connectivity from the Turnpike to Pleasant Hill Road near Poinciana. The Inwood team is committed to the success of developing the Southport Connector while keeping the important considerations of the social and environmental impacts to the surrounding area.
His primary responsibilities include GIS processing for watershed modeling as well as design and permitting for stormwater retrofit projects. Mr. Troilo graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in August 2011 with a bachelor of science in environmental engineering.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. assisted Orange County with a first round of public meetings they hosted on Monday and Wednesday for the Waterford Lakes Small Area Study. The purpose of the study is to analyze the overall performance of the area roadways and multimodal network. It will result in a report containing a prioritized list of safety and capacity improvements.
The public meetings held this week included a presentation by Christine Lofye, PE, Orange County Project Manager, and an opportunity for property owners within the study area to voice their opinions and assist in the identification of issues for the study. Along with Orange County staff and Inwood PD&E team members, District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings were amongst those in attendance on Wednesday night.
For more information regarding this project, please visit the project website: http://orangecountyfl.net/TrafficTransportation/WaterfordLakesSmallAreaStudy.aspx#.XUHvc-hKiUk
“Renato has consistently shown the excellence necessary to earn his promotion to Associate Principal. Over the years, he has been successful in leading his projects and has cultivated client relationships that have been instrumental in the prosperity of our firm,” explained Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
Mr. Spence graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He went on to earn his master of science degree in civil engineering in 2006. In 2009, he became a certified floodplain manager and a qualified stormwater management inspector before earning his registered Professional Engineer designation from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
“I’m proud to say that Josh started his engineering career here at Inwood. He not only produces quality work, but he does so while taking on a leadership role. Josh’s continued professional growth and strong work ethic have earned him recognition from his peers and our clients. This promotion formalizes the position that he has been performing over the last year - a team leader,” explained David Coleman, PE, Vice President.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. announces that David Dangel, PE, has been promoted to Director of PD&E and Environmental Services.
Alex Hull, President of Inwood, stated, “David’s dedication to continually increasing the quality of our work and employees makes him the best candidate to serve as Director. The combination of his strong work ethic, industry expertise, and effective management and interpersonal skills has made him an integral part of the success of Inwood.”
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc., as part of the Kimley-Horn & Associates (KHA) team, was selected for the Osceola Parkway Extension PD&E Study for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. Inwood is a major partner on this project and contributed to the win with our experience in completing the original feasibility study, which was initiated by Osceola County and completed in association with KHA in early 2012.
The purpose of the extension of Osceola Parkway is to meet the traffic and transportation demands of the area and provide for linkage and connectivity in the northeastern portion of the county. This PD&E study is being conducted in order to ensure that the extension is developed with consideration of social and environmental impacts. The team's PD&E process will involve coordination with local governments and agencies, public involvement, and refinement of the alternatives based on stakeholder input and traffic, engineering, and environmental analysis.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. is part of Leware Construction Company's team that was selected for the SR 37 Design-Build project for FDOT District 1. The project consists of widening the existing SR 37 roadway to four lanes and completely replacing the existing two-lane bridge over the north fork of the Alafia River. While Leware is the lead contractor and will handle bridge construction, Inwood is the lead engineer and will cover project management, roadway and drainage design, traffic control plans, signing and pavement markings, utility coordination, and permitting.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that three employees earned their certification from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. David Ledgerwood, PE; Josh Spence, PE; and Kevin Iannarone, PE, have earned their registered Professional Engineer designation. The firm is currently 46 employees strong with 20 registered professional engineers and nine certified engineer interns.
David Ledgerwood, PE, has been with Inwood for six years. Ledgerwood provides utility design and utility coordination services on roadway, drainage and utility systems. His key responsibilities include utility coordination, the production of construction plans and specifications, cost estimates, and permitting. Ledgerwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2003.
Josh Spence, PE, joined the firm in 2006 and provides stormwater and water resources services. Spence’s key area of expertise includes watershed and water quality modeling design and permitting projects. He is skilled in the utilization of MicroStation, Geopak, ArcGIS, and ICPR. GIS capabilities include developing geodatabases of topographical, hydrographical, and land use data for planimetric and thematic mapping using ESRI software including ArcMap, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analysist, and ArcPad. Spence graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UCF in 2004 and earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2006 from UCF.
Kevin Iannarone, PE, has been providing roadway engineering design services since 2004. Iannarone’s key areas of expertise include the development of horizontal and vertical roadway alignment alternatives, construction plans production, project estimates and presentation graphics. He is skilled in the utilization of the FDOT Plans Production Manual, FDOT Standard Specification for Roadway and Bridge Construction, FDOT Design Standards and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Iannarone graduated in 2005 from UCF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
“The success of these three employees is a direct result of their hard work and dedication to professional growth. We are proud to have a strong team committed to providing quality expertise and services to our clients and the community,” stated Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc., located in Oviedo, is pleased to announce that the year 2010 marks the firm’s 15th anniversary. The firm employs over 45 engineers, technicians, and administrative personnel. Over the years, Inwood has developed a reputation of providing quality civil, environmental, transportation engineering, planning, and public involvement services to governmental clients throughout the state of Florida.
Inwood was founded in 1995 by four principals, Alex Hull, PE, Andy DeWitt, PE, David Coleman, PE, and Ed Buck, PE. In the beginning, the firm offered roadway design and PD&E services to clients. In January of 1996, Inwood began the hiring of additional staff and by 2002 opened a new office building in Oviedo, Florida where stormwater and utility design were added to the firm’s list of client services. Inwood’s growth continued in 2007 when Planning Services were added to the core services, followed by the addition of Environmental Science Services in 2008.
In September 2008, Inwood moved to its new 30,000 square-foot corporate office building, located in Oviedo, Florida. The new facility was designed and built specifically to accommodate a growing, environmentally conscious engineering office with many amenities tailored to Inwood’s specific needs. In 2009, Inwood opened satellite offices in St. Lucie County and Lake County.
In support of the vision impaired community in Central Florida, Inwood Consulting Engineers participated in Lighthouse Central Florida’s (LCF) 22nd annual Sight and Sole Walk. The team of employees, family, and friends were among over 325 walkers who attended the event on Saturday, May 9 at Universal Studios Orlando. Inwood placed first in the Corporate Team category contributing to the grand total of nearly $42,000 raised at the event. This is Inwood’s eighth year to participate in the walk.
Kristen Ganoff, Engineer Intern at Inwood, explained, “I walked for LCF because it is important to support our local community in need. I enjoyed raising money and awareness for such a worthy cause.”
For over 30 years, LCF has been the only organization in Central Florida that provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation services to children and adults with vision impairment. The organization uses the funds raised at charity events for high quality programs, expert technology, and caring advocacy.
“The participants of the Site and Sole Walk raised funds to help blind and sight impaired children, adults, and seniors develop the skills they need to live independent and productive lives. We are grateful for Inwood’s partnership and contributions,” stated Mary Kimbrell, Investor Relations Manager with LCF.
To learn more about LCF please visit www.lighthousecentralflorida.org or call 407-898-2483
Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 to study the widening of United States Highway (U.S.) 441, also known as Orange Blossom Trail (O.B.T.), in Osceola County, Florida. The project begins at U.S. 192 (Vine Street) and extends northward to Country Road (south of Osceola Parkway), a distance of approximately two miles. The PD&E Study process will involve the development of roadway improvement alternatives, a comparative evaluation of the social and environmental effects, and the overall costs of each alternative. It is anticipated that the existing five-lane roadway will need to be widened to a six-lane divided urban roadway.
Public Involvement will be an important aspect of the O.B.T/ U.S. 441 PD&E Study. Inwood will use a variety of methods in order to encourage and maintain public involvement in the process, including; public meetings, small group meetings, and a project web site. In addition, project newsletters will be mailed out to all property owners and tenants within the study area and to federal, state and local officials at key points in the study.
FBC’s Donor Development Coordinator, Doug Goldbarth, explained that the blood collected from Inwood’s blood drive can help accident victims, premature babies, cancer patients and other people in need. “Blood shortages could be eliminated if more corporations pledged to host blood drives, like Inwood, four to six times a year,” stated Goldbarth.
The next Inwood blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Numerous employees have already signed up to participate. As a new addition to Inwood’s community involvement initiatives, the firm plans to continue hosting blood drives in the future.
“Inwood is pleased to support our neighbors, friends and loved ones through events like the blood drive. We will continue to help FBC and other charitable organizations make a difference in our community,” stated Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
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Mark has been successful in managing his projects and has developed client relationships that will sustain the future growth of Inwood. He is well deserving of his promotion to Associate Principals. We are proud to have him on our team,” stated Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
For the third year in a row, Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. formed a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) 5K walk. Inwood employees, family and friends joined over 5,000 walkers in downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 18. The 28-member team raised over $2,900 for the cause and was awarded with Bronze Striders recognition.
Inwood’s top fundraiser, Janet Middleton, PE, stated, “I am proud to support such a worthy cause. My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year. I want to do all I can to help her and others battling the disease to have a cancer-free future.”
According to Susan Makowski, MSABC Manager, the money raised at the event will fund vital Breast Cancer programs in the community. Makowski explained, “The donations fund breast cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Participation in the walk is a way to bring hope to all people facing the disease.”
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MSABC, October 13-17 was designated “Pink Week” at Inwood. A weeklong bake sale, “Wear Pink to Work” day and a breakfast fundraiser are just a few of the activities that were held in the office to encourage employee involvement.
“MSABC is one of many community events that Inwood is proud to support. We will continue to get involved in charitable fundraisers in order to bring hope for a brighter future and improved quality of life for everyone,” stated Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
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Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. has moved into its new corporate office building, located in Oviedo, Florida. Doster Construction Company broke ground on the project in October of 2007. Inwood opened its doors for business at the new location on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
The building, designed by Hunton Brady Architects, is 30,000 square feet and just minutes from Inwood’s previous location. The facility offers the space needed to achieve the long-term goals of the firm. It currently houses 62 employees and has the capability to accommodate approximately 130 employees and expand to 45,000 square feet in the future.
“We have been anticipating the completion of the new building and are thrilled to be moved in. The facility’s size and new technology allow for exciting opportunities for the firm. The new office represents our commitment to future growth,” stated Alex Hull, president of Inwood.
The new facility is on the forefront of technology with automated lighting, heating and air conditioning, security systems, Wi-Fi access, converged data and voice networks and a video distribution network with various monitors throughout the building. In addition, the facility features several upgrades including a larger, café style break room, fully equipped conference rooms and an expanded video production office with a sound booth for recording voice-overs.
In addition, Inwood is implementing green initiatives in order to become a more environmentally conscious firm. These initiatives include a recycling plan, improved energy management, server and workstation virtualization techniques, and waste reduction measures.
Mr. Houck brings seven years of professional experience. During his graduate studies, he worked for two years on university-led ecological research projects under the direction of the United States Geological Survey in Tennessee and North Carolina. Moreover, Mr. Houck worked as an ecologist, in Florida, for five years. His GIS experience extends across all seven years. Mr. Houck’s areas of expertise include environmental assessments and permitting, mitigation planning and design, and tree surveys. In addition, Mr. Houck has extensive experience with roadway corridor studies and Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies.
Mr. Houck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, with a Biology Concentration, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). During his graduate studies, he was a GIS instructor for an undergraduate course at UTC. In addition, Mr. Houck served as a researcher on three publications on environmental science and GIS. He obtained his GIS Professional (GISP) certification in 2007.
Orange County has selected Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc. to provide final engineering design services for the widening of Texas Avenue from Oak Ridge Road to Holden Avenue. Inwood is responsible for roadway design and construction plans preparation; stormwater analysis, drainage design and permitting; and public information. Moreover, the firm will complete the design of utilities, traffic signalization and signing and pavement markings.
The planned improvements to Texas Avenue include widening from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided urban roadway. The improvements will include 11-foot wide travel lanes; a 15.5-foot, raised, landscaped median; concrete sidewalks; on-road bicycle lanes; street lighting; landscaping and curb and gutter inlets for drainage. The design phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by December 2009.
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“I registered for the ride because I wanted to do something for the people who have been diagnosed with MS. As I crossed the finish line on Sunday, it felt amazing to support our community through this worthy cause,” explained Grant Panaccione, an employee at Inwood.
Along with supporting LCF and NMSS, Inwood’s employees are involved with numerous charitable organizations and events throughout the year. In the fall, the firm forms a team to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Moreover, throughout the year, employees collect pop tabs to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando.
“Community involvement is a core value of Inwood’s company culture. We encourage employees to get involved and give back to the local community. We will continue to help organizations in Central Florida raise awareness, support the community and bring hope for a brighter future and improved quality of life for everyone,” said Alex Hull, President of Inwood.
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