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Joe Ducharme Named New Hampshire’s “Engineer of the Year” – CMA Engineers VP and Chief Water and Wastewater Engineer Joseph Ducharme, PE has been named NH’s Engineer of the Year for 2016 in recognition of his engineering career and his service to the profession and community. Joe has served as the president of both NHSPE and ACEC-NH.

Jason “Jay” Beaudet named in the 2016 Class of 40 under 40 by the New Hampshire Union Leader. This honor recognizes Jay as an emerging leader in New Hampshire as nominated by the community.   This year marks the 15th class featuring young leaders who are selected for making New Hampshire a better place to live through professional and personal contributions.

LeMay joins CMA Engineers –  Heidi LeMay, EIT has a BS in civil engineering from UNH and will received her MS from UNH in 2016.  She will be involved in water and wastewater projects out of the Manchester office.

Chamberlain and Pomeroy Join CMA Engineers – Whitney Chamberlain, EIT holds a BSCE from the University of Maine, and a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of New Hampshire.  She is an environmental engineer in the Portsmouth office.  Ben Pomeroy, EIT, holds a BA from McGill University and a BSCE from the University of Maine.  He is a structural engineer in the Portland office.  By coincidence, Whitney and Ben led an Engineers Without Borders visit to Honduras a few years ago to improve water quality in a rural village.

Maynard Joins CMA Engineers – John Maynard, P.E., a UNH graduate and civil engineer with over 40 years experience, has joined CMA Engineers as a resident engineer and senior project manager out of the Manchester, NH office.  John is formerly the chief engineer of the consulting engineering firm CDR Maguire.

Jason “Jay” Beaudet was named the New Hampshire Young Engineer of the Year for 2015. This honor recognized his career to date, his professional service as the president of the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers, and his community service for the New Horizons soup kitchen and Habitat for Humanity.

CMA Engineers Selected for Arc Flash and Wastewater Treatment Engineering Services • The City of Concord, NH has selected CMA Engineers with SMR Engineering, PC for Arc Flash electrical studies for the City’s Water Treatment Facility, four major pump stations, and multiple Public Properties.  CMA Engineers is also supporting the City of Concord with design of multiple pump system replacements for its Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Beaudet and Krauss Join CMA Engineers Staff • Jason “Jay” Beaudet, P.E. has joined CMA Engineers as a senior project engineer, based in our Manchester, NH office.  Jay has a BS in civil engineering and an MS in transportation engineering, both from UMass Lowell.  Owen Krauss, P.E. has joined CMA Engineers as a project engineer working out of the Portland, ME office.  Owen holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Maine.

CMA Engineers completes multi-use path in Portsmouth • A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 2, 2014 for the 1.5 mile long multi-use path that connects the Pease Tradeport to points west along NH Route 33. The completed path represents the culmination of efforts by federal, state, and local governments working in partnership with private entities to satisfy a non-vehicular transportation demand. The path includes porous pavement for stormwater management/quality, cedar split rail fence along Grafton Drive to keep vehicles off the path, and wood pedestrian rail along Route 33 for safety.

CMA Engineers to assist in the construction phase of the African Burying Ground • The City of Portsmouth NH has selected CMA Engineers to assist in the construction phase of the African Burying Ground Memorial Park. We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the theme which will transform Chestnut Street into a memorial commemorating a cemetery for enslaved Africans from the 1700s. CMA Engineers is privileged and proud to assist in this project that has cultural and historical significance both locally and nationally.

CMA Engineers selected by the City of Berlin, NH • The City of Berlin, NH recently selected CMA Engineers, Inc. for Engineering Analysis and Design Services for City-Owned Buildings.

CMA Engineers completes Asset Management Plan •  CMA Engineers recently completed a water system asset management plan for the Town of Colebrook, New HampshireThe Town received a matching grant from the NH DES for the project.

CMA Engineers selected for Bridge Replacement Projects • The Town of Exeter, New Hampshire recently selected CMA Engineers to provide engineering services for the replacement of two bridge structures over the Little River; on Linden Street and Court Street.

Roy and Olsen Join CMA Engineers Staff •  Adam Roy has joined CMA Engineers as a civil engineer, working out of the Portsmouth office.  Adam has interned with CMA Engineers for two years and is graduating with a BS in civil engineering from UNH.  Scott Olsen has joined CMA Engineers as a resident engineer working out of the Manchester office.  Scott holds a BS in environmental engineering from UNH.

CMA Engineers selected for MEDOT Bridge Design Service • The Maine Department of Transportation has contracted with CMA Engineers for on-call bridge design services over multiple projects in 2014 and 2015 in support of the Department’s statewide 2014-2016 Work Plan.

CMA Engineers selected for General Engineering Services• The Town of Northumberland, New Hampshire selected CMA Engineers to provide general engineering services with a focus on utilities, roadways and bridges.  Current contracts include report phase services to evaluate and prioritize water and sewer utility upgrades and development of a water system asset management plan for the community.

CMA Engineers Opens Portland Office • CMA Engineers has relocated its Maine office to new offices located at 10 Free Street in Portland to better serve our Maine clients. CMA Engineers may be contacted at (207) 541-4223.

CMA Engineers Receives State and National Civil Engineering Awards • The Mt. Carberry Landfill Leachate Siphon project for the Androscoggin Valley Refuse  Disposal District in Berlin, NH has received the ASCE NH Outstanding Civil Engineering Acheivement Award for 2013, and a national award from ASCE for innovation and resourcefulness. ASCE described the design as “the essense of good engineering.”

Kalloch Joins CMA Engineers Staff •  Liam Kalloch has joined CMA Engineers as a civil/structural engineer.  Liam holds a BS in civil engineering and an MS in structural engineering, both from UNH.  He will be working out of the Kennebunk and Portsmouth offices.

CMA Engineers selected for NHDOT Bridge Designs • CMA Engineers has been selected by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for the design of two bridge rehabilitation projects; one on US Route 3 and one on Centenary Ave in Laconia.

CMA Engineers Designing Road and Drainage Improvements in Hampton • CMA Engineers has been selected by the Town of Hampton to design drainage improvements in the vicinity of Route 1, and to prepare a conceptual design and cost estimates for the rehabilitation of Exeter Road.

CMA Engineers selected for MEDOT Bridge Ratings • The Maine Department of Transportation has contracted with CMA Engineers for the engineering evaluation and rating of bridges in Maine as part of the Department’s statewide load rating update initiative.

Colebrook, NH selects CMA Engineers • The Town of Colebrook, NH has selected CMA Engineers for the design of water supply, wastewater collection and roadway/streetscape improvements along Colebrook’s Main Street,  and other town projects.

CMA Engineers Receives National Award • The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, at its annual awards ceremony held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., gave the 2013 Grand Prize in the Small Project category to CMA Engineers for the design of a unique geothermal energy recovery system installed in the liner system at the North Country Environmental Services landfill in Bethlehem, NH.

CMA Engineers Selected for Multiyear Engineering Services by City of Concord • CMA Engineers has been selected by the City of Concord, NH, for a multiyear engineering services contract by the City of Concord for a variety of projects including highways, bridges, utilities, and parks.

CMA Engineers Overseeing Solar Energy Demonstration Project • For the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, CMA Engineers is overseeing a unique solar energy demonstration project involving the installation of supported flexible solar panels suspended over an exposed geomembrane landfill cap.

CMA Engineers Vice President serving as ACEC-NH president • Joseph M. Ducharme, P.E., BCEE is serving as the president of the New Hampshire member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), which represents the business and professional interests of consulting engineering firms in New Hampshire.

Emergency Bridge Repairs in Madbury, NH • CMA Engineers has been selected to design emergency repairs to a failing metal arch bridge on Nute Road over the Bellamy River in Madbury. Both temporary and permanent fixes are in design.

CMA Engineers president elected as Treasurer of ABET • CMA Engineers president Craig N. Musselman, P.E. has been elected to serve as the Treasurer of ABET, and will serve on the ABET board of directors and executive committee. ABET accredits university programs in engineering, technology, applied science and computing globally.

Portsmouth’s State Street Project Receives ASCE NH Award • The transformation of Portsmouth’s State Street has received recognition as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for 2010 by the New Hampshire Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Click on the “Awards” tab for more details. This is the third NH OCEA award for a CMA Engineers-designed project.

CMA Engineers Selected for Somersworth General Civil Engineering Services • The City of Somersworth, NH has selected CMA Engineers to provide comprehensive engineering services in the areas of roadway, drainage, water, wastewater and solid waste engineering.

CMA Engineers’ President Receives National Award • Craig N. Musselman, P.E. has received the 2011 President’s award from the National Society of Professional Engineers, issued in recognition of his professional activities on the part of NSPE and other national engineering organizations.

Landfill Gas to Mill Project Proceeds to Construction • The Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District (AVRRDD) has begun construction of a two mile long pipeline to deliver landfill gas from the Mt. Carberry landfill near Berlin, NH to the re-activated Gorham Paper and Tissue mill. CMA Engineers represents AVRRDD in overseeing activities of an RH White design-build team.

Daniel Hudson, P.E. Joins CMA Engineers • Dan Hudson of Gilmanton, NH has joined CMA Engineers as a senior civil engineer and resident engineer. Dan has seventeen years of experience in the design of highway, roadway and drainage projects for municipalities and state departments of transportation in northern New England, and will play a central civil engineering role in CMA Engineers projects of various types.

CMA Engineers Selected to Design Rehabilitation of Historic Bridge • CMA Engineers has been selected by the Town of Concord, MA to design and oversee the rehabilitation of the historic Nashawtuc Bridge. This is the second colonial era bridge in Concord rehabilitated under the responsible charge of CMA Engineers, restoring stability while preserving materials and appearance of these historic structures.

Jason Gallant, P.E. joins CMA Engineers as Vice President, Structural Engineering. • Jason L. Gallant, P.E., a structural engineer with 14 years experience in the planning, design and construction engineering of bridges, both large and small, has joined CMA Engineers as the Vice President in charge of structural engineering. Mr. Gallant holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from UNH and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, both specializing in structural engineering. Mr. Gallant joins CMA Engineers as a principal of the firm.

CMA Engineers selected for Rochester General Services Contract • CMA Engineers was selected by the City of Rochester, NH for a 3-year General Services retainer contract to provide general civil and transportation engineering services to the City’s Public Works Department. As part of this contract, CMA Engineers is completing a Planning Study and Preliminary Design for the 5.7 mile long section of Salmon Falls Road beginning at the intersection with NH Route 125 and extending to the Somersworth City Line in order to address safety and long-term sustainability of this important arterial to East-Rochester.

CMA Engineers selected for major road rehabilitation project in Dover • The City of Dover selected CMA Engineers to complete the design of a major roadway reconstruction project involving over 5 miles of rehabilitation and reconstruction of Tolend Road from the Spaulding Turnpike to the Barrington town line, and Watson Road from Tolend Road to County Farm Road.

CMA Engineers oversees State Street Reconstruction for the City of Portsmouth. • CMA Engineers completed the design and permitting for improvements to Portsmouth’s Historic State Street, an important link between Market Square and the Portsmouth waterfront and is now overseeing construction of this ARRA funded project. Reconstruction efforts involve extensive utility relocation work to separate sewers, reconstruct utilities, a streetscape makeover and innovative “green” stormwater treatment technologies in order to meet permit requirements. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2011. Current project updates can be found at

CMA Engineers Vice-President Named to ACEC-NH Board of Directors • Joseph M. Ducharme, Jr. P.E., of CMA Engineers is serving on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies in New Hampshire (ACEC-NH) for the 2010-2011 administrative-year. The Council’s mission is to support the business & professional interest of member firms, & enhance the practice of Consulting Engineering in New Hampshire. Visit ACEC-NH Website:

CMA Engineers Selected for Highway Project by Town of Durham • CMA Engineers was selected by the Town of Durham to complete the design and construction for Morgan Way & NH Route 4 Intersection Safety Improvements. This NHDOT-SAH Funded and municipally-managed project involves traffic analysis and design to add a left-turn lane into an existing development along historic Route 4 including 1,100 feet of roadway approach work, widening and drainage improvements. The project is expected to be constructed in 2011.

CMA Engineers Providing Comprehensive Services for Waterville Valley • CMA Engineers is providing engineering services for water system improvements, sewer extensions, wastewater treatment plant equipment replacement and design/build management services for municipal building projects. The Town will make use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for the equipment replacement project and will seek a combination of loan and grant funds from the USDA Rural Utilities Program.

CMA Engineers Selected by Delaware Solid Waste Authority • CMA Engineers is evaluating a unique landfill closure project in Delaware. The 42 acre landfill was capped in the 1990’s using an innovative, exposed reinforced polypropylene geomembrane cover system which is now subject to accelerating ultraviolet light degradation. Comprehensive material testing is being used to evaluate the integrity of the cover system and develop repair and final closure strategies.

Drainage Projects Funded by Various Sources • New England communities are accelerating drainage improvement projects due to storm damage in recent years and the availability of Federal funding from several sources. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program and ARRA stimulus funding are being tapped for replacement of undersized culverts and bridges. CMA Engineers drainage improvement projects are underway in New Durham, Alton, Kingston and Exeter.

CMA Engineers Designing State Street Reconstruction • For the City of Portsmouth, CMA Engineers is designing improvements to State Street to separate sewers, reconstruct utilities, and provide a new streetscape as a critical and much improved link between Market Square and the Portsmouth waterfront.

CMA Engineers Designing Multi-Modal Pathway for Pease Development Authority • On behalf of the Pease Development Authority, CMA Engineers is designing a pedestrian/bike path to connect Pease to the rural roadway system in Greenland and Newington via a proposed path adjacent to NH Route 33.

Joe Ducharme joins CMA Engineers as Vice President • Joseph M. Ducharme, Jr., P.E., formerly the President/CEO of TTG Environmental Consultants, LLC, a division of The H.L.Turner Group Inc. of Concord, has joined CMA Engineers as Vice President and will manage CMA Engineers’ office in Manchester, NH. Mr. Ducharme holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil and Public Works Engineering from Texas A&M University. Joe has 26 years of construction and engineering experience with a focus on planning, permitting, design and construction administration of municipal water, wastewater and storm water projects.

Manchester, NH Office opened June 1, 2008 • CMA Engineers has opened a new office in Manchester, NH at Langer Place off South Commercial Street. Located on the fourth floor of a renovated mill building, the office overlooks the Merrimack River and is adjacent to Manchester’s minor league baseball stadium. Another Cool Place to work.

CMA Engineers President Named Distinguished Member by ASCE • Craig N. Musselman, P.E., of CMA Engineers has been named a Distinguished Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of his engineering career and his national professional involvement in the areas of licensure and engineering education reform. This is an honor given by ASCE to no more than one in 7,500 civil engineers each year. Visit ASCE Website:

Britt Audet joins CMA Engineers • Britt E. Audet, P.E., of Nottingham, NH, has joined CMA Engineers as a project manager/ project engineer. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Audet has five years experience in civil engineering design.

CMA Engineers’ President appointed to ABET Board of Directors • Craig N. Musselman, P.E., CMA Engineers’ president, has been appointed to a three year term on the Board of Directors of ABET, the organization which accredits university engineering programs in the United States. He will represent the National Society of Professional Engineers on the ABET board.

Kareckas named Principal • CMA Engineers has announced that John C. “Jack” Kareckas has been named a principal of the firm. Jack is in charge of construction resident inspection for the firm.

Concord, MA, Warner’s Pond Dam Reconstruction • CMA Engineers is administering the reconstruction of Warner’s Pond dam in Concord, MA and is preparing plans and specifications for other drainage improvements in Concord.

Seabrook, NH Wastewater Improvements • CMA Engineers is designing and administering the construction of various improvements to the Seabrook, NH wastewater treatment and collection system including modifications to the disinfection control system and SCADA improvements to all wastewater pumping stations.

Single Stream Recycling Facility • CMA Engineers is assisting the Concord Solid Waste Cooperative in the implementation of a state of the art single stream recycling facility to serve southern New Hampshire.

Verso Paper Landfill Expansion, Jay, ME • CMA Engineers designed and is administering the construction of an all-geosynthetic expansion of an existing paper mill landfill in Jay, ME.

Ash Landfill Expansion, Franklin, NH • CMA Engineers is designing and administering the construction of a Phase V ash landfill expansion in Franklin, NH to provide ash disposal capacity for the Concord, NH waste to energy facility through 2014.

CMA Engineers’ President receives national award • Craig N. Musselman, P.E. received the 2006 American Society of Civil Engineers “President’s Medal”. Two such medals are issued annually by ASCE to recognize the “accomplishments and contributions of eminent engineers to the profession, the Society, or the public”. This award pertains to an initiative to change the Model Law for engineers in the US to require additional engineering education as a prerequisite for licensure in the future.

CMA Engineers Retained by City of Rockland, Maine • The City of Rockland has selected CMA Engineers to provide environmental testing and engineering planning for a 6 acre 100+ foot deep rock quarry backfilled over the past 80 years with a mixture of wet waste seaweed, construction demolition debris and bulky wastes. Creative thought and engineering are needed to begin to address intolerable neighborhood odor impacts.

CMA Engineers Website Wins National Award • The American Association of Webmasters has recognized the CMA Engineers website for its design, layout and quality of content with a national Silver Award for 2006-2007.

CMA Engineers Vice President Bill Straub, P.E. has been named as the “Engineer of the Year” for 2006 by the Joint Committee of New Hampshire Engineering Societies.

CMA Engineers Project Manager Paul Schmidt, P.E. has been named as the “Young Engineer of the Year” for 2006 by the Joint Committee of New Hampshire Engineering Societies.

The Town of Kittery, Maine, has retained CMA Engineers to provide comprehensive municipal services including planning board review assistance, roadways, bridges, drainage, marine facilities and other municipal projects.