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Our People

Yes, despite popular belief, Engineers are people too!

We're pleased that we've been able to assemble an amazing team of professionals who bring unique talents and perspectives to their jobs, their projects, and to our collective lives. Many of our team members participate in local mentoring programs including career day and field trip presentations with Central Connecticut State University, Hartford Public High School, Mabelle Avery Jr. High School, Manchester High School, and the University of Hartford. We are all committed to furthering the communities in which we live and work. Read on for more information about the people of Macchi Engineers:


MICHAEL R. PLICKYS, P.E.

PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE

EDUCATION

University of Rhode Island, BSCE, 1986
Lehigh University, MSCE, 1988
Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Connecticut, 1991
Pennsylvania, 2013
Massachusetts, 2014
Maine, 2015
Rhode Island, 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

Michael Plickys is the Principal in Charge and responsible for the supervision and management of all projects.  Mr. Plickys has been with Macchi Engineers since 1989 as a design engineer of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures for educational, healthcare, and industrial applications.  Heading up our structural department he is assigned as Project Manager for all structural projects.  He has extensive experience in the design of columns for structural steel framed buildings to withstand the effects of wind, snow and earthquakes forces.  Additionally, he has designed reinforced concrete bridge abutments for a single lane bridge using AASHTO and ACI standards, pile and caisson-supported foundations as well as reinforced concrete spread footings.  Mr. Plickys develops 2D and 3D finite element models of slabs, trusses, and frames to determine design forces and stresses, and actively performs on site investigations, inspections and third party structural reviews.


JOHN F. BROCHU, P.E.

PRINCIPAL

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut, BSCE, 1984

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Connecticut, 1990
New York, 2014
Rhode Island, 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

John Brochu has been with Macchi Engineers since 1985 and has experience in investigation and inspection of existing dams and bridges, fishway and channel improvements, utility coordination, scour analysis, watershed analysis and structural design.  His project assignments range from Design Engineer to Construction Coordinator to Project Manager.  He has extensive experience in all phases of field inspection and construction administration of dam rehabilitation and replacement projects.  Other aspects include storm drainage and sanitary systems, spillway analysis and design, site and road construction and bridge rehabilitation.  Similarly, he has experience in testing and project documentation, including the supervision of compaction testing, sub-grade inspection and reinforcement placement.


DOUGLAS T. CAMP, P.E.

PRINCIPAL

EDUCATION

University of Maine, BSCE, 1993

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Connecticut, 1998
Rhode Island, 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society
Pi Mu Epsilon – National Mathematics Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

Doug Camp has been with Macchi Engineers since 1994.  He has extensive experience as a Chief Construction Inspector and actively performs construction administration, full-time, on-site construction inspection and special inspection services ranging from  major new construction projects to rehabilitation and renovation projects.  Similarly, he is proficient in the construction aspects of various building types, site development, site utility infrastructure, construction, and bridge and roadway work.  Mr. Camp is extremely knowledgeable acting as Owner's Representative in the monitoring of the construction work process to continuously review the sequencing of construction and insure construction safety.  He also is experienced in the structural analysis and design of numerous concrete and steel structures throughout Connecticut.  Additionally, he has experience in the design of miscellaneous foundations, tanks and pits, and completing structural investigations.  Mr. Camp is certified by ACI as a Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I, and he is extremely proficient in the use of AutoCAD.


HERBERT S. MAY, JR., P.E.

CHIEF CIVIL ENGINEER

EDUCATION

Central Connecticut State University, BSCET, 2001
Hartford State Technical College, ASCET, 1990

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Connecticut

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

Mr. May has more than 23 years of diversified engineering experience with comprehensive experience in performing hydraulic studies for dams, flood control projects, bridges, roadways and site development projects. He also has experience in project coordination with the DEEP regarding dam rehabilitation and storm water management projects, and is fully acquainted with the design and review procedures on both the state and local levels. His project assignments range from Design Engineer to Project Manager. Mr. May has extensive experience in site work involving hydrology and hydraulics, storm drainage, sediment and erosion controls, utility coordination, grading, parking layout, scour analysis, and environmental permitting. Additionally he has expertise in site investigation and analysis, and construction administration and inspection services.


GARY COLBETH

SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

EDUCATION

University of New Haven, BSCE, Civil Engineer

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

Gary Colbeth has more than 32 years’ experience as Design and Construction Engineer for the structural design and construction inspection of parking garages, educational facilities, commercial, industrial, pulp & paper, fossil power, petrochemical, and communications projects. He has extensive experience in construction administration and on-site inspection services acting as the Owner's Representative. Some responsibilities include: measuring pay items, field calculations, coordinating and resolving construction issues, running project meetings and special inspection programs, coordinate testing of materials, and approval of invoices. Mr. Colbeth is familiar with AISC, ACI, AWS, AISE, ASCE, and most building codes. He actively performs engineering design, construction administration and full-time, on-site construction inspection, and special inspection services for various building projects.


JOHNATHAN A. HURLBURT

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

EDUCATION

Central Connecticut State University, BSCE, 2011

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

License: E.I.T.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Structural Engineers Coalition – SEC, Young Members Group
American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. – AISC

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

John Hurlburt has extensive experience in the structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures for residential and educational facilities. Mr. Hurlburt’s project assignments range from structural engineer to project engineer including construction inspector. His experience includes the design of structural steel and timber framed buildings and miscellaneous special structures such as foundations and fish lifts. His expertise includes the use of 3D structural analysis software such as RAM Structural System, RAM Advanse, RISA-3D, and SDS 2 Connect. Mr. Hurlburt is also extremely proficient in the use of the latest AutoCAD software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit Software. In addition to his structural design capabilities, Mr. Hurlburt has extensive experience performing construction administration, and construction inspection and special inspection services encompassing educational, industrial, and residential facilities, including the preparation of condition surveys and field reports.


JOHN ZUBAL

SENIOR CAD TECHNICIAN

EDUCATION

Macomb College, Warren, MI
Architectural Engineering Design Technology, 1978
Hartford State Tech College, Hartford, CT
Structural Design, 1985
Compu-Draft Engineering, Stamford, CT
Computer Aided Design and Drafting, 1990

PROFESSIONAL RECORD

John Zubal has been with Macchi Engineers since 1989 as a Structural Detailer Draftsman for educational, healthcare, and industrial applications. Mr. Zubal began utilizing AutoCAD version 10 in 1990. He has since had extensive experience in the use of AutoCAD and is currently proficient with the latest versions of AutoCAD and add on packages. Mr. Zubal is also extremely proficient in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit Software.  In addition to his software capabilities, Mr. Zubal's expertise includes detailing and drafting construction documents for a diversified range of building projects constructed of structural steel, masonry, reinforced concrete, precast concrete and timber structures. His experience includes the management and coordination of CADD documents between structural engineer, architect and MEP disciplines.


IN MEMORIAM: JAMES BROCKMAN 

macchi engineers - james brockman

Sadly, Jim passed away on April 22, 2014 after a valiant fight
with pancreatic cancer.

 To read Jim's obituary, please click here.

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