Matt Yerkey Winner of Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Capital District Chapter of the NYSSPE

June 25 2009

Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., a consulting firm specializing in structural engineering in Troy, NY, announced today that Matthew Yerkey, P.E., an Associate with the firm, was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

With the firm since 1998, Matt provides the structural engineering design and management for historic bridge and contractor support services projects.  He is professionally licensed in New York State and is a graduate of West Virginia University.  His project experience includes the structural lifting of I-787 (Albany, NY), replacement of Parker Hollow Road arch culvert (Sydney, NY), and the structural lifting of the Northway Exit 6 (Latham, NY). 

Matt is actively involved in the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) and serves as Program Committee Chairman.    Matt was also approved by the Practicing Institute of Engineering as an Evaluator.  As an Evaluator, Matt is responsible for review and approval of courses for continuing education credits in the engineering, architecture, and land surveying fields.

Matt was recognized by the Capital District NYSSPE for making outstanding contributions to the goals of the society by means of educational and engineering achievements, professional society, technical society, and displayed continuing competence.

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