Saved Harford County $600K on Moores Mill Road Project
County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to recognize Carlos L. Smith, a civil engineer and project manager with the Harford County Department of Public Works, for earning the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) Service Award for 2017. According to the CEAM website, the award is given to a local government employee in Maryland who performs outstanding work and reflects the highest standards of engineering, construction, management, and public policy. Mr. Smith was chosen for the honor among thousands of county DPW employees statewide.
For his 30+ years of service to Harford County, his work ethic, and his working relationships with peers, contractors, and the public, Mr. Smith was nominated by Harford County Public Works’ Chief Engineer Jeffrey Stratmeyer and Director of Public Works Joseph Siemek with support from Charles Nolan, consulting engineer for GPI/Greenman Pedersen.
Most recently, Mr. Smith saved Harford County an estimated $600,000 in utility relocation costs on the reconstruction of Moores Mill Road. The original design involved Verizon relocation costs exceeding $900,000, mostly due to a significant impact on the existing Verizon utilities by the proposed storm drain system for the new road. Carlos carefully reviewed the engineering documents and submitted a redesign of the system to the consulting engineers for their evaluation. They agreed with the revision and the resulting impacts to the Verizon utilities were drastically reduced to approximately $300,000.
“Please join me in congratulating Carlos on this well-deserved recognition,” Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said. “His work is a shining example of our efforts to save taxpayer money and provide outstanding service to the citizens of Harford County.”