August 13, 2020 / Industry News, PWGC News

PWGC is proud to announce that Sarah Rudnick, EIT, Project Engineer, has been recognized by Long Island Business News (LIBN) as a 30 Under 30. Ms. Rudnick, who joined PWGC in 2018, maintains a varied skill set that includes technical writing, stormwater management, coastal flood mitigation, permitting for storage of toxic and hazardous materials, civil site design, dredging permits, AutoCAD, and civil and environmental engineering. LIBN’s special publication of the 30 Under 30 class may be seen by clicking here. You may watch the full event below.

Ms. Rudnick has been a key contributor to the Flood Mitigation at Good Samaritan Hospital & Our Lady of Consolation project. She performed a hazard vulnerability analysis for the site by analyzing existing site conditions along with environmental variables. She designed perimeter protection for coastal flood mitigation such as a vinyl sheet-pile floodwall, “active” aluminum flood planks, and vegetated perimeter berms to protect the hospital campus from severe flood events. She designed stormwater mitigation options such as stormwater pump stations, catch basins, trench drains, re-routing of roof drains and well-pump discharge pipe from the sanitary sewer, replacing sanitary sewer manhole covers, regrading with permeable pavement, and sewage ejector pumps. She analyzed the depth to groundwater, base flood elevation, Hurricane Sandy flood elevation, and projected sea level rise to determine an adequate design flood elevation for the site. Ms. Rudnick constructed a Feasibility Report based on environmental conditions, tide and storm projection modeling, project goals, and the proposed alternatives.

“I am so honored that I was nominated and selected for one of this year’s Long Island Business News (LIBN) 30 Under 30 Awards!,” Sarah states. “I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was nominated for this special award and I am even more grateful to have been selected. Having your hard work recognized is a great feeling and I truly appreciate it. I am honored to know that people who I look up to at PWGC see so much potential in me, especially at such an early stage in my career. By pursing an engineering career on Long Island, you get to directly impact the communities around you. The projects that I get the opportunity to work on and the people around me, both in the office and outside of the office, inspire me to keep pursing this career and growing my knowledge in both civil and environmental engineering.

Throughout the past two and half years of my career, I have had various knowledgeable and dedicated mentors. In particular, I have worked on coastal flood mitigation projects with both Charles Bartha, PE and Paul Grosser, PhD, PE. Throughout the duration of these projects, both Charlie and Paul have guided me on engineering design, client relations, and working in coordination with subcontractors and other firms. The projects that we work on are challenging but rewarding and I am so grateful to these two mentors for sharing their knowledge about the industry. I am looking forward to the fulfilling career that lies ahead.”

The 30 Under 30 Awards honor the bright and dynamic young professionals ages 30 or under, who contribute to the Long Island community through public service and who have made significant strides in business. Ms. Rudnick and her fellow honorees are listed below:

30 under 30 professional honorees

LIBN is Long Island’s only publication devoted to local commerce and has been the premier source of news and data on business, economic trends and the region’s robust entrepreneurial sector for more than 60 years.

As the area’s No. 1 source for news on Long Island’s 149,000-plus businesses, LIBN pays special attention to the region’s leading sectors: education, health care, high-tech, financial and professional services, and commercial real estate and development.

In addition to LIBN’s 52 weekly editions, they publish a full line of annual publications, including the Book of Lists, the Tech Island Directory, the Meeting Planner’s Guide and Doing Business on Long Island.

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