Raba Kistner Infrastructure hires Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, PE as Project Manager II

RK Infrastructure_cmykRussel Lenz, PE, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Infrastructure (RKI), has announced that Fitzgeraldo “Fitz” Sanchez, PE has been hired to serve as Project Manager II with responsibilities for managing the Owner Verification Services on up to one-half of the TxDOT  Energy Sector Road Repair Project. This is a construction project that will rebuild 30 separate segments of roadway in the Eagle Ford Shale region in South Texas.

PortraitMr. Sanchez is working under RKI’s contract with TxDOT with the responsibility to verify the quality of the construction on the project, including construction inspection and material testing operations, to ensure compliance with plans, drawings and specifications.

Before joining RKI, Mr. Sanchez worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as a permit engineer for Title V air quality operating permits.  He also served as the Webb County Engineer, where he completed the last phases of a $5 million water and wastewater program of projects for the water utilities department, and a $2 million engineering contract for the Border Colonia Access Program for paving projects.  Prior experience included working in three TxDOT districts in various capacities in design, construction and traffic operations.

Mr. Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University – Kingsville (now Texas A&M University – Kingsville), as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

About Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc.
Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI), the leader in Quality Management Programs, is heavily impacting how tomorrow’s transportation needs will be addressed.  We specialize in providing unique approaches that successfully deliver roadway, rail and transit projects. RKI has industry-leading program managers, project delivery specialists, consultants and construction managers on staff.  We have created a comprehensive menu of solutions in the development, engineering, financing and management of transportation facilities and our services are tailored to help each client achieve their mobility goals. We have been and are currently involved in planning, design and construction projects worth more than $8 billion.

Raba Kistner Facilities, Inc. announces Matthew D. Henley, PE has earned the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Credential

RK Facilities_cmykRaba Kistner Facilities has announced that Matt Henley, PE, CFM has earned the International Facility Management Association’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential. As the most prestigious and sought after credential in facility management, IFMA’s CFM sets the industry standard for measuring the knowledge and competence of practicing FMs. The CFM was the first credential in facility management and remains the only global certification for the profession.

The competency-based certification process requires a high level of facility management experience, skill and education. Certification is granted to those with proven experience across the core competency areas and who are able to pass a comprehensive exam covering all FM core domain areas.

Henley MattIn his project role as Project Manager for Raba Kistner Facilities, Mr. Henley manages and supports consulting programs, building distress investigations, roof repairs/replacements, structural repairs/replacements, and property condition assessments. Currently, Mr. Henley is assigned to the Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment project, acting as Project Manager Structural/Architectural. Mr. Henley serves as a resource for structural/architectural design and construction issues and assists the project team with value engineering options, lead time procurement and testing requirements.

Mr. Henley received both his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2003 and 2009, respectively, and earned his Professional Engineers (PE) designation in 2012.

Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner, Inc. is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in ten different markets in Texas, Utah, New York and México. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Raba Kistner Facilities, a wholly-owned division of Raba Kistner, Inc., provides program management services,  facilities planning, building envelope consulting and engineering, facility condition assessments and building commissioning.