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WAVE’s team of architects and engineers offers complete Value services in the Design Quality Assurance (DQA) Review industry and Value Engineering (VE) industry. Our ability to define, plan, and execute reviews for organizations is based on our team’s experience and vast network of technical expertise:

            Earl C. Wilson, PE, CVS-Life – Project Manager

            Gary Ballard, PE – Building Electrical Engineer

            James S. Broscoff, PE – Building Mechanical Engineer

            Edgar E. Alexander, AIA - Architect

            Robert P. Wortham, PE – Structural Engineer

            Carroll Winter, PE – Geotechnical Engineer

            Michael G. Lee, PE – Civil Engineer

            David Burt – Information Technology

            Gerald Gordon Hebert, PE, CVS-Life– Power Mechanical Engineer

            Robert D. Grubb, PE – Power Electrical Engineer

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Earl C. Wilson, PE, CVS-Life
Life Certified Value Specialist and Senior Project Manager

Earl is a Principal and Owner of Wilson Associates, VE, Inc.  He serves the firm as Executive Vice President and Senior Project Manager.

Earl’s experience includes construction of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Civil and Military projects in the US and Germany.  Over fifteen years of his career have been spent participating in and leading value engineering studies from coast to coast.  He has in excess of 100 VE studies to his credit from GSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force and DOT projects.  His education includes a BSCE from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and advanced training in value engineering.  He is a registered professional engineer and a Certified Value Specialist (the highest level of certification in Value Engineering).

Earl’s Value Engineering study experience on water projects includes harbors and dams.  His experience on transportation projects includes state highways, U.S. highways, interstate highways, major urban interchanges, two-lane to eight-lane bridges, railroads, and airport facilities.  Beyond that, Earl also brings the experience of a wide variety of military projects:  including health care, historic restoration, vehicle maintenance, homes, and barracks.  The project sizes that Earl has conducted VE studies on have ranged from a few hundred thousand dollar in capital costs to as high as $2 billion.

Earl was the Project Manager for a DQA project review the WAVE team recently completed on the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) for the prime architect RTKL (a subsidiary of ARCADIS).  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for SAMMC on 10 October 2011.  Previously known as Brooke Army Medical Center, SAMMC is now the largest military medical facility featuring 425 inpatient beds, 32 operating rooms, and the Defense Department's only Level 1 trauma center on the U.S. mainland.  The building, with the Department's only rooftop helipad, and emergency radiology and CT scan capability, is designed to save precious seconds in treating the critically wounded, including civilian accident and gunshot victims.

Training: Value Engineering (VE), Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Special Act & Exceptional Performance awards

Organizations: SAVE Intl., Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Order of the Engineer

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Gary Ballard, PE

Gary graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX and has more than 38 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer that includes design, construction, project management, corrosion engineering, feasibility studies and value engineering of both large and small, new and/or rehabilitation of existing private, government, military and civil projects of varied types. 

Gary is an experienced technical specialist in value engineering, corrosion engineering, electrical design, construction quality assurance, and project management. His experience in design quality review of electrical features including but not limited to interior and exterior electrical power and lighting; airfield night and navigational lighting; electrical generator installations; security and fire alarm systems; communications / networking / television systems; energy monitoring and control systems (EMCS); cathodic protection; intrusion detection; lightning protection; grounding; hospital, dining and laboratory equipment, etc.  

Upon retirement from the U.S. Army  Corps of Engineers, Gary joined WAVE as lead Electrical Engineer of a team of highly experienced professionals to perform Quality Assurance reviews and Value Engineering studies. Gary was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Training: Value Engineering (VE), Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Design, Construction & Environmental excellence awards; Special Act & Exceptional Performance awards

Organizations: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Order of the Engineer

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James S. Broscoff, PE

Jim graduated from New Mexico State University and has more than 38 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer that includes design, construction, project management, feasibility studies, and value engineering of both large and small, new and/or rehabilitation of existing private government, military and civil projects of varied types. 

Jim is an experienced technical specialist in value engineering, mechanical design, construction quality assurance, project management and design quality review of mechanical features including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, energy monitoring and control systems (EMCS), single loop controls, Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and other control systems, hospital, dining and laboratory equipment, central heating and cooling plants and distribution systems.  Jim was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Upon retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jim joined WAVE as lead Mechanical Engineer of a team of highly experienced professionals to perform Quality Assurance review and Value Engineering studies.

Training: Value Engineering (VE), Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Design, Construction & Environmental excellence awards; Special Act & Exceptional Performance awards

Organizations: Order of the Engineer

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Edgar E. Alexander, AIA

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University and has more than 38 years’ experience.

Ed’s broad experience as an Architect includes Design, Construction, Project Management, Estimating, Value Engineering, master planning, Project Management, Construction Research and Construction Scheduling of a large number of private, government, military and Civil projects. 

As a private practice Architect, his credentials include design and construction of runways, taxiways, airfield lighting/signage, fuel depots, central plant, national and international passenger terminal facilities, airline food services facilities, public parking structures, underground subway transportation system, banks, churches, and airport security, administration and operations offices. 

As a Federal Government Architect, his credentials include reviewing, analyzing and evaluated Architectural & Engineering plans and specifications, during the design and advertising phase of project development, for errors, omissions, design conflicts, value engineering, code compliance, time phasing and adequacy of construction details to assure that the project Documents were Biddable, Constructable, Operable and Environmentally acceptable (BCOE). 

ED is an experienced technical specialist in value engineering, architectural design, construction quality assurance, project management and design quality review of architectural features including but not limited to room layouts and gross area tabulations, elevations, section cuts, details, door, room finish, and hardware schedules, furnishings, building materials, exterior and interior wall designs, floor finishes, reflective ceiling plan, acoustics, sustainable design, comprehensive interior design and color boards, and disabled accessibility.  Ed was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Memberships: Society of American Military Engineers

Registrations: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) #18408

Training: Value Engineering, Management, Leadership, Correspondence, and Technical courses

Awards: Design, Construction and Environmental excellence awards, Exceptional Performance awards

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Robert P. Wortham, PE

Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX with a BSCE and a Master of Science in Civil/Structural.

Bob has over 37 years’ experience, working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force and private firms as a Structural Engineer for the design and construction and design review of many private, government, military and Civil Projects.  This includes but not limited to live floor loadings, wind loads, Seismic loads, soil conditions, vibration, welding design, Structural details, and force protection.  Bob served in numerous capacities as senior supervisory civil/structural engineer for military, private, government and civil sites.  Construction examples are aircraft hangars, cruise missile repair facilities, ship repair facilities, tunnels, with all types of utilities, paving, and site work.  Bob was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC. 

Membership: Chi Epsilon Honorary Civil Engineering Fraternity

Publications: Assisted in Editing MBMA Design Manual for Standing Seam Metal Roofs & COE Publications (FGS-07416) on Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Training: Numerous Technical Seminars, Management, Leadership, and Contracting Officer Courses

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Carroll Winter, PE

Carroll graduated from University of Arkansas with a BSCE and MSCE and has more than 42 years of experience as a Geotechnical Engineer.

Carroll’s was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a wide variety of civil and military design and construction projects in the Little Rock and Mobile Districts.  His experience with the Corps involved an upward progression of roles of responsibility starting as a civil engineer in Engineering Division (Little Rock) as well as in Planning Division (Little Rock), a geotechnical design engineer in Engineering Division (Mobile), Chief of Geotechnical Branch in Engineering Division (Little Rock), Chief of Design Branch in Engineering and Construction Division (Little Rock) and Acting Chief of Engineering and Construction Division (Little Rock).  Out of the 36 years with the Corps, 27 years were in the geotechnical engineering area.  Geotechnical experience has covered the full range of geotechnical aspects of planning, exploration, design and construction of foundations for earth structures, locks and dams, embankment dams and various coastal structures.  Carroll was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Training: Value Engineering (VE), Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Commander’s award for Civilian Service, Southwestern Division Engineer Excellence Award, Mobil District engineer of the year

Organizations: Life Member of ASCE, AR, Academy of Civil Engineering @ U of A

Coordinated: Worldwide Corps of Engineers Slurry Trench Design and Construction Seminar at Tupelo, MS on the Tennessee –Tombigbee Waterway(Aug 1978)

Publications: Authored “Slurry Trench Construction” article in “The Military Engineer”

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Michael G. Lee, PE

Mickey graduated from Arlington State College (now UTA) at Arlington, TX with a BSCE.

Mickey has over 39 years’ of experience, working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Air Force and private firms as a Civil Engineer for the design and construction of many private, government, military and Civil Projects.  This includes but is not limited to comprehensive site development, project coordination, contract administration, design review of drainage, parking, pedestrian access, force protection, topography, grading, earthwork, construction in floodplains and wetlands, NPDES permits, Security fencing, landscaping, soil conditions and utilities.  Mickey was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Memberships: Society of American Military Engineers

Training: Value Engineering, Management, Leadership, Correspondence, and Technical courses

Awards: Special Acts Awards, Exceptional Performance awards

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David Burt

David has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Dallas Baptist University.

David is a seasoned Information Technology professional with more than twenty-seven years’ of experience in the computer industry.  During this time, he has developed solid experience and knowledge in all areas of IT including, but not limited to computer technician, analyst and software/LAN support, trainer, supervisor and lead engineer.  He possesses a highly professional image and work ethic with excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with a firm commitment to customer service, business growth and relationship management. 

David has worked on several versions of Microsoft Windows and Novell Netware as well as Mercury LoadRunner, Packet Sniffers and Microsoft Query Analyzer.  Additionally, he is well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. His hardware experience includes micro and mid-range systems with operating systems from Microsoft, Novell, IBM and Wang Laboratories.  David was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Memberships: IEEE

Training: Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Capital One Medal for Process Excellence, Various performance and leadership awards.

David was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

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Gerald Gordon Hebert, PE, CVS-Life

Gordon graduated from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, LA with a Mechanical Engineering degree and from Tulane University at New Orleans with a MS in Hygiene and Environmental Health and has more than 48 years of experience.

Gordon’s professional experience encompasses a broad spectrum of completed projects in a variety of commercial, industrial, and governmental settings.  Practical field experience is adequately supported by fundamental knowledge of engineering principles, education, and familiarity with industry standards and procedures.  His capability is enhanced by a high degree of computer literacy and a work ethic geared toward performance and client satisfaction.  Design experience has encompassed pumping/piping systems, HVAC for buildings and process, marine systems, commercial laundry machinery, oil field and marine equipment, sewerage and water systems, and port facilities.

Gordon’s specific professional experience includes managing USACE’s New Orleans District VE program from 1988 to 1994. Also, for New Orleans District, his experience includes working in Construction Division, completing BCOE reviews of Corps Civil Works projects that encompassed flood control, hurricane protection, fresh water diversion, dredging, pumping stations, and shoreline protection.  As a project team leader in the New Orleans Area Office, BCOE reviews were conducted on all projects assigned to his group.  Gordon was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Training: Value Engineering (VE), Management, Leadership, and Technical courses

Awards: Civilian Meritorious Achievement Award

Organizations: SAVE Intl, Delta Omega

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Robert D. Grubb, PE

Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, TX with an Electrical Engineer degree.

Bob has more than 38 years of experience in the planning, design, study projects, coordination, and management of a wide range of, substation, transmission, distribution, and design.  He uses his extensive experience in electric power engineering to deliver all receivables on time, respecting quality and budget.

Bob’s background experience includes 11 years of substation design, transmission and distribution planning, and relay testing and maintenance for City Public Service (CPS) of San Antonio.  One of the many substation design projects managed by Bob was the addition of two 25MVA transformers, two sets of metal-clad aisle-type switchgear, and two 145kV oil-filled circuit breakers at South San Substation.  He also authored several sections of the Substation Designer’s Handbook, still used in-house by CPS today. He was lead engineer for the acceptance testing of CPS’s first 345kV switching station.  

Grubb Engineering formed in 1981 and has had a role in the design and review of many different projects ranging from transmission systems and substations to industrial and institutional buildings.  Bob was a major technical reviewer on SAMMC.

Organizations: Senior Member of IEEE

Publications: Two (2) papers published @ Texas A&M Protective Relay Conference; presented at Texas A&M Annual International Conference and at Cebu City, Philippines IIEE.

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