Dewberry Announces the Promotions of dePascale, Filson, Simons and Webb
FAIRFAX, VA Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotions of Chris dePascale, P.E., and James C. Filson, P.E., to Associate Vice President in the firm's Fairfax, Virginia, office and Emmet Simons, P.E., and Stephen Webb, P.E., to Senior Associates in the firm's Raleigh, North Carolina, office.
Chris dePascale is a Senior Civil Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience. His responsibilities include project management, utility engineering, permitting, environmental coordination, development of contract documents, and support during construction. He is currently working on projects with Georgetown University, Inova Healthcare Services, and Loudoun County, where he is providing utility planning and design services, site planning, entitlement/permitting, and construction phase services.
He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut. A professional engineer in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, dePascale is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
James Filson has more than 25 years of experience in transportation and hydraulic engineering. He has extensive knowledge in drainage design, bridge approach design, and stream restoration assessment and design.
His drainage design expertise includes both urban and rural roadway environments, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management control, and best management practices. He served as a key hydraulic engineer for the Intercounty Connector Contract C in Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Dulles Rail Phase II design-build contracts. Filson supports roadway drainage, stormwater management, bridge hydraulics, scour analysis, and floodplain management for design-build contracts throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C., region and Virginia.
Filson earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a professional engineer in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Survey, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association.
Simons is a structural engineer and project manager with 14 years of experience in educational facilities, institutional buildings, industrial buildings, military facilities, utilities, and water treatment facilities. He designed primary steam distribution tunnel repairs, extensions, and updates at the University of Virginia; multiple cast-in-place concrete structures at a 2.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant in North Carolina; and evaluated 350,000 square feet of educational facilities for a Virginia public school system following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. Simons received his bachelor's and master's degrees in architectural engineering with a concentration in structural systems from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional engineer in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Webb is an electrical engineer and senior project manager with 16 years of experience in utility and building system engineering design. He specializes in power networks, on-site power generation, uninterruptable power, and power system distribution protection and control. Webb has coordinated arc flash hazard studies; designed interior, exterior, site/roadway, and sports field lighting systems and controls; and has supported telecommunications, fire and mass notification alarm systems, and security technology projects. Webb received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.