Joseph Diekfuss, Ph.D. has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., as a structural engineer.
Joe’s education and expertise in structural engineering will add to the capabilities of R.A. Smith National’s structural division. He has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. After achieving his bachelor’s degree, Joe earned both his master of science (2010) and doctoral (2013) degrees in civil engineering (structures) from Marquette University.
Joe brings four years of expertise as a research assistant at Marquette University. While at Marquette, Joe conducted research which led to the development of a reliability-based fatigue assessment procedure for prescribing inspection intervals for Wisconsin’s inventory of sign support structures.
Prior to earning his graduate degrees, Joe was first a co-op and then a project engineer for R.A. Smith National. During that time, Joe helped design/draft bridge plans for several WisDOT deck overlay and replacement projects, provided on-site inspection services for the construction of a prestressed concrete girder bridge (CTH ES over CTH Y) in New Berlin, Wis. and coordinated infrastructure reconstruction/rehabilitation projects for several other communities in southeastern Wis. including Greendale, Muskego, New Berlin, and West Milwaukee.
Joe currently resides in Muskego, Wisconsin.
About R.A. Smith National, Inc.
R.A. Smith National, Inc., www.rasmithnational.com, is one of Wisconsin’s leading consulting engineering firms, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our offices are located in Brookfield (corporate headquarters) and Appleton, Wis., Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif., and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.
Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A. Smith National brand was created in March 2008.
R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.
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