Nagappa Ravindra, P.E.
Nagappa Ravindra, known to many as Ravi, started the firm in 1995 after having been in the consulting engineering field for over 20 years. A structural engineer by profession, he has grown RE&LS to a large team of highly professional multi-disciplinary staff engaged in providing varied engineering and land surveying services. In 2011, Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C . was a Top 100 company in Rochester, New York.
With a MS degree in Structural Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelors Degree from Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai, Ravi has over 25 years of experience in structural engineering. He specializes in the design of buildings, bridges and special structures. His experience has included administration, project management and design on various healthcare, manufacturing, institutional, retail, housing and public sector projects. His strong leadership and coordination skills have led to the successful completion of many projects including several notable multi-story buildings throughout the northeastern United States. He is currently licensed in the states of NY, Mass., Connecticut and Ohio.
Ravi is a member of many technical organizations including American Concrete Institute, AISC, ABCD, ACEC, NYSCHSA, and NYSATE. Recently, he served as the New York State board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Mike Bogardus, PLS
Sr. Vice President, Survey Department Manager
Mike has been with Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. since 2005. He is a 1993 graduate of Alfred State College, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying, and holds professional licenses in New York and Pennsylvania. Mike has over 25 years of field and office experience in many phases of surveying for state and municipal projects.
Mike leads a group of surveyors and survey technicians in the production of topographic and design survey, and construction stakeout and boundary mapping products for clients throughout New York State.
In addition, Mike has overseen the production of hundreds of property acquisition maps needed to facilitate the design of many local bridge and road reconstructions. Current plans include development of High Definition Laser Scanning and Machine Control/3D Modeling capabilities.
Mike is an active member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.
Nancy Van Dussen, P.E.
Environmental Department Manager
Ms. Van Dussen joined Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. in 2006 to start up the Environmental Engineering department as Department Manager. Since then, the department has grown to a diverse group of professionals, serving a wide range of public and private sector clients. Ms. Van Dussen holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and has over 25 years of environmental engineering experience with a focus on large transportation and civil projects.
She has led many multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of environmental, transportation, and planning projects. Ms. Van Dussen is a Member of NSPE (Monroe Chapter).
Tim Wade P.E.
Structural Department Manager
Tim. Wade, P.E. has over 25 years of diversified experience as a Project Manager, and Design Engineer. Mr. Wade has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. A proven professional with a desire to excel, he has extensive experience with the construction process from a multitude of perspectives. His projects have included waste treatment, various industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.
He also has thorough knowledge in the area of cast-in-place concrete structures including foundations, basement walls and waste water treatment plants.
His professional affiliations include the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as well as the American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Certification. He is licensed as a professional engineer in NY, SC, NC, GA, VA, TX, MS, MA and TN.
Construction Services Department Manager
Mr. Roop joined Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. in 1997 and currently heads the Construction Services department at RE&LS. Mr. Roop brings over 37 years of experience and specializes in construction inspection and associated managerial responsibilities related to bridge, highway and building projects.
He has been in charge of structural aspects of bridge projects in the Rochester area for numerous high profile and complex NYSDOT bridge projects such as the Troup Howell Bridge Project, the "Can of Worms", $104 million I-490/I-590 reconstruction and the $16 million reconstruction of Inner Loop bridges and ramps in downtown Rochester.
Mr. Roop holds a degree in Engineering Technology from Monroe Community College. His certifications and continuing education include N.I.C.E.T. Level IV - Highway Construction, N.I.C.E.T. Level III - Construction Material Testing, ACI Concrete, NYSDOT AGC/DOT Bridge Construction Workshop and Primavera Project Management Module-Basic.