Welcome to Facility Design & Construction
NOTICE: Early in 2017, the department will be transitioning to the downloading of electronic bid documents in lieu of the current use of mailed CDs.
Managing the Design and Construction of Pennsylvania’s State Park and State Forest Infrastructure Projects
Alfred Uzokwe, P.E., Director
8th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 8451
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8451
Phone: (717) 787-7398
Fax: (717) 705-5549
Our Bureau's Mission
To provide multi-disciplined technical support to the other bureaus in DCNR in the areas of project design, project inspection, construction management, contract administration, surveying and other technical advice and consultation.
Technical make up of our Bureau
• Civil Engineers • Environmental Engineers • Bridge Engineers • Hydraulic Engineers • Professional Geologist • Mechanical Engineers • Architectural Designers • Landscape Designers • Drafters • Surveyors • Ecological Program Specialists • Administrative Support Staff
Services We Provide
We provide design and construction services and are comprised of three divisions: the Division of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Division of Dams, Bridges and Roadways Engineering and Division of Field Engineering and Contracts Management
Division of Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Division Chief - vacant
This division is comprised of the architectural design section (architects, mechanical engineers and electrical engineers), landscape design section and the sanitary and water management section. The division is responsible for the development of design drawings and specifications required to support the Department’s facility maintenance and construction program. In addition to project design, staff also provides engineering and technical support and advice to assist field operations in state parks and state forests.
Division of Dams, Bridges and Roadways Engineering
Division Chief: Ray Zomok, P.E. - (717) 783-3333
This division is comprised of the bridges and roadway management section and the civil engineering design section. The divison is responsible for the development of design drawings and specifications required to support the Department’s facility maintenance and construction program. In addition to project design, staff also provides engineering and technical support and advice to assist field operations in state parks and state forests.
Division of Field Engineering and Contract Management
Division Chief: Al Thomas, Jr., P.E. - (717) 772-0650
This division is comprised of central office staff and four regions: the Northcentral Office in Emporium, the Western Office in Moraine State Park; the Southcentral Office in Shawnee State Park; and the Eastern Office in Nockamixon State Park. Each office is responsible for providing direct engineering and technical support to state park and state forest field operations staff. Staff is responsible for project inspection and construction management to ensure contractor compliance with the construction contract documents. They also develop project designs for projects in their area.
Engineering Field Offices:
• Northcentral Region Office
Contact: Gene Strick, P.E., (814) 486-5637, Ext. 300
• Western Region Office
Contact: John Jaskolka, P.E., (724) 865-7854
• Southcentral Region Office
Contact: Jim Ross, P.E., (814) 733-9123
• Eastern Region Office
Contact: Tony Giacobbe, P.E., (215) 453-5030
Contact: John Timbrell, PLS, (717) 772-8393
This section is in the Division of Field Engineering and is home to the Bureau’s land surveyors. Staff provides topographic surveys to support the Department’s design and construction. Employees in this section also perform boundary surveys to support the land acquisition program and boundary maintenance program of the department. In addition, they perform title searches and prepare deeds for land acquisition, advise private surveyors on surveys adjacent to DCNR lands, and review land patent requests for vacant or unappropriated land.
• Department of Environmental Protection (Regulatory and Regional Offices)
• PennDOT District Offices
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers