WSP has named Brian Carroll senior vice president in its buildings practice in Washington, D.C. A nine year veteran, he also worked at Cannon Design and EYP Architecture & Engineering.
GEI Consultants Inc. has promoted Giovanni Bonita to senior vice president and geostructural practice leader. Based in Washington, D.C., he specializes in engineering of complex underground structures and deep foundations.
Megan Syrnick, a Hill International project manager in Philadelphia, has been elected to a two-year term as president of that city's chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar.
Abba G. Lichtenstein, 92, a noted bridge engineer who helped develop key national load-rating and inspection standards and techniques and who was an expert in repair of historic spans, died on March 13 in Washington, D.C., his family confirmed. He founded his own consulting firm and later joined structural engineer McMullan & Associates Inc., Reston, Va., as director of canals and bridges. His work, particularly in restoring the Roebling Aqueduct bridge in Pennsylvania, won numerous awards; his engineering alma mater, Ohio State University, named a chair in infrastructure in his honor.