About Genesis Engineering

Richard C. Kreppel, P.E.

Summary of Experience

Mr. Kreppel has had a diversified career for over 44 years involving bridges, highways, railways and train stations, dams, and historic structures. These projects took full use of his structural and geotechnical training and experience. He has designed projects for almost every public agency throughout the state of New Jersey, including almost every county. He has also worked on projects in 17 other states and historic bridges in 13 states.

Mr. Kreppel’s experience includes planning, overseeing, scheduling and coordinating company-wide activities, and specific technical support on structural and geotechnical engineering projects. Because of his unique background and strengths, he also served as project manager on large technical assignments.

Recent projects have included repairs and rehabilitation of structurally deficient bridges, value engineering for rock socket pile bridge foundation, construction engineering for contractors, and emergency scour repairs.

Project Assignment: 

Years of Experience: 

Education:

PE Registration:

Presentations:

Principal Member / Project Manager

With Genesis:  4 With Other Firms:  35

New Jersey Institute of Technology – M.S.C.E., 1976 – Geotechnical Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology – B.E., Civil Engineering, 1973

Structural Engineering

Professional Engineer – New Jersey, 1978

Professional Engineer – Ohio, 1990 (inactive)

Professional Engineer – Delaware, 1998

Professional Engineer – Kansas, 1996 (inactive)

Professional Engineer – New York 2011

Presenter, “Development of Timber Rail Bridge Railing System for TL2 Crash Test” AASHTO Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1996

Presenter, “Rehabilitation of Dorset Avenue Bascule Bridge” Heavy Movable Structures Conference, Tampa, FL, 1997.

Presenter, “Substructure Redesign for the Broadway Bridge Replacement” AASHTO National Value Engineering Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ 1997.

Adjunct Lecturer, “Consultant’s Role in Civil Work” Stevens Institute of Technology, 1995, 1996.

Associations: Professional Engineers in Construction – Vice Chairman

Utility & Transportation Contractors’ Association

Project Assignment: Principal Member / Project Manager

Years of Experience: With Genesis:  9 With Other Firms:  35

Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology – M.S.C.E., 1976 – Geotechnical Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology – B.E., Civil Engineering, 1973 –

Structural Engineering

PE Registration: Professional Engineer – New Jersey, 1978

Professional Engineer – Ohio, 1990 (inactive)

Professional Engineer – Delaware, 1998

Professional Engineer – Kansas, 1996 (inactive)

Professional Engineer – New York 2011

Professional Engineer – Pennsylvania 2013

Presentations: Presenter, “Development of Timber Rail Bridge Railing System for TL2 Crash Test” AASHTO Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1996

Presenter, “Rehabilitation of Dorset Avenue Bascule Bridge” Heavy Movable Structures Conference, Tampa, FL, 1997.

Presenter, “Substructure Redesign for the Broadway Bridge Replacement” AASHTO National Value Engineering Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ 1997.

Adjunct Lecturer, “Consultant’s Role in Civil Work” Stevens Institute of Technology, 1995, 1996.

Associations: Professional Engineers in Construction – Vice Chairman

Utility & Transportation Contractors’ Association – Member

American Society of Civil Engineers – Member

Presenter, “Development of Timber Rail Bridge Railing System for TL2 Crash Test” AASHTO Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1996

Presenter, “Rehabilitation of Dorset Avenue Bascule Bridge” Heavy Movable Structures Conference, Tampa, FL, 1997.

Presenter, “Substructure Redesign for the Broadway Bridge Replacement” AASHTO National Value Engineering Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ 1997.

Adjunct Lecturer, “Consultant’s Role in Civil Work” Stevens Institute of Technology, 1995, 1996.

Associations: Professional Engineers in Construction – Vice Chairman

Utility & Transportation Contractors’ Association


2008 – Present
| Genesis Engineering LLC – Owner Principal Member

Mr. Kreppel began his firm to create practical, cost effective design solutions for clients. This has developed into a focus on temporary structures and support systems for contractors as needed in bridge construction including emergency repairs, temporary sheeting, shoring, shielding, demolition, erection and structures. He also continues to provide clients with bridge design, rehabilitation, dam restoration and other heavy highway project designs with a focus on innovative and cost-effective solutions.

2001 – 2008 | Medina Consultants, P.C.
Senior Vice President Project Manager & Project Administrator – Director of Operations

Mr. Kreppel was responsible for many levels of duties for the firm including development of project management cost accounting, a company project management manual, updates for the company QA/QC manual, growth from 2 offices in NJ to 6 offices in 4 states, QA/QC reviews, mentoring of engineering staff, and technical guidance on all bridge and geotechnical projects of the firm.

1996 – 2001 | Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, Inc. Senior Associate

Project Manager & Branch Director

Mr. Kreppel became the Director of the New Jersey office of the firm becoming responsible for all its engineering and management operations. He continued to be Project Manager of specific projects and provide direction for all matters relating to geotechnical design of bridge projects. His experience expanded to bridge projects into the Midwest and involved many historic restoration assignments.

1985 – 1995 | A.G. Lichtenstein & Associates, Inc. Associate Project Manager

Mr. Kreppel advanced to become a Senior Associate in the firm and his duties expanded to oversight of major bridge projects in the New Jersey office. His responsibilities also increased into management of project budgets, preparation of proposals and company representation. He remained hands-on with his staff in coordinating the details of projects and became involved with assignments in numerous other states across the country.

1973-1984 | A.G. Lichtenstein & Associates, Inc.

Design Engineer to Senior Project Engineer

Mr. Kreppel was instrumental in the design and plan preparation of numerous bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects throughout New Jersey. He also was responsible for the inspection of existing bridges and rating of their load carrying capacity. Finally, he provided inspections of soil test boring programs he developed for projects and prepared the foundation design for all of the company’s bridge projects. In 1978 he became an Associate of the firm.

Timothy Kreppel

Tim Kreppel has a varied background in the construction and transportation field giving him a wide range of understanding and experience in the successful completion of construction projects in accordance with the contract plans and specifications.  His heavy highway construction experience includes the following:

Project Assignment: Construction Inspector

Experience: With Genesis: 4+ years. With Other Firms: 11 years:

Home Reconstruction / Commercial Roofing / Commercial Trucking

Education & Training:

Hackensack High School 2001

Carpenter Union Apprentice 2004

Commercial Driver’s License with HazMat 2011 (Active)

Crane Signal Training 2012

Traffic Control Training 2012

Asphalt Paving Certification – MDDOT 2015 – NJDOT accepted

NICET Level 1 Certification completed 2016 – received notification April 2017

NICET Level 2 Certification completed 2/2017 – received certification May 2017

NICET Level 3 Certification completed 6/2017 – received certification August 2017

2012 | Bridge Inspection:

Tim provided field inspection support of various existing bridge structures on a team with a licensed PE leader.

2013 

Tim provided field inspection and complete report documentation as the primary field representative for Sussex County on Bridge D-13 (precast deck slab frame on piles) and Bridge E-06 (rehabilitation of stone arch and widening with steel stringers and concrete deck). These two projects were on-going simultaneously.

2014

Tim provided field inspection and complete report documentation for Sussex County as the primary field representative on Bridge V-39. The bridge rehabilitation, located in an environmental reservation, involved the removal of a concrete deck overlay on adjacent 42” deep PC box beams and pouring a new composite reinforced concrete deck. The concrete included Hycrete admixture for increased corrosion resistance. Hydro-demolition was used for the deck removal.

2015

Tim provided field inspection and complete report documentation as the primary field representative for Sussex County of the precast concrete arch Bridge D-12. The arch segments received a spray on epoxy waterproofing and then an asphalt roadway over the top. He also covered the construction of a 200’ long x 15’ high ReCon Modular Block Retaining Wall on County Route 607. He then provided inspection services for the 2014

Tim provided field inspection and complete report documentation as the primary field representative for Sussex County of the precast concrete arch Bridge D-12. The arch segments received a spray on epoxy waterproofing and then an asphalt roadway over the top. He also covered the construction of a 200’ long x 15’ high ReCon Modular Block Retaining Wall on County Route 607. He then provided inspection services for the 2014 High Risk Rural Roads Program paving project of several miles of Sussex County roads. Along with paving, the project included upgrades to signage, curbing, striping and guide rail.

2016

Tim provided field inspection and complete report documentation as the primary field representative for Sussex County of the precast plank superstructure replacement on Bridge S-10. The plank beams received a spray on epoxy waterproofing and then an asphalt overlay. He then provided inspection services for the 2015 High Risk Rural Roads Program (HRRRP) project involving several miles of paving on two sections of Sussex County roads and upgrades to signage, curbing, striping and guide rail.

2017

Tim is providing field inspection support for the complete replacement of Sussex County Bridge O-07. The bridge involves steel sheet pile abutments with a curved steel stringer superstructure. He is also providing primary inspection support of a complete replacement of Sussex County Bridge C-17 which is a large dual leaf precast arch over the inactive NJ Transit Lackawanna Cutoff. Later this year he may be involved with the next phase of the Sussex County HRRRP paving project.