Josh Repp, PE, project manager at national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, has been selected as a member of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) working group 206. Repp is part of the Civil Works / Structure practice in the Northeast Infrastructure division of Bergmann, working out of the firm’s Buffalo office.
The objective of the newly formed international committee is to update the 1986 Final Report of the International Commission for the Study of Locks. The members of working group 206 will collaborate to develop and distribute a new and updated set of guidelines for lock design. This group will account for recent innovations and sustainability developments, with the goal of informing industry standards for inland water transport around the world for years to come.
Repp brings to the working group 15 years’ experience in the architecture and engineering industry as part of Bergmann’s waterways and navigation structures practice. Recently, he’s worked on several high-profile waterway projects in New York state, including the Red House Lake dam rehabilitation, Flight of Five Locks restoration, and the Clear Lake dam rehabilitation. Repp has been involved with PIANC for the past three years, previously participating as a member of working group 154, which developed a comprehensive report on mitre gate design and operation.
The working group kick-off meeting recently took place at the PIANC headquarters in Brussels. Repp was among approximately 25 members of the committee to attend.
For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.