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Paul Digirolamo joins LDG as director of construction inspection

Larson Design Group recently welcomed Paul DiGirolamo, as its new director of construction inspection. Based in the Pittsburgh office, DiGirolamo brings the experience and skill of more than 30 years of working in the fields of construction, geotechnical, site planning, and structural engineering to his role with LDG.

In his career, DiGirolamo has overseen the construction inspection of thousands of public and private projects alike. He served as special inspector for the city of Pittsburgh on numerous projects for landmarks such as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Peterson Events Center and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. For the last 15 years, DiGirolamo worked primarily with the state Department of Transportation and helped bring innovative techniques to their processes during his time there. In 2011 and 2012 he piloted the use of iPads on PennDOT construction projects, a case study that ultimately resulted in the use of iPads on all PennDOT projects.

DiGirolamo is also skilled in staff supervision, with experience that includes having managed a team of 10 QA/QC inspectors over a span of five years for the construction of Port Authority of Allegheny County’s North Shore Connector Tunnel. He also worked as a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, processing requests, preparing proposals and leading a team of field inspectors and engineers that performed a multitude of tasks on various USACE projects throughout the Great Lakes region.

“We’re excited to have Paul join our team,” said Steve Wilver, LDG vice president of transportation. “He brings with him innovative thinking, experiences and leadership that will better position us to pursue future growth opportunities as we look to grow and expand our construction inspection services.”

DiGirolamo received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is registered as a professional engineer in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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