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Sara Poindexter Named to SBN Board

posted Jan 19, 2018, 2:15 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 2:15 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 17, 2018) — Rodriguez Consulting is pleased to announce that Sara Poindexter, our Chief Operating Officer, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia (SBN).  Sara was elected to the board at SBN’s 2018 Annual Meeting and introduced to their membership at an event that evening.

Sara has been an active member of SBN for the past four years and served as committee chair of SBN’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners' Plan Review Committee for the past two years. The committee was responsible for identifying and exploring ways to both promote and streamline the approval of land development projects in Philadelphia that use green and vegetated approaches to managing stormwater.

“Rodriguez has been a longtime supporter of SBN as the primary organization in Philadelphia that advocates for locally-owned businesses that are socially and environmentally conscious,”  said Lou Rodriguez, CEO of Rodriguez. “SBN has such an important role within the Philadelphia community. I am proud that Sara is making a difference within the organization.”

About Rodriguez

Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provides innovative engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure incorporating creative applications of technology. Our team of professionals specializes in Design (land development, redevelopment, site retrofits), Infrastructure (water, sewer stormwater, roadways), Geospatial (GIS, GPS, LiDAR, land surveying) services.  Rodriguez is a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) established and incorporated in 2007.  Learn more at www.rodriguez.biz or @rodriguez_llc. 

Sara Poindexter Appointed to the City of Philadelphia Plumbing Advisory Board

posted Jan 3, 2018, 7:51 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 11:32 AM ]


PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 3, 2018 – Sara Poindexter appointed to the City of Philadelphia Plumbing Advisory Board.

Rodriguez is proud to announce that our COO, Sara Poindexter, has been appointed by Mayor, James F. Kenney, to the City of Philadelphia Plumbing Advisory Board.  The newly appointed board is made up of seven industry professionals and is responsible for formulating recommendations for a new Philadelphia Plumbing Code. The new Plumbing Code will be based upon the national standards developed by the International Code Council as adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“Over the past year, Sara has been working diligently with members of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia (BIA) on improving the plumbing permitting process and promoting an updated, greener plumbing code” said Lou Rodriguez, CEO of Rodriguez. “She is truly an expert and leader in land development, not just locally, but nationally, and its great to see her being recognized for her efforts.”

The board’s first public meeting is schedule for January 4, 2018. If you wish to provide comments to the Board on a new plumbing code for Philadelphia, the meeting is scheduled for:

Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Room B, 16th floor
Municipal Services Building
1401 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103




CEO Lou Rodriguez Named to Philadelphia Business Journal's “Power 100” List

posted Nov 8, 2017, 2:35 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 2:37 PM ]

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/10/23/now-unlocked-the-complete-2017-philadelphia.html
OCTOBER 23, 2017 --- 
Rodriguez CEO Lou Rodriguez was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 100” list, a compilation of “the most influential people in greater Philadelphia.”

“2018 has been a great year for our firm and for me personally. We celebrated our tenth year in business in August and I was named to the Board of Trustees at Widener University, my alma mater, earlier this year,” said Lou Rodriguez. “I was truly honored to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a leader that is helping to shape the future of Greater Philadelphia.”

About Rodriguez

Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provides innovative engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure incorporating creative applications of technology. Our team of professionals specializes in Design (land development, redevelopment, site retrofits), Infrastructure (water, sewer stormwater, roadways), Geospatial (GIS, GPS, LiDAR, land surveying) services.  Rodriguez is a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) established and incorporated in 2007.  Learn more at www.rodriguezconsulting.biz or @rodriguez_llc



Happy 10th Birthday Rodriguez Consulting!

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:26 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 5:27 AM ]

AUGUST 2, 2017 --- 10 years ago today I decided to file corporate paperwork and form a company. It’s something I had done numerous times but those ventures all failed for a variety of reasons…but this one felt different, partly because it was the first time I would put my name on it. There was also no safety net of a job or a weekly paycheck this time around. I was all in. 

I had no idea that the economy was going to crash a few months after I started but I learned there was no better time to start a business. You jump in the deep end and just start learning to swim.

Ten years later it is still standing. I have made more mistakes than I can count but I did a few things right.  There is no way I can thank everyone that contributed to the company and helped me along the way so I’ll thank three people. I have to thank my parents, Chris and Lou Rodriguez Sr., for putting up with me through the first twentysomething years and establishing the values and foundation I’d need later. And I have to thank my wife Nicole for putting up with me for the last twentysomething years and dealing with all the insanity that comes from owning your own company…like not getting paid every two weeks. She’s the “silent partner” that covers up all of the holes in my game and there are many.

Oh yes, there is one more. I hang out with Him on Sundays but he seems to be around all the time. He tends to toss ideas my way when I am deep in the woods in the middle of a trail run.

I’m looking forward to another ten years.

Land Mapping Drones become a Surveyors Best Friend at Rodriguez

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:34 AM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 4, 2017 – Land Mapping Drones become a Surveyors Best Friend at Rodriguez

Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), an award winning professional engineering and land surveying firm founded in 2007, announced today the acquisition of new aerial tools to its arsenal. Emerging drone technology at Rodriguez will complement the firm's offerings in civil engineering, site development, land surveying, water management, traffic data collection, construction inspection, and digital mapping/geographic information systems (GIS) services.

Partnering with FlexRight Solutions™, an award winning Fort Washington, PA based firm (PA Home Builder's Association, 2016) with a focus on providing next generation leadership solutions using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), Rodriguez' new aerial intelligence solutions delivers a better approach for site development, land surveying and construction management projects.

Integrating a complete sUAS system to generate high-resolution aerial images, topographic maps, 2D and 3D models, and accurate volumetric data, allows the firm to acquire survey-grade accuracy with immediate reliable data for project estimates, civil survey designs and construction stakeouts.

Gaining time in the field using these next generation aerial platforms, the use of drone technology at Rodriguez will provide general contractors, project and survey managers with the most up to date reporting, keeping projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

Plus, improved speed and safety does not come at the cost of accuracy. Land mapping drones at Rodriguez will deliver a high level of accuracy to conventional surveying methods. This means client's will still have centimeter-grade precision, without the time, risk and costs. The integration of this technology is yet another professional tool to deliver better results in less time to quickly become the perfect support for boots on the ground at Rodriguez.




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About 

FlexRight Solutions™ is a next generation leadership solutions firm helping people and organizations lead ahead of their own curve. We provide "Next-Gen" organizational behaviors and solutions through innovative and disruptive technology to cause Big-bang Disruptions (dramatic new kind of innovation) occur that radically changes how leaders understand and interact with systems and human behavior. The outcomes are disciplined to help our clients realize how the world is supposed to look long before they arrive to their future while breaking away from the traditional norms.

Louis A. Rodriguez appointed to the board of directors for the PHLCVB

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:36 AM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

http://www.discoverphl.com

We are proud to announce that our President, Lou Rodriguez, has been appointed by the PHLCVB Executive Committee, to the board of directors for The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB).  The PHLCVB is a private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Board consists of various diverse professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and make recommendations and provide guidance to the Executive Committee of PHL CVB.

This is a new and very fascinating opportunity and we are pleased, that Lou won the confidence of the Executive Committee. We are sure that Lou can bring a fresh perspective and valuable insight together with a commitment to this city and our communities.

Congratulations to Lou and good luck for your new role!

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About the PHLCVB:

We are an Economic Engine for the city, creating jobs and fueling the economy by bringing meetings, conventions and travelers to Philadelphia. We are Advocates for Philadelphia and the region’s continuous transformation of infrastructure, growth of human capital and brand asset management. We are Connectors for meeting planners, conference attendees, tour operators, travelers and our members by orchestrating a symphony of resources to create great expectations. We are Celebratory in our love for the City of Philadelphia, our passion for our clients and visitors and our role as ambassadors. We are Philadelphia.


Our Project Manager at PSLS

posted Dec 23, 2016, 8:45 AM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Dec 23, 2016, 8:52 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 2016 – Our Project Manager was appointed to the PSLS Board of Directors.

  

We are pleased to share the great news that this past month our Project Manager David Spellman was awarded new roles within the Society of Land Surveyors. Members of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors elected David to the position of Chapter Secretary in Bucks County. He was also appointed to the Pennsylvania PSLS Board of Directors. 


The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors is a statewide professional society of individuals interested in the practice of land surveying. PSLS was established on May 6, 1969, under the laws of Pennsylvania as a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization with purposes as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.


Dave, as you climb the ladder of success, we hope that you will continue to fulfill your career dreams. We hope you will find these new roles very satisfying and inspiring. Congratulations and good luck on your new role!




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About: 
The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors- 
The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, a statewide professional organization, exists for the purpose of supporting, improving and enhancing the profession, its members, and the practice of land surveying. To these ends, the critical work of the Society focuses on providing education, legislative involvement, enhancing the public awareness, and the promulgation of the ethics of the profession.



3D SCANNING OF PUBLIC ART

posted Nov 30, 2016, 9:28 AM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 2016 – Professional 3D Scanning Services at Thomas Jefferson University

We feel excited to support the great vision of MEDstudio at JEFF and Jenny Sabin Studio, who lead the architectural design of The Beacon - "Where Design and Technology meet Medicine to Empower People”; an experiment in generative architecture and functions to stimulate new ideas between medicine and design. The exhibit that was created in Lubert Plaza, Philadelphia, as a part of Design Philadelphia 2016 Festival. 
It is through a shared passion for rendering the physical world digitally accessible to anyone with internet access that has united the two parties: engineers and designers. 
"The project was created to function as both a public meeting place for the design expo, and as an experiment to demonstrate drone technology, responsive textiles and advanced digital fabrication’s contribution to architecture, design and the medical field".

Rodriguez Team used FARO Focus  X330 Laser scanner and created 360 panoramic imagery in Faro Webshare as well as an scanned model of the 20-foot tall structure.

 
 
 
  


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About MEDstudio at JEFF:
MEDstudio@JEFF is an anti-disciplinary agency focused on the design of health and human dignity. Rooted in over 25 years of research and practice in the medical sciences and design, and answering to unmet needs in health and wellness, MEDstudio@JEFF was established in 2013 by Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Provost Mark Tykocinski.  

About Jenny Sabin Studio:
Jenny Sabin Studio is an experimental architecture studio based in Ithaca, NY. The studio investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design, fabrication, and production of material structures and spatial interventions. We collaborate with scientists and engineers and employ architects, designers, and artists. 

About Rodrigue Consulting:
Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provides innovative engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure incorporating creative applications of technology. Our team of professionals specializes in Design (land development, redevelopment, site retrofits), Infrastructure (water, sewer stormwater, roadways), Geospatial (GIS, GPS, LiDAR, land surveying) services.  Rodriguez is a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) established and incorporated in 2007. 

The Voice of Women in the Building Industry

posted Sep 28, 2016, 12:28 PM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 28, 2016 – Sara Poindexter appointed to be a member of Professional Women in Building Council.


Our Managing Engineer Sara Poindexter became recently a member of the Professional Women in Building Council for Bucks and Montgomery counties (PWB). 
PWB is the voice of women in the building industry in our region. It's a part of the Home Builders Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties, which 
is a group of building professionals dedicated to promoting, educating, and advocating the advancement of the residential construction industry while serving our community. The mission of the PWB Council is to support their members at the local, state, and national levels by offering networking, education, legislative awareness, and outreach by promoting professional and personal development.

Building and Construction may be a male-dominated industry but there are hundreds of professional women who can share their great experience, knowledge and inspire each other to constantly improve our cities and communities. We are glad that Sara is one of them and that she is a part of our team.

Here are some pictures from the last PWB Chapter "Get to Know Us" Event on September 13th.

 
    


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About Home Builders Association:

The Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties is a non-profit trade association representing the residential construction community throughout the Delaware Valley Region. Our builder members include small, medium and large volume home builders, and developers. Associate members are professionals and trades people who work with and support our industry including subcontractors, building materials suppliers, realtors, bankers, attorneys and many others. Membership in our association automatically includes membership in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and in the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA).


Louis A. Rodriguez appointed to the new board of directors for the PFMC

posted May 11, 2016, 2:02 PM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz

PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 11, 2016 – Louis A. Rodriguez appointed to the new board of directors for the PFMC.


We are proud to announce that our President, Lou Rodriguez, has been appointed by the city Mayor, James F. Kenney, to the board of directors for the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC).  The PFMC is a non-profit corporation that directs the operations of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).  The new board members have been elected to serve two year terms expiring April 5th, 2018.

This is a very important task and work and we are pleased, that Lou won the confidence of the Mayor and citizens of Philadelphia. We are sure that the new board will bring a fresh perspective and valuable insight together with a commitment to our communities.

Congratulations to all of newly elected Board Members and good luck for your new role.

 

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About PGW

Today PGW is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country. We manage and maintain a system of over 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes that deliver an annual 78 billion cubic feet of safe, reliable natural gas to our 500,000 customers each year.

The Philadelphia Gas Commission has general responsibility (together with the City Administration and Philadelphia City Council) for overseeing the management and operation of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) by the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC). PGW is a natural gas distribution operation owned by the City of Philadelphia. The PFMC is a non-profit corporation which operates PGW under contract with the City.




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