CMT Senior Engineer among first qualified to evaluate sustainable infrastructure projects

SEP 18, 2012: CMT’s Matt Zick recently graduated from the inaugural Envision Verifiers training program sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Envision is a third-party evaluation system that rates infrastructure projects on their use of sustainable elements. Zick joined 34 other professionals from around the country in completing the intensive, hands-on program on August 21, 2012. As a Verifier, Zick is authorized to audit submitted projects based on the degree to which they benefit the community, environment, and economy.

“I’m proud to be among a handful of Verifiers nationwide that can help promote the system and more importantly, the goals and objectives of Envision, which is to design and build infrastructure projects in a more sustainable manner,” Zick said.

ISI represents a collaboration between the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the American Public Works Association, and is dedicated to promoting sustainability on all types and sizes of civil infrastructure projects.  As a charter member of the ISI, CMT was an early proponent of the development of Envision, which resulted in the rating system that began accepting projects for review on September 1, 2012.

“The Envision system is a wonderful tool that helps engineers and project owners look beyond making a project “green” and focus on doing the right project and doing it well,” he said.

Zick is a senior engineer and project manager based in CMT’s Peoria, IL office. He has been with the firm since 2000.

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