7 GZA Professionals Earn SPRAT Rope-Access Certification

GZA is proud to announce that seven professionals from offices in four states have earned Level I Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certifications.

These GZA professionals’ newly certified expertise in rope access techniques will enable them to safely and efficiently conduct in-depth, up-close inspections of major civil works such as dams, flood gates, bridges, piers, and building facades, as well as rock slopes and other difficult-to-access structures that are typically inaccessible by conventional means.

Through a training organized by Seth Krause, P.E., a GZA Project Manager and SPRAT Level I certified rope access professional in the Dams, Levees, and Hydropower practice, these seven GZA staff members have completed the written and physical evaluations required to become a SPRAT Level I certified rope access professional:

  • Assistant Project Manager Luis Navarrete (Portland, Maine)
  • Assistant Project Manager John Buckley (Norwood, Mass.)
  • Assistant Project Manager Rex Gamble (Norwood, Mass.)
  • Geologist I Lauren Shea (Norwood, Mass.)
  • Water Resources Engineer II Lauren Kinchla (New York, N.Y.)
  • Assistant Project Manager Matt Swinbourn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Engineer I Ryan Delawski (Brookfield, Wisc.)

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is a non-profit, member-driven organization that advances the safe use of rope access through education, standards development, and certification administration. SPRAT supports companies and technicians using rope access with regulatory support, networking, and opportunities to participate in developing industry-consensus standards.