Asset Management Expert Andi Corrao Joins CDM Smith's California Water Team
CARLSBAD, California – CDM Smith is pleased to announce that Andrea (Andi) Corrao, PE, has joined the water services team as a senior technical expert for buried infrastructure assessment and renewal. Corrao will focus her efforts on expanding the firm’s asset management and condition assessment practices in California and the West.
On joining CDM Smith, Corrao says, “the opportunity to grow CDM Smith’s practice in the West appeals to my entrepreneurial spirit. CDM Smith values creativity, diversity and new perspectives. I appreciate that our leaders keep a pulse on market changes and continually look for new and improved ways to serve our clients.”
Corrao brings over 30 years of experience in water and wastewater infrastructure planning, design, construction management, asset management and condition assessment, and more than 15 years of specialized experience in pipeline condition assessment planning, field inspections, monitoring, data analysis, remaining useful life estimates and CIP planning. She has extensive experience in applying both traditional pipeline inspection methods as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and inspection technologies to evaluate water, sewer and recycled water pipelines.
“I’m passionate about helping clients assess and rehabilitate their pipelines in the best and most economical manner possible,” she says. “We can help municipal clients avoid the expense of replacing their infrastructure by prolonging the lives of their buried assets to provide reliability for decades to come.”
Prior to joining CDM Smith, Corrao owned and operated her own engineering consulting firm that specialized in condition assessment planning and field deployment of inspection technologies. Corrao’s experience also includes working for a prominent technology company and a mid-sized California-based engineering consulting firm that specialized in corrosion engineering and condition assessment of municipal infrastructure.
Corrao is a registered professional engineer in California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. She is the current Chair of the AWWA Water Main Condition Assessment Committee as well as the lead or contributing author of several chapters of the AWWA Manual of Practice M77 - Condition Assessment of Water Mains. Corrao supports organizations that bring awareness to worldwide issues and is a recipient of the Kenneth J. Miller Founders Award for Water For People.
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