Robert Tuttle, PE, had recently graduated from Drexel University and was working as a construction inspector when his co-worker asked him, “Wanna move to Pittsburgh?” There was an opportunity to manage the construction of a 44,000-SF Locomotive Maintenance Building (LMB) for Norfolk Southern. Robert’s girlfriend at the time, now wife, was from Pittsburgh, so it made a lot of sense to him. Several months later, he was managing the $12 million project. “It was shocking overnight, but it was the best decision I have ever made,” he said.
Now the Office Manager of Urban’s Warrendale location, Rob oversees local operations as well as construction management freight efforts for private rail clients.
Rob provides project and construction management for a variety of rail and transit projects, including new, expanded, and renovated rail maintenance shops; track replacement; track installation; and employee welfare and storage facilities. His skills include change order evaluation, payment application evaluation, schedule analysis, and construction inspection, as well as coordination among the various contractors, designers, and owner personnel. He has managed and inspected welded rail installation, insulation joint installation, tie replacement, electrical work, steel erection, auger cast concrete piles, crane erection, and MEP and fire protection work.