ABOUT AWB ENGINEERS

AWB Engineers was planned long before Andrew W. Booth, P.E., organized it as a Professional Engineering Design Company that focused primarily on the support of contractors and complex design projects for manufacturing clients. After receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees focusing on Structural Engineering, Mr. Booth worked for a number of defense and aerospace organizations that were doing state of the art design and computerized structural analysis from 1964 through 1973. In July 1973, after becoming a registered Civil Structural Engineer, Andrew Booth became Vice President of Carroll Engineering Company, a structural engineering company headquartered in Baltimore, and opened their branch office in Salisbury that fall. In April 1977, he also founded the Moducrete Corporation in Delmar, Delaware; a prestressed concrete company that produced concrete double tees that were used as walls and roof panels.

MEET OUR PRINCIPALS

Matthew R. Smith, Structural Engineer

Mr. Smith is a structural engineer who started with the firm in 1994. He is a professional engineer and is currently licensed in the states of Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His areas of focus include project management and structural design of steel, concrete, masonry and timber buildings. Mr. Smith is the President of the firm and is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Smith lives in Salisbury with his wife Nikki and their 9 children. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, is an active member in his church, and is involved in various community organizations.

John R. Shahan, Structural Engineer

Mr. Shahan is a structural engineer who started with the firm in 1986. He is a professional engineer and is currently licensed in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. His areas of focus include poultry processing and related facilities including cold storage warehouses. Mr. Shahan is the Vice President of the firm's Board of Directors.

Mr. Shahan has over thirty years experience in project management and engineering design. His responsibilities have focused on the design and layout of food processing and food distribution facilities. Mr. Shahan's experience as a Plant Engineer gives him valuable insight into production demands and limitations of a food processing and distribution plant. In 1988, Mr. Shahan was registered as a Mechanical Engineer and has experience in controlling and maintaining plant environments (i.e. HVAC and Refrigeration Design).

Mr. Shahan holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA).

Mr. Shahan lives in Allen, Maryland with his wife Lisa. He is a church member and trustee, Lions Club member and Boy Scout leader, in his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Layne S. Bynum, Architect

Mr. Bynum is an architect who started with the firm in 1994. He is a registered architect and is currently licensed in the state of Maryland. His areas of focus include project management and the architectural design of commercial, industrial, and municipal facilities. Mr. Bynum is the Secretary and Treasurer of the firm and is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Mr. Bynum has over twenty-five years of experience in architectural design, technical documentation, and project management. During this time, the diverse nature of his design work has included regional product distribution facilities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, automotive dealerships, religious facilities, banquet centers, fire stations, retail establishments, and professional office buildings.

Mr. Bynum holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from Delaware Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association of Licensed Architects, the International Code Council, the Construction Specification Institute, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Mr. Bynum lives in Allen with his wife Angela and their son, Logan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, and volunteering as a firefighter.

Matthew M. Morgan, Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Morgan is a Mechanical Engineer who started with the firm in 2004. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and has been since 2009. Mr. Morgan is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Morgan has over fourteen years of experience in Plumbing and HVAC Design and Project Management of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing projects. His design work includes industrial and manufacturing facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, professional office buildings, fire stations, hotel facilities, automotive dealerships, product distribution, and warehouse facilities. He also assists clients with implementation of energy efficient and sustainable building practices to obtain LEED Certification for commercial projects.

Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelors in Physics from Salisbury University. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).

Mr. Morgan lives in Salisbury with his wife Sarah and daughter, Lily. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, trying new restaurants and attending various sporting events.

Pawel S. Szczurko, Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Szczurko is a Mechanical Engineer who started with the firm in 2008. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. His areas of focus include project management and the HVAC design of commercial, industrial, and municipal facilities. Mr. Szczurko is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Szczurko has over ten years experience in project management and engineering design. Mr. Szczurko’s design experience of plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems allows him to have a valuable understanding of industrial, commercial and manufacturing facility needs. He also assists clients with implementation of energy efficient and sustainable building practices to obtain LEED Certification for commercial projects.

Mr. Szczurko holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland.  He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Szczurko lives in Salisbury with his wife Sara and 3 daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, serving in his church and performing various home projects.