Clients & Projects

Current Projects/Clients:

Feature Project:

 The New NY Bridge
The New NY Bridge has replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge and the project is now complete! Check out the video:   New NY Bridge - Four Years in Two Minutes
Alison Kaelin spent two years  as Deputy Coating Quality Assurance Manager and as a tier 2 subcontractor on the New NY Bridge Project.  
Avalotis Corporation (Verona, PA)
Consultant:  ABK provided quality assurance program development, outsourced quality assurance support services/auditing, environmental, health and safety consulting (including ambient and worker exposure monitoring on bridge painting projects). Current projects include the Liberty and Birmingham bridges in Pittsburgh, PA, Amtrak 30th street station rehabilitation among others.
In this role, Ms. Kaelin  developed inspection and test plans for quality assurance inspections of surface preparation, coatings and metalizing (thermal spray) during steel fabrication, touch-up and erection in the field. She also reviewed reports, performed audits, developed coatings reports, as well as other tasks.
DRPA/JMT Walt Whitman Bridge (Philadelphia, PA/
​Gloucester, NJ) 
Industrial Hygiene Services:  Providing industrial hygiene support services on the Walt Whitman Bridge project.
See video:  Walt Whitman Bridge Painters Live the High Life
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC):  (Pittsburgh, PA) 
Provided technical edits to the 2015 revision of the SSPC C-3/
C-5 Course. Contracted through SSPC as a principal instructor.
The National Steel Painting Contractors Association: (Union, NJ) Providing as-needed support as a technical expert to the organization.  

Past Projects/Clients:

Delaware River Port Authority (Camden, NJ)
EHS Manager/QA Manager:  Ms. Kaelin (while working for KTA) provided direct support to DRPA related to corrective actions for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection including hazard waste assessments of all facilities, development of hazardous waste management programs for each bridge facility and PATCO and training of applicable staff in implementation.  Ms. Kaelin provided on-going environmental consulting and compliance auditing services related to this program through 2006.

Delaware River Port Authority - Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, PA/Camden, NJ)
EHS Manager/QA Manager:  KTA provided project management and inspection/environmental oversight services during the removal of lead-based paint and recoating of this major vehicular/light rail bridge over the Delaware River.  This was a multi-phase, multi-year, $90 million project.  Ms. Kaelin provided environmental-related technical consulting services on this project (Phases 1-5).

Allegheny County (Pittsburgh,PA)
Air Pollution Engineer/Supervisor:  Ms. Kaelin supervised, permitted, enforced and inspected Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of Air Pollution Control abrasive blast cleaning projects.  Examples include Tarentum Bridge, West End Bridge, Schenley Park Bridge, and the Hulton Bridge.

Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation (Pittsburgh,PA)
EHS Manager/QA Manager/Coatings Consultant:  Ms. Kaelin (while working for KTA) provided technical consulting PennDOT on various design and bridge coatings construction projects related to coatings and hazardous materials surveys, specification development, contractor coating and environmental submittal review, development of special provisions related to coatings, worker protection, environmental protection, containment and hazardous waste.

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) (Pittsburgh,PA)
EHS Manager/QA Manager/Coatings Consultant:  Ms. Kaelin (while working for KTA) provided technical consulting services for the coatings, quality assurance, industrial hygiene and safety and environmental aspects of the removal of lead-based paint and recoating of various TBTA bridges. These included but were not limited to the Triborough, Throgs Neck (TN-50 and TN-85), and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges Contracts GFM-380 and VNM-316, the Henry Hudson and others.

Additional Projects:

Additional current or past (ABK) clients:

As a former KTA employee, Ms. Kaelin provided significant support to various design and construction monitoring projects as well as high-end consulting related to regulatory coordination, coatings and hazardous waste and environmental issues at various facilities management.  Previous experience includes:
  • Design and  construction monitoring services for Benjamin Franklin Bridge Painting (Phases 1 through 5) including environmental monitoring
  • On-call coatings and environmental consulting support and compliance auditing for all DRPA facilities and PATCO
  • Miscellaneous technical coatings, environmental, health and safety-related services to the DRPA, TBTA, PennDOT including regulatory agency coordination and resolution
As a former Allegheny County Bureau of Air Pollution Control Engineer, Ms. Kaelin understands the importance of the coatings survey, abrasive blasting permit process, project controls and monitoring for public exposures for hazardous materials and can assist with coordinating those efforts.  
  • Brand Energy and Infrastructure
  • Champion Painting
  • Dunkin & Bush
  • EMC
  • Johnson Contracting Company
  • Jupiter Painting
  • KTA-Tator, Inc.
  • Specialty Groups
  • SRT Services
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Lovelace Group 
She brings together specialized skills and competency in coatings, hazardous paint removal, environmental protection, regulatory and environmental, health and safety from a career spanning 30 years on 100’s of projects.  Her years as a Quality Assurance Manager for a large coatings A/E firm and her credentials as a Certified Quality Auditor through ASQ and nuclear industry assure that she understands QC and QA programs.