1150 Pawtucket Avenue

Rumford, RI  02916-1897

Phone: (401) 434-8880

Fax (401) 434-1615

Allan L. Shear, PE

Senior Engineer
B.S.  Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer:                     Rhode Island (License No. 4795), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
Class III Sewage Disposal Systems Designer:      Rhode Island 
Soil Evaluator:                                                   Massachusetts
Certified Title 5 System Inspector:                    Massachusetts
Sewage Disposal System Designer:                   New Hampshire
Professional Experience
Mr. Shear has been practicing civil and environmental engineering at Caputo and Wick Ltd. since 1995.  His experience includes preliminary and final design, preparation of construction drawings and specifications and construction administration.  He is experienced in storm drainage analysis and design, flood and hydraulic modeling, roadway design, sanitary sewer system design, on-site wastewater treatment system design, general site development, and construction estimating.  He is proficient in the applications of the RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual, the RI Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, and the Massachusetts Stormwater Handbook.
Primary areas of expertise include:
  • Site Development
  • Highway Design and Layout
  • Flood Studies & Remediation
  • Stormwater Management Treatment and Renovation Design
  • Storm Drainage and Water Quality Analysis and Design
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Site Development and Subdivision Design
  • Subsurface Sewage Disposal Design
  • Soil Evaluation/Analysis
  • Construction Administration
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Construction Verification and Layout
  • Utility Mapping and Compilation
Mr. Shear is particularly well versed in the design of state-of-the-art stormwater management systems, incorporating LID techniques, BMPs, and environmentally-sensitive site designs where practicable.  He maintains the latest modeling software to assist in his designs and to meet regulatory requirements.  Through creativity, he generates drainage designs that are practical, sensitive to site constraints and environmental considerations, and compliant with regulatory protocols and guidance.