Gary Sheets, GISP
Director of Geospatial Services
LDG is positioned for strong growth and has remained focused on maintaining the small-town values that have helped it to succeed. I look forward to using my skills to help the company further its capabilities.
Gary leads LDG’s Geospatial practice as an indispensable, go-to service for a range of global energy giants and public-private partnerships to major regional developers and progressive municipalities. His team provides highly accurate surveying, mapping, geographic information systems (GIS) and asset management programs to drive clients’ well-informed decisions in planning, design and operation maintenance to align asset portfolios with strategic goals.
Among Gary’s innovations have been his work helping local developers and contractors to use technology and 3D datasets to identify and avoid conflicts between existing conditions and design documents. This saved a single company hundreds of thousands of dollars during construction of a water treatment facility. He also developed a data acquisition methodology, built around terrestrial LiDAR and unmanned aerial systems, to allow industrial and manufacturing clients to routinely maintain an accurate inventory of raw materials assets versus the traditional annual year-end program with inherent safety risks and weeks of labor in harsh conditions. Gary has married historical imagery, low-altitude photography and GIS applications for a non-profit agency faced with a retaining wall collapse. His high-tech approach to forensic surveying helped determine ownership of the failed structure and, ultimately, who was responsible for the property damages and the wall’s replacement. Among his flagship projects in regional Pittsburgh have been the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program for PennDOT, the CSX Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal and the Tower at PNC Plaza.
Earlier, Gary gained valuable, federal field experience in supporting comprehensive condition assessment and real property inventory programs for the National Parks Service, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration and the Army National Guard. Each has enabled the respective agency to more effectively plan projects, budgets, schedules and capitalization. His work has supported the U.S. Armed Services and Department of Defense Education Association-completed projects in 13 countries ranging from Bahrain and Turkey to Japan and Germany.