Dave Polcari knows a thing or two about water—specifically, municipal water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. He’s managed water treatment plant improvement projects and system evaluations for clients both big and small. And as one of CDM Smith’s resident experts on pipeline rehabilitation and trenchless technology, Dave works to design and implement innovative project strategies all while minimizing disruption to the surrounding communities.
Why CDM Smith? At CDM Smith, I’ve always been given the ability to be a leader—both internally and externally. I’ve had the ability to work closely with my clients to solve problems and build long-term relationships.
How might clients describe you? Someone who is always smiling and someone who works hard to find the best way to solve the problems they’re facing.
What are your 3 non-work passions? I love to be outdoors and create things. The non-work passion that is currently occupying most of my time is being an artist/blacksmith. It’s a lot of fun to fire up the coal forge and work at my anvil to create something out of red hot steel. I also enjoy hiking, skiing, leatherworking, cooking and making an exceptional cocktail.
What’s something people might be surprised to know about you? I love bluegrass music and playing (or trying to play!) the banjo.