Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


Westfield, Massachusetts - June 24, 2019 - Tighe & Bond, Inc., a northeastern leader in engineering and environmental consulting, announced today that Adel Kamel, PE, PEng has joined the firm as a principal coastal engineer in its Land Use and Transportation business line. He will be working from our office in Shelton, Connecticut while serving clients across the firm’s geographic footprint in the Northeast.

Kamel has more than 23 years of international and domestic experience providing civil, marine structural, and coastal engineering services. He brings specialized expertise in coastal and marine engineering analysis and modelling, as well as berthing and mooring analysis – a cornerstone of Tighe & Bond's waterfront services. Throughout his career, Kamel has designed coastal structures and elements to stabilize shorelines, such as rubble mound breakwaters, jetties, and revetments. In addition to design services, he has served as resident engineer on several major waterfront and marine projects.

"We are very excited about Adel joining our coastal engineering team. He is exceptionally strong in waterfront structural engineering and has a deep understanding of the uniquely harsh marine environment, including wave action, corrosion, ice, and forces from ships. The addition of Adel allows us to expand our staff of coastal engineers, so we can be more responsive to clients, with more boots on the ground in close proximity to our clients’ coastal assets,” says Fran Hoey, Business Line Leader for Land Use and Transportation.

Kamel will begin working on evaluations for the resiliency of coastal facilities across several client sectors. His work will play a pivotal role in a coastal resiliency project in New York for an oil storage terminal.  In addition, Kamel will support Tighe & Bond’s engineering services for a unique project which will convert a former oil terminal into a multi-use town park.  The pier will be restored, and resiliency measures will be added.  Ultimately, the pier will be suitable for docking several historic vessels including the historic, 1,500 passenger steam ship, SS Columbia.

“I am very passionate about working in coastal and waterfront engineering and was attracted to Tighe & Bond’s ambitious plans to grow this business. I am very proud that the firm has given me this unique opportunity to contribute to their success,” says Kamel.


Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 370+ work from nine offices located in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients' successes. In business for over a century, the firm continues to evolve to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service, and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Regina Sibilia at 413.572.3273 or email at

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