Joe Forish



About Joe

Joseph Forish, Vertical Transportation Consultant, began working for Lerch Bates in 2022.  He is currently working in the Lerch Bates Philadelphia Region Office providing vertical transportation design and analysis.  Previously, Joe worked for Schindler Elevator Corporation as a Senior Sales Engineer for New Installations and Modernization in Morristown, New Jersey.

Related Experience

  • 60 Wall Street Modernization, New York, NY
  • 1 South Wacker Street Modernization, Chicago, IL
  • The BLOC Modernization, Los Angeles, CA
  • Independence Plaza Modernization, Denver, CO
  • Red Hat Tower Traffic Study, Raleigh, NC
  • Caesars Modernization, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Baronne Building Modernization and Raise-Up, New Orleans, LA
  • 480 University Avenue Modernization and Raise-Up, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Scotia Plaza Double Deck Modernization, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Bellevue Hospital Modernization, New York, NY
  • US Steel Tower Modernization, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MRL Modernization Studies
  • MRL Seismic Analysis
  • High Speed DC Gearless Machine Ascending Car/Unintended Motion Studies


  • Professional Engineer, State of Colorado, #40704
  • Professional Engineer, State of Utah, #10378506-2202
  • American Society of Engineers, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators A17.1, Mechanical Design and Hoistway Committee Member


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2000
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
    Civil Engineering Studies, 1999
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
    Graduate Structural Engineering Studies, 2009-2010

Office Location

Philadelphia, PA

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