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Senior Construction Engineer, Manhattan Bridge Rehabilitation Project (1986–1987)
Assigned/trained field personnel for involving removal of bridge rails, bridge deck, structural steel, deteriorated rivets, and bridge drainage system. Installed drainage system, stringers, grid deck, steel stud-shear connectors, high strength bolts, and latex modified bridge overlay. Replaced armored joints and 3,000 feet of structural steel/concrete approach spans on upper roadway. Coordinated maintenance/protection of traffic operations and nightly lane changeovers to accommodate rush hour. Devised safety guidelines. Also, supervised/supported the installation of suspended span end frames, side stiffening, truss hangers, and upper lateral system.
Senior Project Engineer, State of Florida Department of Transportation (2014 – Present)
Removal and replacement of Bridge # 500150, State Route 65, including an on-site detour with construction of a temporary bridge.
Certified Instructor, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute (2011 – Present)
Instructor of National Highway Institute Bridge Construction Inspection Course, a 4 1/2 day interactive classroom course, taught at various State DOT facilities throughout the United States.
New York State Route 17/I-81 Interchange Reconstruction – Phase 1 (2012 – 2014)
Reconstruction of NYS Route 17 and I-81 in the City of Binghamton, including the replacement of 7 bridges and construction of a new partial diamond interchange and bridge on NYS Route 17.
Resident Engineer, State of Vermont Recovery Efforts from Hurricane Irene & Tropical Storm Lee, various, VT (2011)
During the course of the Disaster Response Recovery, responsible for 42 miles of rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged highways for various towns in the State of Vermont. Tasks also included the removal, reconstruction or replacement of several bridges. Client: VTRANS
Chief Inspector, Crown Point Bridge over Lake Champlain, Crown Point, NY (2011)
Supervised staff of twelve Junior Engineers providing construction inspection and engineering services to the NYSDOT for the replacement of New York State Route 185/Vermont Route 17 Modified Network Tied Arch Bridge over Lake Champlain in the Towns of Crown Point, New York and Addison, Vermont. Client: NYSDOT
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Area Manager, Upstate/Western New York (2003–2010)
Provided technical investigation, analysis, reporting, and testimony for resolution of litigation encompassing construction injuries, property damage, motor vehicle collisions, and agricultural machinery/heavy equipment failure.
Jackson & Tull
Project Manager, New York Area Operations (1997–2003)
Managed civil engineering projects for clients including New York State Department of Transportation, New York Thruway Authority, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Selected projects:
Assistant Resident Engineer (1991–1997)
As project safety coordinator, developed and enforced safety plans. Also, designed and managed new traffic patterns for the Williamsburg Bridge Project involving rehabilitation of cable suspension system. Ensured compliance with civil engineering design criteria for demolition/reconstruction of cable anchorage decks, new columns, floor beams/stringers, bridge decks, curbs, gutters/railings as well as installation of cable inspection access platform and removal/replacement/labeling of granite blocks. Prepared calculations for placement of bridge cranes including lift capabilities. Compiled daily reports.
Assistant Resident Engineer (1988–1991)
Assumed full fieldwork responsibility for the Manhattan Signal Computerization Project comprising replacement of existing traffic sonic detection system with a loop style vehicle detection system for 2,700 traffic intersections in Manhattan. Created new traffic patterns. Collaborated with agencies/utilities throughout project duration concerning traffic logistics, safety, and compliance. Communicated with managers of bridge/tunnel systems regarding work schedules. Ensured conformance with safety, electrical, and city codes. Project consisted of extensive excavating and conduit/cable installations involving Queens Midtown Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, and George Washington Bridge.
Resident Engineer (1987–1988)
Performed project planning and management for the removal of a 1.75 mile twin lift span superstructure railroad bridge and piers in Newark Bay for United States Coast Guard. Coordinated transfer of explosives and underwater blasting/dredging. Developed calculations and directed logistics of placing a 500 ton barge crane and a smaller crane. Conferred with blasting engineer to organize/execute more than 100 controlled blasts including strategic placement of both workers and equipment. Ensured compliance with specifications and safety criteria.
Senior Construction Engineer (1984–1987)
Provided inspection/engineering support for rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge. Oversaw removal/replacement of under- bridge maintenance platform traveler system, underwater repair/regrouting of tower piers, erection of new structural steel, concrete repairs, abutment joint repairs, installation of cable anchorage drainage system, repair of eight anchorage chambers, and replacement of upper roadway bearings.
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