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Albert Einstein worked on his new Theory of Gravity in 1913. That’s also when Howard R. Green was beginning his civil engineering consulting business in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now HR Green, Inc. (HR Green), the company has grown to a workforce over 400 strong, with offices across the country in regions as diverse as our workforce.
The Suburban Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently awarded HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) the 2018 Public Works Project of the Year in Transportation (category $5 million – $25 million) for the “IL19 at Wood Dale Road Intersection Reconstruction Project.”
Matthew Brua, PE, of HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) was recently elected President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) South Dakota Section.
Before the start of any project, HR Green construction professionals verify that the design will fit the existing field conditions. In some cases, as such with making sidewalks ADA compliant, the application of design standards is the responsibility of the construction engineer.
The use of 3-D Design tools aids engineers in evaluating designs and the conditions present that can create construction delays, cause expensive changes to the design or could affect long term maintenance costs if not adequately analyzed at key steps in the design process.
Jack Melhuish Graduates from Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association Emerging Leaders Program
HR Green’s Jack Melhuish recently graduated from the Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association ( IRTBA) emerging leaders program. The program is designed to educate exceptional individuals about transportation issues and expose them to the “big picture” of the industry, learning everything from global trends to local government.
As 2014 begins to fade into history the question on everyone’s mind is “What is in store for Transportation experts in 2015?” Technological advancements will continue to be the driving force of change but integration of modes of transportation and innovation in design and contracting are sure to be popular in 2015. What is certain is that a rapidly changing landscape seems to be the norm these days—here are some emerging trends for Transportation planners and experts.
HR Green’s Marcus Coenen recently passed the Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification exam. Marcus was one of only 18 individuals in the nation, and the only Iowa resident to pass the exam during the October 2014 exam period.
With the recent focus on the dire financial state of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), added interest has been seen across the land for longer-term measures that would stabilize the HTF. In August a short-term measure bumped the HTF with $10.9 billion which will keep projects active through April 2015.
Andy Swisher PE, PTOE recently graduated from the inaugural class of LeadershipITE, a leadership academy developed by the Institute of Transportation Engineers to identify, develop, and engage leaders to ensure that ITE and its members are positioned to effect and shape the future of transportation.