HDR's Coletti Recognized for Contributions to Steel Bridge Industry

​(September 16, 2014) - Being recognized by peers for professional expertise and commitment is one of the highest honors anyone can achieve. Domenic Coletti, HDR senior bridge project manager, was presented with the National Steel Bridge Alliance Fred R. Beckmann Award at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Coletti was recognized for his work as chairman of AASHTO Task Group 13, "Analysis of Steel Bridges," and his significant contributions to the steel bridge industry.

Fred R. Beckmann, the award's namesake, diligently gave of himself to help others achieve the best solutions for steel bridges in the United States. Coletti's award marks only the second time it has been given.

In addition to his work for AASTHTO and NSBA, Coletti chairs the Transportation Research Board Steel Bridge Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies, NCDOT Bridge Subcommittee. Through his involvement, Coletti has initiated and managed a highly successful quarterly bridge design workshop series. He also guest lectures at North Carolina State University for the Senior Bridge Design Project Class.

Coletti, who has a 21-year tenure at HDR, leads the firm's Bridges & Structures Best Practices program, and recently published his latest Best Practice – Documentation of Structural Design Calculations. He is passionate about bridge design and has authored numerous articles, books and presentations on bridge design.

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