HDR Bridge Expert Kuang Lim Answers Five Questions about Seismic Resilience in latest ‘Experts Talk’

Kuang Lim, Ph.D., P.E.

HDR’s latest Experts Talk interview sits down with Kuang Lim, Ph.D., P.E., who discusses seismic resilience in bridge design.

With more than three decades in the industry, Lim has earned recognition for his expertise in structural analysis and seismic-resilience design techniques. His doctoral research focused on enhancing the strength and ductility of concrete bridge substructures under seismic loading, and he has served as project engineer and project manager for seismic retrofits of simple-span to long-span bridges. His research has helped develop design guidelines for nonlinear behavior of steel and concrete structures for the seismic retrofit design of the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges. And in 2007, his role as project manager helped the Golden Gate Bridge Phase II Seismic Retrofit Project win the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series illuminates various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

Previous Experts Talk interviews include:

  • Tammy Heffron on Innovation Through Collaboration. She discusses the Platte Avenue over Sand Creek Bridge Replacement project in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as an example of successful collaboration.
  • Robert Allen on Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM). He explains the advantages and the uses of BrIM, including how it supported decisions during construction of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York.
  • Nick Burdette on Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). He discusses ABC techniques, uses and benefits, and gives examples from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge (N.C.), Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (N.Y.) and Pennsylvania’s Rapid Bridge Replacement P3 project.
  • Robert Moses on Movable Bridge Technical Solutions. He discusses enhancing traditional movable bridge designs by applying innovative materials, standardized materials and modern technologies that benefit owners and users alike.
  • Justin Robbins on the implications of AV/CVs on city development. Justin discusses how autonomous and connected vehicles will fundamentally affect infrastructure planning and building.

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