HDR Transportation Group Launches “Experts Talk”: Conversations with Thought Leaders

HDR has launched “Experts Talk,” a series of conversations featuring technical leaders discussing different aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each interview segment will offer insights on new and ongoing trends, unique expertise, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure. To kick off the series, leaders from HDR’s bridges and structures program were interviewed on diverse topics influencing the practice today. Conversations published to date include:

  • Manuel Carballo on Bridge Design Innovation. He discusses the 2nd Avenue Bridge replacement project in Detroit as an example of thinking beyond traditional methods.
  • 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.

“Our experts typically focus more on doing their work instead of talking about it, so we’re very pleased to recognize their extensive knowledge and commitment to improve outcomes,” said Brent Felker, HDR’s transportation group president. “We’re very proud of what our teams accomplish. Our recent Grand Conceptor win from the American Council of Engineering Companies for the Raising the Bayonne Bridge Milestone 1 project is just one example of the innovative work our teams perform every day.”

The next scheduled interview will be published on May 23, with Nick Burdette discussing accelerated bridge construction. Other upcoming topics in the series include using alternative concepts to save money, how to monitor structural health, and using technical innovation to preserve America’s iconic bridges and help them be more resilient.

You can follow HDR’s transportation group on Twitter at @HDRtranspo to keep up with the group’s activities.

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For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.