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News Article | May 22, 2017
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HNTB Corporation, an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors, has been selected Employer of the Year by the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. The award was presented at a recognition dinner on April 28, 2017. WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. It has more than 5,000 members, both women and men, in chapters located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. “We are honored to receive this recognition from WTS Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Ramiro Garcia, PE, HNTB North Texas Operations manager and vice president. “HNTB will continue to support WTS in its mission of advancing women’s careers in transportation by providing opportunities for our female employees to take the lead on high-profile projects which help improve the region’s infrastructure system.” HNTB was selected for this award in part because of its commitment to providing women with leadership and growth opportunities. Approximately 50 percent of the leadership team in the firm’s north Texas offices are female. Additionally, women have held key positions on recent high-profile projects that HNTB has been a part of in Dallas. This includes the DART SOC-3 project, a 2.6-mile extension to the DART Blue Line and CityMAP, a groundbreaking study that HNTB worked on with the Texas Department of Transportation to assess the challenges and opportunities of redesigning the aging urban interstate corridors in and around Dallas. “The WTS Greater Dallas/Fort Worth chapter board recognizes the importance of honoring those who make a difference in the transportation industry, especially women,” said Kimberly Sims, HNTB public involvement manager and WTS program director. “It is these companies and individuals who help the organization continue its work to turn glass ceilings into portals.” The Dallas/Fort Worth honor continues a three-year trend by HNTB to earn this award from local WTS chapters. In 2015, HNTB’s New York office was named Employer of the Year by the Greater New York chapter of WTS and in 2016, HNTB’s Chicago office received the same recognition from the Greater Chicago chapter. Nationally, HNTB has more than 375 WTS members, including 20 female senior executives, and 35 of the firm’s employees hold international, national- and chapter-level leadership positions in WTS. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and Texas, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations, currently employing more than 400 full-time professionals in the state. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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As the fifth annual Infrastructure Week, May 15-19, launches in Washington, D.C., HNTB Corporation joined key leaders from American business, labor and government to support the critical role infrastructure plays in America’s economy. Today, Rob Slimp, HNTB chairman and CEO, joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and other infrastructure experts at a kick-off event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They discussed new technologies, projects and priorities for infrastructure in the 21st century, and debated how policymakers at all levels of government can work together to pass a transformative infrastructure package. Slimp moderated a panel that included Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Glenn Youngkin with the Carlyle Group, representing the private sector. “HNTB has been involved in Infrastructure Week since its inception, and we continue to encourage innovators from the public and private sectors to invest in new projects, policies and technologies to keep America’s transportation network strong, create jobs and improve mobility,” Slimp said. “The sad fact is, our country’s infrastructure hasn’t been adequately maintained. This week is about showing policymakers at all levels the wide-ranging support for finding long-term infrastructure solutions.” HNTB continues as a main sponsor of Infrastructure Week, a position it has held since the event’s inception five years ago. In addition, HNTB thought leadership pieces by Ananth Prasad, PE, transportation practice leader, and Diana Mendes, AICP, leader transit/rail market sector, appear on the event’s website. Prasad wrote, “Investing in infrastructure is critical to our economic growth,” and Mendes contributed, “Broadening the view.” According to organizers, Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders and everyday citizens around one message: It’s #TimeToBuild. During I-Week, leaders and citizens around America will highlight the failing state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, and more – and encourage policymakers to invest in the projects, technologies and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous and safe. A bipartisan steering committee and over 280 affiliates host events, drive media attention, and educate stakeholders and policymakers on the critical importance of infrastructure to America’s economic competitiveness, security, job creation, and in the daily lives of every American. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | May 22, 2017
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Charles A. Stone, PhD, PE, will join HNTB Corporation as principal tunnel engineer on May 30. Stone will be based in the firm’s New York City office and work with clients nationwide. Stone has more than 25 years of experience on tunneling, shaft and mining construction projects. His experience includes construction and design of highway, rail, transit, water/wastewater tunnels and deep mine shafts. His area of specialization is the construction of underground structures in rock, ranging from large drill and blast underground subway caverns to TBM-driven tunnels. “Charles is a seasoned tunneling professional bringing an incredibly diverse array of practical tunneling design and construction experience to HNTB’s growing infrastructure team,” said Sanja Zlatanic, PE, HNTB tunnel services practice chair and senior vice president. “As the firm continues to deliver the world’s most complex tunneling and underground projects, his expertise will serve as a key component of our clients’ success.” At HNTB, Stone’s responsibilities will include investigating complex technical problems and serving as a senior technical specialist on major underground projects. He also will provide independent analysis and quality control of underground work performed by other professionals. Prior to joining HNTB, Stone served another consulting firm where he worked on the Ohio River Bridges (Louisville, Kentucky), Hamilton Interceptor Improvement Project (Hamilton, Ohio), Central Bayside System Improvement Project (San Francisco), and East Side Access West Bound Bypass Structure (New York). He is a registered professional engineer in New York, Indiana and Kentucky. Stone has been published many times, including “Portal Headwall Design: Ohio River Bridges EEC” in North American Tunneling Journal, “Top-Down Construction for Tunnel Portal Walls in Karstic Limestone” at the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC, 2015), and “New York Subway Caverns and Crossovers – Update on Initial Lining Design” (RETC, 2007). Stone earned a doctorate in mining engineering/rock mechanics from Michigan Technological University; a Master of Business Administration, executive management, from Ashland University; a master’s degree in mining engineering/mineral processing and a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Kentucky. Stone’s addition expands HNTB’s tunnel technical bench and brings an additional array of in-depth experiences in providing innovative solutions and managing risks on tunneling projects in the highway, transit, rail, aviation and water resources markets. The firm’s tunnel projects range from small-diameter excavations to the largest machine-bored tunnel in the world. Some of the nation’s most complex underground projects have benefited from HNTB’s award-winning planning, design and support services, including the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor in Los Angeles; Presidio Parkway in San Francisco; Devil’s Slide Tunnel in San Mateo, Calif.; the Washington Dulles International Airport tunnels; and the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement project in Seattle. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


As the country hits the road for the long Memorial Day weekend, the latest HNTB America THINKS survey brings new urgency to the nation’s infrastructure debate, finding most Americans have safety concerns when driving on its roads and bridges. While 92 percent of Americans believe it is extremely, or very important, to maintain existing highway and bridge infrastructure to improve highway safety and reduce congestion, just 35 percent believe their local highways and bridges are extremely or very safe, and 51 percent say they are only somewhat safe, according to the findings of a new national HNTB Corporation America THINKS public opinion survey. The HNTB survey, “Roadway Safety and Congestion-2017” found 85 percent of Americans agree that increased traffic congestion directly contributes to highway fatalities. Also, more than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) believe decreasing traffic injuries and fatalities and decreasing traffic congestion should be the most important surface transportation priorities. For slightly more than half of Americans (52 percent), the best way to address highway safety is through enforcement of traffic laws, such as those for speeding and drunk driving. Other approaches include encouraging automobile manufacturers to include new safety technologies as standard equipment (45 percent), use of higher safety standards when building or improving roads (44 percent), and 42 percent believe making low-cost improvements such as signage, enhanced pavement markings and guardrails where traffic accidents are prevalent, are some simple ways to improve highway safety. “Americans expect and want a surface transportation network that delivers safe and reliable travel,” said Ananth Prasad, PE, transportation practice leader and senior vice president at HNTB. “It is imperative that we invest needed resources into our entire surface transportation network of highways, bridges and rail systems. But we must do more than just repair our existing infrastructure required for today. Policymakers should establish clear priorities and make smart investments to create transportation systems capable of meeting future demands and growing our economic strength.” Congestion Almost half (48 percent) of Americans believe providing more public transportation is the best way to reduce congestion. Other ideas include adding capacity to critical corridors (40 percent), providing timely information about traffic conditions, alternate modes of travel and alternate routes was favored by 36 percent, and providing technology, vehicles and roadways that improve traffic flow (30 percent). Making low-cost improvements to get as much out of current capacity was the best option for 22 percent of Americans. “State departments of transportation are working hard to find and implement solutions that can help decrease congestion, but are hampered by needs outpacing budgets,” said Prasad. “Federal funding identified by the current administration is needed now.” In 2016, the U.S. was identified as the most congested developed country in the world, according to a study by the research firm INRIX. That study concluded drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours, and calculates total nationwide costs of congestion including fuel, time wasted and freight costs passed on through higher prices—as $300 billion, an average of $1,400 per driver. Technology is one way out The survey also found that for more than six in ten Americans (62 percent), the priority for new transportation technologies should be to reduce accidents and increase safety. Almost half of Americans (46 percent) believe the use of connected vehicle technologies will increase highway safety and (45 percent) feel there will be fewer traffic accidents. The HNTB survey also asked Americans about the technologies they want in their personal vehicles, and more than six in 10 (63 percent) were interested in blind spot notification and 57 percent wanted information on road conditions. The ability to know when vehicles are too close or approaching quickly was cited by 55 percent of respondents. Other technologies chosen were autonomous automatic emergency braking (45 percent), warning that vehicle speed is dangerous for the driving conditions (39 percent) and 37 percent wanted notification of approaching emergency vehicles. “The need for more transportation funding to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure is emphasized by the D+ grade by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card,” said Prasad. “That priority also was apparent from statewide referenda last November, when voters in 34 states agreed to fund local transportation projects. “States are stepping up to the plate and doing their part--we need the Federal Government to do the same.” About the survey HNTB’s America THINKS “Highway Safety, Congestion and the State of Infrastructure-2017” survey polled a random nationwide sample of 1,182 Americans, ages 18 and older, between April 7 and April 10, 2017. It was conducted by Russell Research, using an email invitation and online survey. Quotas were set to ensure reliable representation of the entire U.S. population ages 18 and over. The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percent. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


Patent
University of Notre Dame and HNTB Corporation | Date: 2016-10-13

This disclosure presents a new strategy for modular construction: an adjustable module. This disclosure develops a new adjustable module comprised of a four-bar linkage which can form more efficient variable depth structures. Applications can include rapidly erectable bridges, roofs, buildings, and grid shells, among others. This disclosure provides specific detail related to rapidly erectable bridge applications for variable depth arch forms. Existing rapidly erectable, steel panelized bridge systems have limited material efficiency as they are comprised of rigid modules in a girder-type configuration. This disclosure shows that the module can form variable depth three- and two-hinged arches which increase the material efficiency. The module and other arch components can be made of standard rolled steel sections, thereby forming a versatile, kit-of-parts systems.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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HNTB Corporation released a new white paper, titled Using ABC in rehabilitation projects: A practical application, discussing how accelerated bridge construction can lower user costs and reduce closures during bridge rehabilitation projects. The white paper examines a case study of Minnesota’s Franklin Avenue Bridge. Precast deck panels, spandrel and pier cap beams, and ornamental railing brought new life to this Hennepin County bridge – a $43 million ABC project completed in just four months. Written by Bala Sivakumar, PE, HNTB director of special bridge projects and HNTB Fellow, the white paper addresses several aspects of ABC, including: This white paper is the third from Sivakumar in a series on ABC. Previously, he authored Accelerated bridge construction overview: A solution for reducing user costs and How to implement ABC. All three, along with other ABC-related content, can be found in the newsroom at HNTB.com. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Peter Gertler, AICP, rejoined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president in a corporate and national strategic business development role. He is a nationally recognized rail and transit expert who brings three decades of infrastructure leadership to the firm’s clients across the country. He is based in Oakland, California. Gertler previously worked at HNTB from 2004 to 2014 as rail and transit market service leader and principal project manager. During that time, he served as national thought leader and subject matter expert on high-speed and intercity passenger rail, as well as serving in leadership roles for projects with a total construction value of over $100 billion. “Peter is a transportation and infrastructure expert with extensive global experience leading transportation and infrastructure businesses, projects and programs,” said Doug Mann, HNTB corporate development president. “Our clients truly value Peter’s proven ability to assist them in solving their most challenging issues. He brings a unique blend of hands-on experience and executive leadership that is rare in our industry.” “We are pleased to welcome Peter back to HNTB,” said Darlene Gee, HNTB Northern California district leader and vice president. “He is widely known throughout the industry and our region as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted adviser.” Prior to re-joining HNTB, Gertler managed global business and strategic development for a technology firm, providing business and technology transformation advisory services to public infrastructure owners, including national governments, and state and local transportation agencies. In this capacity, he served as an industry expert on public transport and led major programs and projects in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Gertler has written or been quoted in numerous print media outlets, including The New York Times; The Bond Buyer; Engineering News-Record; and Bloomberg News. He has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including Fox Business TV; National Public Radio; “All Things Considered”; and Bloomberg Business Radio. From 2009 to 2012, Gertler authored several articles on the state of high-speed rail in the U.S. for Progressive Railroading. He was awarded the 2010 Civil Engineering News “Power List,” which distinguishes 15 of the most eminent professionals in civil engineering. He holds a Master of Science in transportation engineering and a Master of Arts in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Berkley. Gertler is active in multiple industry and community organizations, including: California Association for High Speed Trains (board member); American Public Transportation Association (board of directors); Jack London Improvement District (board member), APTA High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee (immediate past chair); Transportation Research Board (member); American Institute of Certified Planners (member); Running for a Better Oakland (board chair). HNTB is currently involved with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, California High Speed Rail, Northeast Corridor, Bay Area Rapid Transit System in San Francisco and Sound Transit in Seattle. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Greg Krueger, HNTB Corporation program director for emerging technologies and associate vice president, has been appointed by the Transportation Research Board to chair its Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Krueger joins the distinguished group of transportation professionals for a three-year term. He has been active in TRB for more than 10 years. “TRB is a well-respected transportation industry organization with a mission to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange,” said Krueger. “I’m eager to continue my participation to help move the industry forward, broaden my technical knowledge to benefit our clients and inform policy makers.” As chair, Krueger will lead the committee in examining ways to address intelligent transportation systems challenges that are arising from the use of emerging technologies in the transportation industry, including connected and automated vehicles. While many of the core concepts of ITS will remain constant, new issues will arise that require new and innovative approaches to conceptual system planning and design; integration of technologies and approaches from various sub-disciplines within ITS; applications to all modes of ground transportation and to facilitate intermodal integration; and evaluation of the overall impacts of ITS on the developers, users and operators of all parts of the ground transportation system. Activities focus on the broad planning, policy, economic, social, technological and institutional aspects of the development and implementation of ITS. In his role as HNTB’s program director for emerging technologies, Krueger is responsible for marketing and program initiatives associated with emerging mobility solutions across the country. He works with both public and private sector transportation agencies to facilitate the deployment of connected and automated vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Previously, Krueger was manager of the United States Department of Transportation Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and technology enhancements for the original Proof of Concept facility. Krueger also served as the Michigan Department of Transportation’s program manager for its statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems program, overseeing all development, deployment, operations and maintenance of ITS throughout the state of Michigan. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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Matthew Click, AICP, HNTB Corporation national director of priced managed lanes and vice president, has been appointed by the Transportation Research Board to its Standing Committee on Managed Lanes. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Click joins the distinguished group of transportation professionals for a three-year term. Click has been active in TRB for more than 12 years. “I’m pleased to enhance my involvement with TRB in my new role on the Standing Committee on Managed Lanes,” Click said. “Our group’s most important task is studying the evolving role of high-occupancy vehicle, high-occupancy toll, and managed lanes in response to the challenges of congestion, energy consumption and climate change.” The committee examines methods for enhancing person throughput, energy conservation, air quality, and user choices and safety through the optimization of preferential lanes, priority treatments, and other supporting systems for bus transit, carpooling and vanpooling. In his role as HNTB’s national director of priced managed lanes, Click advises federal agencies and state DOTs about planning, financing and implementing priced managed lanes, corridors and networks. He has worked on or advised priced managed lanes projects in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Washington and several other states across the country. Click has experience working with both the public and private sectors, including public tolling authorities, private concessionaires, state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation authorities and the federal government. HNTB is the nation’s No. 1 consultant to toll authorities, currently serving as the general engineering consultant to more toll agencies than any other firm. With a national breadth of tolling expertise and recognized industry leaders, HNTB provides specialized services and an in-depth understanding of financial and engineering feasibility, toll plaza design, priced managed lanes, toll collection technology, operations and solid relationships within the investment banking community and bond markets. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


Patent
Hntb Corporation | Date: 2010-08-17

Integrated computing systems and methods for applying sub-surface material location and composition information to engineering plans for designing, highways and other roadways, are provided. Utilizing the described systems and methods, surfaces, highways, may be more efficiently designed in a timely fashion, requiring less format conversion for inputs and outputs to be compatible throughout the design process. Additionally, adjustments for changes in alignments for the desired surfaces are more easily taken into account than in conventional design systems, permitting quicker design corrections and more accurate results.

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