Tag: Transportation

Context Sensitive Solutions: Effective Design Through Collaboration

By Ken Voigt, PE For transportation engineers, design doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Many variables must be considered to make sure the final product makes sense in its community. This could mean the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, or maybe the inclusion of decorative lighting. Who’s making these decisions? For most projects, many stakeholders are… Read More »

When Emergency Strikes, Inspectors and Engineers Leap into Action

The Atlanta transportation system was dealt a colossal blow March 30 after a massive fire under Interstate 85 caused a large bridge section to collapse. The blaze, apparently set intentionally, brought instant headaches to hundreds of thousands of commuters – even prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. The collapse was a topic… Read More »

Highways Designed with Snow and Cold in Mind

By Eric Sorensen, PE Winter starts grating on the nerves of many about this time of year, especially when snow and ice slow our travels. The good news is that my fellow highway and bridge engineers and I know all about challenging northern and mountain environments, and we’re always accounting for winter driving factors in… Read More »