Category: Transportation Engineering

On the Road Again: Guardrails Serve to Protect, Deflect

By Mark Petersen, PE The No. 1 goal of every driver is to stay on the road. But sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control (and some that are in our control), vehicles can go astray. Thanks to guardrails, many potentially tragic crashes instead result in just the inconvenience of a fender bender and insurance… Read More »

Florida Committee Heads off Construction Conflicts among Utilities, FDOT, Contractors

By Bruce Herrington Sometimes the two greatest tools at an engineer’s disposal are a phone and the right number to call. One day not too long ago, one of our clients, a major telecom firm, found itself facing a potential delay claim due to not having its facilities relocated along a section of a roadway… Read More »

Project Designs Incorporate Protections for Endangered, Threatened Species

Most students entering the fields of engineering, planning, or landscape architecture probably don’t give much thought to protecting Northern long-eared bats, manatees, Kirtland’s warblers, or Higgins’ eye pearlymussels. As careers progress, however, it’s likely these professionals will deal with an animal or plant that is on the federal endangered and threatened species list while designing… Read More »