At the project’s field office, ASCE member coordinator Julia Moye representing the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and HNTB provided an informative educational briefing, followed by a field tour led by Skanska Stacy & Witbeck of the work site for more than 20 conference attendees.
The in-depth project overview featured design, engineering and construction details for the viaduct, which when completed in 2020 will be a world class structure that brings together the best in design, the highest standards in safety and a new level of mobility and connectivity for residents and visitors.
“HNTB is pleased to contribute to our industry’s professional growth by sharing project experiences, design and construction challenges, and best practices in civil engineering as it applies to a crucial city connector,” said Terence Pao, PE, HNTB project manager. “By bringing colleagues to the field for this unique opportunity, HNTB and the Bureau of Engineering continue their support and commitment to leadership and mentoring of the next generation of professional engineers.”
HNTB has long been recognized as the industry’s leader in planning, design and construction of complex long-span and movable bridges, and the firm’s bridge designers are sought-after speakers at industry conferences. HNTB’s national construction management expertise includes the Caltrans Bridges at Devil’s Slide in California; Elizabeth River Tunnels in Virginia; the 11th Street Bridge Project in Washington, D.C.; and Seattle’s Mercer Corridor Improvements in Washington.
As a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., HNTB traces its roots to the West back to work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation.
In California, HNTB has been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs that are reshaping the region. In addition to the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, HNTB’s signature infrastructure projects include: Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project; Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports; Seattle’s Sound Transit University Link light-rail and tunnel project; San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium; and “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport. Currently, the firm is providing design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a member organization representing over 150,000 civil engineering professionals in 177 different countries. Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from seven office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. 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 www.hntb.com.