HDR’s Nick Burdette Discusses Accelerated Bridge Construction in Latest ‘Experts Talk’ Interview
(OMAHA, Neb.) – Continuing on the theme of bridges, the latest entry in HDR’s “Experts Talk” interview series introduces Senior Bridge Engineer Nick Burdette, who discusses accelerated bridge construction. A native of Philadelphia, he entered the industry in the United Kingdom before joining HDR’s Pittsburgh office 10 years ago. Since then, he has contributed to ABC designs for projects such as the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York and the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
HDR’s Experts Talk interview series illuminates an aspect of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers insights about new and ongoing trends, unique expertise, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.
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Previous Experts Talk interviews 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.
- Robert Allen on Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM). He explains the advantages and the uses of BrIM, including how it supported decisions during construction of the Gov. Mario M Cuomo Bridge in New York.
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