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Southern California Infrastructure and Design-build Expert Richard Hart Joins HNTB

Parul Dubey on January 16, 2019 - in News, People
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Richard Hart, PE, has rejoined HNTB Corporation in Southern California as design build director for the western U.S. and vice president. Based in HNTB’s Santa Ana office, Hart supports the firm’s delivery of the most complex infrastructure projects throughout the region.

A registered professional engineer, Hart brings 36 years of involvement in engineering design and construction delivery of transportation infrastructure projects. He has filled roles with continually increasing levels of responsibility, including project management, business development, budgeting, contract negotiations, training and project design. Hart has focused on Southern California owner relationships, project development and project delivery throughout his career and has been involved in some of the region’s largest infrastructure projects, such as the Henry Ford Grade Separation Project for the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. He returns to HNTB to focus on complex alternative delivery projects after previously serving the firm in several leadership roles, including office leader and operations manager.

“Our owner and contractor clients recognize Richard as an expert in major transportation initiatives and alternative delivery. We are pleased to welcome him back to HNTB in this new leadership role,” said John Friel, PE, HNTB Western Region president. “His ability to establish trusted relationships and work closely with clients, influencers and project partners enables Richard to provide creative and impactful solutions on the most complex design-build programs in the region.”

In his role, Hart works with HNTB project teams from pursuit phase through the end of construction, with a focus on staffing, work planning, scheduling, budgeting, change management and implementing best practices for successful project delivery.

Hart has worked on design-build projects for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Caltrans, and Washington State Department of Transportation. For L.A. Metro, he was principal in charge of design for the $25 million Chinatown Aerial Structure Design-Build Project. He served as principal in charge and design manager for RCTC’s $630 million State Route 91 Express Lane Design Build Project. Hart also served as principal in charge and design manager on Caltrans’ Devore Interchange Design Build Project in San Bernardino. 

Hart earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.  

HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots in the West since designing Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation. HNTB has been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs that are reshaping the West, including Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports; and the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport. 

About HNTB 
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.

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