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Name: Last, First

Affiliation & Job-title  andaa       

Email            

Areas of Interest


Abolmaali, Ali
University of Texas at Arlington, Professor of Civil Engineering 
Numerical analysis of soil-structure interaction, modeling of cracks & inelastic behavior  
 
Affortunato, Massimo
 
Consultant, Mechanics Engineer 
General 
 
Akoh-Arrey, Ken
 
Arizona DOT, Chief Drainage Engineer, 
All areas of CANDE  
 
Albert, Wahid
New York State DOT, Director of Structures Design Bureau 
Reinforced concrete box culverts and reinforced concrete 3-sided culverts  
 
Alzabeebee, Saif
University of Birmingham,
PhD student
Concrete pipes, bedding factor, flexible pipes and box culverts  
Barnes, Kent 
 
Montana DOT, Bridge Engineer 
General and steel culvert stability  
 
 
Bartell, Elizabeth
Reynolds Smith and Hills Inc, Water Resources Engineer  
General
 
Bass, Brent
 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Staff II - Structures
General
 
Beakley, Josh
American Concrete Pipe Assoc., Director of Technical Services
General and reinforced concrete pipe
 

Beaver, Jesse

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Senior Project Manage
JLBeaver@sgh.com  All aspects of soil-structure interaction   
 
Befikadu, Elizabeth 
AI Engineers, Inc.
Principal Engineer
General interest
 
Bhatt, Hemendra
Massachusetts DOT, Assistant Bridge Engineer for Bridge Rating and Overloads Permits  
Corrugated metal and reinforced concrete for long span arches, and box and pipe culverts 
 

Bordeaux, Kellie

Oregon DOT, 
Graduate  Engineer 

General  

 
Botas, Patricia
Botas Engineering Inc, President 
Corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, thermoplastic, long spans and box culverts  
 
Brennan, James
 
Kansas DOT, Assistant Geotechnical Engineer 
General  
 
Brockenbrough, Roger
 
RL.Brockenbrough & Assoc. Inc, President 
Flexible culverts corrugated metal and plastic  
 
Brown, Christie
Tennessee DOT, Roadway Specialist Supervisor 1 
Box culverts and pipe-like culverts  
 
Brown, Eric
Federal Highway Administration, Hydraulic Engineer 
General 
 
Brown, Sophie
Oregon DOT
 Retaining Wall Program Engineer
@odot.state.or.us
Soil-structure interaction, FEM, and LRFD analysis & design
 
Burke, Andrew
Oldcastle Precast, Senior Design Engineer
RCP Pipe, Long span arches, three-sided bridges, custom shapes  and boxes.
 
Carfagno, Michael
CONTECH Construction Products Inc., Vice President Engineering Development
  
Reinforced concrete, long span arches, general  
 
 
Castaneda-Aguilar, Nestor
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Staff II – Structures 
General  
 
Ceary, Micah
 
Brudis & Associates, Inc
Director Structure Division
 Long span arches
 
Chaluvadi, Rao
 
Pennsylvania DOT, Project Manager 
Concrete culverts  
 
Chavez, Edmundo
 
Transports Ministry of Quebec Canada  
Project Engineer 
Reinforced concrete box culverts.  
 
Chen, Qiming
 
Louisiana DOT
Engineer 4
Design and load rating of all types of culverts
 
Cherenzia, Damon
Caltrans,  Culvert Inspection Program Coordinator 
General, Corrugated Metal Pipes, Thermoplastic,  Reinforced Concrete  
 
Choung, Bao
Connecticut DOT, Transportation Engineer 2 
Reinforced concrete, box culverts, three-sided frames 
 
Clark, Michael
St. Clair County Road Commission County Bridge Engineer 
Design and load rate all types of culvert and bridge structures   
 
Click, Lance
 
Tennessee DOT, Engineer - Operations Specialist  
General
 
Cole, Kerry
 
IMH Products Inc, Sales Manager 
Corrugated steel products and manufacturing  
 
Conow, Oliver
C-Tec, Customer Support Manager 
General and instrumentation for soil-structure measurements 
 
Cook, Ray
 
Utah DOT, Senior Design Engineer 
Box culverts and three-sided structures  
 
Corrales, Jorge
 
Florida DOT, Drainage Designer 
General  
 
Cranston,
Graham
 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Structures Staff-I
 General
 

DelloRusso, Steve

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Senior Staff II 

sjdellorusso@sgh.com 

Reinforced concrete pipe, boxes, and arches  

 
Desai, Niranjan 
 
Engineering Consultants Inc, Project Engineer    
Reinforced concrete box and pipe culverts  
 
Dilnesahu, Tamene
Maryland Department of Environment, Regulatory and Compliance Engineer  
General  
 
Domonell, Eric
 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Staff-1 Structural Engineer 
All aspects of soil-structure interaction  
 
 
Duan, Carl      
       
 
Caltrans,  Senior Bridge Engineer and Specialist  
General 
 

Eberle, Matthew 

EcoAID Pty Ltd,       Technical Director 

m.eberle@ecoaid.com.au 

Buried Thermoplastic Chambers and Galleries  

 
Engindeniz, Murat 
SGH, Senior Staff I-Structures 
General, corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, and thermoplastic, all shapes 
 
Flournoy, Tom 
 
Alabama DOT, Bridge Hydraulic Engineer 
General
 
Folkman, Steven
Utah State University, Professor of Mechanical & Aero Engineering 
Full scale laboratory testing of culverts and numerical analysis techniques 
 
Fontaine, Leo
Connecticut DOT, Transportation Principal Engineer 
Arches, 3-sided box culverts and box culverts  
 
 
Ford, Joy
 
Deleware DOT, Engineer 
Buried culverts & structures  
 
Forester, Dallas
Caltrans (California DOT), Culverts and U/G Senior  Structures  Specialist 
All underground structures  
 
Frankhauser, Wayne
Maine DOT, Assistant Program Manager in Bridge Program 
Reinforced concrete box culverts with shallow cover
 
Gardiner, Jeffrey
XCEED Engineering & Consulting P.C.,        Principal Engineer 
Evaluation of in-situ rehabilitation products  
 
Gassman, Edward
Florida DOT, District Structures Maintenance Enginee r
General  
 
Gettings, Michael
 
Delaware DOT, Project Engineer in Bridge Design 
 General
 
Gilley, Curtiss
 
Terrain Engineering, Inc., President
General, all areas
 
Green, Jennifer
 
Florida DOT, Drainage Engineer 
All areas especially pipe materials and shapes.  
 
Greifzu, David
Illinois DOT, Chief of Engineering Support Services Unit 
Box culverts  
 
Groen, Gerry 
KWH Pipe (Canada) Ltd. , Technical Services Manager 
Thermoplastic culverts  
 
Hammock, Ross
Florida DOT, Load Rating Engineer in Structures Maintenance 
General, all culvert types  
 
Harvey, Charlie
Florida DOT, Structures Design Professional Engineer III 
General and concrete box culverts  
 
Hasan, Mahmood
Colorado DOT, Team Leader Bridge Design & Management Branch 
Design & rating of all types of culverts  
 
Hashemieh, Mitra
Louisianna DOT, Engineer 
Box Culvert, corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, and thermoplastic pipe  
 
Hassan, Mo
Florida DOT, Assistant Structures Maintenance Engineer 
General
 
Hastings, Jason
 
Delaware DOT, Project Manager in Bridge Design 
General
 
 
Hilferding, Hida
 
RS&H, Bridge Engineer 
Box and pipe-like culverts  
 
Hincapie, German
CORPACERO - Armco Division, Colombia.
Project Manager
Soil-steel structures with corrugated structural steel plate in all shapes.
 
Humphreys, Becky
Ohio DOT, Roadway Hydraulic Engineer
General  
 
Hundley, Chris 
 
Tennessee DOT, Roadway Specialist Region 1 
General 
 
Hunter, Jeremy
 
RQAW Corporation, Senior Project Engineer 
Buried reinforced concrete culvert load rating  
 
Hurt, Steve
McCormick Taylor Inc, Senior Environmental Scientist 
General, aquatic life passage, permitting  
 
Hutton, Charles
 
Hutton Consulting, Inc. President
Conduits under water retention and mining dams
 

Jing, Reagan

Minerals & Metals Toronto, Worley-Parsons Canada
Principal Structural Engineer
Corrugated metal plate, and soil–structure interaction analysis.  
Johnson, Steve
South Dakota DOT, Bridge Design Engineer 
Concrete box culverts and long span high profile metal arches  
 
Kang, Junsuk
Georgia Southern Univerisity
Full-time Instructor
General, all buried conduits
 
Katona, Michael 
MGK-Consulting, consultant 
All aspects of CANDE and modeling techniques. Seismic design
 
Keene, Robert
 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.,  Staff – Structures 
General 
 
Kenst, John
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers Inc, Transportation Manager
All culvert design information  
 
Kester, James
 
KCI Technologies Inc, Senior Associate 
General  
 
Kieda, A. Paul
New York State DOT, Hydraulics Engineer Region 6 
GGeneral
 
Kisic, Joseph
Lane Enterprises Inc, Sales Engineer 
Design of steel and aluminum structural plate culverts  
 
Kraut, Michael
 Pacific Roller Die Company, CMP Sales Engineer 
Corrugated metal pipes and manufacturing 
 
Krouse, William
Ohio DOT, Bridge Hydraulic Engineer (buried structures)
All structure types and hands on user training  
 
Krpan, John
 
The Odan/Detech Group Inc, President 
All culvert types, small bridge structures, and foundations.
 
Larson, David
Wisconsin DOT, Storm Water and Erosion Control Engineer 
General – all culvert types  
 
 
Lasiner, Nathalie
Tubecon, General Director
General
 
Leatherwood, Terry
Tennessee DOT, Civil Engineering Manager 1
 
All buried culverts especially concrete box culverts  
 

Lefebvre, Paul

Michie Corporation
Engineering Manager 

Precast RC culverts and 3-sided bridges  

 
 
Leibering, Justin
 
RQAW Corporation, Structural Engineer 
Buried reinforced concrete culvert load rating  
 
Lesh, Jim
 
United Consulting
Design Engineer
 
Reinforced concrete and corrugated metal pipe culvert load rating.  
 
Lim, Keng Wit
 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Senior Staff 1  Senior Staff 1 
General  
 
Lorincz, Johnathan
CONTECH Construction Products, Senior Structural Design Engineer
Reinforced concrete, Long-span arches and Con/Span
 
Lundy, Joe
Hanson Pipe and Precast, Director of Structural Product Design
Reinforced concrete 3-sided flat top and arch structures
 
MacDonald, Luke
Dalhousie University (Halifax), Doctoral Student 
Long-spans and  deeply corrugated soil-steel structures  
 
Macioce, Tom
Pennsylvania DOT, Chief Bridge Engineer 
Three-sided systems, plastic pipe, concrete pipe  
 
 
Majboor, Mohammed
 
Florida DOT, Drainage Engineer District 2 
Drainage design  
 
 
Manousakis, Costas
Massachusetts DOT, Bridge Information systems engineer 
General 
 
Martin, Hugh
 
Hanson Pipe & Precast, Product Design Engineer 
Reinforced concrete pipe, box & arches  
 
McGriff¸ Don
 
ISCO Industries LLC, Director of Technical Design 
Thermoplastic pipe and rehabilitation  
 
McGrath, Timothy
Consultant.     Formerly  Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
All aspects of CANDE and LRFD design methodology
 
 
Miglio,
Antonio
Consultant, Civil Engineer 
General
 
 
Mieczkowski,
Joe
Delta Engineers, Director of Precast Concrete Services 
Reinforced concrete, box culverts, three-sided frames
 
Miller, Beverly
 
Pennsylvania DOT, Civil Engineer Consultant 
General, with emphasis on reinforced concrete pipe  
 
Miller, Daniel
 
William A. Kibbe & Associates, Inc.,  President
All buried concrete structures
 
Miller, James
 
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Design Engineer 
General, all aspects of the CANDE program  
 
Mlynarski, Mark
 
Michael Baker Jr Inc, Program manager
Graphical User Interface
 
Moore, Ian
Queens University (Canada), Professor of Civil Engineering 
Combined experimental & analytical lab testing, trenchless technologies, and culvert rehabilitation.  
 
Murphy, Michael
Ameron International
 
Reinforced concrete pipe
 
Nesvold, Jerry
 
Johnston Fargo Culvert Inc., Sales engineer 
Steel Box culverts  
 
Ngo, Te
 
Oklahoma DOT, Roadway Drainage Engineer 
General  
 
Nop, Michael
 
Iowa DOT, Transportation Engineer Specialist 
Box culverts precast or CIP  
 
Oppewall, Roy
CVAssociates, Engineering
Project Manager
 
 
General
 
Ottesen, Terje
Geosyntia AS, Managing Director 
MP steel culverts, plastic pipe, helically corrugated steel pipe  
 
 
Patterson, Charles
Virginia DOT, Standards Section Manager 
General
 
Plummer, Randy
 
Tennessee DOT, Roadway Specialist in Design 
 
General  
 
Newbridge Civil Pty Ltd
Projects Director
Soil bridges, Corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, long-span arches, box culverts & pipe culverts  
 
 
Price, Adam
 
 
Tennessee DOT, Structural Specialist Supervisor 1 
Reinforced concrete box and slab culverts  
 
Rahman, Atiqur
Canada Culvert
Senior  Design Engineer 
Corrugated metal - long span arches and boxes, material intelligence, experimental studies
 
Ray, William
 
Louisiana DOT, Hydraulics Engineer 
General (all areas of culverts)  
 
Riechers, Kevin
Illinois DOT, Structural Standards Development Group Engineer 
All aspects of buried culverts and structures and skewed alignments  
 
Robert, Jeff
Maryland State Highway Administration, Structural Engineer 
General
 
Rogers, Chris 
University of Birmingham, Professor  Geotechnical Engineering 
Thermoplastic pipe and generally flexible pipe soil-structure interaction.  
 
Ronnfeldt, Amy
 
Texas DOT, Chief Hydraulics Engineer 
General
 
Rosario, Cardenas
 
 Reynolds Smith & Hills Inc, Drainage Engineer 
General
 
Rowe, Paul
Kistner Concrete Products Inc, Director of Engineering 
 
Reinforced concrete pipe, boxes and arches  
 
Rushang, Dave
University of Manitoba, Canada, Graduate Research Assistant 
Soil-steel bridges and rehabilitation. 
 
Rzicznek, Michael
Lane Enterprises Inc, Product Engineer 
Design of Steel and Aluminum Structural Plate Culverts  
 
Salas, Hernando
Corpacero S.A., Armco Division Director 
Soil-steel structures with corrugated structural steel plate in all shapes  
 
Schlicklin, Zack
Sanders Pre-Cast Concrete Systems, Inc.               Project Engineer
Reinforced concrete pipe, boxes and arches  
 
Selladurai, Ahilan
AECOM Transportation, Bridge Design Engineer 
Box culverts, Bottomless culverts, and LRFD analysis  
 
Silagyi, Jerome
Lane Enterprises Inc, Manager of Technical Services
Thermoplastic pipe and corrugated metal culvert of all sizes and shapes
 
Sharifi, Hossein
 
University of KentuckyGraduate Student 
Computational Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, FEA 
 
Sims, Jeff
 
Lochner, Senior Hydraulic Design Engineer 
General 
 

Sims, Michael

Point Four Engineering and Technological Services, Principal  pointfour@mpinet.net  Analysis of concrete, steel and plastic pipe    
Sogge, Bob
Arch-Span Culverts, Consultant 
Finite element analysis of buried r/c arch culverts (12 to 50 ft span)  
 
Strohman, Bryan
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc,.Staff II – Structures 
Corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, thermoplastic pipe, long span arches, box culverts
 
Stuhff, Denis
 
Utah DOT, Senior Hydraulic Engineer 
General and culvert slip-lining and rehabilitation  
 
Suleiman, Muhannad
 
Lehigh University, Assistant Professor 
General and research-type interest 
 
Sun, Charlie
 
University of Kentucky, Senior Research Engineer
General  
 
Szewcik, Mark
Washington State DOT, Bridge Construction Support Engineer 
Reinforced Concrete  
 
Tabor, Vincent
Lin Engineering, Ltd.
Structural Engineer
Reinforced concrete box culverts, thermoplastic pipe culverts
 
Tan, Shu
Massachusetts DOT, Civil Engineer in Design Unit 
General application of CANDE software and design examples  
 
Taylor, Mark
CONTECH  Construction Products Inc, Area Technical Director
General, including buried culverts of all types 
 
Taylor, Michael
 
Nevada DOT, Senior Structures Engineer 
General
 

Teachey, Rick

CBC Engineers, Staff Engineer  rickteachey@cbceng.com 

General culvert design and analysis  

 
Tejada, Raul A.
GSG Consultants, Inc. Project Engineer
Analysis and design of bridges and overweight permitting. 
 
Thekkekara, Robin
Atlantic Civil Products, Design Engineer 
Corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, long-span arches, box culverts, pipe culverts  
 
Theodor, Nicolas
Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Head Standards Engineer for Bridge Office 
Open footing and box concrete culverts.  
 
Thomure, Jeff
CH2M Hill, structural engineer 
 
 General- all areas of interest. Emphasis on load-rating
 
Thurber, Pamela
Vermont Agency of Transportation, Bridge Management and Inspection Engineer 
Analysis and load rating of buried culverts and structures  
 
Toliver, Tim
 
Advanced Pipe Services, President
Structural analysis of corrugated metal, reinforced concrete and thermoplastic pipe and arches
 
Tovtin, Brad
 
Lane Enterprises Inc, Design Engineer 
Design of steel and aluminum structural plate culverts  
 
Vaia, Lynne
CONTECH Construction Products, Manager - Precast Bridges
General, reinforced concrete, special shapes and soil materials
 
Van der Nest, Darryl
Water Corporation, Western Australia, Senior Engineer. 
Re-lining, long span arches, thermoplastics, (compare with CandeCAD) 
 
Vaslestad, Jan
Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Professor and Chief Engineer of Norwegian Public Roads  
General, corrugated metal, thermoplastic, imperfect ditch culverts  
 
Vila, Luis
GM2 Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer  
 
Design & rating of all types of culverts
 
 
Von Handorf, Jeff
Structure Sight LLC, Partner (Consultant) 
Long-span arches, box culverts, specialty r/c structures 
 
 
Wampler, Danny
Indiana DOT, Load Rating Engineer 
Arches and box culverts  
 
Wang,
Cheng-Yu
Pennsylvania DOT, Civil Engineer Consultant for Bridges 
LRFD design of buried concrete arch structure  
 
Wasniak, Daniel
Contech Construction Products Inc, Engineering Manager 
Corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, and long span arches  
 

Watral, Robert
 
Pennsylvania DOT, Sr. Bridge Engineer 
General, box culverts, thermoplastic pipe  
 
 
Watson Engineering, PC Design Engineer
General, concrete culverts & pipes
 
Webb, Mark
 
Scurlock Industries of Springfield, Engineer
Box culverts, pipe, and three-sided bridge structures
 
Webb, Mark C
SSIS Consulting Engineers, Director 
Corrugated metal arches and boxes, steel pipes, reinforced concrete, thermoplastic, GRP  
 
Wehrum, Kate
 
CONTECH Construction Products, Design Engineer
Reinforced concrete
 
White, Kevin
E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio, Manager Water Resources Group 
Structural mechanics of buried pipes, soil behavior, and load relief by relative stiffness. 
 
Whitehouse, Mike
 
ISCO Industries LLC, Design & Technical Support 
Rehabilitated composite pipe system burial analysis 
 
Wight, Michael  
 
Maine DOT, Senior Structural Designer in Bridge Program 
GG General
 
Williams, Cassandra
 
Foley Products Company, Civil Engineer 
Reinforced concrete, arch culvert, box culvert  
 
Williams, Kevin
Atlantic Industries Ltd., Senior Design Engineer
Corrugated steel, long spans arches and deep corrugations.
 
Wolfe, Marvin
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, TE Specialist in Structural Design 
General interest as Member of AASHTO SCOBS T-13 Culverts Committee
 
Yannotti, Arthur
 
New York State DOT, Deputy Chief Engineer for Structures 
General
 

Zahawi, Benan  

 
Stantec Consulting
Senior Structural Engineer  
 bzahawi@stantec.com  FE Analysis, and all Buried Structures   
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