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Region 6 Director Earns Fellow Status

Nancy Straub Cline, P.E., F.ASCE, a consultant whose experience includes over 15 years in municipal engineering and five years as an area engineer for TxDOT, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Cline is currently employed by Texas Central and is working on the high-speed train. Also, for the past 10 years, she has spent time in consulting engineering. She has been...

Baker Elevated to Fellow

Richard Lee Baker, P.E., F.ASCE, a civil engineer with more than 44 years of experience, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Baker, after retiring in 2011, established Baker Engineering Services Inc., Consulting Engineers, a company that focuses on utility inspection and construction management. As president, Baker directs personnel, manages daily business operations, generates business through client interactions, and reviews proposals...

Effective Streamlining Involves Reinventing Core Practices at DOTs

John Barton, P.E., M.ASCE, serves as HNTB Corporation's national DOT market sector leader and senior vice president. Barton's experience includes nearly 30 years at the Texas Department of Transportation, including his most recent role as deputy executive director. Today, he shares some of the wisdom born of that experience to outline how he thinks DOTs across the country can streamline their practices. Defining streamlining The term streamlining...

ALDOT Management Pro Named Fellow

Freddy A. Naranjo, P.E., F.ASCE, assistant bureau chief in the Quality Control Bureau at the Alabama Department of Transportation, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. In the industry since 1991, Naranjo has been involved in some quite important infrastructure projects across Alabama, a few of them very significant in alleviating congestion and providing safety. He has expertise in planning, design,...

Professor and Pavement Scientist Now Fellow

Karim Chatti, Ph.D., F.ASCE, professor of civil engineering at Michigan State University and director of the University Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Chatti is an internationally recognized expert in pavement engineering. His research focuses on mechanistic modeling of pavement systems, including pavement dynamics, vehicle-pavement interaction, backcalculation of pavement layer properties, pavement roughness, rolling...

ASCE Past President Named Director of Nevada DOT

ASCE 2019 Past President Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, Pres.18.ASCE, has been appointed director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. In announcing the appointment, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak emphasized that Swallow’s distinguished career as a civil engineer and public servant made her the ideal choice to guide the state’s transportation infrastructure. “I’m looking forward to serving in this role,” Swallow said. “We have a really great...

The Road to the Future of Transportation

Could you imagine a world without transportation? Probably not. That’s because the built world we live in wouldn’t be possible without it. According to ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, U.S. roads carried people and goods over 3 trillion miles in 2016 alone – or more than 300 round-trips between Earth and Pluto. As our population grows, the need for pioneering solutions does too. Today, we’re amid exciting times...

Board Sharpens New Strategy

The picture is starting to come into focus. The ASCE Board of Direction spent a good portion of its quarterly meeting, July 28-29 in Baltimore, honing its strategic plan, a process that began in January with vision, goals, and measurables set to coalesce at the October meeting. The Board broke into focus groups to discuss and refine six goal statements. They then ranked several potential strategies...

Former Texas Section President and ASCE Board Member Steinberg Dies

Texas Section 1988 President and former ASCE Board member Malcolm L. Steinberg Sr., a state Department of Transportation engineer and author, has died at 90. Steinberg, P.E., F.ASCE, enjoyed a 40-year career as a transportation engineer for the state in San Antonio and El Paso. An active ASCE membership included his Section presidency and as president of a local branch. He served on the ASCE...

San Diego’s ‘Father of the Freeway,’ Dekema Dies at 101

Distinguished Member Jacob Dekema, a World War II veteran and former San Diego Section president who supervised the postwar boom of freeway construction in and around San Diego, has died at 101. As supervisor of the state transportation department’s District 11 from 1955 to 1980, Dekema was able to carry out an early vision for San Diego that shapes it to this day. Family, friends...