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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Toolkit
Sample Materials and Forms: Sample Workbook
Jerry Blanding is currently the Contracting Specialist for the Federal Highway Administration National Resource Center. Jerry has extensive experience working with Infrastructure – Innovative Contracting, Claims Avoidance and Mitigation, Contract Administration, and Accelerated Construction Techniques and Technologies.
Jerry is active on the Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Management Team (ACTT) in Ohio, New York, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. He was a presenter of ACTT and Highways for LIFE at the Virginia Concrete Conference. He has conducted process reviews by working with States to evaluate and recommend improvements in areas of consultant negotiations (Maryland), utility relocation (New Jersey, Puerto Rico) and construction staffing levels (Massachusetts). He has participated in the Contract Administration Core Curriculum workshop as an instructor in New Hampshire, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. He has also been involved in the SEP–14, Innovative Contracting training/briefing in multiple states/divisions.
Jerry joined FHWA in 1998. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University. He also is a candidate for his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland. Jerry has his Engineer–in–Training Certification from the Ohio Professional Engineers Board.
Douglas R. Rose
Douglas R. Rose serves as Maryland State Highway's Deputy Administrator/Chief Engineer for Operations. In his position as Deputy Administrator, Mr. Rose directs and oversees SHA's 7 district offices, traffic and safety operations, materials and research operations, maintenance, construction and SHA's ITS Program.
Mr. Rose serves as chairman of the Transportation Agency Consultant Screening Committee, chairman of Maryland's Statewide Operation CHART Board (Maryland's ITS Initiative), chairman of Maryland's Quality Initiative (MdQI) and chairman of the Maryland SHA Total Quality in Construction Council.
Mr. Rose is actively involved in AASHTO, most recently serving as Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Quality and AASHTO Co-Chair NPHQ. Additionally, he is a member of the Joint AGC-ARTBA-AASHTO Task Force, served for four years on the Task Force on SHRP Implementation and five years on the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group (TIG). Mr. Rose is also a member of AASHTO's Subcommittee on Operations and Management and is chair of the Performance Measurement Task Team. Mr. Rose is Past President of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Engineers and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers, and County Engineer's Association.
Mr. Rose graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and has a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Rose is a graduate of the Maryland Executive Institute and MD SHA's Management and Leadership Development Programs.
Bill Wade is currently the Assistant Division Administrator for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the Maryland Division Office located in Baltimore, MD. Bill served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps prior to graduating from Maryland University at College Park in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Management. He then worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration from 1984 until 1988, at which point he joined the Federal Highway Administration. Over the last 19 years Bill has served in various duty stations and positions within FHWA, including a four year assignment in the headquarters office in Washington, DC. Most recently Bill served in the FHWA Florida Division where he was the Director of Planning, Environment & Right of Way from 2001 until June 2007 when he was advanced to his current position.
Kirk G. McClelland
Kirk has been with Maryland State Highway Administration since 1982 and has served in a number of capacities including Chief of the Highway Design Division and Head of the Highway Hydraulics section. He is a registered Professional Engineer. His current position is Director of the Office of Highway Development, with responsibility for final pre-construction engineering activities for projects throughout the state.
Douglas H. Simmons
Doug Simmons serves as the Maryland State Highway Administration's Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer for Planning and Engineering. In this role, he directs SHA's Offices of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Bridge Development, Highway Development, Environmental Design, and Real Estate.
Doug has worked for SHA since 1983, after receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. A registered professional engineer, Doug also received his master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore.
Ken has been serving as the State Highway Administration's Project Manager since March 2006. In this role, Ken is managing the activities necessary to keep this project current with respect to design standards, project correspondence and coordination with all key stakeholders.
Ken previously worked for the State Highway Administration for thirty one years, working in various offices including, the Office of Materials and Research, the Office of Bridge Development, the Office of Highway Development and in 2004, retired from state service as the Division Chief for the State Highway Administration's Engineering Access Permits Division. Ken is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and also the SHA's Management Development Program.
Scott R. Holden, P.E.
Scott is a licensed professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in highway and transportation engineering and planning. His expertise ranges from preparation of preliminary engineering studies to completion of final PS&E construction documents. Mr. Holden's experience also includes geometric design, right–of–way requirements, drainage planning and design, utility relocation, maintenance of traffic (MOT), sequence of construction, and erosion and sediment control. He is also experienced in signing and pavement markings, lighting, intersection traffic capacity and safety analysis, specifications and estimates, and coordinating and facilitating public meetings.
Scott has been serving as the MD 97 at Randolph Road Design Project Manager since 2003 and is responsible for roadway layout and design for the grade separation of the existing at-grade intersection of MD 97 and Randolph Road in Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Holden is managing the development of contract documents, quantities, and project reports; the coordination of erosion and sediment control; and the development of structural and traffic control plans with the appropriate departments.
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