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Derek Soden
Structural Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228

Ph: (720) 963-3235
FAX: (720) 963-3232
derek.soden@dot.gov

Experience
Began working in field in 1998
Joined FHWA in 2009

Education
•    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
•    Master of Science, Civil/Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Expertise/Specialty
•    Bridge Inspection
•    Bridge Inspection
•    Bridge Inspection
•    Bridge Inspection
•    Inspection of Ancillary Highway Structures

Licenses and Registrations
•    P.E., Alaska and California
•    S.E., Alaska

Professional Highlights
•    Delivers the Resource Center¬ís Introduction to Element Level Bridge Inspection Course

•    Serves on the National Bridge Inspection Program Oversight Team

•    Serves on the team developing the Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory

•    From 2009 to 2012, was the Assistant Bridge Engineer in the Florida Division Office of FHWA, with oversight responsibilities in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

•    Received the FHWA Bridge Excellence Award for National Leadership in 2011 and for Stewardship in 2013

•    From 1998 to 2009, was a bridge design engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

•    Was the lead designer on 30+ bridge projects, including new bridges, rehabilitations, and retrofits, often in remote locations with moderate to high seismicity

•    From 2002 to 2009, was an inspection team leader, conducting bridge safety inspections in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards

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