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FHWA Resource Center

CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Construction and Project Management Team at the FHWA Resource Center helps support the construction management process by providing technical assistance, technology transfer, training, and interagency coordination.

Our vision is that transportation projects and management will be based on state of the art construction practices, thereby improving the quality of our nation’s infrastructure.

Our mission is to promote effective practices nationwide through training and technical assistance and technology deployment.

The FHWA Resource Center Construction and Project Management Technical Service Team offers expertise in a number of specialty areas:

  • Quality Highway Construction: Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer, Contract Administration Core Curriculum Training, Delivery of FHWA’s Construction Program Management and Inspection Guide, Quality Assurance Programs and Regulations, Specifications, Technical aspects of Construction Quality: Monitoring and Oversight, and Environmental Commitments in construction.
  • Contract Administration Technical Assistance: Recommend Strategies and Identify Opportunities, Coordinate Group Training, and Provide Community of Practice Information.
  • Innovative Contracting Solutions, Alternative Contracting: Cost Plus Time Bidding, Design-Build (D-B), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC), Lane Rental, and Warranty Clauses.
  • Mobile Work Zone Protection Device: Designed as the result of the need for a device to protect workers in the work zone.
  • Automated Equipment: Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Surveying: Potential uses for Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying within the highway community are diverse and range from Geographical Information Systems to automated equipment.
  • Project Management: Risk Management along with scheduling and addressing Major Projects needs including: Cost Estimate Reviews, Financial Plans and Project Management Plans.


Listed below are the Resource Center Construction and Project Management Experts. Please e-mail or call the Team Manager for technical assistance.

Team Manager

Rob Elliott
(biography)
Construction and Project Management Team Manager
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3941
Fax: (404) 562-3700
rob.elliott@dot.gov

Program Assistant

Yolanda Rucker
(biography)
Program Assistant
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3673
Fax: (404) 562-3700
yolanda.rucker@dot.gov

Team MembersSpecialty Area(s)

Craig Actis
(biography)
Project Management Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3242
Fax: (720) 963-3232
craig.actis@dot.gov


• Project Management
• Major Projects Management
• Design/Build
• Contract Development
• Contract Administration
• Cost Estimate Reviews
• Innovative Project Delivery
 

Kenneth Atkins
(biography)
Contract Administration & Proj. Mgmt Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3416
Fax: (720) 963-3232
kenneth.e.atkins@dot.gov


• Project Leadership and Strategic Planning
• Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC)
• Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI)
• Budgeting for Transportation Programs
       

Jerry Blanding
(biography)
Innovative Contracting Engineer
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2253
Fax: (410) 962-3655
jerry.blanding@dot.gov


• Infrastructure - Innovative Contracting
• Claims Avoidance and Mitigation
• Contract Administration
• Accelerated Construction Techniques and Technologies
       

Greg Doyle
(biography)
Construction Quality Engineer
55 Broadway 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Ph: (617) 494-3279
Fax: (617) 494-2745
gregory.j.doyle@dot.gov


• Construction Quality Assurance (QA)
• Construction Program Management and Inspection
• Construction and Materials Specifications
• Construction Staffing
• Innovative Contracting
• Design-Build
   

John Haynes
(biography)
Transportation Specialist
2520 West 4700 South Suite 9A
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
Ph: (801) 955-3526
Fax:
john.haynes@dot.gov


• Project Management
• Construction Management
• Construction Manager/General contractor (CM/GC)
• Design Build Contracting
• Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
• Consultant Services Procurement
• Construction document preparation
• Specification Writing

Bernie Kuta
(biography)
Construction and Contract Administration Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3204
Fax: (720) 963-3232
bernie.kuta@dot.gov


• Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
• Contract administration
• Specification development
• Materials for construction
• Pavement warranties and Pavement construction
• Work Zone Safety
   

Jeff Lewis
(biography)
Team Leader - Construction and Contract Administration
650 Capitol Mall Suite 4-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 498-5035
Fax: (916) 498-5008
jeff.lewis@dot.gov


• Construction Program Management - Cradle to Grave - Environmental Issues in Designing and Constructing Projects
• Major Projects
• Local Public Agencies
• Construction Quality
• Emergency Relief
• Contract Administration
• Innovative Contracting
• Construction Inspection and Oversight

Michael Smith
(biography)
Team Leader - Project Mgt Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3694
Fax: (404) 562-3700
michael.smith@dot.gov


• Life-cycle Cost Analysis
• Cost Estimation and Validation
• Local Public Agencies
• Quality Assurance
• Asphalt Materials
     

Douglas Townes
(biography)
Construction and Contract Administration Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3914
Fax: (404) 562-3700
douglas.townes@dot.gov


• Construction Training courses development
• GPS in Construction
• Construction Claims
• Contract Administration
• Contract Change Orders/Supplemental Agreements
• Construction Quality
• Training Administration
• Mechanical Bridge Construction/Overhaul

David Unkefer
(biography)
Construction and Project Management Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3669
Fax: (404) 562-3700
david.unkefer@dot.gov


• Federal-aid Program Management -- NEPA to Construction, safety, pavements, traffic operations/ITS, bridge, teach Federal-aid 101
• Program and Process Improvement Reviews
• Project Management and scheduling
• Innovative Contracting and Construction methods, Technology Deployment
• Contract Administration
• Construction Quality, Inspection and Oversight
• Material and Construction Specifications
• Local Public Agencys

Kathryn Weisner
(biography)
Construction and Project Management Engineer
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2484
Fax: (410) 962-3419
kathryn.weisner@dot.gov


• Construction Inspection and Oversight
• Construction Project Management
• Construction Site Safety
• Contract Administration
• Claims
• Work Zone Traffic Control, design, evaluation and implementation
• Design-Build
• Program and process improvement reviews
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