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Construction and Project Management

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 Team offers expertise in a number of specialty areas:


Listed below are the Resource Center Construction and Project Management Experts. Please e-mail the Technical Director for technical assistance.

Technical Director

Rob Elliott
Construction and Project Management Technical Director
rob.elliott@dot.gov

Team Members
Team MemberSpecialty Area(s)
Kenneth E. Atkins, P.E.
Contract Administration
kenneth.e.atkins@dot.gov
• Project Leadership and Strategic Planning
• Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC)
• Project Bundling
• Bridge Bundling
Bernie Kuta, P.E.
Team Leader - Construction and Contract Administration Engineer
bernie.kuta@dot.gov
• Contract administration
• Specification development
• Materials for construction
• Pavement warranties and Pavement construction
• Work Zone Safety
• Risk Based Stewardship and Oversight
• Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
Leslie Lahndt, Ph.D., P.E.
Project Management Engineer
Leslie.lahndt@dot.gov
• Contract Administration
• Construction Inspection and Oversight
• Specifications
• LPA Program Development and Delivery
• Project Management
• Consultant Services Contracting
• Cost Estimation and Validation
• Risk-based cost estimation
• Utility Coordination
• Major Projects
Roy Siegel, P.E.
Construction and Project Management Engineer
roy.siegel@dot.gov

• Construction Contract Administration
• Construction Claims
• Construction Quality, Inspection and Oversight
• Contract Administration and Claims Avoidance
• Material and Construction Specifications
• Construction Project Management
• Construction Site Safety
• Work Zone Traffic Control Evaluation and Implementation
• PS&E Development, Constructability Reviews

Michael Ray Smith
Project Management Engineer
michael.smith@dot.gov
• Cost Estimation and Validation
• Risk-based cost estimation
• Local Public Agencies
• Life-cycle Cost Analysis
• Quality Assurance
• Asphalt Materials
David Unkefer, P.E.
Construction and Project Management Engineer
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
• 3D in Construction / CIM
• Local Public Agency's
Kathryn Weisner, P.E., NRAEMT
Construction and Project Management Engineer
kathryn.weisner@dot.gov
• Construction Inspection and Oversight
• Construction Project Management
• Construction Site Safety
• Contract Administration
• e-Construction
• 3D Models
• UAS – Unmanned Arial Systems
• Claims
• Work Zone Traffic Control, design, evaluation and implementation
• Design-Build
• Program and process improvement reviews

 

Page last modified on July 26, 2019
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