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FHWA Resource Center


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: Contract Administration Core Curriculum (CACC) 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.
  • Alternative Contract Methods (ACM’s): Cost Plus Time Bidding, Design-Build (D-B), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC), Lane Rental, and Warranty Clauses.
  • 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
Construction and Project Management Team Manager
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3941
Fax: (404) 562-3700

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Team MembersSpecialty Area(s)

Craig Actis
Project Management Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3242
Fax: (720) 963-3232

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

Kenneth Atkins
Contract Administration
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-4782
Fax: (404) 562-3700

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

Greg Doyle
Construction Quality Engineer
55 Broadway 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Ph: (617) 494-3279
Fax: (617) 494-2745

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

John Haynes
Transportation Specialist
2520 West 4700 South Suite 9A
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
Ph: (801) 955-3526

• 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
Team Leader - Construction and Contract Administration Engineer
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3204
Fax: (720) 963-3232

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

Leslie Lahndt
LPA Transportation Engineer and Program Manager
575 North Pennsylvania Street Room 254
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph: (317) 226-7481
Fax: (317) 226-7341

• Contract Administration
• Construction Inspection and Oversight
• Specifications
• LPA Program Development and Delivery
• Preservation Program Administration
• Project Management
• Contracting
• Cost Estimate Review

Jeff Lewis
Construction and Contract Administration
650 Capitol Mall Suite 4-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 498-5035
Fax: (916) 498-5008

• Construction Program Management - Cradle to Grave - Environmental Issues in Designing and Constructing Projects
• Major Projects
• Local Public Agency's
• Construction Quality
• Emergency Relief (ER)
• Contract Administration
• Alternative Contracting Methods (ACMs)
• Construction Inspection and Oversight Utilities Maintenance/System Preservation

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

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

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

• 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
Team Leader - Construction and Project Management Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3669
Fax: (404) 562-3700

• 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 Agency's

Kathryn Weisner
Construction and Project Management Engineer
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2484
Fax: (410) 962-3419

• 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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