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SEAOI/NCSEA 17th Annual Bridge Symposium: Day 4

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  • Tony Peterson, PE

    Tony Peterson is a Bridge Steel Specialist in the Central Market for the National Steel Bridge Alliance and is located in Des Moines IA. He represents the steel bridge industry on matters of bridge type selection, fabrication and construction. Tony’s role with NSBA is to provide technical assistance, tools and resources for steel bridges to owners, designers, fabricators, and technical committees. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states and holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Engineering (Structural) from Cornell University. Prior to joining NSBA, Tony was a bridge design consultant for over 25 years designing, inspecting and rehabilitating bridges.

  • Francisco Javier Bonachera Martin, PhD, PE

    Francisco Javier Bonachera Martin, PhD, PE, obtained a BS (2011), a MS (2014), and a PhD (2016) in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. From 2016 to 2019 worked as a Research Engineer at the Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research at Purdue University. He joined the Indianapolis office of Michael Baker International in 2019. He has participated in the development of several AASHTO provisions, including two Guide Specifications and contributions to the LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the Manual for Bridge Evaluation.

  • David Loughery, CE

    David Loughery, CE, is the business development manager for infrastructure with Allplan, a leading provider of BIM solutions for civil engineers. He came to the company after spending several years with Bentley Systems. He worked as a structural engineer on projects in China before beginning to work with AEC software.

  • Sam Mittal, PE, SE

    Sam Mittal, PE, SE, serves as a Project Manager in the Chicago office of Horner & Shifrin. Sam has 15 years’ experience delivering projects throughout the country and internationally. During his career he has worked on complex steel, concrete segmental, tied-arch and other bridge types. Sam is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states, Structural Engineer in Illinois and has authored five research papers. Sam earned his bachelor’s from the National Institute of Technology, master’s from the University of Cincinnati, and MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.

  • Brett Sauter, PE, SE

    Brett Sauter, PE, SE. is a Vice President who leads Ciorba’s Structural Group, his experience includes concept studies and final design for bridge projects of various levels of complexity, he has authored technical papers and presented at various conferences.

  • Mary Lou Kutska, PE, SE

    Mary Lou Kutska, PE, SE, serves as a Structural Project Engineer with Ciorba Group with over seven years of experience for clients nationally. She obtained her B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked on final design, staged construction analysis, structural peer review, and served as a technical advisor for concrete slab bridges, segmental bridges, precast concrete bridges, deck replacement, elevated steel track, signature pedestrian bridges, and major river crossings.

  • Mohamad Faraj, SE

    Mohamad Faraj, SE, is a Senior Project Engineer at Illinois Tollway, managing multiple design and construction projects with emphases on highway bridges. Mohamad has over 20 years of experience in all design phases in both private sector and state agency. He is also a certified bridge inspector and Serves as a structural reviewer. Mohamad was designated as a structural lead during Phase I study for the preparation of Masterplan for the $4.0 Billion rehabilitation and reconstruction of Central Tri-State Corridor. In addition to managing several systemwide design and construction projects, he is responsible for delivery of design contracts for both the reconstruction of the mainline I-294 Mile Long Bridges and the BNSF Rail Road Bridge over I-294 within the Central Tri-State Corridor as well as Managing design Contracts for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Edens Spur.

August 27, 2020
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 2H 0M

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