Colorado Department of Transportation selected the Design-Build team
The Colorado Department of Transportation has selected the Design-Build team of Edward Kraemer and Sons & Felsburg Holt & Ullevig to complete improvements to US 6 between I-25 and Knox Ct. The $98 million project will address numerous safety and operational issues and will feature improvements to the US 6 / I-25 Interchange and the replacement of multiple bridges on US 6:
- US 6 over Bryant Street
- US 6 over the South Platte River
- US 6 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad east of I-25
- US 6 over I-25 and Federal Boulevard
- A host of roadway, drainage, and park improvements are also planned.
Jesse Poore, Environmental Planner, Earns AICP Certification
Jesse Poore AICP, CFM, was recently accepted to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). To be eligible for this accomplishment, professional planners must achieve certain professional milestones that include: demonstrated professional planning experience in plan-making and implementation, functional areas of practice, research and analysis as well as passing AICP Certification Examination. Jesse’s science and planning career spans fifteen years and includes work in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and Iowa. With a focus on environmental planning, permit compliance, and program management, Jesse has worked with FHU clients since 2006, assisting them with development of stormwater codes, policies, plans, education and outreach. Kudos to Jesse on achieving AICP certification and his ongoing commitment to better serving clients and communities.
14th Street-Warlick Blvd-Old Cheney Road Design Competition
Never doubt that a little competition brings out the best in engineers! FHU is one of three firms selected by the City of Lincoln, Nebraska to take part in a design competition to solve one of its toughest traffic challenges. After evaluating the busy 14th Street-Warlick Blvd-Old Cheney Road intersection, each firm had three months to develop and submit its best concept for improving safety and minimizing congestion at the intersection. FHU unveiled its unique elevated roundabout concept at a November 15th public meeting where all three firms displayed their designs. With input from the public and stakeholders, the City is hoping to pick the winning design before the end of the year and begin construction in 2014.
Read more information on the competition.
I-25/Alameda Bridge Reconstruction Awarded a 2013 Engineering
On Monday, November 5, ACEC-Colorado awarded FHU with a 2013 Engineering Excellence Award for the design of the I-25/Alameda Bridge Reconstruction project, completed on behalf of the Colorado Department of Transportation. FHU was the design consultant working with CDOT on this complex project to widen the Alameda Bridge and underpass at I-25. As a highly constrained section of the urban corridor, it was the first critical piece of the overall widening effort of I-25 through Denver, and involved many design complexities with regard to complicated bridge geometry, inadequate flooding mitigation, replacement of an existing cofferdam and pump station, and contaminated groundwater and soils in the project area. The challenge was to address these issues in a way that was most resourceful, cost effective, space efficient.
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig Names New President, Executive Vice-President
FHU has named Dean Bradley as President and selected Kyle Anderson as Executive Vice-President. Dean assumes the role of President from Founding Principal Bob Felsburg, who remains as Chairman of the firm. Dean has been with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig for 18 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President. He was a civil design practice leader and directed the company's marketing and business development strategy. Kyle, a Principal since 2004, oversees the operations of FHU's two Nebraska offices.
“The time was right," according to Bob. "We're poised to be more successful than ever in developing innovative transportation solutions. Dean and Kyle are outstanding leaders who embody the spirit of FHU's core purpose and values."
Dean agrees, "I'm excited about our future, and I'm deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as President. FHU’s future will continue to be anchored in a strong foundation of values and service as instilled by the founding owners. I'm excited to help marry that culture with the innovation and energy that our employees bring to their assignments; our clients will reap the benefits."
“Dean and I share Bob’s vision of success for FHU," states Kyle. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and am committed to carrying on our culture of integrity, technical excellence, and client service.”
Jesse Poore Presenting at StormCon 2012
Denver is the host city for StormCon 2012, welcoming water quality professionals from throughout the U.S. August 19-23. FHU’s Jesse Poore will be a featured presenter: Measuring Embraced Behavior to Evaluate Effectiveness of MS4 Education and Outreach.
Bob Felsburg Recipient of the Orley O. Phillips Award
In June, Bob Felsburg, PE, President, was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Orley O. Phillips Award. This prestigious award is presented annually by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado to a member in recognition of his/her significant contributions to the profession of consulting engineering and to the Council and its programs.
Bob has been an active ACEC member and leader throughout his distinguished career. In addition to serving on numerous committees, Bob is a past president of the council and has served as national director of ACEC. We congratulate Bob on this recognition of his commitment to the profession and his contributions to transportation solutions for clients throughout the U.S.
Jeanne Sharps, PE, named 2012 Outstanding Woman Engineer
On February 28, Jeanne Sharps was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Colorado chapter as its 2012 Outstanding Woman Engineer. ACEC-CO presents this award annually, recognizing female engineers who have achieved professional distinction, are involved community and civic organizations, and support educational initiatives. Jeanne is a Senior Engineer on FHU's structures team and her accomplishments exemplify the spirit of this award. She is an accomplished engineer who has led some of the largest projects in FHU's history, including: the I-25/Santa Fe/Alameda Interchange Complex, the I-25 Trinidad Improvements, Broadway-Arizona to Exposition at I-25 Multi-Modal Enhancements, and the North I-25 Environmental Impact Statement (Conceptual Design Lead). She is an outstanding mentor for FHU's up-and-coming engineers and has been engaged in many wellness- and education-related fundraising and charitable activities. Jeanne is a model for successful leadership: an outstanding engineer, a collaborative director, a trusted advisor, an effective communicator, and a generous educator. FHU is proud to congratulate Jeanne for this singular recognition.