Mr. Reyes discussed the I-91 Widening Project and his role on the important improvement project for the greater Los Angeles highway commuters. Mr. Reyes also shared insight on what to expect once new graduates find employment. Of most importance, Mr. Reyes recommends that newly hired identify their strengths and “find their fit” in professional practice – all the while maintaining a focus on the P.E. licensing goal.
On Thursday, October 25th 2012, ITE Cal Poly Pomona held the 3rd General Meeting of the year. The guest speaker was Mr. Neil Nilchian, P.E. who detailed Project Management issues in Transportation Engineering.
Mr. Nilchian stressed the importance of balance within a project and the consideration for a diversity of needs. According to him, project success is a product of originality, timeliness, and client-service. Mr. Nilchian concluded his presentation with valuable words of wisdom and well wishes to his audience of aspiring professional engineers.
HNTB, an engineering and architectural firm founded in Kansas City, Mo., has won a competition to redesign and replace the 6th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River between downtown and Boyle Heights.
The double arches of the iconic 80-year-old bridge, which engineers fear would crumble in an earthquake, will be replaced with a sleek, cable-supported structure that features a “ribbon of arches,” City Engineer Gary Lee Moore said as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other officials announced the winner Friday.