Research & Publications
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Research and Publications
Published in the October 2016 edition of PM Network, Fred Wenger III’s article “Rescue Mission” explains how to overcome challenges in project management. Wenger shares his past experiences working on troubled projects. According to Wenger, “in the chaos of a failing project lies the opportunity to excel.”
In addition to his work at Louis Berger, Wenger is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member. PM Network is a monthly PMI publication.
Post-sanctions Cuba is a largely untapped market for U.S. businesses interested in establishing partnerships and making investments in the Caribbean’s second most populous country. Although Cuba has a solid tradition of engineering, the island nation faces significant infrastructure challenges. Areas of immediate need include power and energy, water and wastewater collection and treatment systems, and transportation. “Opportunities in Cuba” provides a snapshot of these infrastructure needs and the investments required to address them.
Capitalizing on previous Army initiatives and studies, Louis Berger completed an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) aimed at helping Fort Bliss evaluate its net zero energy, water and solid waste initiatives. Through completion of the EIS, associated consultations with state and federal agencies, and public meetings and comments, Fort Bliss has been able to gain perspective on the impact of its proposed net zero actions on the environment. This intelligence will inform the base's strategies for meeting its long-term sustainability goals and protect valued resources.
Ginny Snead, department manager of hydraulics, hydrology, and drainage at Louis Berger, reports on ways that cross-boundary collaborations are helping to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by addressing excess nutrients and algal blooms. Despite differing national practices and policies, the Nordic, Central and Eastern European countries within the Baltic Sea watershed share responsibility for a water body with one of the largest dead zones in the world. Snead describes efforts to collectively reduce stormwater runoff and other vectors of nutrient pollution through a combination of public outreach, incentive policies, and increased regulation.
Bal Cherwoo, senior vice president at Ammann & Whitney and member of the American Concrete Institute 370 Committee, contributed to the recently published “370R-14, Report for the Design of Concrete Structures for Blast Effects,” which presents a methodology for developing reinforced concrete structures to resist the effects of blast loads and to minimize the resulting structural damage and loss of life. Cherwoo has been involved in the development of this resource for many years, including the writing and editing of several sections of this manual.
The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials.
Deborah Matherly led the team that prepared the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 777: “A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events.” The guide provides resources for facilitating regional transportation planning, coordination and operations in the case of large-scale disasters or events.
Louis Berger's Susan Grzybowski and co-author Melody Carvajal detail the involved process of relocating a cemetery, which requires forethought, preplanning, and a team of specialized and devoted members.
Hayward, director of health, safety, environment and quality published an article in Health and Safety Middle East magazine about the risks associated with working at heights.
Óscar Ramón Ramos, Marcos J. Pantaleón, Guillermo Ortega, Cristina Gaite and José Manuel Martínez of Louis Berger's design center in Santander, Spain published a paper on their design of a viaduct over the Guadalhorce River and the A-92 Highway in Málaga, Spain in the Structural Engineering International (SEI Journal), the prestigious official publication of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.
Project undertaken by Louis Berger and Mead & Hunt.
Global Infrastructure, published by Bingham McCutchen LLP, focuses on the issues and trends in infrastructure investment and development worldwide. Gregory Gajewski, PhD, vice president of economic development at Louis Berger contributed a report on the outlook for donor-funded transport infrastructure including a regional global survey.
The Narragansett Bay Commission implemented a program to alleviate combined sewer overflows, which forms the centerpiece of a clean-up to ensure the long term ecological health of Narragansett Bay, a major marine estuary and a primary driver of tourism.
The $102-million upgrade of the Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge featured the innovative use of cantilevered pier caps to facilitate the widening of the aging structure. Through this design, the bridge was widened without having to carry out additional foundation work in the Delaware River.
The focus on winning “the long war” hinges on the soft power of socioeconomic interventions, supported by military stabilization efforts. This article discusses one framework for interagency planning in support of the long war.
Public-Private Partnerships offer unprecedented advantages to government agencies willing to invest in them, and when the initial phases of the process are properly navigated, it can yield outstanding results.
Licensing a hydropower project can be a long and costly process that can be especially burdensome to small-scale developers. This article helps those developers navigate through the hydropower licensing process in the United States, which is increasingly important because of recent national policies that promote investment in renewable energy.
Winning the war without fighting it—how community-based counterinsurgency efforts in the Philippines can be applied in other nations to reduce insurgent violence and reintegrate former combatants into peaceful coexistence.
This article examines the benefits of using contract engineers in U.S. Marine Corps projects using the draw down in Iraq and the build-up in Afghanistan as examples of the types of engineering support contractors can lend to the Marines.