Best Practices for Environmental Analysis & Permitting in Transportation Design-Build Projects

Recorded On: 06/27/2018

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning, environmental permitting and post-award environmental management (e.g., NEPA re-evaluations and permit modifications).

Baabak Ashuri, PhD, DBIA, CCP, DRMP, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Hannon, PE, CPESC, Cintra US

Baabak Ashuri, PhD, DBIA, CCP, DRMP

Associate Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Baabak Ashuri is Associate Professor and Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) Fellow in the School of Building Construction and the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech where he directs Construction Research Center (CRC). Dr. Ashuri’s educational, research, and consulting activities focus on Project Analytics, Construction Engineering & Project Management, Investment Valuation, Economic Decision Analysis, and Innovative Project Delivery Systems (Design-Build (DB), Design-Build-Finance (DBF), Public-Private Partnership (P3), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)). His work has implications for improving long-range planning and integrated decision-making process for delivery of resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems.

David Hannon, PE, CPESC

Cintra US

David Hannon is a Professional Engineer with more than twelve years of highway design and project management experience.  David has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Building Construction both from Georgia Tech.  David is currently serving as the Chief Infrastructure Officer for the I-77 Mobility Partners concessionaire company.  In this role, David is overseeing the design and construction of 26 miles of new HOT lanes along I-77 in North Charlotte.

Prior to joining Cintra, David spent four years working at HNTB and with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), as a program manager for GDOT’s Design-Build program. While serving as a program manager David was invited by Georgia Tech to participate in a unique research project identifying efficiency opportunities in Design-Build project delivery and management. This research included interviews with seven leading State DOTs on best practices for managing Design-Build projects and writing a guidebook on management strategies that was be published in the Fall of 2013.


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