Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm with five offices in Southern California, is expanding its rail and transit practice to meet the increased demands of the region. Graham Christie, PE, joins the firm as associate vice president, Southern California rail and transit leader, bringing more than two decades of project management, design and construction management experience working with various transportation agencies on rail and transit projects throughout Southern California. He is located in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.
“HNTB is the No. 1 consultant to transportation agencies in the nation, and the firm currently is working on some of the most visible infrastructure projects in Los Angeles,” said Vic Martinez, PE, Southern California district leader and Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement project manager. “Graham’s insight and diverse experience working with regional transportation agencies will greatly enhance our projects with clients throughout Southern California.”
In his most recent role as project manager at RailPros Inc., Christie managed the design, construction and safety management teams on several complex rail projects for Metrolink. Prior to that, he served as project manager on a wide range of rail and transit projects for many agencies, including the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North County Transit District, California Department of Transportation, BNSF Railway, Southern California Regional Rail Authority and the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego.
Christie is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and the Construction Management Association of America and a published author in Engineering News-Record.
Nationwide HNTB is celebrating a century of service in 2014. The firm’s impact in Southern California also began in 1914 with the design of Pasadena’s Arroyo-Seco Viaduct, referred to locally as the Colorado Street Bridge. Today HNTB continues to work on some of the most complex and highly visible projects in the region, including the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement, the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project and the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from nine office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. Now celebrating a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.