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Dave Platz of FHWA Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow Day 02-08-12

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Presentation by David Platz of FHWA on Careers in Transportation - Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow Day 02-08-12.

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Dave Platz of FHWA Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow Day 02-08-12

  1. 1. FHWA-RC-Construction and Project Management TeamDavid D. Platz, PEConstruction and Project Management Engineer
  2. 2. Formal Education• High School• Technical College• University 2008 M.S. Civil Engineering 1999 B.S. Civil Engineering 1996 1994 Education Never Stops… February 8, 2012
  3. 3. Engineering Education – The FoundationHigh School Math: College Math: • Algebra • Calculus I • Geometry • Calculus II • Trigonometry • Calculus III • Calculus • Differential Equations • Linear Systems Analysis • Statistics February 8, 2012
  4. 4. Engineering Education – The FoundationHigh School Science: College Science: • Natural Science • Chemistry I • Biology • Chemistry II • Chemistry • Physics I • Physics • Physics II • Orbital Mechanics (just a fun physics class) February 8, 2012
  5. 5. Engineering Education – The Core ClassesEngineering: Civil Engineering: • Statics • Soil Mechanics • Dynamics • Water Resources • Electrical Science • Surveying • Thermodynamics • Drafting • Computer Programs • Concrete Design • Materials • Transportation Engineering • Strength of Materials • Environmental Impacts • Fluid Mechanics • Engineering Economics February 8, 2012
  6. 6. Engineering Education – The Fun ClassesTransportation Urban Planning: Engineering: • Land Use • Traffic Control • Urban Problems • Physical Planning • Urban Solutions • Municipal Engineering • Municipal Engineering • Urban Transportation • Urban Transportation • Senior Design Project February 8, 2012
  7. 7. • What do I do?• Major Project Management• Cost Estimate Reviews• Contract Administration• Local Public Agencies• Construction Quality• Construction Inspection and Oversight February 8, 2012
  8. 8. Major Project Management - Critical Path Method February 8, 2012
  9. 9. Team Work February 8, 2012
  10. 10. Cost Estimate Reviews February 8, 2012
  11. 11. Contract Administration Planning NEPA Design ROW Construction CE, EA, EIS Location & Design Concept approval February 8, 2012
  12. 12. Cool Projects! Marquette Interchange, Milwaukee, WI February 8, 2012
  13. 13. Cool Projects! United States Highway 12 February 8, 2012
  14. 14. Cool Projects! Hangers in Iraq February 8, 2012
  15. 15. Cool Projects! Hangers in Iraq February 8, 2012
  16. 16. Cool Projects! United States Highway 41 February 8, 2012
  17. 17. Cool Projects! Roads in Afghanistan February 8, 2012
  18. 18. Cool Projects! Roads in Afghanistan February 8, 2012

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