Ken Butler, PE, brings 38 years of design experience and national recognition for his performance on high profile bridge projects having been involved with the management, design, and construction of 30 major and complex bridges worth more than $5 billion in construction costs. He has been involved with the design and construction of six (6) cable stayed bridges; nine (9) major river crossings; and two (2) bay bridges. He serves as Director for the firm’s Complex Bridge Practice. Ken’s responsibilities include leading complex bridge projects and ensuring that the best technical resources are utilized and made available from AECOM’s more than 1600 bridge engineers. He was the Designer of Record for the $453 million Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge project in Washington D.C.
Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project is the largest transportation project in the history of the District. The project includes creating a new bridge design that will last 100-years and transforming South Capitol Street into a prominent gateway. The presentation will focus on the project technical complexities including the design and construction of an innovative three-arch system that allows the superstructure to freely move through the arches. The presentation will also highlight the procurement process for this $453 million design-build project including the unique Visual Quality goals and the ranking criteria that drove creativity and ingenuity.