September 14, 2016 ASHE NCNJ and ASHE SNJ Joint Dinner Meeting

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ASHE NCNJ and ASHE SNJ Joint Dinner Meeting

Presentation by: J. Lawrence Williams, P.E.  – NJTA Deputy Chief Engineer, Construction 

With a sponsor presentation by James J. Purcell, PE, Technical Director, New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA)

Mr. Williams provided an overview of the NJTA’s 10 Year/$7 billion Capital Project an Investment Plan to over 90 attendees at the initial meeting of the 2016-17 Year for the two ASHE NJ Sections.

Speaker Bio:

Lawrence Williams, P.E. – Deputy Chief Engineer – Construction New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Mr. Williams has over 30 years of design, construction supervision and management experience gained from a career working in both the public and private sectors. After graduating from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, he began his career In Los Angeles, California working for the California Department of Transportation.

In 1985 he relocated to New Jersey and worked for Edwards & Kelcey. Employed in the Highways Department, he gained experience in contract document preparation both as a design engineer and later as a project manager working on projects for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

In 1989 Mr. Williams left the private sector and joined the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He began his employment as a staff engineer in design and worked his way up to become the Deputy Chief Engineer of Construction, managing a staff of 25 professionals and support personnel, with construction contracts currently totaling $2.5 billion. Mr. Williams is responsible for the development and implementation of the construction component of the Authority’s $7 billion 10 year Capital Investment Program.

Mr. Williams has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from NJIT. He is a Professional Engineer and Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey and is a member of a number of professional organizations.

Thank you to our dinner sponsors for their support: AEA, Arora & Associates, RGA


June 16, 2016

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Date: June 16, 2016
Location: Goethals Bridge Field Trip and Presentation

Seth Cordell of Parson lead an interesting field trip of the site including climbing to the deck level in two locations followed by dinner and presentation at Noches de Columbia.

April 5, 2016 – Project of the Year, Cranbury Inn, Cranbury, NJ

Doug Freudenrich/Michael Baker provided a presentation on the under $5m award project, Route 130 Adaptive Traffic Signal System, and Jeff Mahally/GPI presented on the over $5m award project, GSP Bridges over Route 9. Scholarships were awarded by NCNJ section to four students: Daniel Quiroga, Selom Kotey, Margarita Restrepo, and Katharine Lester. There was also a presentation by students from Collingswood Middles School on a their project from the recent Future Cities workshop.