OPAC Consulting Engineers

Francis Drouillard

Principal

email:

fdrouillard@opacengineers.com

Telephone:

415 989 4551 x213

Registration:

Professional Engineer in California (C42040) and Michigan (33862)

Education:

B.S. - Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983

Employment History:

1993-present

OPAC Consulting Engineers, Principal Engineer.

1991-1993

Spalding DeDecker and Associates, Project Manager.

1989-1991

Faye Bernstein and Associates, Project Manager.

1984-1989

T.Y. Lin International, Design Engineer to Project Manager.

1974-1984

Structural Engineering Drafter and pursuit of engineering degree.

Professional Experience

Francis Drouillard has 28 years of experience in the design, project management, and construction support engineering of long-span light rail and highway bridges. Mr. Drouillard has designed a variety of bridge types that include concrete box girders, steel arches, composite steel girders, cast-in-place segmental balanced-cantilever box girders and cable-supported bridges. He has also provided construction support engineering and field supervision on various complex bridge projects.

Key Qualifications

  • Management of bridge design projects.
  • Production of contract documents for bridge projects.
  • Development of bridge erection procedures for unique bridge types.
  • Design of innovative bridges to meet strict project constraints .
  • Design of bridges utilizing segmental cantilever construction method.
  • Development of bridge seismic retrofit design concepts .
  • Seismic analysis of bridge structures.
  • Design of long span bridges.
  • Design of bridges utilizing structural steel system.
  • Design of cable-stayed bridges.
  • Design of arch bridges.
  • Structural modeling analysis.
  • 3D modeling for visualization or conflict resolution of embedded items.

Relevant Project Experience

Selected projects by Francis Drouillard are listed below:


Hoover Dam Bypass: Colorado River Bridge - Construction Engineering

Hoover Dam Bypass: Colorado River Bridge

Construction engineering for a 1,090 ft concrete arch bridge downstream of the Hoover Dam.

Nevada-Arizona. Construction completion 2010

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Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian Overcrossing - Construction Engineering

Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian Overcrossing

Construction engineering for a pedestrian overcrossing in Walnut Creek, CA

Contra Costa County, CA. Construction completion (estimated) 2010

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Nanning Bridge - Design

Nanning Bridge

A 300 m span steel arch bridge across the Yong River. The arch ribs are steel box sections and the deck consists of a steel box girder with an orthotropic deck.

Nanning City, China. Construction completed 2009

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Third Carquinez Strait Bridge - Design

Third Carquinez Strait Bridge

A 728 m span suspension bridge with a steel orthotropic deck. The new suspension bridge replaced a 75 year old truss bridge across the Carquinez Strait.

Sacramento River, Crockett - Vallejo, California. Construction completed 2004

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Berkeley I-80 Pedestrian Overcrossing - Design

Berkeley I-80 Pedestrian Overcrossing

A 90 m span arch bridge for pedestrian and bicycle across the I-80 freeway in Berkeley. The steel arch ribs consist of curved inclined steel pipes in a basket handle configuration.

Berkeley, California. Construction completed 2002

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BART to SFO - Millbrae Station - Design

BART to SFO - Millbrae Station

Design of a multi-modal station in Millbrae serving BART and Caltrain. This is the southernmost station along the Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco Airport Extension.

Millbrae, California. Construction completed 2002

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BART to SFO - San Bruno Station - Design

BART to SFO - San Bruno Station

Design of a BART station with underground platform adjacent to Tanforan Shopping Center in San Bruno.

San Bruno, California. Construction completed 2002

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BART to SFO - South San Francisco Station - Design

BART to SFO - South San Francisco Station

Design of a BART station in South San Francisco with platform underground and concourse at grade.

South San Francisco, California. Construction completed 2002

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LAXT Coke Storage Domes - Design and Contractor Support

LAXT Coke Storage Domes

Design of two 75,000 ton capacity petroleum coke storage domes at the Los Angeles Export Terminal. Each dome is 240 feet in diameter and 130 feet high.

Los Angeles Export Terminal, San Pedro, California. Construction completed 1999

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Arroyo Cangrejillo Bridge - Design and Construction Supervision

Arroyo Cangrejillo Bridge

Design and construction supervision of a 337 m span unstiffened suspension bridge across an environmentally sensitive valley in Argentina. The bridge carries a foot path and mining copper-concentrate pipeline.

Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina. Construction completed 1998

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City Creek and East Fork City Creek Bridges - Seismic Retrofit Design

City Creek and East Fork City Creek Bridges

Seismic retrofit of 2 open-spandrel reinforced concrete arch bridges in the San Bernardino National Forest. These bridges are candidates for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

San Bernardino National Forest, California. Construction completed 1998

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Lake Redding Bridge - Design

Lake Redding Bridge

Design of a 5-span post-tensioned concrete arch bridge over the Sacramento River. The new bridge reflects and respects the adjacent Diestelhorst Bridge, a historic arch bridge of architectural significance.

Redding, California. Construction completed 1996

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Ping Ding Steel Arch Bridge - Value Engineering and Design

Ping Ding Steel Arch Bridge

Design of a 60 m span steel arch bridge across a deep ravine in Taiwan. The composite deck consists of steel girders and a cast-in-place concrete slab.

Suburban Taipei, Taiwan. Design completed 1993

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Jamestown Bridge - Design and Construction Support

Jamestown Bridge

A replacement structure built by segmental cantilever construction across Narragansett Bay.

West Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Construction completed 1993

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Medium Capacity Transit System - Design

Medium Capacity Transit System

A 12 km mass transit system with 13 stations, one tunnel and 10 km of viaducts.

Taipei, Taiwan. Construction completed 1993

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Weirton-Steubenville Bridge - Construction Engineering

Weirton-Steubenville Bridge

A 1,965-ft cable-stayed bridge across the Ohio River.

Weirton, West Virginia-Steubenville, Ohio. Construction completed 1988

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High Bridge - Design

High Bridge

A 520-ft steel tied arch bridge across the Mississippi River.

St. Paul, Minnesota. Construction completed 1987

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Zilwaukee Bridge Construction Engineering - Construction Engineering

Zilwaukee Bridge Construction Engineering

A precast segmental concrete box girder bridge across the Saginaw River.

Zilwaukee, Michigan. Construction completed 1987

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