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Professional Engineer in California (C42040) and Michigan (33862)
B.S. - Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983
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.
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.
- 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
Construction engineering for a 1,090 ft concrete arch bridge downstream of the Hoover Dam.
Nevada-Arizona. Construction completion 2010
Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian Overcrossing - Construction Engineering
Construction engineering for a pedestrian overcrossing in Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa County, CA. Construction completion (estimated) 2010
Nanning Bridge - Design
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
Third Carquinez Strait Bridge - Design
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
Berkeley I-80 Pedestrian Overcrossing - Design
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
BART to SFO - Millbrae Station - Design
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
BART to SFO - San Bruno Station - Design
Design of a BART station with underground platform adjacent to Tanforan Shopping Center in San Bruno.
San Bruno, California. Construction completed 2002
BART to SFO - South San Francisco Station - Design
Design of a BART station in South San Francisco with platform underground and concourse at grade.
South San Francisco, California. Construction completed 2002
LAXT Coke Storage Domes - Design and Contractor Support
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
Arroyo Cangrejillo Bridge - Design and Construction Supervision
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
City Creek and East Fork City Creek Bridges - Seismic Retrofit Design
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
Lake Redding Bridge - Design
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
Ping Ding Steel Arch Bridge - Value Engineering and Design
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
Jamestown Bridge - Design and Construction Support
A replacement structure built by segmental cantilever construction across Narragansett Bay.
West Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Construction completed 1993
Medium Capacity Transit System - Design
A 12 km mass transit system with 13 stations, one tunnel and 10 km of viaducts.
Taipei, Taiwan. Construction completed 1993
Weirton-Steubenville Bridge - Construction Engineering
A 1,965-ft cable-stayed bridge across the Ohio River.
Weirton, West Virginia-Steubenville, Ohio. Construction completed 1988
High Bridge - Design
A 520-ft steel tied arch bridge across the Mississippi River.
St. Paul, Minnesota. Construction completed 1987
Zilwaukee Bridge Construction Engineering - Construction Engineering
A precast segmental concrete box girder bridge across the Saginaw River.
Zilwaukee, Michigan. Construction completed 1987