Ed McSpedon Named CEO of HNTB Advantage Business Unit
He leads a team of design-build professionals collaboratively delivering advanced technical and innovative infrastructure solutions with leading contractors.
An executive-level engineer, Ed McSpedon also is a member of the HNTB Companies board of directors.
Particularly in an era of declining federal funds and limited state and local dollars, infrastructure owners continue to move toward alternative delivery methods, such as design build, for their largest and most complex projects.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
HNTB Corporation Executive Vice President Ed McSpedon, PE, has been named CEO of the firm’s HNTB Advantage business unit, focused exclusively on design-build projects and programs. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
“Particularly in an era of declining federal funds and limited state and local dollars, infrastructure owners continue to move toward alternative delivery methods, such as design build, for their largest and most complex projects,” said Harvey Hammond, PE, HNTB executive chairman. “At HNTB, our design-build experts work in a highly collaborative environment with contractor clients to deliver advanced technical and innovative solutions for a wide range of infrastructure programs.”
McSpedon, who has been with the firm since 1995, has three decades of experience in both the public and private sectors of the transportation industry. An executive-level engineer, he is a member of the HNTB Companies board of directors and has previously served as HNTB’s director of corporate development, identifying and overseeing strategies to grow the firm, and he has managed the design and construction of some the country’s largest public works programs. Past design-build project experience includes the Alameda Corridor Trench in Los Angeles and the San Francisco International Airport extension for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
Quickly becoming a preferred alternative delivery method, design-build construction streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. Projects can be completed more efficiently and safely, mitigating risks to schedule and costs for contractors and owners.
“HNTB is committed to being the leader in this market,” said McSpedon. “Our focus on technical excellence and building long-term, value-based relationships with our private- and public-sector clients allows us to deliver exceptional results on the largest, most complex design-build infrastructure projects and programs.”
Current HNTB design-build projects include the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project in Los Angeles, the Kamehameha segment of the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project, the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel project in Seattle, the BART Warm Springs Extension Project, the “Green Build” Terminal 2 West Building and Airside Expansion project at San Diego International Airport, and the new Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.
To date, 47 states and Puerto Rico have adopted the design-build process as a way to deliver large, complex projects faster and within extremely constrained budgets. HNTB supports nationwide adoption of the design-build project delivery method.
“When it makes sense, all infrastructure owners should have the option to use design-build to speed and streamline complex project delivery,” said McSpedon.
McSpedon is active in numerous national associations as well as civic organizations in the Los Angeles area. This includes serving on the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table, as well as memberships with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America, and the board of directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council. He has a Master’s degree in civil engineering (transportation) and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (structural/transportation) from Manhattan College. He also has earned a certificate in management from the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business Administration.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.
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McSpedon, Ed [MC????]
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I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1973.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
McSpedon, Ed [MC1973]
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