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Chris Hodge

Chris Hodge, PE

Chris Hodge, PE

Principal

Education

MS, Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1995

BS, Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1991

Registrations/Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, California No. 59925

Chris has over 24 years of civil engineering experience and has been involved in the planning and design of new bridges and roads; concrete, steel, wood, and reinforced earth retaining structures; rehabilitation projects; emergency repairs; and seismic retrofits. He is experienced in all phases of project development and PS&E deliverables. He is also experienced in working with local agencies and Caltrans Local Assistance; in the application of Caltrans design criteria for highway bridges, including the latest LRFD and seismic design requirements; in leading turn-key service teams; in providing on-call and emergency response services; and in the project development procedure related to environmental CEQA/NEPA compliance, PS&E deliverables, and federal funding timelines and programming forms.

Over his career, Chris has provided management and/or design services on over 30 local agency bridge projects, most of which utilized federal (Highway Bridge Program) funds; and has provided seismic as-built assessment, retrofit strategy development, and/or final retrofit design on over 35 bridge projects. He has Established relationships with Caltrans District and HQ Local Assistance, Structures Local Assistance, Earthquake Engineering, and Geotechnical Design North. Chris has proven performance managing project schedules and budgets, and is well versed in navigating within the constraints of the HBP and Caltrans programming having successfully gained approval on multiple challenging long approach roadway bridge projects.

In his free time, Chris enjoys an active lifestyle and continues to play lacrosse despite an aging body! However, the real satisfaction in his life is spending time with his family, especially when it is combined with hiking, fishing, photography, golf, or whatever kid’s sport happens to be in season.