Mr. Price has practiced bridge engineering for 40 years in the U.S., Canada, Thailand and Malaysia. Many of his projects have received national, regional and local awards. He has been recognized with the Charles Pankow Innovation Award from the Civil Engineering Research Foundation award for his work with the AISC on the design of high-performance steel bridges.
"We are pleased to have Ken join our team and strengthen our commitment to our clients in delivery and management of complex bridges in the U.S.,” said Bernard McNeilly, chief operating officer of WSP USA.
Prior to joining WSP, Mr. Price was a national practice consultant with an international engineering firm, working on design development, business development, design, project management, alternative delivery and construction of many of the firm’s most significant bridge projects.
Mr. Price received a bachelor of applied science/engineering from the University of Toronto. He is a licensed professional engineer in a dozen states, and a registered structural engineer in Illinois and other states.
Mr. Price currently chairs a committee of the American Segmental Bridge Institute for the development of a new Segmental Bridge Design Manual. He was invited by the National Academy of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to sit on the long-term bridge performance committee for the Federal Highway Administration. He is chairman emeritus of the TRB’s steel bridge committee. He was a member of the board of directors of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and was instrumental in founding the organization’s annual bridge symposium. He has worked on the bridge task force, an adjunct committee of the steel bridge committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for many years. He has mentored and engaged in young engineer programs with various organizations.
WSP has led the development, rehabilitation and inspection of thousands of bridges across the U.S. for more than a century. The firm is experienced in both steel and concrete bridges, including cable-stayed, arch, truss, segmental, suspension, girder, movable and floating, as well as multi-level highway interchanges. Services range from feasibility studies and environmental permitting through preliminary and final design, to program and construction management. Specialty services include inspection, rating, seismic analysis, rehabilitation design, and value engineering services.
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