My Career at JMT began almost 12 years ago when I graduated with
a Degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University.
As a new graduate, I had many questions with which my co-workers
were helpful in answering and mentoring me. Through the
years, I have had the opportunity of working on various highway and
design projects that varied in size and duration. Each of these
projects was progressively increasing in technicality and required
me to challenge myself and work independently.
The project that personally gives me great satisfaction is
the I-95/I-695 Express Toll Lane design. This large scale project
aims to improve safety and congestion on I-95 from I-895 to North
of MD43 by widening I-95 to accommodate two express toll lanes in
each direction of travel. The interchange includes the design of 22
multi-level bridges, 38 retaining walls, and 7 noise walls. A major
challenge in the design of this project was to essentially build a
new interchange while keeping the current lanes of travel open to
traffic. I drive thru the interchange several times a week and I am
still amazed at the size and complexity of the project.
Every project that I have worked on requires some interaction
with other disciplines within JMT, sub-consultants, clients and
contractors. The exchange of ideas that occurs when this happens is
what keeps the job in motion. I get a sense of fulfillment when I
visit construction sites or drive through a completed project
knowing I played a role in the project's development. Joining
JMT was the best professional decision I ever made.