What’s your favorite McCormick Taylor memory?
Happy hours, holiday parties, picnics and time spent outside the office with co-workers.
What are some of your hobbies?
Golf, skiing, basketball, playing with my kids, and tackling my never-ending list of home improvement projects.
What’s something you’d like to learn?
Another language, maybe French, for when I visit my brother and his family in Brussels, Belgium.
What are three things you can’t live without?
My wife Kate, kids (daughter Genevieve (5), son Deacon (2)), and yellow lab Bruno.
Ben joined McCormick Taylor over 15 years ago and has played an integral role in the development of the company’s Structural Engineering presence in western PA. He currently serves as Manager of the Structural Engineering Team in the Pittsburgh office and is responsible for coordination and management of all structure design activities and associated strategic pursuits. Ben is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in PA and Ohio experienced in project management, preliminary engineering and final design, structural analysis, preparation of contract bid packages, and construction consultation services. Additionally, he is a PennDOT Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) and serves on the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Franklin Section Board as a 3-year Director.
What Ben likes most about the work he does is the day-to-day collaboration that occurs with each project and the detailed work involved in structural engineering. Ultimately, he appreciates seeing how that work becomes something truly tangible that benefits and connects communities and serves the traveling, pedestrian, and recreational public.
Ben is currently the structural engineering lead on the PennDOT District 11 SR 50-A28 over Chartiers Creek Bridge Replacement Project located in Bridgeville, PA just south of Pittsburgh. The bridge is currently in construction and was designed using innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques and 3D modeling. Due to high traffic volumes, the bridge superstructure, abutment caps, and sleeper slabs (under the approach slabs) will be built off-site and set in place over the course of two weekend traffic closures, with a third weekend closure required for placement of the bridge wearing surface.