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Salary: Entry $100,837.62 – Max $160,785.04 Annual (01086E) (Job Opening # 33428)

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field. Five years of responsible administrative and supervisory experience in traffic and transportation engineering, planning, design, installation, and maintenance of traffic and transportation highway systems and control devices or  equipment are required.

Must possess a State of Florida Professional Engineer license. (Public Works & Waste Management)

(Northwest)   Closing date: March 15, 2015

3/4/15 11:45 AM Lunch Seminar – Analysis of Existing Pavement

Wednesday March 4, 2015 John Weber, with Federal Engineering and Testing will present on the Analysis of Existing Pavement. 

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A. Introduction

B. Property Managers decision making

  • Common Practice of lowest price
  • Contractors, maintenance personnel and lack of specifications
  • Contractors bidding VS engineering standards
  • Covering underlying problems that can resurface later at an increased cost
  • lssues that miqht not be clear to pavinq contractor


  • City requirements for safety issues
  • Signage and striping
  • Slopes
  • Pavement design
  • Ramp rails

D. Designs: Pavement begins with an engineer’s design

  • Initial pavement and drainage design by a Professional Civil Engineer
  • Expertise of the civil engineer can’t be compared to a contractor
  • Engineers will design pavements based on applicable codes for the needs of the
  • parking lot and traffic design not based on temporary, but long term usage
  • A civil engineers who works on restoration of older pavements will recover the
  • standards of the original design engineer and include new code changes
  • Signage, markings, and ADA will be in compliance

E. Design Period

  • AASHTO’s definition

F. Functions of a surface treatment

  • Versatile and widely used preventative maintenance techniques that are applied to the entire surface treatment
  • Prevent surface water from penetrating base material of old pavements that have cracks or weathered areas
  • To fill small voids and cracks and bond some loose aggregate particles in the pavement surface
  • Give new life to oxidize surface and restore resistance to traffic, worn pavement in which the surface aggregate appears polished

G. Permits are standard surface treatment and repair

  • Current standards for permit doesn’t require specifications, product approval or application rate etc.
  • Problems associated with this procedure being harmful

H. Surface Treatments

l. Components of an asphalt pavement

J. What is an asphalt assessment and whv is it needed?

  • Field sampling and testing is important to the engineer
  • Determine causes of failure and solutions based on existing conditions
  • Provides information for correct procedures for repair

K. Findings provide information for maintenance

  • Pavement sweeping
  • Drain cleaning
  • Root pruning by an arborist
  • Annual site inspection by an engineer
  • Identify potential problem
  • Enact any ADA code changes

GFA International is currently seeking a full-time ENGINEERING INTERN (EI)

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GFA International is currently seeking a full-time ENGINEERING INTERN (EI) to perform the duties below out of our Delray Beach Corporate Office.


GFA is a full-service engineering consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, material testing, and building inspections. Our clients include contractors, developers, owners, engineers, architects, state and local governments, school boards, departments of transportation, universities, banks, and realtors.

  • The EI will learn and participate in all aspects of our geotechnical, environmental, materials testing, and inspection services.
  • The EI will inspect geotechnical sites, stake boring locations, obtain drilling permits, supervise drill crews, classify soil samples, perform settlement calculations, and prepare geotechnical reports.
  • The EI will also perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, prepare reports, perform structural inspections on buildings under construction and perform concrete and soils testing in the field and in the laboratory.

This position requires a B.S. in Civil Engineering and coursework should include some or all of the following:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundations
  • Environmental
  • Structural Design
  • Materials Laboratory

GFA offers a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, paid holidays, paid time off and a 401k.


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