Tighe & Bond, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting, announced that Brian Brenner, PE has joined the firm as a principal bridge engineer in its Building Services Business Line.
He has 36 years of experience in highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, and value engineering for large highway and transit projects. Brenner will serve Tighe & Bond’s clients across the Northeast, working from the firm’s Westwood, Massachusetts office.
Brenner’s career has been defined by his leadership on numerous high-profile projects that include all facets of bridge analysis and design, as well as structural engineering. Representative projects include the Central Artery/Tunnel in Boston, and the Burns Bridge in Worcester. In 2016, the American Public Works Association named the Burns Bridge Project of the Year, and the National Steel Bridge Alliance named it the Best Steel Bridge Design (in the medium span category). Other project examples include two accelerated bridge construction projects across the MBTA Commuter Rail in Dorchester, an award-winning accelerated bridge construction project in Back Bay, Boston, and value engineering for numerous Department of Transportation projects throughout Massachusetts.
A Professor of Practice at Tufts University, Brenner also teaches classes in bridge and concrete design, as well as introduction to engineering. In 2016 and 2018, the Tufts Civil and Engineering Department named him Teacher of the Year. He has published numerous papers and books relative to bridge design, and participates regularly in research projects on aspects of long-term bridge design. One project in Barre, Massachusetts, features full instrumentation of a highway bridge. These studies support efforts for development of bridge structural health monitoring systems.
“Brian’s depth of experience with bridge analysis and design will benefit our clients greatly and compliments our wealth of infrastructure services perfectly,” says Bob Belitz, President and CEO of Tighe & Bond. “Brian has a unique combination of academic and engineering practice experience on a variety of New England projects. We are very happy that he has joined our team!”
Says Brenner, “Tighe & Bond is a great and growing New England-based A/E firm. I have been fortunate to contribute to many bridge projects in Massachusetts and surrounding states. I am looking forward to this new opportunity, working with a talented group of professionals.”
Brenner is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he is a Fellow, and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. He received his Master of Civil Engineering, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.