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The complexity of utility infrastructure is often overlooked in the construction efforts of highway engineering. The industry as a whole is rapidly evolving as more state DOT’s, counties and municipalities are understanding the advantages of utilizing 3D utility data and its important role in visualizing existing underground and overhead utilities and important infrastructure. Recent advances have been made in the collection of 3D utility data by utilizing equipment such as GIS data, Bluetooth enabled utility designation equipment and highly accurate GPS that can be conveyed into 3D modeling software (Bentley OpenRoad, AUTOCAD Civil 3D). Learn how this technological advancement has made significant strides made in identifying utility conflicts earlier on in the project cycle allowing decisions to be made in real time for design changes and helping to mitigate costly utility relocations and schedule delays.
Evan currently serves as KCI’s lead for utility services including SUE and Utility Coordination in Georgia, where he has worked for the past 3 years. He previously worked as a SUE and Utility Coordination lead in Texas before moving to KCI. Evan’s first introduction to SUE was while working in South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Minnesota as a SUE technician and manager. He has worked on various projects including the Texas High Speed Rail from Dallas to Houston, SH 99/Grand Parkway in Houston, US 290 corridor in Houston, I-30 corridor in Little Rock, AR, US 441 corridor project in Georgia. He has been in the SUE industry for 8 years and currently works with GDOT and local municipalities providing SUE and Utility Coordination on transportation projects.
Mr. Porter is SUE and UC national QA/QC and Training Manager for KCI Technologies. Experienced Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager NASSCO PACP, LACP and MACP Certified and NULCA Accredited Utility Locator with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry (specifically S.U.E.). Skilled in Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam, Microstation/Bentley Suite, AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, PointMan, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Computer Science from State University of New York College at Oswego.
Cyrus brings a unique combination of practical highway design experience, software knowledge, training experience, problem-solving, and project leadership to the KCI team. Over his 22-year career, Cyrus has used his extensive skillset to improve operational efficiency at every level. His expertise includes researching and implementing new CADD tools, creating renderings and models for project visualization, and training design teams.
Shonnell currently manages the SUE group for GDOT and serves as the State Subsurface Utility Engineer which manages a group of review engineers and oversees Subsurface Utility Engineering activities throughout the state of Georgia. Shonnell has held this position for the past 4 years and prior to this she has served as a review engineer for the SUE group, worked as a designer in Roadway Design and Traffic Operations for GDOT. Shonnell also manages a group of on-call consultants and has played a pivotal role in moving the GDOT utilities office into 3D design. Shonnell is passionate to cultivate awareness and training for the benefit of subsurface utility engineering for GDOT as well as consultants and municipalities in Georgia. Shonnell graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University and also served in the Army for 8 years (74D/SSG).