On November 28th, Mr. Raj Singh, the lead of McElhanney Bridge Engineering Group presented the fascinating details of his latest project – the Atal Setu in India. The presentation covered an overview of the project, justifications of some of the design decisions and the construction process. This 592m long cable stayed bridge is the first of its kind in North India and due to its rural location posed some interesting challenges. Mr. Singh outlined the process and differences, particularly in construction, between large infrastructure projects in North America versus other countries, such as India. The presentation was a great mix of technical, design based information and exposure to the social aspects associated with construction projects.
The chapter would again like to thank Raj Singh and Fraser Peterson for taking the time to share their experiences and extensive knowledge on bridge construction.
Raj Singh, P.Eng, P.E. : Market Sector Lead for Bridges at McElhanney
After completing a masters in Civil Engineering at University of Massachusetts in 2001, Raj worked as a design engineer on long span bridges with URS’s center of technical excellence at Tampa, Florida. Subsequently, he gained experience in design-build projects working with Buckland & Taylor with significant involvement in the land structures for the Golden Ears Bridge project. In 2008 he initiated Infinity Engineering; a specialty firm involved in the design and construction engineering of complex and long span bridges. In 2014, Infinity joined with McElhanney Consulting; a medium sized transportation engineering firm in Western Canada. As the Division Manager, Raj now leads the bridge engineering group at McElhanney.