BES STAFF

 

BES Inc is a small firm that takes pride in being flexible and sensitive to the ever-changing needs of a client’s project. Our innovative ability to design project-specific solutions in a timely and personal manner is a strength that our clients find useful. Our staff’s professional experience in traffic engineering and highway design is an important factor for repeat business.

DILIP MUNDKUR, PE, PTOE

Dilip Mundkur is the President of BES Inc. With over 29 years of experience, he has a strong background in highway design, ITS and traffic engineering. He has served as the engineer-of-record for traffic studies, plans, specifications and estimates for over a hundred transportation projects. These projects involved the analysis and design of pavements, traffic signal systems, ATMS applications, roadway lighting, highway signing, pavement marking, intersection improvement studies, and geometric design of highways.

 

Dilip has served previously as the Assistant District Traffic Design Engineer (ADTDE) for the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven. He provided technical support and advice regarding the work program to other sections within the District, the consulting industry and Contractors, along with recommendations for geometric improvements. As Project Director, Dilip is responsible for the quality, schedule and budget of all BES projects. A hands-on Principal of the firm, he leads his staff in the production of contract documents including plans and studies.

TONY AYALA, JR., PE, PMP

Tony has 39 years of design-bid-build, design-build, and project management experience in civil and transportation projects—airport, commercial, highway, industrial, and ports. His design experience includes the preparation of construction plans, technical specifications, cost estimates, and design documentation for roadway, drainage, utility relocation, signing and marking, signal, maintenance of traffic, erosion/sediment control, and right-of-way projects. Software experience includes FLOWMASTER, GEOPAK DRAINAGE, HEC-18, HEC-20, HEC-23, HEC-RAS, ICPR, PC-SWMM, and PONDS; Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Multi-Post Sign Program; MICROSOFT Project 2010, ORACLE Primavera (Earned Value Management, P6). 

 

Tony's Project Management and Technical Expertise Includes Highway Drainage Analysis and Design, Hydrologic and Hydraulic Software Models, PD&E Studies, Roadway Plans Production, Quality Control, Environmental Permits with all Water Management Districts in Florida, Project Schedules, Scope Development, and Staff Hour Estimates.

CHARLES CHIAPPONE, PE

Charlie has been involved in the design of roadway projects for over 22 years. His experience includes engineering of minor to major roadway projects that encompass a range of multi-disciplined tasks. He has a solid background in the design of rural and urban roadways, including horizontal and vertical geometry, super-elevation calculations, pavement design, signing and marking plans, quantities computations, cost estimates, and utility coordination. His software experience includes MicroStation, Geopak, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), and Adobe Acrobat to create roadway plans, technical drawings and presentations. He creates practical solutions to design challenges, maintains quality standards in all work produced, and researches the feasibility of alternative design approaches.

Charlie has undergone training in FDOT Specification Package Preparation and Construction Contract Compliance for LAP Projects, and he holds certifications in the following: Concrete Institute , Concrete Field Testing, Technician Grade 1, IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector IMSA Fiber Optics Technician, Level 1, IMSA Inspection for Advanced Technology, Asphalt Paving Technician – Levels 1 and 2, Certified Operator of Nuclear Density Meter, Troxler, Earthwork Construction Inspection – Levels 1 and 2, Final Estimates – Levels 1 and 2, Pile Driving Inspection, Quality Control Manager, FDEP Stormwater Management Inspector, Certified ACI Concrete, Transportation Construction Inspector, Concrete Field Technician, Levels I and II, and First Aid.

RAMESH REDDOLU, PE

Ramesh has over 17 years of experience working on projects in traffic engineering, ITS and highway design. He has worked on teams analyzing transportation facilities, performing traffic studies and preparing inventories of civil infrastructure.

 

As Project Engineer, Ramesh works on projects that included developing contract plans in CADD, preparing engineering reports and cost estimates. He is currently working as the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for FDOT District 7 Traffic Design.

He has certifications in Modeling Roundabouts in Synchro/Sim Traffic, AGi32 Intermediate Roadway Class, Advance MOT, FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop, ITE Designing and Signalizing Turn Lanes, FDOT Specifications Preparation, FDOT Census Transportation Planning Package, TOPS, TSOS, ITE Advanced Signal Timing Concepts, and has undergone training in FDOT MUTS, FDOT Design, Signal Timing Using Synchro, Coordinated Signal Systems, FDOT Electronic Delivery, and CITE Interoperability.

GOPAL HEGDE, PE

Gopal has over 39 years of experience in Electrical Engineering. He has a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and Control Systems Communications. As Engineer of Record for BES Inc. Electrical plans and calculations, Gopal reviews the electrical engineering aspects of roadway lighting and ITS Design. This includes verification of voltage drop calculations, sizing of load centers and circuits, and engineering feeder conductor sizes.

 

Gopal has managed several electrical design-build projects for facilities, utilities, and commercial buildings. He has served on a Hurricane Mitigation committee for Hillsborough County, Florida. He has co-authored Power Systems Protection Systems report for Gas Research Institute. Gopal has taught PE refresher courses under Institute of Electrical and Electronic Institute (IEEE). He has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Electrical Power Systems, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Gopal has received more than 800 hours of technical training from GE, Siemens, Cooper, Progress Energy, Westinghouse, Bailey controls, Honeywell, and other well-known companies.

THOMAS WARD, PE

Tom has 43 years of extensive experience in the consulting engineering industry with more than 29 years of FDOT drainage design experience. As Drainage Engineer of Record, Tom has been responsible for numerous roadway drainage design projects. He has provided concise and comprehensive direction to staff with guidance and mentoring during the design of stormwater management systems, bridge hydraulics reports and scour evaluations, cross drains, floodplain analysis, and storm drain systems. Tom has obtained surface water permits from every water management district in the State of Florida, as well as local, state, and federal governing agencies for major and minor roadways that include mitigation for impaired water bodies impacted by total maximum daily loading (TMDL), drainage design peer reviews, and quality control/quality assurance reviews. He has served as a Drainage Reviewer under General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contracts for FDOT Districts 1 & 7. Tom has a comprehensive knowledge of the FDOT Drainage Manual and FDOT Drainage Handbooks; proficient with stormwater management design software such as: ICPR v4, ICPRv3 with PercPak, PONDS, Geopak Drainage, ASAD, FHWA; HY-8, HDS-5, HEC Series, and the FDOT Culvert Service Life Estimator.

ANH-THU NGUYEN, PE

 

Anh has more than 10 years of proficient experience in Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) traffic engineering and traffic/safety studies (crash analysis for safety assessment of roadways) for major and minor roadways in urban and rural areas. She specializes in designing signals, signing and pavement markings, and lighting.

 

Her responsibilities have included project management, coordination, and quality control/assurance. 
Anh is a registered PE in Texas and Florida. She is very familiar with MicroStation, AGI 32 and other software.

 

Anh's duties include design, review and approval of signing and pavement marking, lighting, and traffic signal projects. Anh has designed traffic improvements for municipal clients, following municipal, Department of Transportation/local public agency, and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. 

CHARLES NEWBERRY, JR., EI

Charles has over 16 years of experience in traffic engineering. He has provided roadway and bridge construction inspection services for various FDOT and municipal projects. Charles has been involved in roadway and bridge construction as follows: embankment, subgrade, base, asphalt paving operations, sub-soil excavation and documentation, MSE wall construction, substructure and superstructure construction, water and sewer line installation, storm sewer construction and installation, pre-cast and CIP box culverts construction and installation, sectional pipe lining, ARMI crack-relief layer, MOT operations, rip-rap rubble and slope pavement operations, signage and pavement markings, high-mast lighting, and overhead cantilever signage.

Charles  has experience with the implementation of AASHTO, FDOT, and municipality design standards. He has a proficient understanding of engineering principles and procedures for transportation design and analysis. Charles is proficient with software that aids in the efficient design and production of roadway plans and traffic analysis. He is on track to get his Professional Engineering license in October 2020.

JUSTIN R. RECK

Justin has a strong background in project management including highway design, and traffic engineering. He has served as Project Manager on over a hundred transportation projects throughout FDOT District One. These projects involved the turn-lane projects, sidewalk construction, roadway lighting, highway signing, pavement marking, intersection improvements, and geometric design of highways.  

Justin has 12 years in Transportation Engineering (10 Years with FDOT D1), during which time he managed over 100 FDOT projects of varying complexity and budgets. He has extensive Public Involvement experience including workshops and hearings, and he is experienced in production of Roadway, Signalization, Signing and Pavement Marking (SAPM), Lighting, and Maintenance of Traffic Plans.
 

EVAN WOO

Evan is an Engineering Technician with 25 years of Transportation Engineering and Design experience. He has a strong background in design and inspections. This position requires specialized skills in the realm of transportation design, mathematics, graphics, and computer technology. It includes, but is not limited to, analyzing field data, roadway design, sectional data, integrations with FDOT standards, and developing computer assisted drawings to document the work.

Evan is experienced in the development of exhibits for Public Outreach and Workshops, has designed and inspected many County and City Road Projects, and is experienced in production of Roadway, Signalization, Signing and Pavement Marking (SAPM), Lighting, and Maintenance of Traffic Plans.

Evan is competent using multiple software packages, such as MicroStation SS4 with GEOPAK, AutoCad 2020, and ARC GIS.

SUMALATHA KESAVAREDDY, PHD

Suma has 5 years of experience in crash data collection, analyzing crashes using statistical methods, and interpretation of data. She analyzed crash severity at traffic controlled intersections for her dissertation topic as a graduate research assistant, and applied her skills in calculating signal timings; building and calibrating models using CUBE software. She analyzed actual and optimal scenarios for intersections using SYNCHRO; compared interstate crash data using GIS software; and calculating Origin-Destination (O-D) matrix, number of lanes, and level of service (LOS) for freeways and multilane highways.

 

Suma has been involved with studying the influence of 3D reinforcement on shear parameters of sand (her graduate project). She also designed a reinforced earth wall and a high embankment using HED software as part of her work as a research assistant, and as an engineering trainee she calculated reinforcement for pile and pile cap in a flyover project. Suma is proficient in the use of MicroStation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, CUBE Voyager, SYNCHRO/SimTraffic, Minitab, and R software. She has research experience in the transportation field and knowledge of AASHTO geometric design and MUTCD, and she has experience managing projects.

 

Suma’s paper, “Examining model accuracy: How well did in the 1990’s predicting 2015” (M. Doustmohammadi, S. Kesavareddy, M. Anderson, and S. Jones), was accepted to the International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering (IJTTE).

KAREN BOUKATHER

Karen joined BES Inc in April 2018. She has more than 40 years of computer and engineering experience in which she has accumulated knowledge in various aspects of structural and roadway design, plans production, CADD production management, and coordination. Her responsibilities also included NT Network Administration/IT/IS, hardware and software installations, management and support of various products. She has prepared surface transportation construction plans for roadway design projects, including traffic control, drainage, utility relocation/coordination, surveying, and signing and pavement marking plans. Before coming to FDOT, she prepared maintenance of traffic plans, sections, details, and quantities utilizing a variety of Design Standards, FDOT Plans Preparation Manual, CADD Production Criteria Handbook, Basis of Estimates, and associated spreadsheets and databases. She is able to perform Electronic Delivery according to FDOT standards. Karen is a certified MicroStation Cadd Manager and holds certifications in Erosion Control and Advanced MOT.

DOUGLAS BUCHANAN

Doug has 38 years of experience as a Senior Designer. He is responsible for keeping design staff current with up-to-date practices of the FDOT. He has implemented interoffice training by internet based seminars; presenting the most current Electronic Standards and GeoPak design software.

Doug has an Advance MOT Certification and training in FDOT Electronic Delivery, and he demonstrates expertise in Roadway Design, Drainage Design, Signing and Pavement Marking Design, Lighting Design, Signal and ITS Design, Project Scheduling, and Graphic Art Displays.

BRENDA TAYLOR

Brenda has 30 years of experience participating in all phases of roadway, signing and pavement markings and lighting plan design. Specific assignments have included written TCP concepts and slides for presentations, plans preparation, quantity computation booklets, project specifications, Trns*port, FDOT Electronic Delivery, PEDD’S, final construction documents and post design services. Familiarity with multiple manuals including FDOT’s Design Standards, Basis of Estimates, CADD Production Criteria Handbook, CADD Manual, Construction Projects Administration Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, Standard Specifications and Guideline for Establishing Contract Duration, as well as the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Design.

 

Brenda has exceptional experience in FDOT PEDD’S process and project specifications, MicroStation and Traffic Control Designs. Specialized experienced in “goes with” multiple projects for electronic delivery to the FDOT. Development of multifaceted Traffic Control Plans for complex urban reconstruction projects, interstate reconstruction projects, and rural projects including conceptual, geometric horizontal and vertical design, profiles, temporary drainage, plans preparation, quantity calculations, lane closure analyses, construction duration, quality control reviews and mentoring other team members.

DAVID BROWN

David is the Chief Traffic Designer at BES. He has over 25 years of civil engineering experience, defining designs for Signalization, ITS, SAPM and Lighting projects. He excels at collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders while accomplishing tasks and achieving goals independently. He has integrated his traffic design capabilities and goals with broader corporate/project objectives.

David is familiar with many aspects of projects including, being responsible for Internal Management and Lead Project Management roles, performing Man-Hour Negotiations, Budgeting, Data Analysis, Design and Documentation, Plans Production, Cost Estimates, QA/QC, Electronic Review Comments, Technical Resolutions, Shop Drawing Reviews, RFI’s, and Project Deliverables. David has built, maintained, and operated ITS, ATMS servers for data and videowall display, deploying hardware, OS, and software. He has also reprogrammed County-wide signal system devices such as signal controller, CCTV cameras and video encoders and decoders as well as Iteris traffic signal video detection cameras.
 

JOHN CORREIA, JR.

John has 42 years of experience as a Senior Designer with extensive experience in traffic engineering studies and design, traffic control plan development and traffic data collection. His strong design background includes a broad knowledge of traffic signalization plans, system interconnect and signing and marking plan development in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) guidelines. Extensive experience all areas of Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) field inspector for the deployment and construction of traffic control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices.

John is certified in Computer Aided Drafting Design (CADD) MicroStation V-8, Senior Project Design Management, As-built Field Verification and Construction Drawings, ITS controller cabinet inspection and field integration, International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certifications, and IMSA Traffic Signal I and II. He is a certified IMSA Traffic Inspector and a Florida Intermediate Work Zone Specialist.

ZUHAIR ALMAGHRABI

Zuhair has three years of experience in transportation and traffic engineering, transportation planning, GIS, transportation safety, statistics, PD&E Studies, and Travel Demand Modeling.

 

She worked in FDOT District Five as a Roadway Designer and has prior experience as a Transportation Engineer.

 

She is bilingual (Arabic and English) and is proficient in MicroStation, OpenRoads Designer, ITE Trip Generation, ArcGIS, SYNCHRO, and CITILABS's CUBE.

SUE SINGH-MUNDKUR

Sue is co-founder of BES Inc and has successfully managed its growth since it started operations in 2003 while acquiring transportation engineering experience. She is adept at coordinating with local agencies, compiling project documentation and reports. She has prepared quantity calculations and cost estimates for numerous transportation projects as a Senior Specialist of BES Inc.

 

Prior to starting BES Inc, Sue was involved in a number of ventures that included real estate acquisition and import/export of retail goods. She has also successfully managed a retail store after starting her career as a professional Chemist.

 

As Senior Specialist, Sue  projects. She has performed investigative field reviews, prepared reports and cost estimates for these projects. She has over 20 years of administrative experience and 11 years of engineering experience.

JULIE DECKER

Julie is the Documents Coordinator at BES. She has 15 years of experience handling all aspects of administrative coordination, with a special emphasis on editing and document preparation, and she is a registered Notary Public. Her skills in proofreading, fact-checking, and detail review are frequently applied in her support of engineering teams.

 

Julie has experience in planning, organizing, and implementing all facets of office support management. Julie has used MicroStation to apply engineers’ markups, and she uses tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access to organize data in complex ways. She assists with marketing, document editing, utility coordination, RCI data entry, and communication coordination. Her experience includes coordination with various government agencies and meeting clients’ and teaming partners’ needs in an efficient and timely manner. She also acts as a liaison between engineers, field personnel, and governmental agencies. She is familiar with some aspects of website design and publishing, and has many practical skills in using online media.