The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

October 15, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union, NCSU Main Campus.

Image courtesy HDR

Image courtesy HDR

Brian keaney, PE

Geotechnical Section Manager

NC State alumnus Brian Keaney joined HDR in 2011 and has over 25 years of experience managing and executing geotechnical investigations and foundation load testing programs.  He oversees delivery of geotechnical projects for roadway corridors and bridge foundation designs. Many of his projects are in the design-build project delivery environment and he routinely serves as the HDR geotechnical discipline lead on project teams.  Brian is an HDR Professional Associate, providing his geotechnical engineering design experiences and knowledge to other designers and to mentoring other geotechnical staff.

For the New NY Bridge Project Brian served as Deputy Lead Foundation Engineer providing technical assistance, coordination, and quality control of geotechnical services for key design aspects including the comprehensive pile load testing program, construction monitoring program, and foundation designs.  During construction Brian is serving as the Lead Foundation Engineer for the construction work and for the designs associated with the roadway landing retaining walls and building facilities.  Brian oversaw the designs for the Rockland Abutment ground improvement, Eastbound Pier pile re-designs, and the large diameter drilled shafts in the river, including construction verification observations and testing.  

Brian has been associated with several large design-build projects in North Carolina, most notably for the replacement of the 2.8-mile long Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on NC 12 over Oregon Inlet which consisted of 36-inch-square prestressed concrete piles and 54-inch-diameter prestressed concrete cylinder piles designed to accommodate a very dynamic coastal environment and severe scour. He is presently the geotechnical design lead for GoTriangle’s 17.7 mile Durham-Orange Line Light Rail Transit project.

Brian is a licensed professional engineer in five states and earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.