C+S May 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 5 (web)

Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering

Civil Engineer EnTech Engineering, PC New York, NY

Rima Abisaad began her career at EnTech Engineering by providing design de- vices for the firm’s civil engineering team, but her passion for continuous learning and research soon distinguished her as a leader in the field. Abisaad is driven to transportation engineering because it combines the civil and traffic engineering disciplines, which allows her to focus her work on creating sustainable designs that keep people safe and get them where they need to be. Abisaad represents a rising generation of transportation engineering professionals that is ready to take on cur- rent and future challenges such as climate change and increased use of electric and smart technologies. Accomplishments/Projects: Van Wyck Expressway Expansion, JFK Airport Ter - minal One, Civil3D Modeling, Project Lead Education: PhD in Transportation Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technol- ogy, BS in Civil Engineering, Lebanese American University, Beirut Professional/Public Service: Transportation Club of NJIT, member, NJIT Intel- ligent Transportation Society, President, NJIT Institute of Transportation Engi- neers, President

Rima Abisaad, PhD, EIT

Project Manager JQ Engineering, LLP Dallas, TX

Conner Maines has been able to rise rapidly in the Structural Engineering industry based on his demonstrated capacities for project design and management, leader - ship, and public service. An in-depth knowledge and grasp of technical issues has allowed Maines to participate in some of the more complex public sector projects undertaken by his firm. In just under three years with JQ Engineering, Maines has held management duties on many complex projects in both design and construction administration phases. Throughout his career, Maines has also been passionate about the positive impact our profession has on society, working with students at his hometown high school. Accomplishments/Projects: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport/Terminal D Expansion, Construction Administration Manager. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility, Project Manager and Structural Engineer of Record. Public Safety Building/Weatherford TX, Project Manager and Structural Engineer of Record Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, ME in Civil Engi - neering, Texas A&M University Professional/Public Service: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Committee on Manuals, Voting Member, Structural Engineers Association of Tex - as (SEAoT), Member, JQ Community Outreach, Co-Founder of the Waxahachie Dulin Memorial Scholarship

Conner R. Maines, PE, NSSA AP



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