With over 25 years in the industry, Ben has worked on bridges that carry cars, bicycles, and pedestrians over rivers, roads, train tracks and valleys. He’s inspected and designed new bridges and major retaining walls, supervised their construction, made sure that old bridges keep standing for a few more years, and helped their owners use bridge maintenance budgets with the most efficiency. Working in Alberta, with its sparse population and many waterways, has given him a new appreciation for the profound impact of bridge engineering on people’s lives.
A native of Northern Ireland, Ben moved to Alberta after 16 years working in the United Kingdom. He’s enriched his adopted hometown both professionally, with work on high-profile projects like the Whitemud Drive Quesnell Bridge Widening or the Central LRT Station Rehabilitation and Jasper Avenue Streetscaping, and personally, by coaching youth rugby and teaching adults to skate.