HNTB releases white paper discussing how to build stakeholder support for large, controversial transportation projects

white paper presents best practices that are proven to advance the most formidable transportation projects into final design and construction.

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 14, 2019) – A new HNTB Corporation white paper discusses consensus-building practices that are proven to advance formidable transportation projects into final design and construction. The white paper, “The road to consensus” is authored by C. Yoga Chandran, PhD, PE, GE, Southern California project director. 

“For projects with minimal impact, the project approval and environmental documentation phase can be a relatively smooth process. However, in a highly urbanized environment, where a mobility project can be complex, multijurisdictional and potentially controversial, a smooth PA/ED process can be a challenge,” said Chandran. “Each stakeholder group may weigh the impact differently, have conflicting requests or directly competing views of what the preferred alternative should be. Achieving consensus can be a challenging proposition.”

Chandran is based in HNTB’s Santa Ana, California, office and is supporting the firm’s work on some of the most complex infrastructure projects throughout the region. A registered and professional geotechnical engineer, he has more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of technically challenging engineering projects, including project management, planning, design, PA/ED, bid documents and seismic analysis. He has served in key roles on tunnel and geotechnical studies for both highway and transit tunnels.

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About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 105 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com. 

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