Hiep Bui joins HNTB as engineering manager in Inland Empire

Bui’s extensive experience includes serving as Caltrans District 8 design office chief, and project and construction manager on numerous transportation projects

ONTARIO, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Hiep Bui, PE, joined HNTB Corporation’s expanding Southern California team as engineering manager for the Inland Empire. He will play a major role in the management of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority program management/construction management contract for the Interstate 10 Corridor Express Lanes project in San Bernardino County, California. Additionally, he will support the firm’s work with Caltrans District 8 and Inland Empire clients’ infrastructure projects. Bui is based in the firm’s new Ontario office.

Bui brings more than 37 years of technical expertise in the planning, design and construction of transportation projects throughout Southern California, including highways and design-build toll roads, such as project and technical management for SANBAG’s I-215 widening and reconstruction project in San Bernardino. 

“Hiep is an important addition to our growing team of professionals in the Inland Empire,” said Khalil Saba, PE, HNTB Inland Empire area manager and vice president. “His extensive experience, technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Caltrans development process are valuable assets in our ability to meet the growing needs of our clients in this region.”

Prior to joining HNTB, Bui served another transportation consulting firm as associate vice president for construction management in Southern California. His experience encompasses working as independent quality assurance manager for SBCTA on the $228 million design-build project to reconstruct the I-15/I-215 interchange near Devore, as well as various positions over 27 years at Caltrans District 8, including design office chief. He also was construction and project manager for SBCTA’s railroad grade separation and interchange improvement program.

Bui is a licensed professional engineer and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is active professionally in the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots to the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation, and has since been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs. 

HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in Southern California include Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports, and the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport. 

Currently, HNTB is providing design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and working with the City of Los Angeles to deliver final design and construction support services for the Sixth Street Viaduct over the Los Angeles River between downtown and Boyle Heights. 

About HNTB 
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from eight office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. With more than a century of service, 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, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.

Brian Cox
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