As a founding principal of ABMB, Mike has directed or been a lead designer on numerous transportation projects that run the gamut from rural highways and urban corridors, to interstate highways and multilevel directional interchanges. He is known for his extensive experience in traffic, civil, and structural engineering, as well as his knowledge of code requirements and standards, and his responsiveness to clients.
Mike also looks for better ways to get the routine parts of jobs done more effectively and less expensively, so he is constantly monitoring new technologies for highway design and traffic engineering. He is an active proponent of computer modeling and simulation, both to analyze alternatives and to present them to clients. Quite naturally, he’s the principal in charge of our technical and administrative IT systems. Mike is the reason ABMB is well regarded for its innovative approach to analysis and design.
Under Mike’s leadership, ABMB has become a leader in study and design of the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI). One of the first of these in the United States was built in Baton Rouge in 2006, after years of his support for the concept. He also proposed an innovative solution to a major I-10 bottleneck that reduced congestion dramatically, and he has been involved as a lead traffic and transportation advisor on several major planning efforts, including the “Louisiana Speaks: A Vision for Louisiana” project, and the currently underway FUTUREBR comprehensive effort for East Baton Rouge Parish.
Currently, Mike is an active leader in the Center for Planning Excellence’s CONNECT Coalition. CONNECT is an ongoing initiative to connect people with greater transit, housing and workforce options throughout Southeast Louisiana.