Richard Dale Gurney, P.E., F.ASCE, a contributor for more than 39 years to the field of civil engineering in the practice areas of structural and roadway design, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Gurney is vice president and project principal with Keck & Wood Inc., where he has worked since 1985. He has managed several state highway improvement projects for the Georgia Department of Transportation and has also worked on roadway improvement projects for several cities and counties in Georgia. His structural design experience includes steel- and concrete-frame building designs for both industry clients and local government clients.
He has been very active in the ASCE Georgia Section, including service as chair of the Membership Committee and the History and Heritage Committee. He has been the Section’s vice president, its internal director for two years, and is presently serving as president-elect. He has also authored the roadway section of the Georgia Infrastructure Report Card.
Gurney’s diverse design background has translated into the vital know-how to manage not only projects, but the consultants who provide services to ensure their safety. In all his private and public experience, completing a roadway project – especially making a high-speed roadway safer and quicker for travelers – is his most rewarding endeavor.