Mr. John R. Hillman, PE, SE received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1986 and began his career on the construction of a cable-stayed bridge in Richmond, VA. Following this assignment, he completed his Master’s degree at Virginia Tech in 1990, were he worked on the development of innovative floor systems for steel framed buildings.
Mr. Hillman has been employed as a structural engineer in the inspection, construction and design of unique bridges for over 24 years. Some of the more notable assignments during this time included managing the construction of a 1,263 ft., incrementally launched bridge in Puerto Rico in the early 90’s and more recently his role as conceptual designer and project manager for the award winning 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge over Lake Shore Drive. He also holds two patents for the unique bridge technology known as the Hybrid-Composite Beam (HCB). His work on the development of the HCB has brought world wide recognition, and most recently Mr. Hillman was honored with the 2010 Engineering News Record – Award of Excellence.