J. Michael Barry, P.E., F.SAME
Senior Project Manager
Civil Bullet Engineering (WBE)
876 Lakemont Drive
Nashville, TN 37220
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1969/Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (with Honors), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
1969/Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Physics (with Honors), Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
1974/Professional Engineer: TN, OH, KY, FL, AL, GA, VA, AR, LA, CO
Risk Assessment Methodology, Sandia National Laboratories
Registered Blast Analysis Consultant
Licensed Private Pilot
Society of American Military Engineers, Academy of Fellows, Director, Nashville Post
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Mr. Barry has a depth of experience as transportation, civil engineering and multi-disciplined architectural/engineering project manager. Mr. Barry is a registered Blast Analysis Consultant and through his experience with the U. S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sandia National Laboratories, is able to provide consulting services for the Design and Implementation of Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection Measures and Risk Assessment Methodology for hardscape infrastructures and project facilities. Mr. Barry, a member of the Academy of Fellows, currently serves as Director of the Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Along with extensive experience in the construction administration of roadway and bridge projects, Mr. Barry's specialty has been the design of bridges and transportation structures. Mr. Barry has ten years experience with the Division of Structures, Tennessee Department of Transportation, in bridge design and construction and over twenty eight years experience in private practice as a bridge design engineer, project manager, project principal, and business development principal. Mr. Barry has been lead structural engineer for urban interchange structures in Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta. Mr. Barry has earned recognition from both PCA and AISC for his bridge designs.
Recent Project Experience As An Owner, Project Manager and Senior Engineer, Gresham Smith and Partners, 1991-2008 :
Douglas Cardinal Architect, Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN – Mr. Barry was the Principal-In-Charge and Master Planning/Civil Engineering/Landscape Architecture design team Project Manager for this $100 million educational venue for children and adults which is currently under construction in Union City, Tennessee. The Park will enable visitors to understand and celebrate the culture, spirit and accomplishments of the human race…past, present and future.
The centerpiece of the Park will be Discovery Center, a world-class museum with an intriguing design that signals the stimulating learning experience that waits inside. Designed by world-renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal, the free-flowing contemporary design will be compelling as it towers more than 100’ above the landscape. Exhibits inside Discovery Park will educate children and adults about many current and historical aspects of the human race as well as provide a glimpse into the future. Themed exhibits are being planned for natural history, regional history including nearby Reelfoot Lake, Native Americans, wildlife, space/science/technology/medicine, art, alternative energy and a children’s exploration area.
Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for a Vulnerability Assessment of Blast Effects. The blast analysis was performed to mitigate the 300 foot parking restrictions imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration for unattended or unauthorized vehicles. Using the FAA approved Blast F/X software to create 3D computer models of the terminal building and the short-term parking facility from construction drawings allowed the simulation of over a dozen different blast scenarios in order to identify potential weak areas. Work also included a vulnerability assessment report that outlines the statistical potential of any structural damage to the airport facility and associated casualties and optional mitigation measures. Mr. Barry was originally the lead structural engineer for the preliminary design of enplaning and deplaning stacked bridge structures for the terminal facility.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, SC - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for an Explosive Blast Analysis for Parking Security Assessment. Mr. Barry provided a Blast/FX Analysis for the South Carolina Metropolitan Airport. 3D computer models of the main terminal building and short-term parking garage were developed with the FAA approved Blast/FX software. A Vulnerability assessment was written, outlining the potential damage to the terminal building resulting from multiple blast scenarios within the short-term parking garage, and the employee parking lot at one end of the terminal building and the rental car parking lot at the other end of the terminal building. Optional mitigation measures to help reduce the hazards caused by a blast event were provided.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Tx - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for a Vulnerability Assessment of Blast Effects. The blast analysis was performed to mitigate the 300 foot parking restrictions imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration for unattended or unauthorized vehicles. Using the FAA approved Blast F/X software to create 3D computer models of the terminal building and the elevated roadway from construction drawings allowed the simulation of critically located blast scenarios in order to identify potential weak areas. Work also included a vulnerability assessment report that outlines the statistical potential of any structural damage to the airport facility and associated casualties and optional mitigation measures.
Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the installation of the Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) equipment at Nashville International Airport in response to the 31 December 2002 deadline established by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Serving as the Architectural/Engineering sub-consultant to the Transportation Security Administration installation contractor, Raytheon, the design team was responsible for coordinating the layout of the EDS and peripheral equipment in both the ticketing lobby and curbside, and the design of any architectural and or structural modifications required by this installation.
Operations Center. The study includes conceptual design, statement of design criteria, estimated quantities and cost estimate. Electrical and mechanical design are performed only to the extent necessary to develop preliminary cost estimates for electrical and mechanical equipment.
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Passaic River Flood Protection, Essex County, NJ - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the Passaic River Tunnel, a flood abatement project that captures the peak flood flows of the upper Passaic and Pompton Rivers and carries them by tunnel, 400' underground, through primarily basalt and sandstone rock to an outlet in Newark Bay off Kearny Point twenty miles away.
The design team provid the full range of A/E services for producing the feasibility study for Shaft 2, the Pumping Station, and the
Nashville District, Kentucky Lock Site Master Plan - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the design and production of Site Master Plan Drawings for the site of the new 1200' long lock at Kentucky Dam. Elements included in the master planning process were the Lock Operations Building and Visitors Center, Maintenance Building, Hazardous Materials Storage Building, and the USACE Construction Field Office. Vehicular circulation and parking was developed for operations staff and the public. An interpretive signage plan was developed for the visiting public and a bikeway was incorporated with the master plan.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Kentucky Lock Construction Field Office -Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the A/E design and production of Construction Drawings and Specifications for the Construction Field Office for the new 1200' long lock at Kentucky Dam. The CFO will house USACE administrative staff and a materials testing laboratory during the construction of the new lock and will be converted for reuse by TVA after construction. Design services included Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Civil and Landscape Architecture.
Nashville District, Kentucky Lock Maintenance Compound -Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the A/E design and production of Construction Drawings and Specifications for the Maintenance Compound for the new 1200' long lock at Kentucky Dam. The Maintenance Compound, which includes the Maintenance Building, the Hazardous Materials Storage Building and parking, will replace the existing Maintenance Building and will serve both the existing lock and the new lock. Design services included Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Civil and Landscape Architecture.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Metro Center Levee Improvements - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the design and production of Construction Drawings and Specifications for raising the flood protection elevations of Metro Center Levee while incorporating a bikeway, trailhead and shade structures, interpretive opportunities and local art. The flood protection elevations of Metro Center Levee, 3 miles in length, were raised to the estimated 500 year flood plus superiority with a combination of additional compacted fill and retaining structures. Included in the modifications were raising the overtopping elevations of the gatewell for the dry side of the levee and the addition of a 10' x 10' sluice gate. All modifications to the levee were made to USACE standards.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Pinhook Creek Channel Improvements, Huntsville, AL – Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for design and production of Schematic Plans for channel improvements to Pinhook Creek from Governors Drive to north of Holmes Avenue, approximately 0.8 miles, in Huntsville, Alabama. The Project will add approximately 40-feet of width to the existing channel cross-section and 3:1 side slopes. This additional width will reduce the frequency with which Pinhook Creek floodwaters get out of bank and will reduce the floodplain area for the 100-year flood. This reduction in flood frequency and area is intended to enhance property values in this central business district area and to encourage economic development. Additionally the design combines the channel improvements with a bikeway, greenway, promenade and plaza that provide for public use and enjoyment of the stream from both above and within. Also incorporated into the design are weirs and pools, waterfalls, low water crossings, a fountain and an amphitheater. Pedestrian connections were developed to the Big Springs Park and future development on the west side of the creek as well as extensions both north and south to future trail systems. The various paved public routes and spaces around and within the channel were enhanced with flood tolerant plantings which require minimal maintenance. The presence of two power substations and an industrial railroad bridge were integrated into the design as features rather than trying to camouflage them. This innovation is conservative in the best sense in that it attempts to utilize those intrusive elements as visually exciting features with paint and lighting that focuses attention on them. Additional responsibilities included the structural design of modifications to two bridges by adding one or more spans to accommodate the new channel width, the design of an in=place replacement structure for the railroad bridge, the design of a new street crossing, the design of a new bridge providing access to the Von Braun Center, the design of eight pedestrian bridges and the demolition of three existing bridges. The design team was also responsible for the design for the relocation of utilities, and for the identification of additional lands, buildings, temporary and permanent access easements, and construction easements required for this project.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Guntersville Landing, Guntersville, Alabama - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the schematic design of Guntersville Landing and associated site improvements. The project consisted of modifying a 2.25 acre site currently occupied by a water treatment plant, a City vehicle maintenance facility and an abandoned railroad bed adjacent to Guntersville Lake. The modifications included a pavilion with restrooms and office space, terraced gathering decks, a plaza, activity lawn, small and large boat docking facilities and utility hook-ups, site focal feature and parking. The Project Team was involved in City council meetings and all phases of local public involvement.
Old Hickory Dam Wicket Gates, and Cheatham Dam Wicket Gates, US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for the inspection and design of repairs for the 27 wicket gates at Old Hickory Lock and Dam and Cheatham Dam. Field inspection, ultrasonic and radiographic testing, and evaluation of welds, hinge castings, hinge pins, anchor pins, plates and struts were provided for all fracture critical members for each wicket gate. Tests and evaluations were logged and repair details were provided for all deficient members. Repairs were performed by COE personnel at both the Old Hickory repair Station and the Florence Repair Station. The design team was then responsible for retesting and inspection of repairs prior to painting and restoring the gates to service. Logs of all inspection, testing and repairs were provided to the USACE, Nashville District.
Widening of I-65 from Concord Road to State Route 96, Williamson County, TN - Mr. Barry was lead structural engineer for the widening of 10km (6 mi.) of controlled access divided highway. Structures included the replacement of three span dual structures, over a county road with a single span structure, 45m (132. ft.) in length; design of an interchange structure carrying State Route 96 over Interstate 65, 74m in length; and the design of a two span county road grade crossing over the interstate, 87m in length. The approaches for the grade crossing were through wetlands requiring both Corps of Engineers and Aquatic Resource Alteration permitting and due to restrictions on available right-of-way the approaches were contained by mechanically stabilized earth retaining structures.
State Route 24, Franklin County, AL - Mr. Barry was lead structural engineer for the design of four sets of dual structures and one single structure involved in the addition of a partial cloverleaf interchange at the intersection of AL-24 and US-43. All structures have curved and/or complex geometry and were stage constructed to maintain existing traffic. Structure types include both simple and continuous spans, welded plate girders, curved rolled steel beams, Type-III AASHTO beams and 1,830 mm Bulb-T beams. Responsibilities also entailed the design of dual structures carrying AL-24 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
This project also involved the design of 10km (6 mi.) of limited access 4-lane roadway, both widening on existing alignment and construction on new alignment, divided into two projects. The scope of work for Phase I included a partial cloverleaf grade separation interchange of US 43. The project team prepared an interchange layout study as well as provided complex geometric design of the interchange. The project team also provided traffic signal design services for the interconnected signals at the interchange ramp terminals.
U.S. US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Indefinite Delivery Contract No. DACW62-97-D-0007- Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for providing services under this Structural Engineering Services contract. Successful projects completed were: Design of Repairs and Modifications to Wicket Gates at Cheatham and Old Hickory Dams, Rainfall-Runoff Analysis for the Upper Cumberland River at Harlan, Kentucky, Sediment Flow Studies for Tributaries of the Upper Cumberland River, Cumberland, Kentucky, and Planning and Schematic Design for Guntersville Landing, Guntersville, Alabama. Final Design, CD's and Specifications for Guntersville Landing will complete this I.D.C.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District- Indefinite Delivery Contract No. DACW62-95-D-0010- Mr. Barry was the Project Manager for providing services under this multi-discipline A/E contract. Successful projects completed were: Passaic River Flood Abatement Schematic Design, Repair and Painting of Water Tanks at Ft. Campbell, Repair and Upgrading of Water Treatment Plant at Ft. Campbell, Maintenance Repair of Vehicle Sandblast Facility at Ft. Campbell, Repairs and Modifications to USARC, Vicksburg, and Modifications and Repairs to Seven Comfort Stations at various USACE Facilities.
Veterans Administration, Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Davidson County, TN - Mr. Barry was the design and construction project manager for the development of 300-acre site for use as a cemetery for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including a chapel, administrative and maintenance facilities.
Crockett Park, Brentwood, TN - Mr. Barry was the design and construction project manager for 160-acre suburban park and recreational facility.
Demonbreun Street Viaduct, Nashville, TN - Mr. Barry was the Project Manager, designer for the replacement of the Demonbreun Street Viaduct including the modifications and the rehabilitation program for the Union Station Train Shed. Subsequently, the Union Station Train Shed burned down and the design of the bridge and train shed modifications were superceded.
Metropolitan Department of Public Works, Nashville, TN - Construction project manager for various transportation projects including grading, paving and construction of bridges and drainage structures.
Shortline Railroad Bridge Inspection - Mr. Barry provided quality control for recording of all structure types and sizes. Inspection of two hundred and ten railroad bridges.
Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee - Mr. Barry provided preliminary design of structures for relocation of Old Hickory Boulevard crossing the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, including a three span grade separation and a 1400 foot long continuous welded plate girder and median girder structure over the river with a navigable span of 376'.
Selected Prior Individual Experience:
From 1981 through 1988 served as Consulting County Engineer for 15 Tennessee counties in implementing the State Bridge Grant Replacement Program, designing and replacing over 200 off system deficient bridges. Services included survey, design, production of contract documents, and administering construction contracts.
Project manager for the design of raising, widening and converting dual structures to single structures for five bridges on I-65 in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Wilson County Landfill, Wilson County, TN - Design of landfill for 95 acre site adjacent to existing landfill, production of plans, operating manual, and state permitting.
Trousdale County Landfill, Trousdale County, TN - Design of temporary landfill site and design of landfill expansion, production of plans, operating manual, and state permitting.
Pinnacle Trust Development Co., Vice President of Development: Head of the engineering and technical support section responsible for the evaluation of land or properties for potential commercial development. Responsible for the preliminary layout and site design, construction cost estimates, rezoning, the development of peripheral utilities, and any permitting required for development. Negotiate and administer all contracts with engineers, architects and contractors.
Collier Engineering, Chief Engineer: Responsible for structural and civil design, providing project management, construction inspection, and materials testing and certification for construction projects. Responsible for the production of plans and contract documents and both contract and project administration.
DeLeuw-Catther Engineering, Principle Structural Engineer: Responsible for the design and construction of a 27 million dollar,br. section of I-85 in Atlanta between I-75 and Piedmont Road. The project included the design of six major highway structures, one of which was a viaduct one mile long and was designed with three alternates.
Senior Bridge Engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation: Hands-on experience in all phases of bridge construction, from the survey and layout phase to subsurface soil and geological exploration, to design and project construction.
Individual Bridge Design Experience:
SR-249, New Hope Road/I-24, Cheatham County, Tennessee - Two span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral bents. First Prize, ACI Award.
SR-168, John Sevier Highway/US-441, Knoxville, Tennessee - Three span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral bents and integral precast prestressed box girder drop-in center span. Third Prize, ACI Design Award.
Deep Springs Road/I-40, Jefferson County, Tennessee - Four span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral columns.
County Road/I-81, Greene County, Tennessee - Two bridges end to end, three span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral columns.
County Road/I-81, Greene County, Tennessee - Six span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral columns.
Trade Street/SR-32, Morristown, Tennessee - Two span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral bents.
Una-Antioch Pike/Mill Creek and CSX RR, Nashville, Tennessee - Provided geometry and quality control for four span continuous precast prestressed I-Beams with horizontal curvature and extreme substructure skews.
US-27/Ramp B, Hamilton County, Tennessee - Three span continuous cast in place hollow box girder with integral columns. Horizontal curvature and extreme substructure skews.
Post Tensioned Cast in Place Hollow Box Girder Bridges:
Simpson Road/I-155, Dyer County, Tennessee - Two span continuous with integral column. First Prize, ACI Design Award.
Madison By-Pass/SR-68, Monroe County, Tennessee - Single span, dual structures, featured in the "Post Tensioned Box Girder Bridge Manual", Post Tensioning Institute.
US 321/French Broad River, Cocke County, Tennessee - 500 foot, four span continuous welded plate girder. Honorable mention, AISC Design Awards.
South Knoxville Blvd./Tennessee River, Knoxville, Tennessee - Preliminary design of three span and five span alternates, continuous welded plate girder, with continuous precast prestressed box beam approach spans.
R-7979/Elk River, Lincoln County, Tennessee - 350 foot, four span continuous precast prestressed box beams.
S-6241/Elk River, Lincoln County, Tennessee - Four span continuous precast prestressed I-Beams.
I-24/Sequatchie River, Marion County, Tennessee - 500 foot, seven span widening continuous precast prestressed I-Beams.
US-27/Tributary Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton County, Tennessee - 554 foot, five span continuous precast prestressed box beams.
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