July 09, 2012 | Birmingham, Ala. | People
Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment, has retained the services of Daniel S. Turner, P.E. to help lead new business development efforts in Alabama and to build on relationships with existing clients.
“I’m excited about the growth potential I see for GS&P in the state of Alabama and I look forward to contributing to that growth,” said Turner. “The depth of experience and expertise that GS&P can offer to clients in a multi-discipline, cost-effective manner makes it a firm that can meet the needs of both the local and state transportation agencies.”
“Dan’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the transportation profession, and his understanding of the specific needs throughout the State of Alabama will be a tremendous asset to our Transportation leadership team and the growth of our practice in Alabama and the Southeast,” commented Marshall Elizer, Jr., P.E., PTOE, executive vice president of Transportation, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We are committed to growing our transportation practice in Alabama and Dan’s leadership abilities will help facilitate that growth and allow us to deliver the transportation solutions needed by our clients.”
Dan has more than 38 years of professional experience in the transportation industry and has worked in teaching, research and service positions at the University of Alabama since 1981. Currently an Emeritus Professor, Dan has served various roles including Director of the University Transportation Center for Alabama, Director of University Homeland Security Institute for Alabama and Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Throughout his tenure he has completed more than 125 research and training projects for approximately $30 million. His research has supported the Alabama Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, Alabama cities and others.
Outside of the university, Dan has been professionally active in leadership roles with numerous local, state and federal organizations. He was the National President of the American Society of Civil Engineers and also served on the Board of Directors. He also served as a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association of Engineering Societies. Currently, Dan is a member of the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
GS&P’s Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.