Mr. Abuelhassan has over 30 years of experience in project management, construction management, and civil engineering. His extensive construction management and administration experience and knowledge provide a solid foundation for the delivery of projects from inception to completion of construction. Mr. Abuelhassan’s experience includes working for Caltrans District 8 delivering projects on various routes within the District as a Project Manager and as a Resident Engineer. Mr. Abuelhassan’s experience also includes working for the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works as a Resident Engineer where he performed the duties of construction manager on several successful projects. During his tenure, as Resident Engineer at the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works, Mr. Abuelhassan delivered the largest transportation construction project in the County’s history, Ft. Irwin Road Widening and Rehabilitation Project. Notable projects include:
I-15/Cajalco Interchange Improvement Project, Corona, California: Mr. Abuelhassan is currently serving as the Construction Manager/Resident Engineer for this $45 Million project. The project will reconstruct the interchange located on Interstate 15 at Cajalco Road in the City of Corona. The proposed improvements will increase the capacity of the overcrossing and ramps in order to reduce congestion and accommodate projected development and growth in the area. A six-lane overcrossing bridge will be constructed on a new alignment north of the existing bridge. The four existing ramps will be realigned and one new loop ramp will be constructed, for a total of five new and modified ramps. Mr. Abuelhassan is responsible for overseeing all construction activities along with performing all schedule preparation, review, and task analysis. The Project is currently 65% complete and is on schedule for completion by fall 2019.
San Pablo Ave Phase 1 Streetscape Project, Palm Desert, CA: As the resident engineer, Mr. Abuelhassan was responsible for providing construction management and inspection services. The project is fully funded with City Funds, however, Mr. Bennecke ensured to document the project construction and progress payments in sufficient detail to comply with Caltrans Construction Manual, the Construction Manual Supplement for Local agency Resident Engineers, the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Agency Structure Representative Guidelines requirements and as directed by the City Engineer. Mr. Abuelhassan is responsible for ensuring construction activities are continuous and no delay is encountered as a result of field conflicts.
Complete Streets Improvements Project, La Quinta, CA: The Southstar Team lead by Mr. Abuelhassan has been responsible for providing construction management, inspection, survey, and material testing services. He has been ensuring construction activities are continuous and no delay is encountered as a result of field conflicts. The project is partially funded with State Only Active Transportation Funds, and therefore we have documented the Project construction and progress payments in sufficient detail to comply with Caltrans Construction Manual and the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) requirements and as directed by the City Engineer. The project is being constructed in three phases split into 3 stages each.
I-10/Jefferson Street Interchange Project, Indio, California: In the Capacity of Assistant Resident Engineer on this $50 Million Project, Mr. Abuelhassan provided Caltrans Oversight coordination activities and Caltrans Construction Manual Compliance Verification. Mr. Abuelhassan was responsible for the preparation of monthly progress pay estimates that ranged from $2 to $3 million each with all necessary back up documentation to ensure proper audit compliance and Federal reimbursement to the Riverside County Transportation Department. Mr. Abuelhassan also provided field staff support and field conflict resolution and field safety review in the implementation of this four-stage complex construction project. It was Mr. Abuelhassan’s duty to ensure construction activities are continuous and no delay is encountered as a result of field conflicts. This project was completed on time, within budget and with zero claims.
I-215 Widening – South, Riverside County, California: Mr. Abuelhassan led the Construction Management and Administration team in the delivery of this Project. This includes inspection, materials testing, and surveying staff. This is the southernmost project of a 29.25-mile stretch of freeway that RCTC— along with its project partners—widened to reduce traffic congestion and delays, conserve gasoline, improve air quality and enhance the movement of goods through the region. The six-mile-long project added one lane in each direction creating three northbound lanes and three southbound lanes to this section of freeway. Widening occurred in the current freeway median, which minimized the project’s impact on the community and motorists during construction. In addition, the project widened the Keller Road Undercrossing, added six miles of concrete median barrier, repaired existing pavement and adjusted grading and drainage. The total construction cost was approximately $17 million. This project was completed on time and under budget and with zero claims.