October 4, 2021
George T. Gerard (P.E.) has ten years of experience in engineering including structural design, design services during construction, bridge rating, design build, accelerated bridge design, and bridge inspection. He has experience in the design of multi-girder bridges, concrete structures, retaining walls, precast and prefabricated structures. Gerard has led design for numerous Connecticut Department of Transportation projects varying from railroad station platform replacement, to accelerated superstructure replacement utilizing SPMTs (Self-propelled Modular Transporters), and complete bridge replacement utilizing precast and prefabricated bridge elements. George has been with WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff) since graduating from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He later received a Master’s of Science with a structural concentration from UCONN. George was recently the president of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers section of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2020-2021.
Over the last three years, Gerard has served as lead contact for WSP through UCONN’s Civil Engineering Senior Design Program. Strengthening his connection to the department through the advisory board was a logical next step. When asked about his thoughts on the new opportunity, he shared the following: "As a graduate from UCONN and a working structural engineer in Connecticut, I am excited to join UCONN’s CEE Advisory Board where I can continue my involvement with the UCONN CEE program and provide input on industry needs from graduates.”
The department is thrilled to have Gerard contribute his expertise to the CEE Advisory Board and continue to impact students' lives.