Congratulations to Nicholas Inniss for earning the University of South Florida Collegiate 100 Award! Nick is a senior at USF where he is working towards earning his degree in Civil Engineering. During his time at USF, he has been heavily involved on campus and in various student organizations. Nick is currently interning at ELEMENT and aims to complete his degree and specialize in transportation design.
ELEMENT was honored to be a 2018 USF Fast 56 Award Winner. Derek Gil, PE, President earned both his BSCE and MSCE from USF. ELEMENT was founded in 2006 and employs several other alumni. Go Bulls!
“These businesses are a testament to what a quality education at a great university can help an ambitious and industrious person achieve,” said Bill McCausland, executive director of the USF Alumni Association. “They serve as an excellent example of the significant impact of USF alumni, locally, nationally and globally.”
ELEMENT is excited to announce that we are now prequalified with FDOT to provide Traffic Engineering and Operations Studies! ELEMENT also provides Minor and Major Highway; Miscellaneous Structures; Signing and Pavement Marking, Lighting, and Signalization; and Survey services.
In 2016, ELEMENT celebrated being in business for 10 years. Originally founded with four staff, ELEMENT has grown to over 35 team members that offer transportation engineering, structures, utilities, civil, and survey services. The three owners: Kacy Curry, Don Beyer, and Derek Gil cut the cake to celebrate!
This project created mid-block pedestrian crossings that utilize advance street signs, high emphasis crosswalks, Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons, and adaptive lighting to alert drivers to the presence of a pedestrian crossing the road. To accommodate a bicycle lane and reduce vehicle speeds, lane widths were reduced. In addition, raised landscaped medians were added to improve access management.
ELEMENT has been selected for the FDOT District Seven Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) Consultant Study/Design (Continuing) Contract. We are grateful for this opportunity to improve safety throughout the Tampa Bay area. With the Department’s new Vision Zero traffic safety target; this Contract will be instrumental to the District for driving down severe injury and fatal crashes on the local road network. Intersection and lane-departure crashes are a primary focus area─89 percent of all intersections are on the local roadway system. This Contract is intended to serve as a full-service resource for the District including: the development of full plan sets, safety studies, Highway Safety Manual Benefit to cost analysis, Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) analysis, additional evaluation techniques for project identification and prioritization, along with a range of other related services. This is ELEMENT’s third consecutive award of this Contract.
Each year, ELEMENT team members come together to support the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. Metropolitan Ministries is committed to providing hope. Their services support poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk Counties.
ELEMENT has been selected for the Hillsborough County Transportation Project Development and Design Engineering Services Contract. This Contract involves providing as-needed general engineering services to support transportation capital improvement projects including intersection improvements, new signals, traffic signal interconnection, road diets, complete streets, road widening, road resurfacing and reconstruction, and bridge rehabilitation and replacement. Services to be provided under the Contract include preliminary engineering studies, design, plans preparation, structures design, utility coordination, maintenance of traffic plans, traffic signal design, traffic modeling, and survey. We are grateful for this opportunity to serve the County.