March 3, 2017
Science Lecture, "Rexford Bridge: Design and Build" set for April
The Niskayuna High School Science Department will host a science lecture
from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, featuring two representatives of
the Rexford Bridge project discussing the design and construction of the new
span. This is a new date for the lecture, which was twice canceled this winter due to inclement
Students, parents and community members are encouraged to attend this special
event. It will be held in the High School's Little Theater.
Laime, who worked on the design of the new bridge, and Tom Hoffman of the State
Department of Transportation will discuss the design and build process. More
information about each of them is below.
Roger W. Laime, P.E.
Roger received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island and his M.B.A.
from the SUNY at Albany. He is currently the Transportation Department
Manager and Project Manager for Major Projects for AECOM’s Albany office
including Design Build projects in West Virginia, Vermont and New York.
Roger has over 33 years of experience as a structural engineer and bridge
design engineer. He has worked on a wide variety of design build projects,
including a design project for a hydroelectric powerhouse rehabilitation in
Fayette County, West Virginia, Construction Inspection for the Zone
1-Accelerated Bridge project in Regions 1 & 7 and the design for the Rexford
Bridge replacement currently under construction in Saratoga and Schenectady
Tom Hoffman, P.E.
Tom Hoffman received his BS degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in 1991 with a focus in structural engineering. He
joined NYSDOT Region One Bridge Design in 1992, and has worked most of his
DOT career in the Regional Structures Office. Tom has designed and managed a
variety of steel and prestressed concrete bridge replacement and
rehabilitation projects. From 2004-2014, Tom served as the Region One
Structures Engineer, overseeing the bridge program in the 8 county Albany
area. In 2013, Tom began supervising construction projects, and is currently
in Region One Construction serving as a Project Manager for Design Build
projects, including the Rexford Bridge Replacement. He is a licensed
Professional Engineer in the State of New York.