CHA's Chief Bridge Engineer Michael P. Culmo Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

April 09, 2021
Michael P. Culmo, PE

Hartford, CT — CHA’s Chief Bridge Engineer Michael P. Culmo, PE, has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Each year, CASE recognizes Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering, medicine, and technology for membership in the Academy.

Michael Culmo is recognized for his outstanding contributions in the field of bridge engineering. His notable achievements include the development and research of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technologies and ultra-high performance concrete, principal author of the 2018 AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for ABC, and champion of bridge research at the University of Connecticut. With decades of experience, Michael is a valuable resource with extensive knowledge in the implementation of alternative delivery procurement methods, including Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CM/GC). He plays an integral role in projects for various state transportation agencies to develop and launch new DB procurement programs. He is a frequent conference presenter, sharing his expansive knowledge of bridge design through many industry forums. He is also committed to professional development, including mentoring staff and leading design efforts while overseeing quality control.

“Michael Culmo’s selection into this prestigious group of scientists, doctors and engineers is a testament to his expertise in bridge engineering and his commitment to moving the industry forward with innovation,” said Joe Macrina, CHA’s Executive Vice President, Operations & Innovation.

Michael and other newly elected members will be introduced at the Academy’s 46th Annual Meeting held virtually on May 27, 2021. For more information about CASE, visit