SCALE AND SCOPE...LESSONS LEARNED FROM AN AIRPLANE WINDOW
By Jeff Henfling, PE  |   September 17th, 2015
   
“I want the window seat” 
 
Common request for all of us that love to gaze out an airplane at the world below.  Traveling at nearly the speed of sound and at over 30 thousand feet, the world can look quite different.  Sometimes we have to work to identify features, while others are instantly recognizable.
 
While flying last week I happened to get a great view of one of our projects from my window.  It was the Cleveland Port Authority’s CDF 12 Site Improvements project, just east of downtown Cleveland on Lake Erie.  It struck me how large an area it is and just what sort of impact we all can have as engineers.  We work to support the needs of the project while protecting the environmental integrity of the natural systems.  Stormwater design calculations, work plans, site layouts, field inspections and earthwork construction all play a role in a much bigger picture.
 
Interesting perspective…from up here!
Jeff Henfling, PE, Civil Engineer
Jeff is a civil engineer with experience working on numerous waste management, urban revitalization, and energy projects throughout Ohio.  His experience includes landfill and stormwater design, remediation work plans, layout plans, construction documentation, geotechnical lab testing, and field inspections. 
 
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University.
 
 
 
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I will look for your project next time I fly!
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