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Meet your Vice President of Education, Dhruba (DJ) Biswas

 

Posted August 30, 2017

DJ is Vice President at EBA Engineering, Inc. and also serves as the Vice President of Education at The Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

 

After years of handling most civil engineering tasks with ease, DJ Biswas is always delighted to come across a task that “cannot be completed with cookie cutter processes, that doesn’t work as designed and forces me to go back to the designers and come up with a creative solution.”

That kind of challenge surfaced when Biswas, who leads the materials testing department at EBA Engineering, began working on the section of the InterCounty Connector that runs from Route 29 to Interstate 95. The design specifications included nearly 30 Proctor curves which detailed acceptable moisture contents and dry density of the soil beneath the new highway. Those specifications would surely complicate the work of on-site technicians as they conducted quality control tests.

So Biswas set out to simplify the process. After considerable study, he found a way to meet the project’s needs with 10 Proctor curves.

“I was able to use the knowledge that I gained from going to college, which we don’t use all the time,” he said. “That was a satisfying challenge… It streamlined the process and made construction easier so SHA was very happy.”

Biswas – who has a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University in India, a Masters in Civil Engineering from Ohio State and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio State – relishes gaining and sharing professional knowledge.  He has taught construction blueprint reading at the Community College of Baltimore County and construction management at Morgan State University.

“This industry is never static,” he said. “Now we are using drones and laser scanning and augmented reality. It’s exciting but you have to keep learning.”

 

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