Borea and Noble Join Finley Engineering Group
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge design firm, Finley Engineering Group (Finley) welcomes new staff members Carmine Borea, P.E., as Bridge Engineer, and Patrick Noble, E.I., as Bridge Designer, to its growing bridge design and construction engineering firm.
Borea has five years of bridge design and construction engineering experience with an expertise in precast segmental bridge beams in the United States and around the world. His experience as a bridge designer includes the Section 5-Palmetto SR 826/836 Interchange, Miami, Florida, the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project, Vancouver, Canada, the Viaducto Gran Manglar, Cartagena, Columbia, and the Westconnex – M4 Widening in Sydney, Australia.
“As a structural engineer I believe that joining FINLEY's team is a great opportunity for my career. I believe my previous experience and technical skills will help me transition well in the upcoming months,” said Borea. “Finley is a world class bridge engineering company and I am highly motivated to be part of a great team working on complex projects.”
Borea will be assigned to the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project working on the launching gantries kinematics, along with providing technical support to Skanska Koch Kiewit’s erection of the segmental viaduct approach structures. This $850 million project, located in New York/New Jersey, includes raising the bridge deck by 64 feet to meet the navigational clearance needs of post-Panamex vessels.
“We are very excited about Carmine joining the Finley team,” said Craig Finley, P.E., President, Finley. “He’s well educated, has both precast concrete segmental design and construction experience, and has worked in the US and internationally. This combination is unique and will help FINLEY continue to ‘bridge challenges with solutions.’”
Borea achieved Cum Laude honors while earning a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering and a Master of Science in civil engineering with a specialization in structural and geotechnical engineering from the Universita di Napoli “Federico II”. Borea is a member of the American Segmental Bridge Institute.
Noble graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 earning his masters and bachelor’s degrees in structural engineering. While at Texas A&M, Noble was the Assistant Captain of the Steel Bridge Design Team where he competed in the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition. Most recently, he provided structural design for fabrication support, loadout, installation, and in place design as a structural engineer for an Offshore Renewables Group.
“I am looking forward to joining Finley Engineering Group and grateful to be given the opportunity to continue to grow as a Structural Engineer in the next stage of my career - from offshore wind turbine foundation design to complex bridge design,” said Noble. “Being able to work under well respected leaders of the bridge industry on award winning and challenging projects throughout the nation is truly exciting.”
Noble will be assigned to the SR 40 Ocklawaha Bridge Replacement design team, where he will be involved in preparing the FL FIB girder design. This $82 million dollar bridge replacement located in Marion County, Florida, includes the construction of new twin, 2,732-foot-long, bridges with 21 spans having lengths up to 140 feet that carry two lanes of traffic in each direction to span the Ocklawaha River. The superstructure is comprised of 72-inch-deep Florida-I Beams with a composite cast-in-place concrete deck.
“Patrick has a solid understanding of structural engineering,” said Finley. “He’s had the opportunity to work with some of the latest material technology and off shore techniques and we are excited about bringing this expertise to our bridge design and construction engineering projects. Patrick has demonstrated the ability to work creatively and collaboratively on innovative renewable energy projects and I know he will bring the same approach to Finley. We’re delighted to have Patrick on our team.”