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Bradley Waldrop, P.E.

I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Hamburger Today

I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Hamburger Today…

When does being agreeable equate to bank rolling your clients project? Here’s a quick snippet from a recent conference call I was on: CLIENT: “So, I know you’ve been working on our project on out of scope items.  As we process that change order… we’d like for you to split it up and process it as two…. the first one for the immediate activities and the second one for the future work.” US: “So, if I understand correctly, you need to postpone the portion of the change order we’ve been working on for A YEAR to get some emergency work […]
why project managers are like coffee makers

Why Project Managers Are Like Coffee Makers

Bradley here, with a little observation for you… So, there I am walking into the kitchen with my eyes still at half-mast, groping for the water container that attaches to our coffee maker… I’m doing my best to keep quiet since the house is still asleep this early in the morning, and I gingerly proceed to make the morning chemistry. Step 1: Put water into reservoir (check) Step 2: Put filter into bowl (check) Step 3: Put coffee grounds into filter (check) Step 4: Assemble coffee maker (check) Step 5: Turn on coffee maker (check) Step 6: Wait 1:30 for […]
The auto engineering marvels at the Lane Motor Museum are ridiculously cool

The auto engineering marvels at the Lane Motor Museum are ridiculously cool

From the entrance of Nashville, TN’s Lane Motor Museum. When Ars was invited to do a test drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Nashville, we wanted to make the most of our trip down south. Between playing the tourist by looking for live music and eating hot chicken, […] Click here to view original web page at

Simple Service That Will SAVE UP TO 2 MONTHS IN DESIGN & Even Deliver Poorly Scoped or Challenging Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBRRP/HBP) Projects in Budget!

Are you still struggling to replace old dilapidated bridges with little to no local matching funds? The Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBRRP/HBP) might be for you…. if you do it the right way! Have you ever performed the work in-house with little success, and this has resulted in countless hours wasted in a process that feels like moving a beach with a spoon? You also may have tried hiring the small and inexpensive firm which just resulted in continual scheduled delays and low quality deliverables which puts your funding in jeopardy. As a last resort, you may have also picked […]
TruFrame Special Moment Resisting Frame SMRF expert Bradley Waldrop

TruFrame – Building Lateral System

Part of the design innovation and building system inventions team for the TruFrame Special Moment Resisting Frame (SMRF) system currently owned and constructed by JD2 Steel. More about the TruFrame System: The Tru-Frame® Special Truss Moment Frame (STMF) is a revolutionary steel framing solution designed to save California and Nevada builders considerable time and money while providing superior resistance against lateral forces from earthquakes or high winds. Technical information