Michael Culmo
Michael Culmo
Chief Bridge Engineer, CHA Consulting, Inc.
Elected to the Academy in 2021


UConn, 1983, BS, Civil Engineering and UConn, 1986, MS, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Professional Area

Expertise in all forms of bridge engineering technologies including, but not limited to Accelerated Bridge Construction, prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, fatigue of steel bridges, ultra-high performance concrete, bridge bearings, seismic design, construction tolerances, structural health monitoring, and construction engineering.


For outstanding contributions to the field of bridge engineering, with special achievements in the development and research of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technologies and ultra-high performance concrete; principal author of the 2018 AASHTO Guide Specifications for ABC; champion of bridge research at the University of Connecticut.