Ask Bala Sivakumar about his nearly 30 years in bridge engineering, and he dutifully recites biographical information. But ask him about the need for accelerated bridge construction (ABC), and, suddenly, there's excitement and passion in his voice.
"Everyone agrees with the concept, but it's a question of inertia," he says of the industry's acceptance of ABC. "Getting buy-in is the thing I spent lots of time on. But it's easy [to promote] because I see the benefits."