Chair, AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures (COBS)
Utah Department of Transportation
Carmen Swanwick is chair of AASHTO COBS. She is the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Region 2 Deputy Director, served as the Department’s Chief Structural Engineer for almost ten years and has over 15 years of experience as a consultant in structural engineering within the transportation industry. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah in civil/structural engineering. Ms. Swanwick is the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures chair and for the last six years served as the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures (COBS) T-4 Committee on Construction chair. She participates in numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees. Carmen has been involved in several Department initiatives through the years, including the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) program, development of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program and, recently, the Digital Delivery effort with an emphasis on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for bridges and structures.