August 2011

About

Ms. Brandy I. Creed, P.E., D.WRE is currently an engineering project manager for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). Ms. Creed is currently managing third party contracts for transit related projects, such as station improvements, including the first green LEED certified transit station, which will have solar panels to support 80% of the station and parking lots energy; and track construction, including a rail car underground inspection pit at the Hialeah Yard, which has drainage pump, and is connected to the master stormwater system of the Yard. Creed's previous expertise is in stormwater design of commercial and residential land development. She is knowledgeable on the design and calculations required for water, sanitary sewer and drainage plans, due diligence reports, construction details, and specifications. Brandy also has experience in grading and pavement marking plans, permitting, billing and construction observations, and as-built reviews and approval process.

Prior to joining the SFRTA, Brandy worked in the private sector in Florida with Jacobs, Carter & Burgess and few other engineering firms. Brandy achieved her BSCE and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Water Resources at Florida International University. Some of Brandy's professional activities include the American Society of Civil Engineers' Committee on Diversity and Women in Civil Engineering, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Marshall-Tau Chi Alpha Chapter, and served as ASCE Broward County Branch President from 2006-07. She is also a Certified Fitness Instructor through the YMCA and American Society of Fitness and Aerobics. Brandy is a registered P.E. in the state of Florida and she has been an AAWRE Diplomate since 2009.

In this feature, Brandy shares with AAWRE on her early influences, her path to a career in civil engineering, current projects, advice for aspiring engineers, and her personal interests.