Engineering: Addressing Unintended Consequences as a Professional

Experience Level: Any level of experience

This session explores the many cases where the engineering ‘cure’ is worse than the initial problem.  Mr. Easley walks through basic scenarios where forethought and adequate stakeholder involvement could have prevented some major problems.  The session provides some ‘checklist’ items to consider that can give engineers the ability to see into the future and prevent catastrophic problems before they are created.  In addition, Mr. Easley highlights some solutions that have yielded benefits wildly beyond those anticipated by the designers. Attendees should leave this session with reasons to think before they implement their ‘perfect’ design.

Learning Objective:

After attending this presentation, attendees will have a new thought process that can be used in any type of engineering solution design.

1 PDH (NY Approved)


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Richard B. Easley


E-Squared Consulting Corporation

Richard Easley is the President of E-Squared Consulting Corporation, a 24 year old small minority business transportation consulting firm conducting work in 34 US states and 22 countries worldwide. 

Mr. Easley leads company efforts on projects  in the areas of Intermodal Freight, Transit, Traveler Information, Commercial Vehicle Operations, Electronic Payment Systems and Parking.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) where he serves on the IPMI Mobility Task Force and has served as the Chairman of both the IPMI Technology Committee and the IPMI ITS and Parking Committee.  Mr. Easley also serves on the ITS Canada Board of Directors.  Mr. Easley has chaired various committees in ITS America, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Transportation Research Board and ITS Maryland. Mr. Easley has given technology presentations or workshops throughout the United States, in Asia and also in Europe.  In addition to national and international ITS consulting research, Mr. Easley participates in public service work through his church in his local community and has led numerous international mission trips to help impoverished children in Central America, Haiti and West Africa

Mr. Easley is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering.  


Live event: 06/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.