Brian Brenner

Principal Engineer

Brian Brenner’s professional practice includes technical management and structural design of bridge and transportation projects throughout New England and the New York metropolitan area.  He was Design Manager of the Burns Bridge replacement project, which received several national awards in 2016 including American Public Works Association Project of the Year in its class, and best medium span steel bridge design awarded by the National Steel Bridge Alliance.

As a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University, Brian teaches classes in reinforced concrete design, bridge design, bridge history and aesthetics, and introduction to engineering.  He was selected as Civil Engineering Teacher of the Year in 2016 and 2018.  Brian is the author of over 100 papers as well as three collections of essays, “Don’t Throw This Away!”, “Bridginess”, and “Too Much Information”, published by ASCE Press.  His engineering blog appears at

Life Outside Work

Brian enjoys writing and putting many miles in on his road bike.  Also, playing blocks with his grandchildren (current and upcoming).