Design-Build Transportation

I-26 Port Access Road Design-Build Charleston, South Carolina

KCI’s reputation for excellence and innovation in transportation and bridge design has been earned by completing more than 96 design-build projects in just the last 10 years. Our team’s excellent reputation and depth of qualified bridge and transportation engineers ensure the successful design of large structural and highway projects. KCI, either as a lead designer or member of a multi-firm consultant team, has provided engineering services on more than $3 billion in transportation design-build projects across the United States.

The firm provides a full range of planning and engineering services for all modes of transportation, including roadway, transit, nautical, aviation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. KCI draws from a seamless integration of planning, engineering, environmental, and construction management expertise to lead projects from initial capital planning through concept development, alternatives analysis, preliminary and final design, and construction.

KCI has considerable experience in public-private partnerships and the design-build project delivery method that is used to expedite schedules and control project costs. We have become experts in fostering teamwork and communication as one of the leading firms implementing design-build delivery methodologies for heavy highway projects. KCI’s extensive experience has not only allowed us to bring innovative ideas to Department of Transportation clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, but also perfect our project management practices.

The firm specifically has design-build experience with high traffic-expressways and historic bridges, as well as emergency replacements, grade separations over roadways and railroads, interstate widenings and rehabilitations, and bridge replacement programs.

State chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), as well as national organizations, like Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), have honored KCI design-build transportation projects with awards of excellence.

KCI’s transportation design-build services include:

Roadway & Traffic

  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Erosion Control Construction Sequencing
  • Highway Improvement Design Hydraulic/Stormwater Design
  • Interstate Guide Sign Design
  • Parking Studies and Facility Design
  • Public Involvement
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Improvements
  • Roadway Alignment Studies and Design Roadway Lighting Design
  • Roadway Lighting Design


  • Bridge Structure Design
  • Access Structure Design/Rating Analysis
  • Historic Bridges
  • Innovative Repairs
  • Field Inspection
  • Analysis and Load Rating
  • Underwater Inspection, Testing, & Sampling
  • Underwater Documentation/Reporting
  • Bridge Scour Analysis
  • Comprehensive Reports
  • Dam Design/Stability Analysis

Construction Services

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Management
  • Schedule Review and Analysis
  • Design Phase Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Bid Management
  • Construction Supervision/Inspection
  • Cost Estimating/Control
  • Review of Contract Submittals
  • Project Documentation
  • Construction Closeout

Other Support Services

  • High-Tech Surveys
  • Communications Design & Construction
  • Utility Design & Services
  • Permit Acquisition
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Wetlands Delineation
  • As-Built Documentation
  • Office and Legal Survey Services
  • GIS and Asset Management
  • Application Development

Transportation Design-Build Leadership Team