Roadway and Structural Design - 3 Years
Airport Design - 2 Years
Environmental - 2 Years
AutoCAD, ITI Technical College - 1993
Certificate in Architectural Drafting - 1978
B.A., Interior Design - 1969
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
Richard J. Chataignier
1997-1999 | 2006- Present
Mr. Chataignier uses his experience in AutoCAD and MicroStation Computer-Aided Drafting systems to coordinate geometry, graphics, general drafting and engineering computational methods. Design calculations, quantity derivation, data research, quality control and shop drawings.
Mr. Chataignier has over 35 years experience which prepares him well for the technical demands of his position at GOTECH. This experience includes design, drafting and plan preparation for local, municipal, state and federal agency projects. His responsibilities have included CADD, board drafting, calculations, geometry, drainage, bridges and retaining walls. Other duties involved reducing survey field notes, providing pencil and ink drawings, as well as quantity and other miscellaneous calculations. Project exposures have included significant work on major bridges, including: I-10 Twin Spans temporary reconstruction (following Hurricane Katrina) which crosses Lake Pontchartrain; Louisa bridge in Sypremont Point which is a movable, Bascule bridge; the Yazoo concrete/steel bridge; and the Flannery Road bridge in Baton Rouge. Other project work includes airports, site work and the preparation of exhibits for studies and reports. Mr. Chataignier provides valuable assistance to the engineering staff regarding all aspects of project design, working with criteria for design, specifications and plan preparation required by agencies such as DOTD, FAA and the Corps of Engineers.