LFA Earns State Pre-Qualification for Bridge Work

LFA Earns State Pre-Qualification for Bridge Work

(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — LFA is proud to announce recently acquired state pre-qualifications in bridge design for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

“INDOT is quite stringent about who they let do roadwork around the state,” said Lawson Fisher Associates President Paul Hummel. “We are delighted to announce we can provide consulting services on level one and two bridge design projects with the addition of Mark Foster, PE.”

In order for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to establish the amount and type of work contractors can bid on, contractors must apply for prequalification. The prequalification process is based on a contractor’s financials and specific engineering experience and must be completed prior to bidding on any INDOT work.

“It also provides us a great platform to provide all these very specific skillsets to other clients,” Hummel said. “We’re proud of the way this firm has grown in creativity, collaboration and expertise over the years. This prequalification makes us more complete.”

The prequalification system requires engineering firms to have certain levels of financial well-being, in addition to engineers who are certified with multi-year experience on various qualifications. In the past, LFA has been certified in bridge hydraulic design, utility coordination, roundabout design and traffic signal design to name a few of the nearly several dozen high-level pre-qualifications it holds, Hummel said. (See complete list, right.)


LFA is a 50-year-old civil engineering firm located in the historic district of South Bend. It serves the state, municipalities and area businesses with engineering expertise across its full breath of services. For more information about how LFA can help you with your next project, go to: lawson-fisher.com


List of LFA State Pre-Qualifications

  • 3.1 Non-Complex Traffic Capacity and Operations Analysis
  • 3.2 Complex Traffic Capacity and Operations Analysis
  • 4.1 Traffic Safety Analysis
  • 5.1 Environmental Document Preparation – EA/EIS
  • 5.2 Environmental Document Preparation – CE
  • 5.3 Environmental Document Preparation – Section 4(f)
  • 6.1 Topographic Survey Data Collection
  • 8.1 Non-Complex Roadway Design
  • 8.2 Complex Roadway Design
  • 8.3 Roundabout Design
  • 9.1 Level 1 Bridge Design
  • 9.2 Level 2 Bridge Design
  • 10.1 Traffic Signal Design
  • 10.3 Complex Roadway Sign Design
  • 10.4 Lighting Design
  • 11.1 Right of Way Plan Development
  • 12.2 Title Research
  • 13.1 Construction Inspection
  • 16.1 Utility Coordination
  • 17.2 Small Structure and Pipe Hydraulic Design
  • 17.3 Storm Sewer and Detention Design
  • 17.4 Bridge Hydraulic Design