Mark Bloschock

Mark Bloschock

Mark Bloschock, PE


With over 39 years of transportation engineering experience, Mark focuses on bridge, interchange and ramp designs, analysis of pavement or surface damage, reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges, drainage designs for structures, and safety designs for highways. He designed a Collapse Detection and Motorist Warning system that detects a span collapse and activates emergency alarms, lowers gates denying traffic across the bridge and activates LED flashing lights spaced across a bridge. In addition, Mark routinely presents technical presentations at conferences and meetings throughout the Texas area. Previously he worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, Bridge Division.  He has served numerous roles for organizations such as AASHTO/ARTBA/AGC Task Force 13 on Standardization of Highway Safety Hardware; American Traffic Safety Federation, International Road Federation, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Cum Laude, from the University of Houston and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
After a long career in bridge design, construction, and maintenance at TxDOT and elsewhere, I chose Walter P Moore to continue to contribute to this area of engineering. At Walter P Moore as at TxDOT, “We don’t design bridges; we build cities.”
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
It never occurred to me to have any other than civil engineering. I recall as a young child, playing in a sandbox with Matchbox cars, building bridges, roads, and dams. I could never figure out why the sandbox sand wouldn't hold water behind the dams. I’ve presented on engineering as a career to school children and discussed career choices with adults. I have never suffered any uncertainty as to my choice of civil engineering.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Learning something new every day; knowing I make a positive contribution that makes the world a better place.
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
Always associate with folks smarter than me. [They] are never hard to find, and they’re usually very willing to help increase my understanding, improve my knowledge, and change things for the better.


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