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B. Yanev has held his position at the NYC DOT since he established it in 1990. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Research & Development which he established in 1989. He teaches Bridge Design & Bridge Management at Columbia University, where he obtained his doctorate in 1976, and Bridge Management at NYU, Brooklyn Polytechnic.
Dr. Yanev has worked for 30 years as consulting engineer, research engineer, educator and civil servant in New York and California. He holds a Professional Engineering License in both States.
B. Yanev chaired the American Society of Civil Engineering Committee on Bridge Management, which he co-founded, from 1993 to 1998, and the TRB Sub-Committee on Strauctutral Security and Safety from 2013 to 2017. He served as Director of the ASCE Metropolitan Section (2000-2003). He is member of the Transportation Research Board Committees on Bridge Maintenance, Joints and Bearings, the FHWA technical Group on Thin Bonded Overlays, the NCEER highways Seismic Research Council, the Seismic Design Committee, NYC Department of Buildings. He participated in the Technical Review panels for NCHRP Project 10-57 and FHWA-RD-01-021. He is a member of the review panel of the Long-Term Bridge Health Monitoring program conducted by FHWA.
Yanev’s book Bridge Management, 656 p., John Wiley & Sons (2007) was translated in Japanese (2009) and in Chinese (2017). He is the author of Chapter 11, "Bridges" of Structural Condition Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, 2005, Chapter 1 “Suspension Bridges: An Overview” of Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges, Vol. I, CRC Press, 2015, Chapter 1 “Manhattan Bridge” of Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges, Vol. II, CRC Press 2016, and Chapter 22 “Comparing Bridge Condition Evaluation with Life-Cycle Expenditures” of Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, CRC Press 2014. His publications include more than 60 articles on bridge management, structural analysis and modeling of seismic response.
In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers, MET Section named Yanev the Government Civil Engineer of the Year. In 1996 the Association for Bridge Construction & Design named Yanev, Bridge Engineer of the Year.