V.O. Tekell, Jr., P.E.

Dean Tekell Consulting
345 Doucet Road, Ste. 231
Lafayette , LA 70503
Office: 337-988-5211
Fax: 337-988-5262

Introduction

Dean Tekell Consulting exists to provide advice on the safe, efficient, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods on streets, highways, parking lots, sidewalks, bikeways, and transit systems.


Dean Tekell Consulting can assist you with:
Traffic Impact Studies, Queuing Studies for Drive-Through Services, Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Speed Control, School Trip and Pedestrian Safety Plans, Site Selection Planning, Parking Lot Layout and Circulation, Traffic Accident Reduction and Highway Safety Techniques, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Traffic and Parking Regulation, Traffic Signal Analysis for New and Existing Traffic Signals, Parking Lot and Garage Operation, Transit Funding and Operation, Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (i.e. red light cameras and speed control)


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive
  • Bicycle
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Motorcycles
  • Traffic/Highway Safety

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Cum Laude; University of Southwestern Louisiana, May 1980

Post Graduate Training:
Northwestern University - Traffic Institute courses and workshops in:
Technical Accident Investigation

Vehicle Dynamics
Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Identification and Treatment of High Hazard Locations
Highway - Railroad Grade Crossings

Federal Highway Administration courses in:
TRANSYT-7F (A Traffic Signal Timing Optimization Model)
Traffic Detection
Transportation Research Board Circular 212

Other courses in:

Interconnection of Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems and Highway Traffic Signals
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Graduate of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Lafayette IV

Certified Senior Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana

Parish Council Member for St. Mary Church in Lafayette

Funding Allocation Team Member for the United Way of Acadiana
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering; University of Southwestern Louisiana (1987 - 1988)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: The firm offers developers and architects advice on site selection, traffic access to their site and traffic circulation on their site. The firm provides insight into potential problems with zoning and subdivision regulations. Traffic impact studies, traffic signal warrant analysis, traffic signal design and permitting services related to development activity are also available through the firm. Parking garage and parking lot operations are specialties offered to business institutions.

References

References upon request.