Steelike Inc. expands team with UHPC industry expert Michael McDonagh as vice president, engineering & projects

Sponsored by Steelike Inc.


Steelike Inc., creator and supplier of Steelike® UHPC, announced that Michael McDonagh has joined the company as Vice President, Engineering & Projects.  In this new role, Michael will draw from his 24 years of experience in designing and managing complex high-profile bridge projects and his subject matter expertise in UHPC.  He most recently served as a Senior Technical Principal and Senior Supervising Structural Engineer at WSP USA, where he supported FHWA’s nationwide Every Day Counts promotion of UHPC for bridge construction, oversaw the design of UHPC overlays for the Delaware Memorial and Newport Pell suspension bridges plus four bridges for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, was a principal author of upcoming FHWA guidance on UHPC for Bridge Preservation and Repair and an upcoming FHWA state-of-the-practice report on Partial-Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panels, was a lead designer for the redecking of the 3.5-mile long Pulaski Skyway using precast panels and UHPC connections, and led the design of multiple signature pedestrian bridges.

“Bringing Michael onboard the Steelike team emphasizes Steelike’s commitment to not only supplying the best-in-class UHPC material, but also to providing the necessary support to set up each UHPC project for success,” says Bill Kulish, Founder and President of Steelike.  “With his structural engineering background and UHPC expertise, Michael will continue to serve as a valued resource to advance the use of UHPC in infrastructure. He will also bridge the informational gap that may exist among bridge owners or agencies issuing specifications and contractors executing the projects.”

“I am thrilled and honored to join the Company and team,” says McDonagh. “Steelike UHPC is a world-class product that is uniquely easy to use backed by the Company’s culture of innovation. I am excited to be a part of Steelike’s contributions to the evolution and growth of the UHPC industry.”

In 2020, the company successfully delivered ground-breaking innovations and facilitated the use of Steelike® UHPC for joint repairs, panel connections, column encasements, and bridge deck overlays.  Steelike is well-positioned to meet the growing UHPC demand in 2021, with the continued goal of providing its UHPC Powered by InnovationTM, making UHPC placement even faster and easier.

About Steelike, Inc.

Steelike Inc. develops, produces and supplies Steelike® Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for construction projects including highway infrastructure.  Founded in 2010 as Kulish Design Co. LLC, Steelike Inc. has been producing and supplying Steelike® UHPC for construction projects commercially since 2014.  Steelike® UHPC meets or exceeds performance specifications required by federal and state agencies for UHPC in highway infrastructure projects, and is all white, mixable in a ready-mix truck, and saves the user time, labor, and money. 

For more information contact William T. Kulish ([email protected]); phone: +1-703-520-2763 (U.S. Toll Free: 1-888-364-2541)

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