About Us

About Us

Transportation Planning & Design

We are a full-service civil engineering firm with a highly developed specialty in transportation engineering and design, with the expertise to complete a project from start to finish.

As a midsize firm, we can adapt to necessary changes in work specifications and still adhere to timeframe and cost. Our size also allows us to be more responsive. Less hierarchy means quicker answers and a direct line to any of our partners.

There’s no other firm of our size that can offer the wide range of services that we do with the same level of expertise.

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We’ve worked with transportation agencies in the Washington National Capital Region for more than 30 years with an excellent track record. That makes us a versatile engineering service provider to our government clients. We are also a great asset to prime contractors looking to enter this region. Plus, we’re already approved by the local agencies as a DBE firm, with capabilities in environmental, traffic and transportation engineering.

Our company was founded by Mammen Daniel in 1982 with $3,000 and an office in his basement. Today our firm employs about 50 engineers, technicians, CAD operators, construction inspectors and administrative staff at our headquarters in Columbia, Md., as well as at our satellite offices in Baltimore, Md., Raleigh, N.C., and Bryn Mawr, Pa.

DCI’s broad capabilities in several service areas, allow us to be the go-to company for multifaceted and multidisciplinary projects as a one-stop shop. Or, we can be the subcontractor who is the final piece of the puzzle by bringing a particular subject matter expertise, such as GIS integration, ITS, work zone safety, travel forecasting, traffic emergency management plans and traffic incident management planning.

Professional Memberships

We actively encourage our team of registered professional engineers to take an active role in the industry’s societies and associations. We hold memberships in ASCE, ITE, ITS America, The Maryland Association of Engineers, and ACEC.

Our 30-plus years of experience in all aspects of transportation engineering and design make us the top choice for multidisciplinary projects. Plus, as a midsize firm we have greater flexibility in meeting the needs of our clients, quicker response times and the freedom to innovate.