RAM Consulting Corporation is a privately held firm registered as a C Corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is also registered to do business in Maryland. The firm is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) for state-funded contracts in Virginia and Maryland and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in those states for federally-funded transportation contracts.

Our founder, Ranjit Sahai, PE, F.ASCE has been serving the Information Technology needs at Maryland DOT since 1995. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge about the infrastructure technologies they use, their processes, their funding sources, and career paths.

After having written five books and hundreds of articles from 1987 through 1999, his last book titled Teach Yourself MicroStation/J gained significant traction among users of Bentley MicroStation infrastructure design software. While you are on the book's Reader Feedback page, we believe you will want to read each of the three additional related posts from the Relevant Articles sidebar on the right of the book's Reader Feedback page.

Though the book is out of print, we are in the process of reviving it on amazon.com as a kindle book because where he left off in the book's "Introduction: The Object Revolution" is coming to fruition today. Besides, he starts work on his sixth book, “Infrastructure: It's Future, Past and Present” in April 2024.

That book paints a marvelous picture of where the State DOT industry is headed in the future. The book is expected to be available for purchase in three to four years. However, you will get an opportunity to participate in the book's development as a reviewer by applying to be one starting January 2025.

Should you be interested in having your employer submit details of their most innovative projects in the Gallery of Projects section of the book's introduction, have them reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those who took advantage of this opportunity in 1999 included: Amoco Oil & Fluor Daniel, SNWA and MW/Hill, Carilina Power and Light, Maryland DOT, among others.

Excerpts from an interview with Ranjit

Tell us about your involvement with ASCE.

"In 1984, when I was a student at UHD, I joined ASCE. Economic conditions in Texas were bad at that time, to put it mildly. In search of a new job, I took advantage of its free listing for job seekers. This led to a job in New York. Structural engineers worked in the back backrooms of the building, and the sky-high rents prompted me to post another job-seeker ad in Civil Engineering magazine. This led to the move to Northern Virginia, where I have been since 1987."

Tell us how you became the longest serving webmaster for ASCE-NCS.

"I never let my membership to ASCE lapse. I became an ASCE Life Member a couple of years ago. I had been a "lurker" within the organization since joining ASCE. That changed in 2009. I attended a few ASCE-NCS meetings to network and offered to revamp its Website when Fady Afif was the Section's President, who supported the idea. I have been webmaster since. When I was President of ASCE-NCS, in 2013-14, the Section's Website was awarded the best in the nation for the Section size category we competed in. I was proud to accept the award on behalf of the Section."

How did you, as a civil engineer, learn to do websites?

"I fell in love with computer software in 1984. That passion continues to this day. I wrote five books and hundreds of articles in magazines, including ASCE's journal of computing on CAD between 1987 and 1999. I make it a point to read at least a dozen books each year on software development and related topics, and keep a pulse on the industry. This year, in 2024, I am shutting down the engineering services side of my business to focus attention to what interests me most, the transformative power of software in the engineering industry."