Experienced Construction Materials Laboratory Manager with extensive experience in specialized geotechnical testing techniques and procedures.
Responsible for overseeing the complete laboratory testing operations of three offices located in Vernon Hills, IL, Milwaukee, WI and Green Bay, WI. I serve as project manager for laboratory projects, developing budgets, assigning testing responsibbilities and maintaining schedules and budgets
Responsible for laboratory operation in Northbrook, IL and later moved facility to Vernon Hills, IL. Oversaw geotechnical, aggregate, bituminus, concrete and geosythtetic testing areas. Part of my responsibilities were to maintain mutiple laboartory accredations for eligibility for project involvement. My initial task upon gaining empone was to refurbish and reorganize the labaotorty testing operation as a whiole. Thios was accomplished by accuring new equipment, extensive staff training and improving client service. The laboartory gained a reputation as one of the premier testing facilities in the Midwest.
My responsibilities included performing geotechnical testing of soils including particle size analysis, Atterberg limits, compaction testing, unconfined compression, consolidation and triaxial tests. The testing assignments included sample preparation equipment setup, conducting the test and reduction of the test data using various softwere programs.
Conducted tests for concrete placement such as slump, air entrainment and temperature. Inspected various structures for conformance with specifications for rebar placement and correct dimensions. Conducted in-place density tests of backfilled material to determine percentage of compaction.
Serve as Vice-Chair of Committee D18 on Soils and Rock having oversight of five subcommittees. Also serve as chairman of subcommittee D18.03 as well as an active member of eight subcommittees.
Active member of ACI.
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