Tim is a Vice President at SME with 35 years of experience. He specializes in the evaluation of slopes, embankments and retaining walls for highway embankments, containment areas and retention basins, including recommendations for various types of erosion protection. As Group Leader of our Geotechnical Engineering and Drilling Services, he leads a team of geotechnical engineers and drillers, and provides technical review for many projects involving special soil testing; deep foundations (driven piles and drilled shafts); underpinning; various types of earth retention systems; cofferdams; mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls; reinforced slopes and berms; and part-width construction of bridges. He has also been involved in many instrumentation projects to measure and monitor displacements, pressures and vibration levels during construction and as part of forensic evaluations. Tim’s expertise includes forensic evaluation and analysis of existing soil and foundation conditions.

Projects

New Michigan Electric Transmission Line for Wind Power

Michigan’s Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act of 2008 required 10 percent of the energy in the state come from renewable fuels by 2015. When completed, the Thumb Loop will be the “energy superhighway” for wind farm development in Michigan's Thumb area.

Multidiscipline team resurrects manufacturing plant

A $1 million state brownfield grant helped agri-tool supplier address the vapor intrusion threat and redevelop a closed manufacturing plant to create new headquarters, expand manufacturing operations, and add new jobs in Michigan’s fastest growing county.

Insights

Recent Insight

Value Engineering – It’s All About Bridging the Gap

At 3,709 feet, the M-231 bridge over the Grand River is the seventh longest bridge in Michigan. M-231 is about 7 miles long and connects M-45 (Lake Mi…