John has over 35 years of geotechnical experience and is a licensed engineer in 24 states. He has been involved in over 700 geotechnical engineering projects, including marine structures, office buildings, stadiums, high rise construction, piers and harbors, commercial structures, roadways, trenchless projects, highways, and bridges. John is the Marine, Ports, and Harbors sub-market lead for Haley & Aldrich. He enjoys the challenges of marine geotechnical engineering and navigating the complicated subsurface conditions associated with working on waterfront projects. Often, geotechnical guidance standards do not exist for marine construction, so it gives John the opportunity to apply his diverse geotechnical background from completing projects around the country to engineer creative solutions.
Clients appreciate John’s ability to search for more effective ways to design and construct their projects and meet their desired end goals. Sometimes that includes presenting a new innovative approach or informing the client of potential project risks. He always strives to provide the highest level of engineering service in a cost-effective manner.
“I became an engineer because I enjoy solving complex problems, and each project presents a unique set of challenges to tackle. I also personally enjoy being on the water and my marine geotechnical engineering work gets me working on ports, harbors, and waterfronts often.”