Dr. Anderson joined BGC Engineering as the Principal Geotechnical Engineer. Prior to joining BGC he worked as the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Resource Center where he led a national team of geotechnical engineers that assisted state and local transportation agencies through technical assistance, training and the deployment of new technologies. Dr. Anderson has also previously worked in positions from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed engineer and practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100 publications and invited presentations, and he makes his home in Colorado.
Darren L. Beckstrand
Mr. Beckstrand has been working with asset inventory and evaluation systems for over a decade. He has played key technical and leadership roles in the development and implementation of hazard evaluations and geotechnical asset management programs for the transportation departments of Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, as well as private infrastructure owners.
Mr. Beckstrand has been an active participant in professional organizations, serving as the Oregon Section Chair and on the National Board of Directors for the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists in 2014. Mr. Beckstrand has prepared dozens of presentations, abstracts, and papers within his field of engineering geology for professional meetings. He is a registered engineering geologist in Oregon and Washington, and a professional geologist in Idaho, Alaska, and Wyoming.
Mr. McDonnell is a licensed professional engineer, with over 30 years’ experience, who leads the Geotechnical Engineering section in the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He earned his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with a geotechnical concentration) from the University of Connecticut. He has served on several NCHRP project panels, including the recently completed Project 24-46 “Development of an Implementation Manual for Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies” for which he served as panel chair. He is currently working on the development and implementation of a geotechnical asset management program for the Connecticut DOT.