Salida Colorado Mountain Engineering and Testing

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Mountain Engineering & Testing Inc.
1537 G St.
Salida, CO 81201

Phone: (719) 539-2312


About Mountain Engineering & Testing Inc.

Richard Brown - P.E., Principal Engineer

Richard BrownMr. Brown leads the engineering activities and has over 30 years of experience in the areas of geotechnical investigations, construction material testing, and structural design. As Principal Engineer, Mr. Brown is responsible for supervision, project review, and project management of geotechnical, civil, and construction materials engineering functions. Projects have included hospitals, correctional facilities, shopping centers, bridges, pipelines, roadways and water treatment facilities in Colorado, Virginia, Idaho, and Texas.

Mr. Brown has conducted geotechnical investigations and managed the construction materials testing for numerous schools, detention centers and other institutions. Roadway projects have included streets for local municipalities as well as the Colorado Department of Transportation. Additionally, Mr. Brown has provided geotechnical studies for taxiways, aprons, roads, parking lots, and utilities at various airports including the Denver International Airport, Denver, CO.

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Richard Silkey - Environmental Scientist

Richard SilkeyMr. Silkey joined Mountain Engineering & Testing, Inc. in August 2013 as a senior engineering technician with 4 years of experience in construction observation and materials testing. His responsibilities include: performing field and laboratory testing of soil, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, and masonry in conformance with ASTM, AASHTO, ACI, WAQTC, CAPA and CDOT procedures. Mr. Silkey has expertise performing moisture/density testing on soils, reinforced concrete observation, concrete field testing, lab and field testing of fly ash and cement treated soil projects, drilled pier observation, helical pier observation, micro-pile observation and general construction materials observation. Project experience ranges from small residential to multi-million dollar commercial jobs as well as experience with FAA and CDOT specifications.

Mr. Silkey also has environmental expertise in wetlands delineation, monitoring, design mitigation, and section 404 permitting projects in accordance with Army Corps of Engineers guidelines. He has worked on multiple wetlands projects within the Rocky Mountain Region and is familiar with the vegetation, soils, and hydrologic features associated with wetlands. Mr. Silkey also has worked on multiple mine reclamation and water resource projects with in the Arkansas River Valley. He has performed avalanche forecasting, meteorological remote sensing, surface and ground water quality monitoring and sampling, hydrologic discharge monitoring, and hydrologic snowpack analysis in conjuncture with multiple federal agencies including: CDOW, CDPHE, USGS, NRCS, and the USFS.

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Tom Karnuta - Professional Geologist

Tom KarnutaMr. Karnuta is a Professional Geologist in Colorado and Wyoming, working in the Arkansas Valley since 1991 and with Mountain Engineering & Testing for more than 15 years.

Tom has 17 years experience performing geotechnical studies for residential and commercial projects, highways, bridges, pipelines and dams.

Projects include geotechnical and geological field investigations, geologic mapping to identify and mitigate geologic hazards for subdivisions and other civil engineering projects.

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Greg Snyder - Scientist

Greg SnyderMr. Snyder has over 10 years of experience in geotechnical and civil engineering applications, quality control and construction materials inspection and testing, and laboratory experience for geotechnical engineering capacities. Mr. Snyder has also worked in many other capacities, including field investigation/inspection, field data interpretation and analysis, computer aided drafting (CAD), engineering calculations/analysis, geotechnical and civil engineering design/observation/testing, laboratory management/coordination, along with various permitting and engineering report preparation. Mr. Snyder has extensive lab testing experience of various construction materials including asphalt, concrete, soils, masonry, and chemical property testing.

Mr. Snyder has field engineering experience including geotechnical inspection, as well as construction observation, testing, and inspection. Mr. Snyder has performed QA/QC engineering and testing on a variety of state and municipal construction projects. Mr. Snyder has performed field inspections, including asphalt design assessments, drilled shaft inspections, reinforced concrete inspections, helical pier inspections, slurry wall inspections and observations, various trench observations and inspections, foundation stabilization observations and inspections, groundwater observation well installations, geotechnical drilling and exploration.

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Professional and scope specific resumes available upon request.


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