Key Personnel

A Team of Reliable Professional Engineers

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President Jeanne Berg, P.E.

Ms. Jeanne Berg, Senior Engineer, graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Ms. Berg holds a B.S.C.E. and an M.S.C.E. and has over 30 years of geotechnical and materials engineering experience.

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Ms. Berg has experience performing analyses of shallow and deep foundation designs, including driven and displacement pile systems; retaining walls using Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) and Retained Earth (RE) wall methodologies; cofferdam and underdrain systems; shallow foundations and soil stabilization methods, including deep dynamic compaction (DDC), vibro-replacement, compaction, and pressure grouting and soil mixing. Ms. Berg has expertise in applying Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), Pile Integrity Tester (PIT), and Embedded Data Collector (EDC) technology. In addition, she has managed quality control/quality assurance efforts on construction projects and provided oversight of specialized materials testing. Her experience includes various geotechnical engineering forensic studies including sinkhole, freeze-thaw, hydraulically modified soil, and vibration analyses and evaluations. Ms. Berg has successful trial litigation experience utilizing engineering methodologies to determine causation.

Vice President James LaCava, P.E.

Mr. LaCava, P.E. graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S.C.E. and has over 15 years of geotechnical, forensic, and materials engineering experience. His engineering experience includes design and construction oversight of residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial projects.

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Mr. LaCava has provided design recommendations, construction considerations, and construction oversight for shallow foundations including isolated, continuous, and monolithic systems; deep foundations including driven pile systems, drilled shafts, micro-piles, and helical anchors; walls including bulkheads, retaining walls, and slurry walls; soil remediation including vibro-replacement, compaction grouting, and chemical grouting; pond liner oversight; pavement sections and earthwork construction. Duties have included developing work scopes/cost estimates, permit preparation, providing engineering analyses and design recommendations, and project management. Mr. LaCava is a state-certified Neutral Evaluator. He has also been involved in oversight of construction materials testing projects for earthwork, concrete, and pavement materials.

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Vice President J. Wesley Parker, P.E.

Mr. Parker, P.E. graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S.C.E. and an M.C.E. and has over 10 years of geotechnical and forensic engineering experience. His engineering experience includes project management and construction oversight of commercial, residential, municipal, and industrial projects.

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Mr. Parker has provided construction considerations and construction oversight for shallow foundations including isolated, continuous and monolithic systems; deep foundations including drilled shafts in soft limestone, driven and auger-cast pile systems, micro-piles, and helical anchors; slope stability analysis of unreinforced slopes; retaining walls including soldier piles walls, sheet pile walls and gabion baskets; soil remediation including vibro-replacement, compaction grouting and chemical grouting for very loose and organic laden soils; flexible and rigid pavement sections and earthwork construction; and post-development groundwater drawdown. Duties have included developing work scopes/cost estimates, permit preparation, providing engineering analyses and recommendations and project management.

Senior Consultant Bill Van Reenen, P.E.

Mr. Bill van Reenen, Senior Consultant, graduate of Lamar University and Georgia Institute of Technology holds a B.S.C.E. and an M.S.C.E. and has over 35 years of geotechnical and materials engineering experience including consultation for forensic, industrial, commercial, municipal, and transportation projects in the Southeastern United States. Analysis of conventional foundations as well as specialized foundations and earth retaining systems including chemical injection, vibro-flotation, uplift anchors, slurry walls, grouting, and high-capacity piles.

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