Dan is the Western Division’s Operation Manager. After joining GeoStabilization in October 2012, Dan immediately became a key resource as Senior Project Manager for Western US projects as well as advising and managing on an as-needed basis projects in the Eastern United States. After earning his Civil Engineering degree at the South Dakota School of Mines, Dan started his construction career as a field engineer for Affholder, Inc., then worked as a Project Engineer for Kiewit Western, Inc. from 1998 until 2001. His scope of work included management of resources for rock bolting and blasting as well as tunneling. From 2001 until the end of 2004 Dan was a key Project Manager for Ames Construction where he managed heavy highway construction projects ranging from $1.5 mil to $10 mil consisting of various earth retention techniques such as retaining walls and soil nails projects as well as rock bolting. Dan then became a key Senior Project Manager at Yenter Companies, Inc. specializing in design/build specialty bolting, soil nailing, and other earth retention projects as well as scaling and meshing of slopes. Dan’s creativity, work ethic and overall knowledge of earth retention are vital to his management success.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.