Michael “Mike” Laney’s responsiblities include leading, mentoring, training, and career development of GeoStabilization’s engineering team. While serving as a senior engineering resource, he assists in the analysis, design, and quality review of plans, proposals, and construction for all GeoStabilization projects.
Mike possesses over 25 years of civil and geotechnical engineering experience and is a registered geotechnical and professional engineer. His experience includes a broad base of geotechnical engineering analysis and design. Specifically, Mike has been involved with highway and road design, and structural analysis & design of wind turbine foundations and bridge-type structures.
In addition to serving on the board of directors for CalGeo (The California Geotechnical Engineers Association) for over 10 years, Mike worked with the California State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPLESG). He provided expert engineer review services for the State for reported geotechnical enforcement actions. A part-time lecturer (2002 to 2008) at Cal Poly, Pomona, where he taught geotechnical courses, Mike was on the Geotechnical Review Board for ABET Accreditation for the 2004/05 school year.
Mike is a member of ASTM International and serves on the D18 (Soil and Rock) committee, currently serving as sub vice-chairman for D18.02 (Sampling and Related Field Testing for Soil Evaluations) and is an editorial board member for the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. He currently serves as a board member for the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE).
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