Steve Poole is a Project Development Engineer for Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. After earning a BS degree in civil engineering from Auburn University, Steve began his career with the Alabama Department of Transportation in their Bureau of County Transportation before later transitioning to the highway infrastructure design and consulting environment where he worked his way to partner of a Georgia transportation consulting firm. Steve’s recent experience focused on developing site and infrastructure solutions in transportation, military, airport, railway, and commercial and industrial markets while also consulting directly with civil and structural engineers, architects, public officials and staff, and developers/owners to cultivate project-specific solutions. Steve has over 25 years of experience with public and private markets providing and managing bridge, culvert, engineered slope, and wall solutions from the concept phase through final plans and construction. Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama and Georgia.
As mining advances and undergoes operational changes, it is crucial to re-evaluate modes of slope failure potential. In addition to continually ensuring the integrity of the final highwall, this re-evaluation will also reduce the likelihood of instability and rockfall hazards.