Allan’s Role at Falcon: Geotechnical Engineer
Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
I was the swim captain sophomore to senior year at my high school, and I met my wife on the swim team.
What is your favorite thing to do?
Make people laugh.
What are three career lessons you’ve learned so far?
- As a field inspector/engineer, it’s important to treat the construction team with respect and have a mutual understanding of the goals you’re wanting to accomplish.
- It’s important to praise contractors for the work they’re doing, especially in front of their peers. This creates an all around good working relationship.
- Be honest and if you don’t know something – tell people you don’t know.
Favorite line from a movie and why.
“Stay on those residual boulders!” – Tremors. This is probably the movie I know most of the lines to thanks to my cousin and binge watching during high school one summer.
What do you enjoy most about working at Falcon?
- The laid back atmosphere
- I get to work with friendly people
- We get to work on fun/engaging projects
“It seems as if there is nothing Allan doesn’t know about. From project estimating and scoping, to geotechnical and geophysical testing techniques, to technical writing and analysis, to construction materials and on-site inspections, Allan is able to provide input to every aspect and every stage of a project. He takes a particular interest in sharing this knowledge with clients, owners, and staff to help them see the big picture surrounding any issues they are dealing with on projects. While his technical abilities are clearly a great benefit to Falcon, his fun loving personality is also appreciated. Whether at company outings or industry events, or just during a normal day at the office, you can rest assured Allan’s sense of humor will keep everyone in good spirits.” – Jeremy Hamm, PE, Geotechnical Services Manager