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ROBERT PRINDLE

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ROBERT PRINDLE

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Mr. Prindle is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of professional experience, specializing in civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering. His current practice focuses on forensic geotechnical engineering, including the investigation and evaluation of unstable building foundations and earth structures, and design of repair plans to rehabilitate distressed structures. Mr. Prindle is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and the California Institute of Technology.

Mr. Prindle has served as a technical expert in mediation, arbitration and litigation on behalf of owners, contractors, developers, and insurers. He has the ability and experience to work effectively on a wide range of construction, technical, regulatory and management issues. His professional activities routinely involve compliance with an array of contractual and regulatory requirements and interacting with numerous parties. He is effective in communicating, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences that have diverse information needs and often have conflicting interests. Mr. Prindle has worked effectively with several of New Mexico’s Native American tribal governments.

Mr. Prindle works to create a clear understanding of the problems to be solved, to establish well-defined design and performance requirements for proposed solutions, to ensure that assumptions used in analysis and design are compatible with actual operating and field performance conditions, and to ensure that proposed solutions are complete and workable.

Mr. Prindle’s engineering and construction experience includes power plant, highway, industrial, and commercial structures, landfills, offshore pipelines, retaining walls, high cut slopes, and deep excavations. Experience with distress in residential structures includes over 30 individual homes and four residential developments. Additional construction related experience includes changed soil conditions, construction stormwater management, dewatering, and management of contamination discovered during construction.

Mr. Prindle’s technical experience includes geotechnical and hydrogeologic site characterization; investigation and rehabilitation of distressed foundations and earth structures; construction inspection; assessment of cut/fill slopes and deep excavations; construction-site stormwater management; landfill design, construction and closure; groundwater flow and contaminant transport; facility waste management and regulatory compliance; end-user risk assessments of hazardous waste management and disposal facilities; application of remote-monitoring and autonomous-control systems.

In addition to his technical expertise, Mr. Prindle also has considerable management experience. While serving as an executive officer in two companies and as a principal in his own company, Mr. Prindle has gained valuable experience in managing day-to-day business operations including developing and adhering to project budgets and schedules, coordinating and facilitating the work of both technical and non-technical support staff, working with subcontractors, and building and maintaining relationships and open communications with his clients.

Fields of Expertise
Geotechnical, Environmental and Forensic Engineering; Geotechnical and Hydrogeologic Site Characterization; Slope Stability and Deep Excavations; Storm Water Management; Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport; Regulatory Compliance; Litigation Support; Applied Instrumentation and Monitoring.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

M.S. Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1975
Areas of emphasis: geotechnical engineering, structural mechanics, dynamics and vibrations.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1974, Summa cum Laude
Areas of emphasis: steel and reinforced concrete structures, surface-water hydrology, water and wastewater engineering.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Professional Civil Engineer: Arizona, California, and New Mexico
Registered Geotechnical Engineer: California

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations Training
8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations Supervisor/Manager Training

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING

University of New Mexico Law School: Theory and Practice of Mediation. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008.

Construction Dispute Resolution Services: Arbitrator Training. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008.

Construction Dispute Resolution Services: Dispute Review Board Training. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008.

Construction Dispute Resolution Services: Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Training. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008.

Conflict management: 12 years experience as a soccer referee with United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO); youth, adult, high school, and tournament matches.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Prindle Engineering, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
        1997 – Present President and Principal Engineer
Gordon Environmental, Inc., Bernalillo, New Mexico
        2006 – 2008 Senior Engineer
Eberline Services, Inc., Los Alamos, New Mexico
        2005 – 2006 Environmental Engineer
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
        2000 – 2003 Senior Engineer
SVS Environmental Systems, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
        1996 Vice President
        1996 – 1997 Executive Vice President
Prindle-Hinds Environmental, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
        1990 – 1996 President and Principal Engineer
Deuel & Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
        1990 – 1994 President and Principal Engineer
        1989 – 1990 Vice President, Engineering
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
        1980 – 1989 Member of the Technical Staff
Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Santa Ana, California
        1979 – 1980 Senior Staff Engineer
        1978 – 1979 Staff Engineer
Fugro, Inc. Long Beach, California
        1976 – 1978 Staff Engineer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
        1974 – 1975 Summers: Student Engineer
County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
        1973 – 1974 Engineering Aide