Brian Mullen, PE
Brian has provided geotechnical engineering services for projects throughout Alaska since 2009. He routinely plans field explorations and laboratory testing. Brian also performs engineering analyses for foundation design, deep ground improvement, pavement design, seismic hazard assessment and mitigation, foundation repairs, slope and settlement stability, retaining wall design, and effects of seasonal frost or permafrost. He has served as the Lead Geotechnical Engineer for an array of civil construction projects, including large-scale airport and waterfront projects. Brian has taken an active role in construction, including inspection and plans and specifications development. He also supports a variety of environmental projects, including site assessment, chemical sampling and excavation monitoring activities.
What places are on your travel bucket list?
50 state high points and rafting the Grand Canyon.
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would be your dream job?
A touring musician in a folk band.
What are you curious about?
What is in the ground beneath our feet and how did it get there? The reason I became a geotechnical engineer!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Train Engineer - I got one of the two words right!
What are your favorite books?
The Map that Changed the World by Simon Winchester and The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant.
Brian’s News & Views
Alaska Runway Settlement Issues Required Unique Deep Ground Improvement Solution – Part 2
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) selected a pipe pile-based column-supported embankment alternative as the most viable solution to mitigate long-term settlement issues at the west end of Runway (RW) 10-28 at Nome Airport. The first structure of its kind installed beneath an airport runway in Alaska, this innovative design solution provides long-term stabilization for the runway surface.Read More