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Alex Baumgard

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Emergency Response Team Lead

Alex Baumgard, Ph.D., P.Eng. (BC, AB, ON), P.Geo. (BC, AB), has provided consulting to both private industry as well as government organisations throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa. His experience includes assessing geohazards for both onshore and offshore pipelines and other linear infrastructure, seismic soil analysis, as well as traditional geotechnical and geo-environmental areas. Dr. Baumgard has participated in the hazard assessment of more than a dozen major pipelines, in such environments as steep mountains and regions subject to earthquakes; and evaluated and mitigated sites subject to landslides in North and South America and Europe. Since 2001, Dr. Baumgard has participated in the assessment and management of more than 10,000 km of pipeline in North and South America, and in 2017, Dr. Baumgard was awarded the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s A.G. Stermac Award.  Since 2006, Dr. Baumgard has been a member of Public Safety Canada’s Canada Task Force 1 (CAN-TF1) team partnered with the City of Vancouver and the Province of BC as an engineer during rescue and recovery operations in emergencies and disasters.