Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Mark Vessely, M.Sc., P.E. (KT, WY, ID, CO, MO), is a leader in BGC’s Transportation practice with experience serving federal, state, railroad, and pipeline owners across the United States and into Canada. Mark brings extensive experience in the design and operational phases of infrastructure exposed to physical risk from geologic hazards and deterioration in complex environmental settings. His ongoing client work includes planning and design for signature corridor highway improvement and bridge projects and implementation of geohazard risk mitigation and asset management at the network scale. Mark has led recent transformational studies directed at improving the performance of transportation systems including: serving as the Principal Investigator for a Federally funded research study that produced NCHRP Report 903 on the implementation of geotechnical asset management; co-authoring a synthesis study on the current state of practice for geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of unstable slopes; and development of a probabilistic framework for quantifying how changing climate conditions can impact physical risk from the intersection of geohazards with infrastructure.