We are pleased to welcome Andrew Frank, PE back to F&R to assume the position of Virginia Transportation Program Manager. A Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Andy returns to us bringing his vast experience throughout Virginia and the southeastern region, the majority of which was gained working in F&R’s Roanoke office. He has been an invaluable asset to our firm, representing F&R on hundreds of geotechnical projects over the course of nearly two decades. His dedication to clients is second to none, earning our Roanoke office dozens of loyal clients to whom F&R is their first choice for construction related engineering services. “Bringing Andy back to head up our Virginia transportation efforts was a no-brainer”, says Don Sipher, President and Chief Operations Officer. “He is a top notch geotechnical engineer and project manager with an extremely diversified portfolio, including transportation projects. His high level of technical skill and the care he brings to each and every client and their projects will allow Andy to hit the ground running.”
Andy’s geotechnical experience includes performing and supervising subsurface exploration programs, laboratory soils analyses, technical report preparation, and subsequent geotechnical engineering design recommendations. He is well versed in lateral earth pressure evaluations, soil slope stability analysis shallow and deep foundation design, and the field implementation and data analysis of Marchetti Dilatometer in-situ testing (DMT) for settlement estimates. Some of Andy’s typical projects have included single story to high rise commercial buildings utilizing shallow and/or deep foundation systems, single and multi-story school and medical facility additions, large retail/warehouse structures with heavy floor load considerations and, of course, pavement design and failure analysis as well as design recommendations for highways, bridges, and other transportation projects.
Welcome back Andy! All of us at F&R look forward to you “keeping us rolling” and taking this program to new heights.