The key engineers at PanGEO are recognized leaders in the industry. Paul Grant has won several awards in the Consulting Engineers Council of Washington Engineering Excellence Competition, including his Grand Conceptor Award for the excavation support system for the nation's deepest tieback shoring system at Columbia Center. Paul has also served on national committees to develop guidelines for the seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings and he has received research grants from the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies to investigate earthquake effects on the performance of soils in the Puget Sound region. Bob Kimmerling has served on national committees to develop and implement Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) in geotechnical engineering practice and co-developed and instructs a course on bridge foundation design using LRFD. This experience enables us to continually infuse new ideas into present day practice and provide innovative solutions for geotechnically complex site conditions.

Our key engineers have a broad and diversified project experience as well as national and international experience. Our project experience includes buildings; bridges; highways; landslide remediation projects; dams; nuclear facilities; waterfront structures; water/wastewater treatment, conveyance, and storage facilities; and commercial and industrial facilities. While the majority of our experience is in the Pacific Northwest, we have worked on facilities located throughout the United States, South America and Asia. This diversity of geographic and project experience enables us to effectively tackle projects with complicated subsurface conditions or support requirements because we have likely faced and successfully addressed similar situations on past projects.
Finally, our engineers are known for providing practical and cost effective solutions. As an example, Paul Grant received an award from the Washington State Department of Transportation for his design of an earth buttress to stabilize an active landslide and replace an aging bridge spanning the slide. Paul's buttressing scheme was not only innovative but also cost effective in that it allowed Snohomish County to successfully replace the Picnic Point Bridge for a cost of less than $1 million, which was $2 million less than replacement schemes developed by others. This example demonstrates the ability of our engineers to develop creative and practical solutions to difficult site conditions, providing both functional and economic benefits to our clients.