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Gerard Buechel

Gerard Buechel, PE

Senior Vice President

With more than 39 years of experience with Shannon & Wilson, Gerard has served as both the Seattle Office Manager and President of Shannon & Wilson.  He has performed engineering studies and managed many complex projects including transportation infrastructures, highways, railroad corridors, landslides, pipelines, residences on steep slopes, embankments and dams on soft soils, high-rise structures, and large industrial facilities supported on both shallow and deep foundations.  

Gerard was manager of our Boston project office between 1990 and 1998.  During this time, he managed and performed detailed geotechnical engineering studies for Shannon & Wilson's complex Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel projects.  He was awarded the Outstanding Local Civil Engineering Project Award for 1984 by the Seattle Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a unique and cost effective roadway slide stabilization project along Perkins Lane in Seattle, Washington.  

For the last 20 years, he has focused on alternative delivery of projects including Design-Build and Public-Private-Partnerships. He has successfully accomplished the geotechnical studies for several major bridge and rapid transit projects with a total construction value of over $7 billion.  


  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1980
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1979
  • BA, Physics, Thomas More College, 1978


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Alberta, British Columbia, Canada
  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Guam


  • Diplomate of the Academy of Geo-Professionals
  • Member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
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