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Thomas Abkemeier

Thomas Abkemeier, PE

Vice President, Saint Louis Office Manager

With nearly 30 years of experience with Shannon & Wilson, Tom is a Vice President and serves as the Office Manager for the Saint Louis Office. His experience is in both the office and field aspects of geotechnical engineering, with emphasis in large project management, shoring systems, computerized slope and embankment stability studies, and geotechnical instrumentation. Tom has been responsible for planning and monitoring subsurface exploration programs; siting studies; and analysis, design, and instrumentation of foundations, earth dams, excavations, and earth-retaining structures.


  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla, 1992
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla, 1987


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska
  • NCEES Registration, Missouri


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • The Engineering Center of St. Louis, Director
  • St. Louis Railway Club
  • American Council of Engineering Corporation, St. Louis District
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association
  • Deep Foundations Institute
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