About People

Joe Laprade

Joe Laprade, CET

Soils Laboratory Manager

Having joined Shannon & Wilson in 2002, Joe’s 17 years of technical experience includes geotechnical laboratory testing and construction materials soil testing. As Laboratory Manager, Joe is responsible for maintaining a precise knowledge of laboratory procedures and theory, including the ASTM International Testing Standards; consulting with staff and clients on project-specific laboratory testing programs and testing procedures to best suit their purposes and providing a thorough explanation of testing results; performing geotechnical laboratory testing, performing of all national proficiency testing finalizing, and distributing all laboratory data reports; as well as supervising laboratory personnel, maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities, and the  calibration of instrumentation and laboratory equipment; direct maintenance of compliance for AMRL accreditation.


  • AA, Emphasis on Mathematics, Seattle Central Community College, 2004


  • NICET Engineering Technician, Geotechnical Engineering Technology, Laboratory, Level III
  • NICET Engineering Technician, Construction Materials Testing, Soils, Level II

Practice Area

Geotechnical Services

Geological Services

Seattle Website Design