is a Project Engineer at Geocomp and has more than 30 years of experience in geotechnical engineering. He has experience on most aspects of geotechnical engineering analysis and design. His areas of expertise include advanced numerical analysis and programming, geotechnical instrumentation, and database applications. For two years, Mr. Hawkes managed Geocomp’s instrumentation monitoring contract for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, where he gained considerable knowledge in managing large quantities of critical data. He also has developed automated field investigation techniques and geotechnical-related quality control measures.

Mr. Hawkes has developed Internet-enabled database applications for real-time monitoring of instrumentation. These include managing real-time connections to instruments using the Internet. Mr. Hawkes has extensive field experience, including forensic evaluations of reinforced soil structures, field investigations, quality assurance inspections for landfill fills, and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. His field expertise also includes many projects where he designed and installed instrumentation systems. The most recent installation was solar-powered remote data loggers for in-place inclinometers on a mountain road in Utah.