Kleinfelder adds new experienced employee to Redmond office

Kleinfelder, a leading professional services firm in natural and built environments for municipalities, government agencies, multinational companies and industrial concerns across the nation, announced that Grant Knechtel has joined the firm’s Redmond office.

With more than 30 years of experience — 12 of those years providing geotechnical and soils laboratory services — he will be responsible for supervising daily operations where an extensive suite of construction materials, soil and rock testing are offered.

Knechtel’s areas of expertise includes soil strength testing by triaxial, direct shear and oedometer methods, and soil index testing.

Prior field experience includes field explorations by test pit, auger and rotary drilling, and observation of geotechnical construction including shoring, deep and shallow foundations and fill control. Notable clients include Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Longview (WA), and Portland (OR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy, Oregon DEQ, Washington DOE, several large and small municipalities and counties within Washington, Oregon and Alaska, and numerous private commercial and industrial firms.

Knechtel earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Western Washington University. Knechtel is a Licensed Geologist in the State of Washington.

The Redmond Kleinfelder office is located at 14710 NE 87th Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to (425) 636-7900 or visit www.kleinfelder.com.

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