Allen W Cadden

Mr. Cadden has more than 25 years of field, project engineering, and management experience in a variety of projects throughout the East Coast. During this time, he has developed a depth of experiences with essentially all of the geotechnical services Schnabel provides. Through his career, he has focused more specifically on drilled shafts, micropiles, slope stability and seepage, numerical modeling, shoring, ground improvement, and cement grouting. He has been involved with commercial, industrial, transportation, waterfront, dams and levee projects, as well as litigation support efforts.

This broad range of experiences began with his Co-Op experiences working as a technician, broadening the classroom training with practical hands on experience. He has continued this throughout his career remaining actively involved with the processes necessary to see a project from inception to completion. Mr Cadden believes that being a part of his profession benefits the industry, his peers, Schnabel, as well as his own personal growth. As such, he has been actively involved in professional societies since his days at Virginia Tech. Through his involvement in local, state, and national societies such as ASCE, ADSC,and the GeoInstitute as a member and leader, he has embraced the mentality to openly share knowledge and experiences so that all can benefit.

His project involvement has ranged from retail and commercial structures to dams, landfills, bridges, airports, and port facilities. A few examples of these inculde participation with the Indian River Inlet Bridge, Bethany Delaware; Cherry Island Landfill, Wilmington, Delaware; Bryce Jordan Convocation Center, Penn State University; Emergency repair of a High Hazzard Earth Dam in Mississippi; and the Swinging Bridge Dam near Port Jarvis, New York. He is proud to have been recognized for his efforts by ASCE, Philadelphia Section with the Young Civil Engineer of the Year (1997), The Geotechnical Engineer of the Year (2005), and a Special Recognition (1999), as well as the Association of Foundation Drilling Contractors Presidents Award (2005, 2008) and their Outstanding Service Award (2006), and to have been involved in two projects recognized by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council with their Notable Achievement Award (2001) and Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award (2002).

Mr. Cadden is truly grateful to be the recipient of this years 2009 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering