With more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical, geostructural, and instrumentation engineering, Allen Cadden was instrumental in the development of Schnabel’s geostructural design practice and instrumentation monitoring services. He currently guides teams of engineers solving ground improvement and soil structure interaction challenges as well as monitoring and risk management for our clients. Allen is licensed in 11 states as a Professional Engineer.
As a designer, project manager, and senior reviewer, Allen has worked on projects involving shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, geosynthetic applications, pavements, and ground improvement. In addition, he has provided analyses and designs for new and existing dams, waterfront structures, excavation bracing, underpinning, micropiles, and instrumentation and data acquisition. He also has particular depth of experience in grouting technologies and applications.
Allen has found that giving back to the profession is a rewarding component of his career. As an active member of the ADSC International Association of Foundation Drilling, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Deep Foundations Institute, he maintains awareness of the state of practice in these specialty areas and is a regularly invited speaker to these societies. Allen is a Trustee for the Deep Foundation Institute, past President of the ASCE Geo-Institute Board of Governors, past Chairman of the International Society for Micropiles, Member of the Board of Directors for the International Conference Organization for Grouting, and past member of the Board of Directors for ADSC. He serves on the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee as well as the ASCE GI Grouting Committee.