Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces that Paul Axtell, P.E., D. GE, chief operating officer and a senior principal engineer for Dan Brown and Associates, has been elected to the DFI Board of Trustees.
Axtell has over 20 years of experience in geotechnical and foundation engineering. In recent years, Axtell has primarily focused on foundations for major bridge projects across the nation, delivered under a variety of project delivery methods. He is the geotechnical engineer of record for eight Mississippi River Crossings and has acted as foundation design, construction or load test consultant on several others.
Axtell holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri and an M.S. degree in engineering from the University of Texas with a geotechnical emphasis. He is registered as a professional engineer in seven states and is a diplomate of the ASCE Academy of Geo-Professionals. Since 2013, he has served as chair of DFI’s Drilled Shaft Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the ASCE Academy of Geo-Professionals and was recently honored with admittance into the University of Missouri’s Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.