Shannon & Wilson, a national geotechnical and engineering company, recently opened a Washington, DC, Metro office. The new office, which will be overseen by Dr Axel Nitschke, Vice President and Director of Operations for Underground Services, is a part of a strategic move to widen Shannon & Wilson’s national underground services portfolio.
The new location, located at 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300, Tysons Corner, VA, 22102, is Shannon & Wilson’s 12th office, and allows the company to better serve clients throughout the Northeastern US, in addition to its already established offices in St. Louis, MO and Jacksonville, FL From this new location, Shannon & Wilson will offer a full spectrum of geotechnical and underground services, and Nitschke will take an active role in strengthening Shannon & Wilson’s presence in the Northeastern Corridor.
As Director of Operations for Underground Services, Nitschke will jointly lead Shannon & Wilson’s Underground Services department with Red Robinson. In addition, he will be in charge of Shannon & Wilson’s upcoming pursuits of underground projects nationwide, and will actively increase Shannon & Wilson’s presence in the Northeast Corridor.
A 20-year veteran of the underground services industry, Nitschke has experience in wide-ranging aspects of tunneling, including design, management, QA/QC, safety, and construction. He has worked on road, rail and utility tunnel projects for civil infrastructure as well as mining clients in both highly congested urban areas and remote conditions with clients including Sound Transit, New Jersey Transit, CALTRANS, DC Water, and agencies throughout Europe, as well as a multitude of construction companies. His practical experience builds on a solid scientific knowledge of tunneling, which he gained during his graduate and post-graduate studies as a research assistant at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in Germany.