President/Principal Engineer/Senior Administrator
Mr. Bechtol is owner and President of Bechtol Engineering and Testing, inc., and is responsible for corporate management and project engineering.
Geotechnical Engineering experience includes subsurface exploration, foundation design, excavations, slope stability analyses, grout stabilization, settlement analysis and soils compaction as well as a comprehensive range of related field and laboratory testing services. In addition, Mr. Bechtol has practical knowledge and experience in the area of land surveying.
In the area of soils and materials testing, he has had responsibility for many aspects of soil and materials testing projects including project coordination, review of field and laboratory data, engineering evaluation and report preparation. Specific experience includes soils and concrete testing services for projects ranging from single family residences to multi-story condominiums. Mr. Bechtol has also been involved in several roadway related projects including work for the Florida Department of Transportation, County of Volusia and many other municipalities and private individuals throughout Central and Northeast Florida. In addition, he is experienced in many special testing services including LBR testing, load testing of piles and structural components, cement and chemical grout stabilization, vibration monitoring, R-meter testing and soil resistivity.
Specific hydrogeologic experience includes the design of effluent disposal ponds, spray irrigation systems, and drainfield systems for the disposal of wastewater effluent, for many private and public projects ranging in size from a few thousand to several million gallon per day capacities. In addition, he has been involved in the groundwater analysis and design of many stormwater retention systems throughout Northeast Florida. Mr. Bechtol has had extensive experience in hydrogeologic related areas of effluent disposal and stormwater management permitting through the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation and St. Johns River Water Management District, as well as many other municipalities. Mr. Bechtol is also responsible for permitting and monitoring of numerous solid waste disposal facilities in northeastern Florida.