Joel Swenson

Joel Swenson

Joel has 16 years of geotechnical experience that includes managing geotechnical field investigations, analysis, design, reporting, and instrumentation monitoring for public and private clients. He conducts near real-time monitoring using both contact and remote sensors and mesh communication networks, employing a variety of online methods and programs to provide reports, view data, and set alarm thresholds. Joel also monitors assets (buildings, storm and sanitary sewers, bridges, mine highwalls, piling, tunnels, highways, retaining walls, and railways) for construction-related impacts and performance issues and provides near real-time online reporting for key stakeholders.



Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Professional Engineer (AZ, MD, MN, ND, NE, PA, SD, VA, WV)


MS, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: +1 952-832-2799

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Structural monitoring of sanitary sewer line
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