Rich Ver Strate

Rich Ver Strate

Rich has nearly two decades of civil engineering experience specializing in structural and geotechnical engineering. He provides design, evaluation, investigation, and inspection services, and manages small and multidisciplinary teams for mining, power, hydroelectric, and natural resource projects. Rich lends his expertise to the design and evaluation of reinforced-concrete, steel, earth-retained, and water-control structures related to concrete and earthen dams, spillways, and tailings impoundments. He conducts alternatives studies, dam safety inspections, seepage and stability analyses, and soils investigations; develops instrumentation and monitoring programs; performs long-range planning for tailings basins; and provides construction observation.



Vice President
Senior Civil Engineer


Professional Engineer (MI, MN, WI)


MS, Geotechnical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

BS, Michigan Technological University


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: +1 952-832-2668

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