Mike Dworsky, P.E.

Staff Engineer

Mike Dworsky, P.E. has several decades of engineering experience. As founder and principal engineer of Orion Engineering in Missoula, Montana, a geotechnical engineering consulting firm, he provided innovative earth stabilization solutions for multiple industries, including bridges, roads, retaining walls, commercial and industrial buildings, streambank protection, pipelines, railroads, dams, mine reclamation, and landslides. He custom-designed, owned, and operated drill rig for soil investigations and provided expert witness investigation related to subsurface instability and structural distress. After 15 years at Orion, he joined K&A Engineering in Eugene, Oregon as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and developed and designed engineered systems for stabilizing soils on projects related to building foundations, retaining walls, roadway pavements, and landslides. He designed micropiles, driven pile, soil-nails, tie-backs, and MSE walls, and provided construction supervision and testing oversight of these elements, as well as continued to offer expert witness services specific to ground instability and construction materials issues. Moving to Minnesota in 2017, he has continued to be involved in ground instability and construction materials projects working with MNDOT, Met Council, and local developers and contractors.

Areas of technical competence include liquefaction analysis, MSE wall design, tie-backs, frost-heave mitigation, geotextiles/geogrids, riprap, piles and piers, caissons, drilled shafts, aggregate piers, micropiles, soil nails, slope stability analysis, and construction materials.

Mike Dworsky, P.E. joined Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers in 2020. As a staff engineer, he currently spends most of his time on residential structural home inspections in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of Minnesota.

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering (BSCE) – North Dakota State University 1986, Fargo, North Dakota

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Carlson School of Management: University of Minnesota 1991, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Licensure
Minnesota PE #55217

Honors
Bentley “Be Inspired Award”:  One of three international Finalists (2010) for Outstanding Geotechnical Project of the Year with final presentations in Amsterdam Netherlands (Retaining wall micropile designs on Going-to-the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana).

Avalanche-resistant micropile design used as a demonstration project on Going-to-the-Sun Road (Glacier National Park, Montana) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Participant in developing micropile design manual for FHWA.