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William Walton, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE

Senior Vice President/Group Practice Leader/Geostructural Engineer

William Walton is Senior Vice President of GEI in Chicago, Illinois. He is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in 21 states and has 37 years of experience in the geotechnical and structural design and construction of hospitals, pipelines, dams, deep shafts, tunnels, hydroelectric facilities, embankments, landfills, steel mills, power plants, wind turbines and building foundations. William was the foundation engineer of record for the new Chicago Soldier Field Stadium, the 1,362-foot Trump Tower and the 2,000-foot Spire Tower in Chicago, completion of which is currently on hold. He recently completed design and construction oversight as engineer of record for a high dam on karstic limestone, harbor and quarry development for $1 Billion Holcim Cement Kiln and Quarry in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, now under construction. He served as the geotechnical consultant for the Redevelopment of the GM World Headquarters Towers Wind Load Upgrades and Winter Garden Development in Detroit, and El Sowwah Island development and reclamation for the world-famous Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. William is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, former Chairman of the Geotechnical Group in Illinois and was awarded the ASCE’s Illinois Civil Engineer of the Year in 2010.

William has a M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Boston, Massachusetts


  • Professional Engineer: AR, KY, TX, MN, NY, OH, SD, TN, MO, IA, IL, IN, MI, WI, IL, NJ, PA, MA, CT
  • Structural Engineer: IL