Press Release

Frederick B. Kuhnow Joins GEI as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Project Manager

October 14, 2021

GEI expands geotechnical expertise in the west with industry expert Frederick B. Kuhnow

Denver, CO (October 14, 2021) – Frederick B. Kuhnow has joined GEI’s Denver office as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/ Project Manager.

Frederick brings more than 25 years of multidisciplinary experience with a focus on geo-structural engineering, civil/seismic design of nuclear structures, water dams, tailings dams, and foundation engineering.

“GEI continues our growth in the mid-west with the addition of Frederick to our team,” says J. Michael Hawthorne, GEI Senior Vice President. “His knowledge of geotechnical engineering and his experience on nuclear projects aligns with the founding practice of GEI. Frederick’s experience in dam design also strengthens GEI’s expertise in the water market.”

Frederick has extensive experience leading and managing engineering designs of nuclear structures, seismic/structural design, geotechnical characterization, slope stability investigations, reinforced concrete structures design, geohazard evaluations, surface and underground mining, rock blasting, and deep excavation projects. He has been published in several technical journals and has peer-reviewed articles for industry professional societies. He is also fluent in Spanish.

“As GEI expands their consulting engineering services, I am excited to bring my broad experience in key industries such as nuclear, mining, hydropower, and infrastructure to help the company grow,” says Frederick. “I look forward to bringing my in-depth technical expertise, as well as my practical field experience, to further GEI’s capabilities, and to meet our client’s ever-growing demands in a safe and efficient manner.”

About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 900 staff and 42 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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