Mark is the President and Founder of Zen Engineering Incorporated and as such he holds many responsibilities. As President and Founder of Zen Engineering, Mark determines the ultimate pace and direction of the company and consequently, is always open to any feedback regarding all aspects of the company.
In addition, to being President and Founder, Mark is a key Technical Consultant and delivers InRoads consulting and implementation projects; as well as, providing the best InRoads Fundamentals and Survey training available.
Another important role that Mark holds is quality control. Maintaining accuracy and assuring high standards in technical delivery are of utmost importance in Zen Engineering.
With almost 40 years of experience Mark has accumulated a working knowledge of grading, paving, water, sewer and other utility design with emphasis in the use of CADD in the production of engineering working drawings. Throughout the years, he has specialized in Surveying, Coordinate Geometry, Hydrology, Pipe & Channel Hydraulics and extensively in site Grading & Earthwork calculations, by both hand methods and various computer modeling methods. Mark began working with MicroStation in 1985, and since early 1989 through 1995 he has worked extensively with the civil software package InRoads in a production environment. The scope of Engineering projects Mark has been involved with range from a custom residential lot in Paradise Valley, AZ to the 10,000 acre Estrella Master Plan Development in Goodyear, AZ to the 150 acre MGM Euro-Disney site in Paris, France to the Arco & Mobil Clean Fuels Projects in Los Angeles CA.
Beyond Mark’s Engineering and Survey skills, his career and activity as a Civil software specialist is beyond words. For those that know him there is no question that he is among the best in the business. He has published several million words of technical material, is a true master of creating documentation, communicating software intent, developing work processes, optimizing human and software resources, and working in your best interests.
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- Zen Engineering, Inc. InRoads Training & Support Consultant, Nov '01 - Present
- Bentley Systems, Inc. Civil Customer Support Consultant, Dec '00 - Nov '01
- Intergraph Corporation; Civil Engineering Professional Services, Jan '95 - Dec '00 (BSI Purchase)
- Bechtel Corporation; Engineering Supervisor / Project Quality Facilitator; 1991 - 1995
- Rick Engineering; CADD Systems Coordinator /Trainer / Lead CADD & InRoads Engineer / Civil Project Engineer; 1989 - 1991
- Collar Williams & White; Civil Project Engineer; 1988 - 1989
- Coe & Van Loo Engineering; Civil Project Engineer; 1987 - 1988
- Brooks, Hersey & Associates; Civil Project Engineer; 1986 - 1987
- Surface Engineering Co.; Civil Project Engineer / Assistant CADD Supervisor; 1984 - 1986
- Nielen Engineers; Survey Party Chief / Surveyor; 1983 - 1984
- Egin Corporation; Surveyor / Instrument Man; 1981 - 1983
- BS Civil Engineering; University of Pittsburgh, 1977-1981, Johnstown, PA
Kodak Plant, China:
Worked as a consultant with Fluor Daniel, in New Jersey, assisting them with a Kodak facility in China. The work was heavily weighted toward the use of StormWorks, involving storm and sanitary sewer design. InRoads was used to create the finished grading design model. InWater was also utilized for domestic water & fire protection. (Intergraph S/W)
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Juneau, Alaska Office & Aberdeen, South Dakota Office:
Worked as a consultant to implement their newly acquired InRoads software. Standards were constructed and various levels of training implemented to bring everyone up to speed on their projects. The overall project involved documentation, training and specific project support. (Intergraph S/W)
Mobil Oil Clean Fuels Project, Torrance, CA:
Quality Process Improvement Facilitator responsible for process improvement and coordination between Engineering (Bechtel) the Refinery (Mobil Oil) and the two Construction Contractors (Serv-Tech & IST) on the $116MM project.
Disney/MGM Studios Europe, France:
Job Captain / Civil Engineering Group Lead / Civil Engineer. Responsible for scope, schedule, staffing & budget of the civil portion of the DMSE project, and additionally, CADD system management, INROADS modeling & quantities, INSEWER, training and all project COGO. Liaison between Disney Imagineering Park development & layout and Bechtel Engineering. Responsible for all DMSE park base Civil CADD files. 2 year project resulting in a Site Development engineering package and an Area Development (fine grading) engineering package. (Intergraph S/W)
The Foothills At South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona:
Design Engineer for a Portion of a 4,100 acre development including preparation of master plans and infrastructure design drawings. The project scope included site investigation, construction management, detailed onsite Hydrology Studies including detention pond systems, Drainage Reports, significant storm water system design from major offsite South Mountain runoff, Roadway grading & paving along with Earthwork quantities calculations. (Intergraph S/W)
Superstition Springs, Apache Junction, Arizona:
Design Engineer on a 1,650 acre Master Planned Development at the Superstition Freeway and Power Road. Designed utilities, grading and paving of infrastructure roads and on-site & off-site hydrology. The project scope also included off ramp considerations from the Superstition Freeway and roadway crossings on the major arterial street, Power Road.
Toyota Testing Facilities, Glendale, Arizona:
CADD Systems Coordinator and Civil Engineer for 1-1/2 mile Entrance Road to testing site at Patton Road and 299th Avenue. Intergraph INROADS Design for vertical & horizontal control and earthwork. Also acted as liaison between Bechtel Corp & Rick Engineering during the transition of the bulk of the project files to Bechtel / Sverdrup. Responsible for Cadd files & modeling of the existing ground conditions of the test track site. (Intergraph S/W)
Circle K Headquarters, Phoenix, Arizona:
Civil Engineer/Engineering CADD Coordinator on Circle K Headquarters at 44th St. & Camelback Rd. Design included utilities, paving, grading & drainage, and coordination of building geometry with the Architectural group. (Ingr S/W)
Estrella Vista, Goodyear, Arizona:
Design Engineer on a Master Planned Community of the 1,440 acre Goodyear City Center at Yuma Road and Reems Road. Site inspection, hydrology and assistance in utility design. The scope of this project included site investigation, Hydrology & Irrigation Studies, Drainage Reports, Storm water system design, Roadway grading & paving, along with Earthwork quantities calculations.
Design Engineer on a portion of the 2,200 acre Ahwatukee development. Site inspection, hydrology, coordinate geometry, legal descriptions.
Catalina Island Resort, Avalon, CA:
Civil Lead/INROADS Lead on a 3D modeling effort of a portion of Catalina Island, to present a newly planned Gosnel Resort to the Island Development Committee for project approval. (Intergraph S/W)