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Kurt Schimpke

Geotechnical Engineer

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Kurt Schimpke provides geotechnical services for mining, levee, hydroelectric, and wind power projects. He performs geotechnical engineering analyses and assists with preparing designs for tailings-basin dams, levees, earth embankment dams, and shallow and deep foundations. He also conducts dam safety inspections and subsurface investigations using soil borings, rock coring, dilatometer testing, vane shear testing, and cone penetration testing. Specific examples of Kurt’s project work include design of tailings impoundment dam raises at a northern Minnesota taconite facility, monitoring and assessment of slope movement at a Colorado coal facility, and design of an impoundment dyke and slurry wall at a Canadian mine.  


(952) 832-2897


Professional Engineer (MN)


MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-2277