Gordon likes to draw on the diverse talents and expertise of the project team to create innovative solutions.

Gordon Chen is a recognized expert in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. He has directed a wide range of support of excavation projects, such as those using soil-structure interaction and featuring slurry walls, sheeting and soldier pile and lagging systems. Many of these have involved complex site and loading conditions.

Smart Solutions
Gordon is well-versed in a wide variety of finite element programs used for wall design, including Plaxis, 3-D Plaxis and ANSYS. His recent work includes designing complex bracing for a subway station expansion at Block 37 in Chicago, Illinois, construction-stage slurry walls for the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access projects in New York City and designing deep excavation systems for new buildings at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the metro Boston, Massachusetts area, taking into account the settlement of historical buildings adjacent to the site.

Outside of Work
Gordon enjoys playing table tennis and is known to put a good deal of spin on his serves. He is also a serious bridge player.

Expertise
• Structural analysis and design
• Project management
• Seismic design