Below are brief bios for Blackburn Consulting's key staff. Along with their individual experience and leadership, they are also good friends that have worked together for many years.
Thomas Blackburn, PE, GE, F.ASCE, owner
Mr. Blackburn founded BCI in 1998. Not only is Tom a strong leader at Blackburn Consulting, he also provides strong leadership for the professional and local communities. He leads with a solid work ethic and integrity. Tom specializes in forensics and complex engineering projects. Licensed in California and Nevada, his 28 year track record and close relationships with clients and employees tell the story for Tom Blackburn.
Robert Lokteff, PE, GE, owner
Mr. Lokteff is our West Sacramento and Modesto office leader and principal in charge of our certified testing laboratories. Bob has devoted his 23 year career to geotechnical engineering. He has completed studies for large levee improvements, bridge foundations, tank farms and slope stabilization projects. Bob specializes in analysis of challenging conditions such as foundations and slopes on soft soil and evaluation of underseepage.
Patrick Fischer, PE, CEG, owner
Mr. Fischer has 26 years of experience with geologic and geotechnical studies. His experience includes evaluation and recommendations for improvements such as levees, dams, highway bridges and interchanges, treatment plants, pipelines, hospitals, schools, and prisons. His experience includes geologic study and modeling for soil and rock stability analyses, landslide mitigation, seismic impact and determination of earthquake loads, and fault risk assessments.