Paulsen named VP of Associated Engineering
With the recent retirement of Don Kennedy, Associated Engineering has promoted Mike Paulsen from its Edmonton office to Vice President, Transportation Structures.
A graduate of the University of Alberta, Paulsen’s career took him to Denmark and New Zealand, before returning to Edmonton. He first joined Associated in 2005 and returned in 2010 as a structural/bridge engineer. From this role, he has progressed in titles and responsibilities, most recently serving as Division Manager for the company’s Transportation in Alberta North group.
During his 20 years of experience, he has focused on the analysis, design, management and evaluation of a wide variety of transportation structures, including pedestrian, road, heavy rail and TLR.
Some of his work includes award-winning projects such as the NU Girder Bridge Design and Detailing Manual, the Saline Creek Drive Pedestrian Bridge, and the Dunvegan Bridge Deck Replacement. He also led the design of the erection plan for an elegant, 280-metre-long, three-span stress-ribbon bridge — only the second application of a stress-ribbon structure in Canada.
Within the industry at large, he has presented his projects at local, national and international conferences, is chair of the structures committee of the Transportation Association of Canada and vice-president of Section 8 Concrete Structures of the CSA S6 standard: Canadian code for the design of highway bridges.