With over 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 on InRoads and OpenRoads, is a true master of creating documentation, communicating software intent, developing work processes, optimizing human and software resources, and working in your best interests.
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 & OpenRoads consulting and implementation projects; as well as, providing the best InRoads and OpenRoads 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.
Education: BS Civil Engineering; University of Pittsburgh, 1977-1981, Johnstown, PA