Charles S. Bishop, PE

Charles Bishop, P.E. has been providing project and department management for Bowser-Morner, Inc. for more than thirty years.  His work experience includes geotechnical and civil engineering project tasks related to subsurface investigations, materials testing, building foundations, roadway embankments and cut slope designs, bridge foundations, dam designs, hydrology and storm water routings, abandoned mine land reclamation projects, landslide investigations and remediation, underground mine subsidence investigations and evaluations.  Clients have included governmental agencies, private and public owned companies, and other engineering firms.  Project setting have included manufacturing facilities, commercial developments, active and abandoned mine sites, private developments, and parks.  Charles is a licensed professional engineer in Kentucky and three surrounding states.  

Contact with professional colleagues is maintained with memberships in NSPE, KSPE, and ASCE.  Charles holds a Life Membership in ASCE.  He regularly attends geotechnical and civil engineering conferences to be up to date on the current practice and state of the art in those areas which he practices. 

When not at work he enjoys competing in the Masters’ track and field events at USATF and Senior Games competitions.  Events in which he competes are 800 and 1500 meter runs and pole vault.  Competitions include indoor and outdoor meets held throughout the year.  He and his wife also frequently run in 5K road races in which the entry fee benefits charities.  Charles has an intense interest in caves and their exploration having been a member of the National Speleological Society for more than forty years and is still getting underground on a frequent basis.  He has been honored by the society for his efforts being designated a FELLOW of the society.  He and his wife volunteer at Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky as wild cave guides for special events at the park.  Over night canoe trips on scenic rivers, backpacking in the southwest and day hiking in scenic areas are other activities which he tries to include each year.  In each of the activities photography is a part which allows the experiences to be shared with family and friends.  

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Mine Subsidence Investigations Yield Answers to Structure Failures in Kentucky

Unlike fire or storm damage that occurs as an isolated one-time event with an obvious cause, mine subsidence damage can be difficult to document and even harder to determine cause since the time duration of the subsidence "event" can be from a few months to several years. Bowser-Morner’s geotechnical investigation team has 30 plus years of experience in Kentucky providing the technical expertise needed for proper evaluation as to cause and origin of foundation failures and to differentiate between foundation damage due to mine subsidence and other modes of foundation failure not related to mining. Read More