Richard L. Allen, PE

Richard L. (Rick) Allen, P.E., has 31+ years experience providing civil & geotechnical engineering design and materials consulting services in Ohio, Michigan and other states.  He has supervised construction quality control services and troubleshooting of earthwork, concrete, asphalt, masonry, structural steel, fireproofing, and other materials for a wide variety of commercial, transportation, education, healthcare, agricultural and industrial facilities.  His major project experience includes: 

  - Home Depot Distribution Center (1.6 million SF industrial warehouse constructed in 14 months)
  - I-280 Veterans' Glass City Skyway Bridge
  - First Solar Complex
  - Levis Commons Town Center
  - US 24 Re-alignment (multiple projects)
  - Multiple university projects for University of Toledo, BGSU, University of Findlay, Tiffin University
  - Multiple health care projects for ProMedica, Mercy and Blanchard Valley      Health Systems
  - BP-Husky, Toledo Refining Co., and Husky Lima Refineries (multiple projects)

Specialized Experience:
 + Drilled shafts (up to 8 ft. dia. w/18-foot bells)
 + Auger cast Piles (w/ compressive, lateral and tensile load tests)
 + H-piles & pipe piles (w/ load tests)
 + Slip-formed Concrete Silos and Mill Structures
 + Geo-piers & Stone Columns
 + Geogrid- reinforced walls and slopes
 + Lime, LKD and cement stabilization & ODOT mix designs
 + Lightweight (110 pcf) and heavyweight (230 pcf) concrete mixes
 + Military airfield pavement designs in OH, KY, NJ
 + Concrete mass concrete analysis and temperature control plans
 + NRMCA Concrete Batch Plant Inspections

Rick enjoys collaborating with clients to help them achieve successful projects, as well as helping clients work through materials-related issues and problems.  He currently serves as President of the NW Ohio branch of the American Council of Consulting Engineers and is on the Board of Trustees for the NW Ohio chapter of the American Concrete Institute.  

Rick and his wife enjoy photography (wildlife, macro, scenic and Americana), music (listening, playing and singing), traveling, and caring for their small menagerie of three dogs (1 big, 2 small), a cat and two birds.  

Richard L. Allen, PE's Recent Projects View All

Bowser-Morner Delivers on Home Depot Distribution Center

A new 1.6 million square foot Home Depot warehouse was built on an 157 acre site at a cost of $130 million and is one of the largest distribution facilities built in Ohio. Bowser-Morner worked with Seefried Industrial Properties and the Conlon Company (General Contractor) and provided the following range of services from design through construction... • Environmental Consulting • Soil Study • Wetlands Consulting • Ecological Study • Construction Testing for Distribution Center • Construction Testing for Electrical Substation • Construction Testing for Eastwood Drive and for Storm and Sanitary Read More

Promedica Health and Wellness Center; Sylvania, Ohio

During the design phase of the 85,000 square-foot, three-story medical building in Sylvania, Lucas County Ohio, Bowser-Morner was contracted by ProMedica Health System to perform a geotechnical soil exploration. The property was redeveloped from a retail shopping center to a free standing medical facility. Read More