Mike Donahue

Area Manager

Mike has worked in Georgia and the Maryland area monitoring the ground vibration and airblast levels from multiple sources, and providing expert recording, review, and reporting of data for the construction and aggregates industries. Mike has extensive experience in pre-blast and post-blast inspections, vibration monitoring, sound monitoring, damage claim investigations, groundwater and surface water monitoring, and expert testimony.


Education:

  • BS, Geology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • MBA, Georgia State University, In Progress

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) – Potomac Chapter, President, 2015; Vice President, 2014; Board of Directors, 2010
  • Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA), Regulatory Committee
  • Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA), Chairman of the Aggregates Operations Committee, 2014-2016

Professional Experience:

Mike is currently the Area Manager of the Maryland office of Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc. Working originally in the Atlanta office he completed pre-blast inspections, vibration monitoring, analysis and reporting. During his tenure within the Maryland office he has completed numerous projects in vibration evaluation for structures as well as mining and construction operations.

Publications:

  • National Utility Contractor’s Association – Blaster’s Education Seminar: Structural Conditions Commonly Blamed on Blasting, Roanoke, VA, 2009
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Potomac Chapter – Biennial Blaster’s Education Conference: Structural Conditions Commonly Blamed on Blasting, Hagerstown, MD, 2008
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter – Thirteenth Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference: A Basic Review of Vibration and Vibration Characteristics, State College, PA, 2007
  • Vibra-Tech Biennial Blasting Technology Conference: Sound Monitoring Basics, Key Largo, FL, 2007
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Potomac Chapter – Biennial Blaster’s Education Conference: Record Keeping, Hagerstown, MD, 2006
  • National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) – Annual Automation Conference: Design & Execution: Using a Satellite Continuous Remote Monitoring Station to Acquire Data Needed for Operation and Environmental Compliance and Noise and Vibration Concerns, Fort Worth, TX, 2002