John Atkinson – Lab and Field Manager

John Atkinson
John Atkinson

John Atkinson is a principal with Holdrege & Kull. He manages the Lab and Field Operations for the firm and is the technical leader for the special inspection and materials testing staff. John has been with H&K since its inception in 1993. He has performed construction quality assurance services on a variety of grading and special inspection/materials testing projects throughout the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Central Valley, and the Bay Area. John has developed and implements an annual in-house training clinic for technicians to prepare for various industry materials testing certifications. With his hands-on style of management, John is frequently in the laboratory or on site performing special inspection and testing of projects, including municipal and commercial developments, residential subdivisions, and municipal utility and roadway construction. John is a past president of the California Council of Testing and Inspection Agencies.

Education

  • General Education, Nevada Union High School

Registrations/Certifications

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1; Aggregate Testing Technician – Level 1; Concrete Strength Testing Technician; Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 1
  • American Welding Society (AWS-CWI)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) – Level II: Soil and Concrete
  • International Code Council (ICC) – Special Inspector for Reinforced Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel Welding, Structural Steel Bolting, and Soils
  • American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) – Level 2
  • California Health and Welfare Agency, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Radiologic Health Branch, Radiation Safety Officer
  • Division of State Architect – Certified Masonry Inspector
  • AASHTO Test Methods – 11, 27, 30, 166, 176, 209, 210, 248, 255, 275, 308, 329
  • Caltrans Test Methods – 105, 125, 201, 202, 205, 216, 217, 226, 227, 229, 231, 308, 309, 370, 375, 382, 504, 518, 521, 523, 524, 533, 539, 540, 556, 557
  • Nuclear Density Gauge Operation, CA No. 5359

Expertise

  • Construction quality assurance
  • Groundwater monitoring and sampling
  • Special inspection of structures/materials