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Josh Beakley, P.E.


Josh Beakley, P.E.

Vice President of Engineering

Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Rutgers University


Currently based in Irving, Texas, he has been working for the ACPA since February 1994. As the Vice President of Engineering, he works with the national specifying agencies to develop the proper standards for buried infrastructure. Additionally, he helps engineers with design and installation questions dealing with precast concrete pipe and box culverts, as well as assists in the development of software to make their jobs easier. As for his day-to-day activities, he works on the editorial tasks in the morning time such as meeting minutes, meeting reports, developing draft ballot items, reviewing papers, and responding to emails. In the afternoon, he works on more technical tasks like addressing technical questions, reviewing technical changes to standards, and updates to the software. 

"Civil Engineering involves the key disciplines of structural design, geotechnical design, and hydraulic design. With concrete pipe and box culverts, you have the structural element of the pip or box itself, the geotechnical element involving the soil surrounding it, and the hydraulic element involving the fluid that runs through it. Thus, it captures the full essence of civil engineering. There is always something new and exciting to learn with structural and geotechnical aspects of concrete pipe!" 

Fun Fact: Beakley and his wife started camping and hiking as a way to get out of the house when the Covid-19 hit. They enjoyed it so much that they continue doing it.