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EDUCATION
University of Maine
B.S., Civil Engineering 
University of Maine 
A.S.E.T., Civil Engineering 
AFFILIATIONS
American Society of Civil Engineers
Member 
BRUCE w. ALLEN
Construction Engineer
Bruce joined Platz Associates in 1983 with seven years of experience as a field superintendent for a Maine based general contractor. He has supervised projects ranging from $50,000 to $12,000,000 which have encompassed all types of construction including wood, concrete, steel, and masonry, and include both new buildings and rehabilitation of historic structures. 

During the last thirty-two years working for Platz Associates, Bruce has led the construction team as the Construction Engineer for over $145,000,000 in construction projects. From a construction and management perspective, he maintains involvement with all of the projects in the office. Many of these have been fast tracked and, therefore, have had strict construction schedules. As an engineer, Bruce works directly with the design team to develop early design strategies to optimize schedule and maintain the project budget. Responsible for all aspects of Construction Management at Platz Associates, Bruce's integration into the design team has earned Platz Associates the reputation of delivering solutions that meet original design goals as well as financial constraints and exacting time schedules. 

Bruce brings a pragmatic approach to resolving design issues, and his extensive construction management experience allows him to anticipate issues so that they can be addressed in the planning stages rather than encountered during construction when the solution is more expensive. Focused on the creation of plans that are buildable in the most efficient and value-oriented manner possible, his experience allows for developing highly accurate cost estimates and construction schedules. 
SELECT PROJECTS
Lofts at Bates Mill
Maine Community Health Options HQ
Bates Mill 6
Bates Mill Dermatology 
Park St. Parking Garage
Lincoln St. Parking Garage
Business Service Center