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Candace Hickey, PE, joined Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in 2017 to expand the company’s scope of services to provide in-house geotechnical engineering. She conducts investigations of subsurface conditions of sites proposed for development to determine their suitability for the intended structure. In addition to evaluating karst topography, geologic faults, thick organic/fill layers, glacial deposits, thick surficial alluvial deposits, buried streams and compressible clay, she considers potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows and rockfalls. Based upon her findings, she makes recommendations for site stabilization and foundation options for each project.
Over a career that spans two decades, she has gained significant experience with scour analyses, preliminary abutment stability analyses, pavement section design, global stability analysis of mechanically stabilized earth walls, slope stability analyses, tunnel parameters, lateral earth pressures and IBC seismic analysis. Ms. Hickey has provided recommendations for shallow, mat, intermediate and deep foundations as well as soil and rock anchors. Her experience includes infiltration testing and limiting zone determination. She has made recommendations and provided supervision in remediation of soil including removal/replacement, moisture conditioning, soil amendments and geotextile placement. She is also familiar with the limitations and corrections of a nuclear density gage.
M.S. Engineering Geology, Drexel University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Villanova University
Contact: (570) 497-8351 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Merli, PE, joined the Structural Engineering Department of Barry Isett and Associates in 2016, bringing more than 20 years of experience in both design and academics. She provided structural engineering design for a wide range of commercial and industrial projects, as well as those in the healthcare and educational fields at several engineering firms and her own privately-held company. Concurrent with her design career, she was a senior instructor in the Building Engineering Technology/Architectural Engineering Technology Program (BLET/AET) at the Worthington Scranton campus of Penn State University.
In addition to teaching, her duties included leadership responsibilities for curricular decisions; academic quality assurance; faculty recruiting and retention; and scheduling. Early in her career she was a construction engineer at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, responsible for assuring seismic support compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission codes, resolving field problems, providing technical support to the craft superintendent, and tracking weekly work production. Ms. Merli has experience with AutoCAD, Revit, ResCHECK, ComCHECK and extensive knowledge of AISC, ACI, IBC, ASHRAE, and UCC codes.
B.S., Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology (SDCET), Pennsylvania State University
Contact: (570) 285-8175 | email@example.com
Lee Golanoski joined Barry Isett & Associates in 2016 to assist the Forensic Engineering Department in conducting field investigative work related to building damage and defects. He has extensive knowledge concerning building codes, building systems, and building regulations for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. Over the course of a career of more than 25 years, he has frequently advised the legal and insurance industries concerning the structural integrity of buildings; the analysis of building envelopes; new home construction issues; efficiency and design of plumbing and electrical layouts; acoustical and lighting planning; and energy conservation issues. He is experienced in identifying the origin and cause of weather-related property damage claims, including losses reported from hail, wind, water intrusions, snow and ice loads and other causes.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Golanoski was a senior consultant for National Forensic Consultants, Inc. for six years and had a 22-year career as the Vice-President, Director of Architecture for Toll Brothers, a Fortune 1000 luxury home builder operating in 19 states.
B.Arch., 1989, Temple University
A.D., Architectural Engineering Technology, Luzerne Community College
Contact: (484) 928-8125 | firstname.lastname@example.org