John Peiffer, PE

Senior Project Manager, Structural Engineering

Senior Project Manager, Structural Engineering

John Peiffer joined the Structural Engineering Department of Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in 2017, bringing 10 years of engineering experienced honed in several firms located in Wyoming and Colorado.  He is experienced in the design and preparation of construction documents for steel frame, load-bearing-masonry and reinforced concrete structural systems.  Projects have included healthcare facilities, schools and cultural institutions as well as those for local, regional and federal agencies.  His experience includes the design and construction of additions and renovations to existing facilities that require extensive phased planning to maintain operations throughout a multi-year construction cycle.


Education

M.S., Civil Engineering (structural emphasis), University of Wyoming


Contact:  (484) 866-4892  |  jpeiffer@barryisett.com

Bruce A. Andrews, PE

Capital Region Operations Manager, Structural Engineering

Capital Region Operations Manager, Structural Engineering

Mr. Andrew’s career of more than 35 years includes structural engineering, as well as 18 years of service as a project manager for The Hershey Company.  At Hershey, he managed more than 20 capital improvement projects at 15 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; construction values ranged from $100,000 to $20,000,000.  Prior to joining Isett, he was a principal of CenterPoint Engineering, Inc. in Mechanicsburg: CenterPoint staff joined Isett in 2018.
He is experienced in the analysis and design of structural elements, framing and foundation plans, and sections and details—as well as the preparation of design calculations and computer modeling.  He has extensive experience in providing structural engineering design for educational, commercial, industrial, correctional and healthcare facilities.  At Isett, he is responsible for engineering design, multi-discipline project management, project budgets, schedules, cost estimates and client coordination. 


Education

B.S., Water Resources Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University


Contact:  (717) 550-1113  |  bandrews@barryisett.com

Tina Merli, PE

Senior Project Manager, Structural Engineering

Senior Project Manager, Structural Engineering

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.


Education

B.S., Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology (SDCET), Pennsylvania State University


Contact:  (570) 285-8175 | tmerli@barryisett.com