Candace Hickey, PE

Candace Hickey, PE, a company shareholder, joined Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in 2017 to expand the company’s scope of services to provide in-house geotechnical engineering. Ms. Hickey was named Department Head of the Geotechnical Engineering Department in 2021.

Over a career that spans two decades, Ms. Hickey gained significant experience with all types of foundations, 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. Her experience includes design and follow-through inspection during construction of these elements.

She provided recommendations for shallow, mat, intermediate, and deep foundations as well as soil and rock anchors. Her experience included 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. Ms. Hickey is also familiar with the limitations and corrections of a nuclear density gauge.

She oversees a team of associates in the investigation of subsurface conditions of sites proposed for development to determine their suitability for the intended structure. In addition, her department evaluates karst topography, geologic faults, thick organic/fill layers, glacial deposits, thick surficial alluvial deposits, buried streams, and compressible clay. The Geotechnical Engineering Department considers potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows, and rockfalls in their investigations. Ms. Hickey supervises the team’s recommendations for site stabilization and foundation options for each project.


M.S., Engineering Geology, Drexel University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Villanova University


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