Brierley Associates announced that it has recently made a strategic hire and opening an office in Southern California to offer its full range of services. The office, the second in California, is located at: 6355 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Suite 309, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
The office, located near Los Angeles, will be managed by Patrick Smith, PhD, GE, who recently joined Brierley Associates. Smith is a Southern California native and understands the unique geotechnical characteristics of the region. Smith has designed, supervised and participated in numerous geotechnical investigations, including those for intake and outfall systems, as well as for tunnels.
Smith’s area of particular interest is near-shore engineering and he is a member of ASCE Standards Committee on Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves. He is well-versed with interpretation and quantification of risk associated with geotechnical and geologic hazards (geohazards), as well as for optimizing final design and construction methodology.
Smith has performed a variety of geotechnical engineering analyses for shallow and deep foundations, pipelines, retaining structures, roadways and bridges, slope stability, excavations, seepage effects, and earthquake engineering. He earned his Masters and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from UCLA. Patrick has published and or presented over ten papers on topics related to seismic and earthquake engineering.
Brierley Associates is a privately held national tunnel, trenchless, geotechnical, and geo-structural design firm with offices strategically located in eight states. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (818) 835-9554.