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Industry News Elliott C. Mecham Brian S. Reznick Scott R. Walker licensed engineering geologist in Washington, working primarily on tunnel and underground projects in both soil and rock. He received his master’s degree in geological engineering. McMahon is an environmental scientist in the firm’s Anchorage, AK, office. He first began working with Shannon & Wilson in 1997 and has been active with projects involving environmental investigations and cleanup activities in Alaska and Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation. Mecham joined the firm’s Portland, OR, office as a geotechnical engineer in 2014, bringing more than 10 years of experience with pipelines, pump stations, treatment facilities, and other water/wastewater related public infrastructure. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. Reznick joined the firm’s Seattle office as a geotechnical engineer in 2002. His technical experience encompasses design of shallow and deep foundations, shoring, ground improvement, slope stability analysis, settlement analysis, and liquefaction evaluation. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Washington. Walker joined the firm’s Denver, CO, office as a geotechnical engineer in 2006. The majority of his projects have been in the fields of water resources and underground engineering. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and California and a licensed geologist in Missouri and California. Shannon & Wilson is an employeeowned consulting firm with more than 60 years of experience providing geotechnical and environmental consulting services from 12 offices across the United States. Shannon & Wilson Staff Earns Tunnel Inspection Certification Shannon & Wilson’s Senior Tunneling Services Project Manager Peggy Ganse, PE, PG, recently obtained National Certified Tunnel Inspector (NCTI) certification to perform safety inspections of tunnels nationwide. Ganse attended training provided by the National Highway Institute (NHI) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and earned the certification under NHI’s new Peggy Ganse NCTI program. In July 2015, FHWA established new National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS) for highway tunnels. This NCTI certification is now required for inspection of all tunnels on public roads and on and off Federal-aid highways. All key elements of highway tunnels are covered under this program, including structural, civil, mechanical, fire/life safety/security, and electrical and lighting. Ganse is a geologist and geological engineer with 23 years of experience designing, managing, and performing geotechnical Shotcrete • Spring 2016 61


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