PITTSBURGH – August 8, 2017– Sonia Swift joins Menard Group USA as a Design Project Manager. Swift comes to Menard from GEI Consultants, Inc. and brings with her valuable experience in subsurface investigations and ground improvement design and application.
In her new role at Menard, Swift will optimize the company’s design methods, giving particular emphasis to Controlled Modulus Column Rigid Inclusion designs. This includes interpreting and reviewing construction documents, performing and managing ground improvement design calculations, and troubleshooting issues during the design and construction process to ensure ground improvement elements are being safely executed with the highest degree of quality.
“Sonia has worked closely with Menard Group USA for many years as our third party engineering consultant,” says Menard Group USA President, Frederic Masse. “She’s been a part of so many of our successful projects, we’re thrilled that she’s finally a part of the Menard family.”
Swift has lent her design skills for some of the company’s more difficult and large-scale jobs, including the Goya and Prologis Pulaski warehouses in Jersey City, New Jersey.
“Ground improvement designs have grown a lot since I first started my career. Menard has such an innovative culture and I really admire how they keep staying at the forefront of that growth,” says Swift. “I also try to learn from every project so I can make my designs better and better. Menard and I are a great fit and I can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
Swift earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and New Jersey. She’s a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and her work has been featured in the March and October 2013 issues of ASCE Leadership and Management in Engineering, and the 2011 issue of ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
Swift officially joined the company in July 2017.
About Menard Group USA
Menard Group USA is a design-build specialty geotechnical contractor offering expertise in ground improvement for
sites with poor soil. By combining value engineering and innovative techniques, Menard Group USA delivers
practical, sustainable solutions that can be attractive alternatives to deep (pile) foundations. As part of an
international network of geotechnical resources and expertise, our team brings in-depth knowledge and creative
problem solving to every project.
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