Brendan P. Lieske, PE serves as Project Engineer and Assistant Project Manager in SME's Cleveland office. With more than 5 years of experience at SME, he provides geotechnical engineering services by developing recommendations of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, pavements, floor slabs, engineered fill, settlement, slope stability and seismic activity; by preparing geotechnical proposals and reports; and by working with clients to understand and interpret their needs. A registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Brendan earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Akron.

Brendan specializes in reading, interpreting and reporting on geotechnical instrumentation including inclinometers, piezometers and seismographs. He is experienced with soil and rock classification, as well as performing multiple ASTM laboratory soil and rock tests including index tests, direct shear tests, unconfined compressive strength tests, triaxial tests and sulfate content tests.


Full depth reclamation - best solution for Huntington, IN

Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) was the best solution for the failing major roadway. It allowed the City of Huntington to maintain traffic on the most highly traveled commercial district in the city with businesses and residences that only have one access to their property.