Dave J. Hurlburt, PE is a Vice President and Principal at SME with 33 years of civil engineering experience. He serves as Group Leader for SME’s Construction Materials Services (CMS) group and monitors on-site activities, reviews reports for content and compliance with project specifications, and prepares/controls budgets for services detailed in the scope of work. Dave delivers expertise in the areas of construction materials services and geotechnical engineering. He provides business development, project management and engineering evaluations on a wide range of projects. Dave also provides consultation and engineering expertise to resolve issues encountered during construction phases, and oversees field verification of soil conditions for caisson, pile and shallow foundation systems. A registered Professional Engineer in Michigan, Dave has a BS degree in Civil Engineering.

Dave been project manager for more than 2,800 geotechnical site evaluation and CMS projects, including the Spartan Stadium expansion and the $18.5 million addition and renovation of the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, both located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. He strives to provide great service and efficient, practical solutions for his clients every day, and is one of the reasons our clients hire SME – because we have qualified staff who respond to situations on project sites with quick and competent recommendations.

Dave is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Michigan Section, Lansing/Jackson Branch. He volunteers with the Williamston School Foundation, Williamston Young Life program and the Williamston soccer, basketball and football boosters.

Dave likes to watch basketball and still plays basketball himself. He also enjoys watching football, hockey and soccer. Activities with his family include snowmobiling, fly fishing, hunting, hiking, playing cards or just watching movies together.


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