Vice President, National Transportation Manager
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Liz Smith, P.E., G.E., D.GE, is a Vice President, Senior Principal, and National Transportation Program Manager at Terracon Consultants Inc. Liz is a Hokie from Virginia Tech with her BS and MS in Civil (geotechnical) engineering. She has significant expertise related to geotechnical engineering for design-build transportation projects and slope and retaining wall failure evaluations and remediation. She has successfully managed several complex geotechnical design-build projects with geotechnical fees up to $12 million and construction costs up to $2 billion. Ms. Smith has been involved in other areas of transportation geotechnical engineering that include consulting for design-build teams to resolve geotechnical problems that arise on complex projects; owner oversight; and evaluation and repair of foundation, slope and retaining wall failures.
Liz’s most recent design-build projects include I35 Northeast Expansion in San Antonio, TX, Oak Hill Parkway in Austin, Texas; and I-66 Outside the Beltway in Fairfax, Virginia.
She has authored papers and given presentations at numerous professional and technical meetings.
Liz is an active member of the following organizations:
n American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
n ASCE Geo Institute, Deep Foundations Committee
n Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
n Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Drilled Shafts Committee, Women in Deep Foundations Committee
n Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees: Project Delivery Methods; and Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures
She and her husband Jack have been married 38 years and have 3 adult sons. Liz and Jack live in Round Rock, Texas.
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