PND Engineers Announces Anchorage Staff Professional Achievements
PND Engineers, Inc., is pleased to announce the following Anchorage staff professional achievements.
Alexandra West and Corey Roche obtained professional engineer (P.E.) registrations by the State of Alaska. Both are lifelong Alaskans and graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage with bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering.
West specializes in hydrology and hydraulic projects consisting of field work (breakup and reconnaissance studies), desktop analyses, and hydraulic design of bridges, culverts, erosion control, site drainage, miscellaneous drainage structures, and fish passages.
Roche’s engineering duties have been primarily in the areas of structural/ civil design, inspection, construction administration, and material testing. Prior to his engineering career he worked as a certified welder and heavy equipment operator for 6 years in remote Alaska.
Feifei Bai recently passed the NCEES Structural Exam and now is a registered Structural Engineer (S.E.) for the State of Alaska. The 16-hour national SE exam tests the engineer’s ability to practice structural engineering competently and covers broad topics relevant to structural engineers exclusively. The exam includes separate vertical and lateral components to test the engineer’s ability to safely design buildings and/or bridges, especially in areas of high seismicity and high wind. Bai passed the vertical component in April 2015 and lateral component in April 2016 as a first-time exam taker. Bai joined PND in 2007 after earning a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She recently transferred from the firm’s Anchorage office to the new Houston location and continues to support Alaska projects. Ms. Bai currently holds Professional Engineer licenses in Alaska, California, and Texas.
PND Engineers, Inc., founded in Anchorage in 1979, is a full-service engineering firm that provides civil, structural, arctic, marine, geotechnical, and coastal engineering; hydrology; surveying; environmental permitting; project management; and construction inspection services for a wide range of projects.