FINLEY Hires Glenda E. Diaz, Ph.D., EIT as a Bridge Designer
Bridge Design and Construction Engineering firm, Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) is proud to welcome Glenda E. Diaz, PhD., EIT, as a Bridge Designer II to its’ rapidly expanding bridge design and construction engineering firm.
Glenda obtained her ME and PhD. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, and has recently moved to Tallahassee to join the FINLEY team. She has an extensive background in design and construction engineering working as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida. Glenda has also taught Civil Engineering classes at both the University of Florida, as well as Puerto Rico where she lead technical and professional training for Integrated Scientific Solutions.
Specializing in Structures, Glenda performed research developing and conducting extensive laboratory testing focused on the development and evaluation of fiber-reinforced concrete mixes complying with specified FDOT requirements. She also prepared detailed design and construction drawings of precast prestressed concrete girders for evaluation of fiber-reinforced concrete effectiveness to control end region cracking; supervised on-site construction of prestressed concrete girders specimens and conducted on-site inspections at different stages of construction; performed field inspection to assess deterioration of specimens over time; and conducted analytical evaluation of conventional and fiber reinforced concrete nonlinear behavior during prestress transfer.
“I am thrilled to join the FINLEY team, where I can continue building my knowledge of innovative practices, and I am excited to develop my expertise in Structures in the practice of Bridge Design and Construction Engineering.” said Glenda.
Glenda will be working as a Bridge Design Engineer for the new Green Line LRT Extension- Bridge 27C10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Edmonton Light Rail Transit Tawatina Bridge in Alberta, Canada, as well as the SR826/Palmetto Expressway and SR25/Okeechobee Road Interchange Improvement Project in Miami, Florida.
“Glenda brings a strong academic and research background. In her career, Glenda has demonstrated that she is very bright, dedicated, and a problem solver,” said Craig Finley, P.E., President, FINLEY. “We’re excited to add her to the FINLEY Team knowing that she will be a valuable addition to our culture, projects and clients.
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