John Peirce, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, a leader in the field of geostructural and construction engineering and management, and a principal of his own firm, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Pierce is an adjunct professor of engineering at Villanova University, where in 2016 he developed and began teaching a biannual graduate-level course in foundation engineering. Prior to founding Peirce Engineering Inc., he worked at the Conduit and Foundation Company, a Philadelphia-area heavy and highway contractor, and at Schnabel Foundation Company, where he was the branch manager of the Philadelphia-area office.
He has completed thousands of design-build projects, predominately throughout the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. These projects include significant permanent and temporary earth retention structures, ground anchors, foundations, underpinning, marine structures, and stability analyses for projects such as hydro dams, high-rise and university buildings, and highway bridges.
In addition to his membership in a number of other industry-related professional organizations, he is an active member of the Philadelphia Section and the Delaware Valley Chapter of ASCE’s Geo-Institute.
Peirce is a registered professional engineer in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as a professional land surveyor (retired) in Pennsylvania. He earned bachelor and master’s degrees in civil and geotechnical engineering from Drexel University.