BRUCE E. MYERS
Sr. Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist
Master of Science - Civil Engineering, California State University, Fresno, California
Master of Science - Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Bachelor of Arts - Geology, California State University, Fresno, California
Registered Civil Engineer – California Certified Engineering Geologist – California
Registered Geotechnical Engineer – California Certified Hydrogeologist – California
Professional Geologist – California Registered Geologist – Arizona
OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Training (29 CFR 1910.120) (HAZWOPER) -- 8-Hour Refresher Courses
ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I
Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) & Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP)
Mr. Myers began his higher education program under the GI Bill after completing 3 years of active duty in the United States Army (Infantry). He graduated from California State Univ. Fresno (CSUF) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, then continued his educational goal, receiving a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in ore deposit geology. After completing his geological-oriented education, Mr. Myers worked as a mining geologist for approximately 3 years, then began his long career in professional consulting, specializing in environmental investigations and soil and groundwater cleanups with a Central California engineering firm. After 11 years as a consultant, Mr. Myers transitioned from the private to the public arena, and worked for the next 8 years with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he conducted State oversight for soil and groundwater investigations and cleanups for everything from the “corner gas station” to Superfund sites. While working for the State, Mr. Myers completed a Master’s Degree program in Civil Engineering at CSUF. After an engaging career with the State, Mr. Myers left public service and solidified his earlier consulting connection with Sammy Salem by becoming a partner of Salem Engineering Group, Inc. in 2007.
Since joining Salem Engineering Group, Inc., Mr. Myers has enhanced his geotechnical experience by incorporating his broad background in environmental engineering and geosciences, along with his computer and mechanical abilities, to tackle some of the firm’s most challenging projects. Mr. Myers has formulated and conducted or overseen numerous investigations related to fault rupture hazards including trenching, continuous-core drilling, logging and radiometric dating of soils. He has designed deep foundation systems for multistory structures in liquefaction-prone environments, including cast in drilled hole, driven, and aggregate pier systems. Mr. Myers also conducts geologic reconnaissance, geologic mapping, and slope stability analyses including the design of mitigation systems using drilled shafts and tie-backs. Mr. Myers was a lead engineer in the design and of a 55-foot tall soil-nail wall and of its monitoring system including inclinometers, strain gauges, and load cells.
Mr. Myers prides himself on being a mentor of the firm’s young engineers and geologists, and also of its soils laboratory staff. He also conducts periodic guest lectures at CSUF and presentations regarding the fields of Engineering and Geosciences at local elementary schools. Mr. Myers is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and also of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.