Allison Pyrch, PE, GE
Allison Pyrch, PE, GE, is a Geotechnical Engineer who has worked tirelessly to promote disaster resilience. She was named as a Daily Journal of Commerce 2016 Women of Vision award winner. She was part of the team that developed the Oregon Resilience Plan and is a certified trainer for the California Emergency Management Safety Assessment Program for building evaluations after earthquakes and other disasters. The need for such planning led her to found Salus Resilience, a partnership of Hart Crowser and two other firms that offers comprehensive resilience planning.
She is active with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division and travelled with ASCE teams to the 2010 Chile, 2011 Japan, and 2017 Mexico subduction zone earthquakes to study lifeline vulnerabilities. Allison is a recognized community leader on resilience issues and frequently participates in town hall meetings and expert forums, has testified to the legislature on seismic resilience, and volunteers with community groups to encourage community preparedness.
Allison has managed geotechnical engineering projects for industrial, residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects, including bridges, dock and port structures, large embankment fills, water infrastructure, and wastewater treatment plants. Her design experience includes shallow and deep foundation design; slope stability analysis for existing slopes and proposed fill embankments; and settlement analysis of fills and native soils, seismic design, including site-specific analysis, liquefaction analysis, lateral spread evaluations, and settlement and soil improvement analysis and design.