Story last updated at 8/19/2009 - 5:58 pm
ANCHORAGE - PND Engineers, Inc., (PND) recently appointed David Pierce, P.E., S.E., as the firm's new president. Pierce replaces Dennis Nottingham, who has retired after heading the company since its founding in 1979.
Pierce has worked for PND for over 27 years and lately served as Seattle office coordinator and senior vice president. He specializes in structural engineering for marine facilities and bridges, providing services to ports, railroads, and marinas, as well as the cruise industry and transportation markets.
Pierce has been involved with numerous Alaskan projects, including cruise ship docks in Ketchikan and Skagway, and highway bridges in Central Alaska, and he was the marine designer for the Seward Coal Port.
PND is an engineering consulting firm with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Seattle, and Boulder, Colorado. The firm specializes in civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering for transportation, waterfront, and other industrial, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Through ongoing research and development, PND has pioneered practical and innovative technologies such as Open Cell Cell Sheet Pile bulkheads, which utilize soil bearing for tremendous strength, and Spin Fin piles, which provide high-tension capacity in marine structures and bridges.