Brendan Lieske, PE serves as Project Engineer and Project Manager in SME's Cleveland office. With more than 7 years of experience at SME, he provides geotechnical engineering services by developing geotechnical exploration scopes of services, tailored specifically to each project by working with clients to understand and interpret their needs. Brendan manages and performs geotechnical evaluations, providing recommendations for shallow and deep foundations, ground improvement, retaining walls, pavements, floor slabs, engineered fill, settlement, slope stability, and seismic activity. Brendan also specializes in reading, interpreting, and reporting on geotechnical instrumentation including inclinometers, piezometers, and seismographs.

A registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Brendan earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and a MS in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Akron. Brendan completed the Fundamentals of Professional Practice (FOPP) course of study conducted by GBA. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and actively serves on the Northeast Ohio chapter board of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, playing music with his band at local venues, and all things outdoors (rock climbing, hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking).


Full depth reclamation - best solution for Huntington, IN

Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) was the best solution for the failing major roadway. It allowed the City of Huntington to maintain traffic on the most highly traveled commercial district in the city with businesses and residences that only have one access to their property.