PIETER K. SCHEER, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR ENGINEER


E:  pieter@smithgardnerinc.com

Mr. Scheer has over 30 years’ of experience with the siting, design, permitting, and construction of lined landfill containment cells and closures, including the design of multiple piggyback (waste-over-waste) landfills, and has extensive knowledge in the preparation of bid and construction issue documents and in managing construction administration and quality assurance activities.

OVERVIEW
CREDENTIALS
EXPERIENCE

DUTIES

Vice President

2012 – Present

Board of Directors

1996 – Present

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Landfill Containment and Closure Design
Geotechnical Engineering
Construction Administration
Construction Quality Assurance (CQA)

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Scheer has over 30 years’ of experience with the siting, design, permitting, and construction of lined landfill containment cells and closures, including the design of multiple piggyback (waste-over-waste) landfills, and has extensive knowledge in the preparation of bid and construction issue documents and in managing construction administration and quality assurance activities.

Mr. Scheer is an active participant in several industry organizations including the Research Council of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), the D35 Committee on Geosynthetics of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the technical committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Mr. Scheer is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Mr. Scheer holds both Bachelor and Master (Geotechnical Focus) of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

B.S. Civil Engineering, 1990 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.S. Civil Engineering, 1992 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Professional Engineer

NC, SC, VA

OSHA 40-Hour Health & Safety Training

(29 CFR.1910.120)ity.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society for Testing and Materials D35 Committee
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Research Council
Solid Waste Association of North America

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Smith Gardner, Inc.

1994 – Present

Harding Lawson Associates

1993 – 1994

Hazen & Sawyer, P.C.

1992 – 1993

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Richardson, G.N., and Scheer, P.K. (2003), “Design of Geomembrane Protective Rainsheets”, GFR, Sept., 2003, pp. 16-19.

Richardson, G.N., Mills, G.G., and Scheer, P.K. (2004), “Geocomposite Drains in Paper-Pulp Landfill Covers”, GFR, June, 2004, pp. 32-35.

Richardson, G.N., and Scheer, P.K. (2006), “The Enhancement of Interface Shear Strength Between Two Nonwoven Geotextiles”, Geosynthetics, April-May, 2006, pp. 10-16.

Richardson, G.N., Smith, S.A., and Scheer, P.K., (2008), “Active LFG Control: An Unreliable Aid to Veneer Stability”, Proceedings from the First Pan American Geosynthetics Conference, 2-5 March 2008, Cancun, Mexico.