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Mike Smith, P.E.

CEO / Principal

Michael Smith is a Principal for the Phoenix Office. Mr. Smith has over 23 years of experience in the Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Engineering & Testing, and Environmental Services fields. He co-founded SAECO with Michael S. Annala in 2011. SAECO provides Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Engineering related services to clients across Arizona. The firm expanded into the Tucson market when an office was opened there in late 2012.

Mr. Smith’s role at SAECO involves serving as the lead engineer for the firm where he provides technical oversight of the firm’s special inspection and testing services. 
Mr. Smith has served as a Project Manager for a wide range of projects including: roadways, bridges, residential construction, commercial buildings, water and wastewater treatment, airports and runways, underground utilities, transmission lines, nuclear power generation, retention structures, solar, and rail. 

During the past 15 years Mr. Smith has served in a variety of technical roles involving expert level consulting and opinions related to project disputes and litigation. These roles have resulted in the resolution of construction issues associated with structural special inspections, asphalt concrete, asphalt cement, pavement conditions, earthwork settlement, rock excavatability, and masonry.

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