Ms. Cunningham has practiced geotechnical engineering in the
St. Louis area since 1998, providing recommendations for the design and
construction of retail, commercial, and industrial developments. Included were
projects on poor soil conditions such as in flood plains and on urban fill. She
has also provided oversight and mentoring of staff engineers, including review
of reports and design plans; and engineering oversight of technical staff
responsible for construction quality control.
She has skill in the technical analysis of soil and material
behavior, including the use of computer programs for slope stability, seepage,
finite element stress and deformation, mechanically stabilized earth walls,
laterally loaded deep foundations, wick drains, and rock fall simulation.
In her free time, Shari volunteers with several
organizations and works with teens. She enjoys reading and gardening, and loves
to travel. Her favorite destination is Iceland.
BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla (MS&T).