Hayley Dickson

As an Engineer at  Forell | Elsesser, Hayley has worked on a variety of public and private projects. Hayley has an interest in diverse construction materials and has pursued research and investigation into the seismic performance of concrete and bamboo. She helped implement a pilot city project for the taxonomy of pre-1980 non-ductile concrete structures in San Francisco for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).  She also developed and tested engineered bamboo I-joists to evaluate for shear, moment, and deflection capacities for the Santa Clara University Department of Civil Engineering.  She further pursued her research in bamboo construction with a senior thesis project investigating the design of a home for developing regions in high-seismic zones using bamboo for both the gravity and lateral systems.  She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Santa Clara University.

Hayley enjoys taking ballet and modern dance classes, running, hiking, and exploring San Francisco.

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

Recent Awards

  • 2012 Kuehler Undergraduate Research Grant (Santa Clara University)
  • 2011 Global Fellowship Grant (Santa Clara University)