GMB engineer passes PE licensure exam
Architectural and engineering firm George, Miles & Buhr LLC announced Kerica R. Contreras, P.E., recently passed the eight-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering exam and became a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maryland.
Contreras is a project engineer in GMB’s Structural/Marine Engineering Group, where she provides design using post-tensioned concrete as well as conventional wood framing and masonry, conducts structural conditions inspections and evaluations, and prepares long-term reserve studies.
Contreras was involved in the structural design of The Ross II building that recently opened in downtown Salisbury, Md., as well as the Cambria Hotel in Rehoboth Beach and the Federalsburg Health Center in Caroline County, Md., which are expected to open in 2024. She is currently working on a project for the City of Fruitland, Md., to upgrade and enlarge several road culverts to improve stormwater drainage and decrease flooding along the Tuxent Branch drainage pathway.
She has extensive experience in engineering design and mathematics education, having spent 10 years as a K-12 mathematics teacher in the Dominican Republic and the State of Georgia. She also served nearly four years in the U.S. Air Force as an avionic sensors technician. She holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Florida State University and a master of education degree from American Intercontinental University.