Mala Ciancia Joins HNTB as Principal Tunnel Geologist

Mala Ciancia will join HNTB as principal tunnel geologist on July 5, 2017.

Mala’s extensive geology background and strong leadership are an excellent fit within HNTB as the firm continues to deliver some of the world’s most complex tunneling and underground projects.

Mala Ciancia, PG, will join HNTB Corporation as principal tunnel geologist on July 5, 2017. She will be based in the firm’s New York City office and work with clients nationwide.

Ciancia has more than 40 years of experience in engineering geology, subsurface characterization, rock laboratory testing, slope stability, applied hydrogeology and quality assurance.

As a trusted advisor, Ciancia has directed and provided technical recommendations to public agencies and private clients for investigations for tunnels, highways, power plants, dams and reservoirs, pipelines, building foundations, rock slopes, borrow sources, landfills and siting studies. Her project responsibilities have included initial exploratory studies, preparation of geologic data for design, development of geotechnical design parameters, and monitoring of geologic conditions encountered during and after construction.

“Mala’s extensive geology background and strong leadership are an excellent fit within HNTB as the firm continues to deliver some of the world’s most complex tunneling and underground projects,” said Sanja Zlatanic, PE, HNTB tunnel services practice chair and senior vice president. “Her expertise in engineering geology — as it relates to geotechnical investigations, ground characterizations and geotechnical engineering for all aspects of geotechnical, tunnel and complex underground construction works — is remarkable and highly respected throughout the industry. It…

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