Dr Spyros Giannakos is a Geotechnical Engineer at GR8 GEO. He joined Fugro’s geotechnical department in Oakland, California in 2006 after completing an MSc at UC Berkeley. In 2008, he began his PhD at the National Technical University of Athens, while still assisting Fugro in projects (2010, 2011). His research activities focused on dynamic soil-structure-interaction analyses. After completing his PhD in 2013, Dr Giannakos joined Fugro’s earthquake engineering department in Oakland/Walnut Creek, California where he has worked as a Project Engineer for projects around the world. He returned to Greece in 2017 and continued his work as an Independent Consultant.
He has worked extensively on projects worldwide involving seismic hazard assessment, site response analyses, soil-structure interaction, slope stability, and liquefaction-induced hazards. His experience includes but is not limited to: pile foundation design, seismic hazard evaluations and site response analyses, soil-foundation-structure interaction, evaluations of slope stability, fault rupture effects, assessment of liquefaction-induced hazards and their effects on structures.
Select projects include the site characterization and foundation design services for the New Bridge of the St. Lawrence River in Canada, earthquake engineering studies for the Alaska LNG Facilities Project in USA, preliminary earthwork design for the Istanbul New Airport, design of landslide mitigation measures for the Pan Arab Highway in Lebanon and the probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, development of ground motions and site response analyses for the Leviathan Pipeline Project, offshore Israel.