Patricia Slavin-Hodgkins, Geotechnical Laboratory Manager
Patricia came to ISI in 2011, expanding our geotechnical laboratory testing capabilities with her over 30 years of industry experience. Patricia’s training started at the Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, where she gained over 12 years of experience before transferring with the Corps to the Bay Area. Patricia has conducted testing for the California State Department of Water Resources for their Levee Rehabilitation Project and the Delta Habitat Conservation and Conveyance Project (DHCCP). Patricia is NICET Level III (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) in Geotechnical Engineering Technology-Laboratory, a member of ASTM, and is a past treasurer of the Geotechnical Section of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). Her laboratory skills are often sought by other engineering firms on a consultant basis. Her clients appreciate the quality of her reports and her excellent customer service.

Lorenzo K. Lawson, Laboratory Supervisor
With over 24 years of materials testing, Lorenzo’s knowledge and expertise in Caltrans, ASTM, and AASHTO test procedures, and his 12 years of experience in quality assurance, gives him a solid background for soils, concrete and asphalt testing. Lorenzo has excellent working and teaching skills and has supervised over 6 lab technicians. Lorenzo’s industry knowledge and experience provide an excellent foundation for his role as Laboratory Supervisor.