Laura Powers joined YA Engineering Services in 2022. She has over 30 years of experience in detailed microscopical analysis of natural and engineered materials used in constructing the built world. While this work has largely focused on performance and failure investigations of cement-based materials, a substantial portion of Laura’s work has included analysis of historic building materials. Throughout her career, Laura has worked closely with engineers, architects, and preservation and conservation professionals. Laura is a member of several professional organizations, including ACI, and is active on ASTM committees C09 Concrete and Aggregates and C12 Mortars and Grouts, where she currently serves as the recording secretary.