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Expert in Structural Engineer

Expert ID: 736214 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has over 42 years of experience and has served as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Structural Department Head and Engineer of Record on a wide variety of commercial, institutional, manufacturing, process and industrial facilities throughout the United States and Canada. He has been responsible for the design, coordination, administration and management of the structural engineering for a diverse spectrum of projects including the renovation, preservation and adaptive reuse of a variety of different types of buildings and structures. He has also designed and implemented the strengthening and restoration of a wide range of deficient and deteriorated buildings and structures. Expert is an ASCE and SEI Fellow, a ASCE Life Member, licensed in 38 states and 2 Canadian provinces, and has authored 42 technical articles published in Modern Steel Construction, Structural Engineer, and STRUCTURE Magazine.

EXPERIENCE
Project, Departmental & Division Management: Responsible for the development of engineering estimates and scope of work for job proposals. Developed formal written proposals for structural design, restoration, due diligence and investigative projects. Directed engineering and CAD staff through design, development and construction administration of contract documents enabling completion of projects within stipulated time frame and budget. Experienced with project coordination, administration and management of structural engineering and CAD staff. Responsible for resource control and budget oversight during project design and construction administration. Experienced with client development, servicing, management, billing and collections. Managed and coordinated outsourced work to independent contract engineers and structural consultants.
Structural Design & Analysis: Developed and designed structural steel, reinforced concrete (conventional, post-tensioned, precast/prestressed and site cast tilt-up), masonry and wood low and high-rise buildings, parking garages, bridges, marine piers and bulkheads, process and equipment support structures, foundations and signs. Involved in the elaboration of structural systems from preliminary concepts to successful completion of contract documents and construction administration. Performed investigative, due diligence and peer reviews of calculations, plans and specifications of buildings and structures for determination of code compliancy, cause of structural inadequacies or to develop condition surveys.
Structural Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse: Designed and implemented innovative strengthening and restoration programs of deficient and deteriorated parking decks, marine piers, process facilities, historic buildings and structures requiring increased load-carrying capacity or other types of remedial work. Subsequent salvaging of otherwise unusable facilities or adaptive reuse of existing structures was achieved.
Technical Writing: Formulated concise reports of inspection for investigative reviews, remedial analysis, condition surveys, due diligence and peer review efforts. Reports successfully used by clients for implementation of quality assurance, construction and strengthening programs. Developed material and performance technical specifications to accomplish the construction of a wide range of structures. Published author for AISC Modern Steel Construction, Structural Engineer, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, AISC/SEI 2006 Structures Congress and STRUCTURE Magazine. Instructor for on line continuing education courses ASCE and ACEC.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia - New York - Washington D.C.

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: BS Subject: Architectural Engineering Institution: Auburn University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Structural Division Manager & Senior Structural Engineer Department: Building & Non-Building Structures Responsibilities: Project, Departmental & Division Management: Responsible for the development of engineering estimates and scope of work for job proposals. Developed formal written proposals for structural design, restoration, due diligence and investigative projects. Directed engineering and CAD staff through design, development and construction administration of contract documents enabling completion of projects within stipulated time frame and budget. Experienced with project coordination, administration and management of structural engineering and CAD staff. Responsible for resource control and budget oversight during project design and construction administration. Experienced with client development, servicing, management, billing and collections. Managed and coordinated outsourced work to independent contract engineers and structural consultants.

Structural Design & Analysis: Developed and designed structural steel, reinforced concrete (conventional, post-tensioned, precast/prestressed and site cast tilt-up), masonry and wood low and high-rise buildings, parking garages, bridges, marine piers and bulkheads, process and equipment support structures, foundations and signs. Involved in the elaboration of structural systems from preliminary concepts to successful completion of contract documents and construction administration. Performed investigative, due diligence and peer reviews of calculations, plans and specifications of buildings and structures for determination of code compliancy, cause of structural inadequacies or to develop condition surveys.

Structural Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse: Designed and implemented innovative strengthening and restoration programs of deficient and deteriorated parking decks, marine piers, process facilities, historic buildings and structures requiring increased load-carrying capacity or other types of remedial work. Subsequent salvaging of otherwise unusable facilities or adaptive reuse of existing structures was achieved.

Technical Writing: Formulated concise reports of inspection for investigative reviews, remedial analysis, condition surveys, due diligence and peer review efforts. Reports successfully used by clients for implementation of quality assurance, construction and strengthening programs. Developed material and performance technical specifications to accomplish the construction of a wide range of structures. Published author for AISC Modern Steel Construction, Structural Engineer, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, AISC/SEI 2006 Structures Congress and STRUCTURE Magazine. Instructor for on line continuing education courses at www.PDHonline.org, ASCE and ACEC.
Years: 2002 to 2010 Employer: CMX Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Consulting firm specializing in commercial, institutional, industrial, and water resource facilities
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Atlantic Engineering Services/Structural Engineering Corporation Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Consulting firm specializing in commercial, institutional and telecommunication facilities.
Years: 1994 to 1999 Employer: The Stellar Group Title: Director of Structural Engineering Department: Responsibilities: Design/build company specializing in distribution, food processing and cold storage facilities.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: BE&K Engineering Co. Title: Senior Structural Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design/build company specializing in chemical and pulp & paper industrial facilities.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc. Title: Lead Structural Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Consulting firm specializing in marine, chemical and manufacturing industrial facilities.
Years: 1977 to 1990 Employer: Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. Title: Staff Structural Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Consulting firm specializing in commercial and institutional buildings

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASCE/SEI American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow/Structural Engineering Institute Fellow and Charter Member, BoG CE Task Committee
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
DVASE Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers
Licenses / Certifications
Active Professional Engineer Registration: State of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona (SE), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa (SE), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (SE), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska (SE), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (SE), Oregon (SE), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont (SE), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Canadian Province of Nova Scotia (PEng), Saskatchewan (PEng)

Inactive Professional Engineer Registration: State of Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I., Utah, Wyoming (SE), Canadian Province of Alberta (PEng) and Manitoba (PEng)
Awards / Recognition
ASCE Life Member
Most Efficient - Resilience Category Award - ASCE Innovation Contest
Publications and Patents Summary
AISC Modern Steel Construction:
• Design/Build Speeds Construction of New Cold Storage Facility
• Mingling New with Old in Historic Virginia
• Sorting it Out
ZweigWhite Structural Engineer
• Concrete Slab Finishes and the use of the F-Number System
• Structural Evaluations of Existing Buildings
• Tile Arch Construction; Explained
• Structural Enhancement – The Rehabilitation of the Columbian Building
ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
• Project Specific Steel Sheet Piling Applications
ASCE/SEI Structures Congress
• Project Specific Peer Review Guidelines
NCSEA, CASE, SEI STRUCTURE Magazine
• Project Specific Peer Review Guidelines

Many more... list available upon request.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, GA
School of Civil Engineering Technology
Adjunct Professor: CET 363 Structural Analysis - McCormac, 4th Edition
12/99 to Present Herndon, VA
Course Instructor: Developed 36 online continuing education courses for licensed engineers and architects for compliance with professional licensing requirements. List of courses available upon request.

Lehigh University
School of Civil Engineering
Masters of Structural Engineering Program
Adjunct Professor: CEE 417 Design Project II

ASCE and ACEC/CASE
Continuing Education Program Webinars
Course Instructor: Antiquated Structural Systems, Fire Walls, Petrographic Analysis, Curtainwalls, Forensic Structural Engineering

Manhattan College
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
CIVG 510 Restoration of Historic Buildings: Discovery, Design and Execution.
Guest Lecturer: Antiquated Structural Systems

Drexel University
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
CIVE T780 Forensic Structural Engineering
Guest Lecturer: Investigation, Evaluation and Assessment Methods and Tools of Structural Forensic Engineering

Widener University
School of Engineering
Master’s Degree Civil Engineering (MSE)
Adjunct Professor: CE 628 Repair and Rehabilitation of Constructed Facilities

Fields of Expertise

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