About Bruce

Mr. Bruce Barnes is a Technical Director for the Civil/Structural division with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has investigated, tested, and analyzed failures ranging from snow load failures of residential structural systems to the catastrophic collapse of a 2,000-foot tall television tower and the circumstances leading up to the explosion of a $500 million power plant loss. As part of his experience, Mr. Barnes investigates cases involving foundation failures, fire-damaged buildings, roof damage, failed structural components,..

Mr. Bruce Barnes is a Technical Director for the Civil/Structural division with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has investigated, tested, and analyzed failures ranging from snow load failures of residential structural systems to the catastrophic collapse of a 2,000-foot tall television tower and the circumstances leading up to the explosion of a $500 million power plant loss. As part of his experience, Mr. Barnes investigates cases involving foundation failures, fire-damaged buildings, roof damage, failed structural components, building collapse, architectural and engineering product failures, code compliance, standard-of-care, and construction site safety. He also investigates premises liability issues such as those associated with slip-and-fall incidents. His extensive analysis and design experience combined with his educational background enables him to analyze a wide variety of structural problems and failures. He utilizes these analysis and testing skills to frequently formulate and issue construction documents for the repair of structures. He has been featured on news programs such as the Denver NBC affiliate 9News and the Denver CBS affiliate Channel 4. Key strengths include the following.

Mr. Bruce Barnes is a Technical Director for the Civil/Structural division with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has investigated, tested, and analyzed failures ranging from snow load failures of residential structural systems to the catastrophic collapse of a 2,000-foot tall television tower and the circumstances leading up to the...

Mr. Bruce Barnes is a Technical Director for the Civil/Structural division with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has investigated, tested, and analyzed failures ranging from snow load failures of residential structural systems to the catastrophic collapse of a 2,000-foot tall television tower and the circumstances leading up to the explosion of a $500 million power plant loss. As part of his experience, Mr. Barnes investigates cases involving foundation failures, fire-damaged buildings, roof damage, failed structural components, building collapse, architectural and engineering product failures, code compliance, standard-of-care, and construction site safety. He also investigates premises liability issues such as those associated with slip-and-fall incidents. His extensive analysis and design experience combined with his educational background enables him to analyze a wide variety of structural problems and failures. He utilizes these analysis and testing skills to frequently formulate and issue construction documents for the repair of structures. He has been featured on news programs such as the Denver NBC affiliate 9News and the Denver CBS affiliate Channel 4. Key strengths include the following.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil and Infrastructure Failure
  • Civil and Structural Failure Analysis
  • Construction Defects/​Construction Accidents
  • Exterior Cladding Damage/​Evaluations
  • Foundation Damage/​Evaluations
  • Hail Damage Assessment/​Estimating
  • Stone/​Masonry Construction
  • Structural Failure
  • Subrogation
  • Vibration Damage/​Evaluation
  • Water Damage/​Evaluation
  • Wind/​Hail/​Storm Surge Damage/​Evaluations

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil / Structural Engineering
    Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - with Honors
    Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
Bruce A. Barnes

Bruce Barnes, MS, PE

Technical Director

Civil/​Structural

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