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Bruce A. Barnes,


 Senior Principal Consultant

Senior Principal Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

Bruce Barnes is a Senior Principal Consultant 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.


Blast Damage
Brick and Concrete Masonry
Catastrophe Response
Concrete Structures
Construction Defects
Construction Vibration
Conventional Stucco
EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems)
Fiber Reinforced Plastic Strengthening of Existing Structures
Fire Damage
Geotechnical / Sinkhole Investigations
Groundwater Problems
Liquid Containment Structures
Metal Buildings
Residential Homes
Retaining Walls
Site Drainage/Site Preparation
Slip and Fall
Storm Surge Damage Assessment
Structural Repair and Rehabilitation
Structural Steel
Swimming Pools
Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
Water Intrusion
Wind Damage Assessment
Wood Structures
Building Code
Building Consulting
Building Envelope/ Water Intrusion
Catastrophe Response
Construction Defect
EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System)
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Foundation Investigation
Geotechnical & Soils Investigation
Roof Investigations
Wind Damage Investigations
Wood Construction & Engineering


  • 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


Minneapolis Office
2600 Fernbrook Lane N
Suite 104

Plymouth, MN