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Justin Hodges,

MS, PE, SE, MLSE

 Principal Consultant

Senior Structural Engineer PE, MLSE in Houston, TX

A Principal Consultant with over 12 years of engineering experience including forensic investigations – assessing damage and providing repair recommendations for structures subjected to storm-induced forces (e.g. tornados, high winds), vehicle/vessel impacts, fires, explosions, moisture intrusion, construction deficiencies, and excessive gravity loading. As part of his forensic experience, Mr. Hodges has provided litigation support services in multiple legal matters. He has also completed the analysis and design of commercial and industrial structures comprised of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. While attending graduate school, he was directly involved in the evaluation of reinforced elastomers employed to mitigate blast loading-induced shrapnel in masonry walls. In addition, he had a lead role in research focusing on biological material characterization and replication (biomimicry) using composite materials. As a result of this experience and education, he gained extensive knowledge on the behavior of common construction materials and their failure mechanisms, as well as an in-depth understanding of structural analysis and design principles – which is evidenced by his designation as a Model Law Structural Engineer (MLSE) by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Expertise

Building Codes
Concrete Construction
Concrete Masonry
Construction Deficiencies
Fire Damage Assessment
Foundations
Gravity Load Analysis
Hail Damage
Moisture Intrusion/Flood Damage
Retaining Walls
Roof Assessments
Seismic Load Analysis
Structural Collapse
Structural Steel Construction
Wind Damage Assessment
Wind Load Analysis
Wood Construction
Building Consulting
Civil/Structural

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, (Emphasis on Structural Engineering)
    Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, (Emphasis on Structural Engineering)
    Georgia Institute of Technology (GTREP) – Atlanta, Georgia
Justin Hodges

Location

Houston Office
22130 Merchants Way
Suite 150

Houston, TX
USA