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Civil/Structural Engineer PE in San Francisco, CA

Professional Profile

A Technical Field Supervisor with over 8 years of forensic-related experience in projects and cases involving evaluation of earthquake damage to industrial, residential, commercial, and other structures, evaluation of existing and historic structures, structural fire damage, evaluation of foundation damage including slope stability, heave and settlement issues, and more. Responsibilities for these scopes of work include visual investigation, damage assessment, development of remediation and retrofit options, and report writing, in addition to supervision of field engineers and peer review of engineering reports. He has also served as part of catastrophe response teams for tornado, hurricane, and earthquake events.


  • Appraisals
  • Building Envelopes and Windows
  • Catastrophe Response
  • Clerk of the Works
  • Commercial / Residential Roofing
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Concrete Structures
  • Construction Defects
  • Cost Estimates
  • Fire Damage
  • Foundations
  • Hail Damage
  • Hurricane and Storm Surge Damage Assessment
  • Masonry
  • Residential and commercial structural failure analysis, including foundations, water intrusion, roofing and ventilation issues
  • Retaining Walls
  • Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Steel Structures
  • Structural Steel
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tornado Damage Assessment
  • Water Intrusion
  • Wind Damage Assessment
  • Windows
  • Wood Structures

Work History

Technical Field Supervisor

Conducting investigations of damage to residential and commercial building systems, and preparation of written reports, repair recommendations, and cost estimates.

Served as part of catastrophe response team for storm events (tornado and hurricane events).

Storm surge and wind damage assessments of structures for Hurricane Irene (2011-2012) and Hurricane Sandy (2012-2013)

Tornado damage assessments for multiple events, including the Spring 2011 Alabama Tornado Outbreak, Spring 2012 Branson, MO Tornado
Outbreak, the Spring 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth area Tornado Outbreak, and the Moore, OK 2013 Tornado Outbreak.

Determination of the cause of collapse of structural systems, such as roof structures, above and below-grade walls, floor systems, etc.

Evaluation of earth movement in shallow foundation systems and retaining walls.

Fire damage assessments of structures.

Storm-related damage (hail and wind) evaluation to residential and commercial roofing systems.

Earthquake damage assessments of structures for the Oklahoma City earthquake (2012) and Virginia Earthquake (2012).

Moisture intrusion damage assessments of structures.

Vehicular impact damage assessments of structures.

Served as Clerk of the Works during restoration efforts of numerous high-end condominium units at a residential condo tower in the San Francisco financial district following a major plumbing leak.

Conducting peer reviews of reports written by colleagues.

Serving as an appraiser in disputes over storm-related damages to residential buildings.

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Areas of Expertise



  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, (Emphasis in Structural Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering


  • Arizona - PE
  • Idaho - PE
  • California - PE
  • Montana - PE
  • Nevada - PE
  • Texas - PE
  • Oregon - PE
  • Washington - PE
  • HAAG Certified Roof Inspector (Residential and Commercial)
  • CANADA - Alberta - PEng
  • Canada - PEng
  • Colorado - PE
  • Louisiana - PE
  • New Mexico - PE
  • Nevada - PE
  • Oklahoma - PE
  • Utah - PE

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