Consulting Structural Engineer

Experienced in building design & inspection, project management, supervision of structural engineering design, and structural surveillance of structures.

2004-Present => Structural design, structural building investigations, forensic structural engineering, expert witness services, and structural failure investigating.

1990-2004 => CRITERIUM-HERR ENGINEERS, Sinking Spring, PA
Professional Engineer and Owner – Residential and commercial building inspection, full home and structural (private, insurance and relocation) inspections, property condition surveys, investigative engineering (forensic) services, expert witness testimony, earthquake damage assessment, maintenance planning, and structural design consultation.

1974-90 => Gilbert/Commonwealth Inc., Reading, Pa
Section Manager, Specialty Structures – Responsible for technical supervision and administration in the area of continuing services of operating nuclear power plants, computer applications, applied research, engineering mechanics and special projects. Develop criteria for testing and installation of concrete anchors. Technical supervision of office building verification to meet new BOCA earthquake criteria.

Project Manager – Tendon Surveillance Manager, supervised work of contractor, resolved technical problems and prepared technical reports. Project involving review of Fuel Cell fuel system welds.

Project Structural Engineer – Supervised engineering for structural modifications and additions with major power plants. Developed structural acceptance test procedures and tendon surveillance procedure.

1966-74 => Seneca Engineering Company, Montour Falls, New York
Project Engineer – Designed, estimated, procured, and supervised progress of heavy monorail, structural, and mechanical systems for use in automobile foundries, industrial buildings, office buildings, and bridges.

1964-89 => Self employed (part-time)
Consulting Engineer and officer of construction firm.

1958-66 => American Bridge Division, Elmira, New York
Design Engineer – Designed fabricated structural steel for power plants, industrial buildings, office buildings, and bridges.

1956-58 => U.S. Army – Corps of Engineers
Officer at several United States installations.

EDUCATION: B.S., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1956
Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings in Areas of Moderate Seismicity, Lehigh University, 1991

REGISTRATION: Professional Engineer – New York (1961) #37903
Pennsylvania (1967)

SOCIETIES: Life Member & Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Charter Member, Structural Engineering Institute
Professional Associate, APA-The Engineered Wood Association

PUBLICATIONS:  Numerous publications dealing with Concrete Expansion Anchor Embedments, and Reactor Containment buildings.

RECENT AWARDS:  Manheim Township – “Gold Star Design Award”

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