Principal Engineer Resume
Structural Engineer, Building Inspector & Forensic Assessor
           American Society of Civil Engineers
           National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
           Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

           Professional Engineer, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan & Texas
           Model Law Engineer,    (NCEES)  

    As a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (NCEES) Record Holder, Professional
    Engineer licenses in additional states can be typically obtained on an expedited basis (a week or two).

    Education:                        Ohio Northern University, BSCE        


    Over 22 years of professional experience in many aspects of structural design in a fast-track environment
    including reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminum structures, and their foundations, both
    shallow type and deep foundation systems. This work includes foundation for pre-engineered metal buildings,
    structures for bridges, manufacturing and warehousing, institutional, and commercial facilities.  Experienced in
    seismic design per the latest IBC code and the eurocodes.  Related experience includes load capacity
    analysis of existing structures, and checking structural calculations of culvert and bridge projects.  Industrial
    experience includes bulk-material-handling, power, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, food processing,
    pulp and paper, and automotive plants.

    Design engineering experience includes:

    Structural analysis of new structures and retrofit of existing structures.  Technical skills include foundation
    design, slab-on-grade design, frame analysis of braced and rigid frames, sizing and detailing of structural
    members and their connections including hollow shapes.  Also, experienced in designing frame supports of
    large vessels and other industrial equipment, platforms, catwalks, crane and monorail supports, masonry wall
    design and retrofit, and the retrofit of pre-cast concrete frames.  

    Related skills include:

    Lead Structural Engineer on large process structures.  Managing a large design staff of 20 engineers and
    designers.  Responsible for the completion of all the technical deliverables, managing the schedule, budget,
    and related administrative duties.

    Experience in the design of “Yard” structures including tank-farms, silo foundation, and pipe racks supports.

    Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, AutoCAD, and various structural analysis software including STAAD

    Construction management including acting as primary contact on construction projects between field and
    office personnel, monitoring of construction progress, maintaining records, reviewing shop drawings,
    estimating, soliciting bids, sizing of structural components for design build estimates, acting as client
    representative during the construction phase, field observation and the writing of field reports.

    Forensic experience includes:

  •         Property Condition  Assessment
  •         Structural Failure Investigation
  •         Construction Defects Claims Analysis
  •         Construction Schedule Delay Inquiry
  •         Fall Protection Design
  •         Slip & Fall cases Investigation.
  •         Structural Load Capacity Analysis of existing structures

    Related experience includes:

  •        Environmental Phase I Site Assessment
  •        OSHA regulations
  •        Cost Engineering
  •        Scheduling
  •        Construction Management     
  •        Owner’s Representative
  •        Geotechnical studies procurement and interpretation

    Relevant partial list of projects include:

    Duke Energy, multiple locations, IN.  Designed the foundations for large gypsum storage facilities and the
    structural supports for conveyors and other equipment.  Related duties included the design of yard structures
    including long spanning conveyor-support trusses.

    American Electric Power, Carbo Virginia.  Designed retaining walls & foundations for a coal storage facility.  
    Reviewed structural steel shop drawings for new process structures located at the facility.

    American Electric Power, Moundsville, West Virginia.  Analyzed & designed the structural framing for a 120-
    feet tall process structure.  Also designed and detailed the structural connections.

    Cargill, Inc. , Blair, NE.  Acted as a lead structural engineer on major process structures including  pipe
    bridges for a New Corn Processing manufacturing campus.  

    AGP, Inc., Hastings, NE.  Acted as a lead structural engineer on major process structures including  pipe
    bridges for a New Ethanol processing plant.  

    Multiple Residential/ Commercial structures.   Investigated and proposed solutions for multiple structural
    defects including cracks in foundation walls and slabs on grade, excessive roof deflections, and wind and
    water related damages.

    Kellogg Company, Cincinnati, OH.   Designed several fall protection systems over industrial ovens and for
    access to top of tanker trucks and rail cars.

    Kellogg Company, Louisville, KY.   Investigated a failed loading dock wall, determined the cause of failure, and
    proposed retrofit solutions.    

    Hillenbrand Industries, Batesville, IN.   Assessed the structural condition of a wood framed structure, built in
    the early part of the 20th century.   Identified & developed retrofit solutions for defective items.

    Parking Garage, Sharonville, OH.   Assessed the structural condition of a concrete  framed structure.   
    Identified & developed retrofit solutions for defective items.

    Jefferson-Smurfit, Wabash, IN.   Assessed the structural condition of a steel framed structure.  The Structure
    roof trusses were experiencing loss of section due to excessive rusting.    Identified & developed retrofit
    solutions for defective items.

    Holiday Inn, Dayton, OH   Acted as owner representative on a five story hotel.  Related duties included
    schedule review, cost estimating, conflict resolution between the various contractors and/ or between owner
    and contractors.  

    Bay West Paper, Middletown, OH.   Investigated a roof collapse, determined cause of failure, and provided
    retrofit solutions.

    Eli Lilly, Lafayette, IN.   Assessed the condition of existing masonry walls, determined the source of
    deterioration and provided solutions for both preventing further worsening and upgrading the existing walls to
    current codes & standards.

    Shell Chemicals, WV.   Investigated a rigging accident  where the lifting chain had broken and injured one of
    the construction workers.

    Genentech, Vacaville, CA.    As a resident construction engineer, was responsible for construction quality
    control, identifying and correcting construction defects, and implementing programs to prevent Slip & Fall

    Cargill, Dayton, OH.   Analyzed the load capacities of several structures for possible floor additions.
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