Owen Engineering LLC
Contact: John H. Owen, P.E., M.S.
(941) 373-5115 (FL) : (423) 368-7509 (TN)
www.owenforensic.com
owen.engllc@gmail.com

"Every structure has a story to tell"
            5077 Fruitville Rd., Ste 418
                Sarasota, FL 34232
                                                                                                                                5928 Hixon Pike, Ste. 316
Hixon, TN 37343

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REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE

 

ό  ForensicEngineering Investigations*

 

o   Manhattan,Brooklyn & Queens Boroughs, New York City - over 280 high-rise &mid-rise buildings - Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy flooding

§  Inspectionsand reports pertaining to possible flood damage to foundations

o   St.Bernard Parish, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 200,000 sq. ft. shopping center

§  causation,scoping of repairs - flood inundation and wind damage

o   PensacolaBeach, FL - Hurricane Ivan - waterfront - 6 - unit condominium

§  Totalloss of 2 units due to storm surge flooding

o   PensacolaBeach, FL - Hurricane Ivan – two 18 story condominium towers

§  investigationof claimed storm surge and wind damages

o   Atlanta,GA Metro Area - 2009 Historical Record Flooding

§  Inspectionand consulting in re flood damage claims at 5 commercial  properties

o   Biloxi,MS - Hurricane Katrina – demolished two story commercial beachfront building

§  stormsurge vs. wind causation – investigation based on debris trail and stormrecords

o   BolivarPeninsula, TX - Hurricane Ike – two residences

§  stormsurge vs. wind damage – causation, scoping of repairs

o   Coastal VA- Hurricane Irene - residence

§  floodingvs. wind damage vs. construction deficiencies determinations

o   NortheastOhio - 9,600 sq. ft. tensile fabric structure

§  Derechowind storm, design errors and construction deficiencies

o   DuPageCounty, IL - 30,000 sq. ft. aircraft hangar – windstorm

§  structuralsteel framework total collapse during construction – causation, legalconsultation

o   Romeoville,IL - 500,000 sq. ft. distribution building - rainstorm

§  partialroof collapse – investigation and litigation support 

o   Chicago,IL - 5-story Lincoln Park townhome – water intrusion

§  cause andorigin investigation, scoping of repairs

o   Carbondale,IL - Southern Illinois University Library – brick masonry wall collapse

§  2-storyhigh x 120 ft. long wall - construction mistakes, design deficiencies, codeviolations

o   Decatur,IL - Lakeview High School Gymnasium – railroad propane tank car explosion

§  buildingcollapse - inspection of damages, repair scoping of structural steel roof andwall framing systems

o   Indianapolis,IN - industrial building –straight line (derecho) wind storm - collapsedexterior walls

§  causation,scoping of repairs - design and construction deficiencies

o   AtlanticCity, NJ - Tropicana Casino parking garage – partial collapse of 8 storiesduring construction

§  inspectionof damages - construction issues  –composite precast and cast in place concrete framing

o   Richmond,VA - Structural engineering condition assessment of the roof system, masonrywalls and columns of a 50,000 sq. ft. paper products manufacturing plant

§  Deferredmaintenance, design deficiencies

o   Maryland- Toys-R-Us retail store –2003 snow and rain storms – roof collapse

§  pondingfailure of roof structure - structural calculations

o   Marshall,MO - inspection and consultation - gasoline storage tank fire, collapse

§  deferredmaintenance, operational mistake

o   Arcadia,FL - Hurricane Charley - 440,000 sq. ft. distribution center

§  winddamage failures - structural steel framing, metal roofing, anchor bolts andconcrete foundations

o   Stuart,FL - Hurricane Frances - 6-story condominium building

§  wind andwater intrusion damage

o   DaytonaBeach and Ormond Beach, FL - Hurricanes Charley and Frances – 3 oceanfronthotels

§  winddamage to roofing and cladding, water intrusion

o   PensacolaBeach, FL - Hurricane Dennis – two 18 story condominium towers

§  inspectionof damages to post-tensioned concrete slabs caused by collapse of two towercranes

o   NewOrleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – Superdome

§  inspectionof wind-damaged roofing and ventilators

o   NewOrleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 20 story Charity Hospital

§  winddamage – building and roofing inspection

o   NewOrleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 18 story University Hospital

§  winddamage - building and roofing inspection

o   NewOrleans, LA  -  Hurricane Katrina – Tauro Hospital

§  upperlevel brick veneer wall collapse – design deficiency, deferred maintenance andwind forces – causation and recommendations

o   NewOrleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina - Saks Canal St. retail store

§  firedamage to concrete columns, water intrusion through atrium skylight system

o   NewOrleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 18 story condominium

§  winddamage to cladding, foam roofing, storefront systems

o   Houston,TX - Hurricane Ike – 30,000 sq. ft. retail furniture store

§  twopartial roof collapses - ponding failure of structural steel

o   TheWoodlands, TX - Hurricane Ike - 17,000 sq.-ft. Cynthia Woods MitchellPerforming Arts Pavilion fabric / tensile roof structure above an outdoorperforming arts venue

§  foundationfailures caused by wind forces

o   Houston,TX - Hurricane Ike – 30,000 sq. ft. equipment distribution building

§  winddamage to metal roof deck and steel framing - causation and scoping of repairs

o   Houston,TX - Hurricane Ike - rigid frame circular rodeo arena structure 

§  winddamage to metal roofing and structural steel framing; construction deficiencies

o   Pearland,TX - Hurricane Ike - church complex

§  winddamage to single ply roofing, metal deck, water intrusion

o   Katy, TX- Hurricane Ike - church complex

§  winddamage to shingle and built-up roofing, water intrusion

o   Pasadena,TX - Hurricane Ike - church complex

§  winddamage to standing seam metal and built-up roofing, water intrusion

o   Galveston,TX - Hurricane Ike – multi-building condominium complex

§  winddamage to stucco siding – causation and scoping of repairs

o   VirginiaBeach, VA - Hurricane Irene - Four coastal hotels

§  causationof roofing wind damage and wind-driven rainfall damages to interiors

o   Maryland- Hurricane Irene

§  investigationsof wind damage claims associated with residences

o   Urban andrural locations in IL, IN, WI, MN, MO and other states -

§  investigationsof tornado, straight-line wind and hail damage claims to commercial,institutional and residential structures

 * WithOwen Engineering LLC or prior affiliations.

 

ό  Designand Construction Management - International**

o   St.Croix, Bermuda, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina - 9 new telecom buildings -directed preconstruction architectural and all engineering disciplines forsimultaneous design- build, fast-track projects at risk

§  structuralsteel and concrete buildings

o   Koropi,Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Zamudio, Spain; Seixal, Portugal - 4 new telecombuildings - as Vice President and Executive Design Manager of domestic andin-country A/E design firms

§  design-build,fast-track projects at risk – steel and concrete construction

o   Madrid,Spain; Bilbao, Spain; Marseilles, France; Milan, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal -fit-out telecom projects in existing "Telecom Hotel" buildings - asVice President and Executive Design Manager of domestic and in-country A/Edesign firms

§  inspectionof existing buildings, structural analyses, design-build-commissioning projectsat risk

o   Acilia(Rome), Italy - adaptive re-use of fire-damaged industrial building andconversion to telecom facility - as Vice President and Executive Design Managerof domestic and in-country A/E design firms

§  inspectionof existing building, structural analysis, design-build construction at risk

o   Tel Aviv,Israel - restoration, upgrading of existing underground Telecom building fromcoax to fiber optic technology - as Vice President and Executive Design Managerof US, Canadian and in-country A/E design firms

§  inspectionof existing building, analyses, design-build project

 

** With prior affiliations.

 

ό  Designand Construction Management - Domestic**

§  Floridaand New Jersey - 2 new telecom buildings - directed preconstructionarchitectural and all engineering disciplines for simultaneous design- build,fast-track projects at risk

§  structuralsteel and concrete buildings

o   Chicago,IL - New Midway Airport Terminal - $750mm project –- quality assurance managerfor design team contract documents

§  allarchitectural and engineering disciplines

o   Chicago,IL - McCormick Place South $675mm design-build project

§  civil andinfrastructure Engineer of Record

o   Harvard,IL - 1,500,000 sq. ft. Motorola Cellular Phone Facility –– structuralengineering design Principal-In-Charge / Structural Engineer of Record

§  threebuildings with structural steel framing, one precast-prestressed concretemanufacturing building

 

** With prior affiliations.