• Fox Lake, IL - condominium fire

     scoping of structural repairs

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

     2-story high x 120 ft. long wall - construction mistakes, design deficiencies, code violations

  • Springfield, IL - office building – structural deficiencies

     cracking in cast in place concrete waffle slab

  • Champaign-Urbana, IL - University of Illinois football stadium –cantilever beam failure

     construction deficiency

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

    building collapse - inspection of damages, repair scoping of structural steel roof and wall framing systems

  • Indianapolis, IN - industrial building –straight line (derecho) wind storm - collapsed exterior walls

    causation, scoping of repairs - design and construction deficiencies

  • Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana Casino parking garage – partial collapse of 8 stories during construction

     inspection of damages - construction mistakes – composite precast and cast in place concrete framing

  • Richmond, VA - Structural engineering condition assessment of the roof system, masonry walls and columns of a 50,000 sq. ft. Stone Container manufacturing plant

      Deferred maintenance, design deficiencies

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

      ponding failure - structural calculations

  • Marshall, MO - gasoline storage tank fire

      deferred maintenance, operational mistake

  • Palmyra, Mo - Family Dollar retail store –– snowstorm

      roof collapse - structural steel framing - design and construction deficiencies

  • Atlanta, GA and environs - five retail chain store buildings

      wind damage to single-ply and built-up roofing

  • Atlanta, GA - hotel - 2009 record rainstorms

      deferred maintenance, water intrusion through single ply roofing

  • Marietta, GA - church complex – 2009 record rainstorms

      water intrusion claimed through wind-damaged roofing systems

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

      wind damage failures - structural steel framing, metal roofing, anchor bolts and concrete foundations

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

      wind and water intrusion damage

  • Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, FL - Hurricanes Charley and Frances – 3 oceanfront hotels

      wind damage to roofing and cladding, water intrusion

  • Pensacola Beach, FL - Hurricane Ivan – two 18 story condominium towers

      investigation of claimed storm surge and wind damages

  • Pensacola Beach, FL - Hurricane Ivan – 40-unit condominium complex

      investigation of claimed storm surge and wind damages

  • Pensacola Beach, FL - Hurricane Ivan – 7 story concrete condominium building

      investigation of claimed storm surge and wind damages

  • Pensacola Beach, FL - Hurricane Dennis – two 18 story condominium towers

      inspection of damages to post-tensioned concrete slabs caused by collapse of two tower cranes

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – Superdome

      inspection of damaged roofing and ventilators

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 18 story Charity Hospital

      wind damage – building and roofing inspection

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 18 story University Hospital

      wind damage - building and roofing inspection

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – Tauro Hospital

      upper level brick veneer wall collapse – design deficiency, deferred maintenance and wind forces – causation and recommendations

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina - Saks Canal St. retail store

      fire damage to concrete columns, water intrusion through atrium skylight system

  • New Orleans, LA French Quarter - Hurricane Katrina – multistory retail building

        ballasted single ply roofing system – water intrusion

  • New Orleans, LA French Quarter - Hurricane Katrina – multistory retail building

      windborne debris damage to modified bitumin roofing, water intrusion

  • New Orleans, LA - 40,000 sq. ft. beverage distribution building

      wind damage to single ply roofing, water intrusion

  • New Orleans, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 18 story condominium

      wind damage to cladding, foam roofing, storefront systems

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

      causation, scoping of repairs - flood inundation vs. wind damage

  • Gretna, LA - Hurricane Katrina – 150,000 sq. ft. shopping center

      wind damage – causation and repair scoping

  • Pearl River, MS - Hurricane Katrina – multistory hotel

      wind damage to standing seam metal roofing, water intrusion

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

      storm surge vs. wind causation – investigation based on debris trail and storm records

  • Pass Christian, MS - Hurricane Katrina – public school system buildings

      inspection - causation - storm surge vs. wind damages

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

      two partial roof collapses - ponding failure of structural steel

  • The Woodlands, TX - Hurricane Ike - 17,000 sq.-ft. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Performing Arts Pavilion fabric / tensile roof structure above an outdoor performing arts venue

     foundation failures caused by wind forces

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

      wind damage to metal roof deck and steel framing - causation and scoping of repairs

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

      wind damage to metal roofing and structural steel framing; construction deficiencies

  •  Pearland, TX - Hurricane Ike - church complex

      wind damage to single ply roofing, metal deck, water intrusion

  • Katy, TX - Hurricane Ike - church complex

      wind damage to shingle and built-up roofing, water intrusion

  • Pasadena, TX - Hurricane Ike - church complex

     wind damage to standing seam metal and built-up roofing, water intrusion

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

     wind damage to stucco siding – causation and scoping of repairs

  • Galveston, TX - Hurricane Ike – three story commercial and residential beachfront building – claimed wind and water damage to marble flooring

     causation and scoping of repairs/replacement

  • Bolivar Peninsula, TX - Hurricane Ike – two residences

      storm surge vs. wind damage – causation, scoping of repairs

  • Coastal VA - Hurricane Irene - residences

      flooding vs. wind damage determinations

  • Virginia Beach, VA - Hurricane Irene - Four coastal hotels

       causation of roofing wind damage and wind-driven rainfall damages to interiors

  •  Maryland - Hurricane Irene

       investigations of wind damage claims associated with residences

  • South Carolina - Hurricane Matthew

      Investigations or two coastal hotel buildings and over 25 other commercial and residential losses attributable to wind or flooding

  • Urban and rural locations in IL, IN, WI, MN, MO and other states -

      investigations of tornado, straight-line wind, hail, fire and vehicular impact damage claims to commercial, institutional and residential structures
* With Owen Engineering LLC or prior affiliations.

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

       Inspections and reports pertaining to possible flood damage to foundations

  • Chicago, IL - 18-story medical facility - design and construction deficiencies concerning multiple major-loss claims (totaling over $100,000,000) at a medical facility in Chicago, Illinois

        provided expert engineering services to law firm in alternative dispute resolution phase

  • Northeast Ohio - highway road salt storage structure - derecho straight-line windstorm

        9,600 sq. ft. tensile fabric and structural steel framework total collapse

  • DuPage County, IL - aircraft hangar – windstorm

        30,000 sq. ft. structural steel framework total collapse during construction – causation, legal consultation

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

      partial roof collapse – investigation and litigation support

  • Park Forest, IL - major brand retail store – rainstorm

      water intrusion – installation mistakes during reroofing

  • Chicago, IL - 5-story Lincoln Park townhome – water intrusionrusion

       cause and origin investigation, scoping of repairs

Design and Construction Management - International


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

     structural steel and concrete buildings

  • Koropi, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Zamudio, Spain; Seixal, Portugal - 4 new telecom buildings - as Vice President and Executive Design Manager of domestic and in-country A/E design firms

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

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

      inspection of existing buildings, structural analyses, design-build-commissioning projects at risk

  •  Acilia (Rome), Italy - adaptive re-use of fire-damaged industrial building and conversion to telecom facility - as Vice President and Executive Design Manager of domestic and in-country A/E design firms
    inspection of existing building, structural analysis, design-build construction at risk
  • Tel Aviv, Israel - restoration, upgrading of existing underground Telecom building from coax to fiber optic technology - as Vice President and Executive Design Manager of US, Canadian and in-country A/E design firms

       inspection of existing building, analyses, design-build project

Design and Construction Management - Domestic


  • Florida and New Jersey - 2 new telecom buildings - directed preconstruction architectural and all engineering disciplines for simultaneous design- build, fast-track projects at risk

      structural steel and concrete buildings

  • Chicago, IL - New Midway Airport Terminal - $750mm project –- quality assurance manager for design team contract documents

      all architectural and engineering disciplines 

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

      civil and infrastructure Engineer of Record

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

      three buildings with structural steel framing, one precast-prestressed concrete manufacturing building

** With prior affiliations. 

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