• P.E. registered in Florida and Wisconsin
  • More than 25 years of experience in structural design for projects in nearly all 50 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Some design using the Canadian Building Code.
  • Extensive experience with steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and light gage steel.
  • Experience with heavy and light manufacturing, industrial, utility, commercial, financial,educational, military, water and sewage treatment facilities, and residential projects.
  • Proficient with major building codes: IBC (2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018)and Florida Building Code (2014, 2017 and 2020).
  • Proficient with ASCE 7: 2002, 2005, 2010, 2016; AISC 360 (13th, 14th and 15th Editions),AISC 341 ACI 318 – 2014, ACI 530 – 2015, NDS – 2001.
  • Proficient with RISA 3D, Risa Connection, RISA Foundation, Enercalc, AutoCAD, GT-Strudl, and CFS (light gage steel).
  • Experience with RAM Structural Systems, RAM Elements, STAAD, and SAP 2000 v.14.
  • Experience with RSMeans Construction Cost Estimating.


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


Omega Forensic Engineering, Parkland, FL                                             2021 – Present

  • Performs forensic evaluations of buildings and structures to evaluate cause and origin of distressed conditions. Evaluations typically include inspections, documentation, and engineering reports.

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, Pensacola, FL                             2019 – Present

  • Structural design for projects at Ascend Performance Materials, Pensacola, Florida. Designed equipment rooms, pipe and equipment supports, monorails, stairs, platforms, tank foundations, and repair details for damaged structural members.
  • Created drawings and specifications.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and performed inspections during construction.

Southern Environmental Inc., Pensacola, FL                                           2012 – 2019

  • Structural design and installation for large projects at power plants and paper mills: Ameren Energy- $35,000,000.00,  Grand  River  Dam  Authority  –  $27,000,000.00, Longview Power -$22,000,000.00, and numerous projects between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.
  • Structural design  of  equipment  and  steel  supports  for  electrostatic  precipitators, baghouses,and large ducts. Structural design of stairs, stair towers and access. Design of concrete matfoundations. Some design with masonry.
  • Extensive design and detailing of steel connections.
  • Performed cost estimating of concrete and steel construction for large projects.
  • Wrote project specifications, reviewed shop drawings and performed inspections duringconstruction.
  • Trained new engineer.

Schmidt Consulting Group Inc., Pensacola, FL                                       2011 – 2012

  • Created structural calculations, details, and drawings for commercial, educational and military projects constructed of steel, concrete, masonry, and light gage steel.
  • Participated in the design of two $30,000,000.00 educational facilities.
  • Wrote and edited project specifications.
  • Managed projects and wrote fee proposals, performed site visits and inspections.
  • Trained engineers on the new steel stability requirements and the seismic provisions.

Global Power Components, West Allis, WI                                              2009 – 2011

  • Analyzed and designed structural components of steel fuel tanks including beams, plates, lifting mounts, anchorage for generators, catwalks, and stairs.
  • Optimized design of fuel tanks to meet UL requirements and the seismic design of IBC.
  • Conducted physical experiments on fuel tanks, including compression tests on generator mounts and pressure tests on tanks.
  • Designed trailers for generators.

Computerized Structural Design S.C., Brown Deer, WI                         2001 – 2009

  • Created structural calculations, details, and drawings for heavy and light manufacturing buildings and industrial buildings. Designed buildings with large cranes.
  • Designed additions, renovations, and steel bins for various Nucor steel mills. Designed foundations and supports for equipment at steel mills.
  • Designed steel connections for skyscrapers, large manufacturing and industrial buildings, and automotive plants.
  • Designed support structures for equipment in water and sewage treatment facilities.
  • Participated on the design team for a $400,000,000.00 galvanizing plant.
  • Reviewed failures and structural problems for various structures.
  • Managed projects, wrote fee proposals, and performed peer reviews.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and performed site inspections.

Pujara Wirth Torke Inc., Wauwatosa, WI                                               1995 – 2001

  • Created structural calculations, details, and drawings for manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings with steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and precast concrete.
  • Designed a power plant facility at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Designed large exterior framing and catwalks for cooling towers.
  • Designed a skywalk between buildings in downtown Milwaukee.
  • Designed supports for window washing equipment, catwalks, and large signs for a 40 story building in Milwaukee.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and performed site inspections.
  • Wrote fee proposals, interviewed engineers and draftsmen, and trained new engineers.


  • AISC – Steel Design After College
  • AISC – Designing with the 2005 Specification
  • AISC – Seismic Design & Detailing with the 2005 Specification
  • AISC – Bolting and Welding Primer
  • AISC – Connections: The Last Bastion of Rational Design
  • ASIC – Design for Stability Using the 2010 Specification
  • AISC – Intelligent Design
  • AISC – Connections Design: Load Path, Transfer Forces and Joint Equilibrium
  • AISC – Erection Engineering
  • AISC – Seismic Design Manual 1st Edition
  • AISC – Seismic Design Manual 2nd Edition
  • AISC – What Every Needs to Know About Steel Erection
  • AISC – Steel Framed Stairway Design
  • Design of Slabs on Ground
  • Post-Installed Anchor Design, ACI 318 Appendix D
  • ACI 318-14: Reorganization for Design
  • Building Rebar Inspection