I am a structural engineer with over ten years of professional experience. I help clients manage the technical challenges and risks associated with building structures below ground and in an urban environment. My professional specialties include: foundation analysis and design, soil-structure interaction problems, assessment and protection of structures adjacent to construction sites and design of temporary structures for construction. I also perform forensic investigations and claims support services in connection with construction damage, foundation waterproofing failures, foundation movement and excavation support failures. My other professional interests include investigation of existing buildings, historic design and analysis methods, and railroad bridges. I have contributed to projects throughout the country, but most of my projects have been in the Washington, DC metro and New York City areas.
I enjoy using my skills and experience to solve problems that require working under uncertainty, in which qualitative understanding of the problem and its site specific constraints, as well as practical application of engineering judgment, are crucial. I believe that this is the common thread connecting the disparate areas of my professional experience. I am interested in adding value to every project and I will develop a scope of services and make recommendations appropriate to each project rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. I give candid advice throughout the course of a project.
My personal interests include: baseball, especially the New York Mets, model railroading, news, politics, rock music and open-source software.
Any opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent any organization with which I am or have been affiliated.