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Mr. Jon Schmidt, P.E., M.ASCE

Burns & McDonnell


As an aspiring thought leader in my field, I like to describe myself as a professional engineer and amateur philosopher. Many of my numerous writings and presentations over the years reflect how I look at engineering and its role in our society from a somewhat unusual perspective.

My experience includes working on a variety of aviation, industrial, commercial and institutional facilities for government, military and private-sector clients. My current and past assignments include both the modification of existing structures and the design of new construction.

I am nationally recognized in the field of building design to mitigate terrorist attacks and other intentional threats. I have taken a leadership role in the development of standards and guidelines for structural security and blast resistance. I am responsible for incorporating multidisciplinary antiterrorism considerations into each of my firm's projects, especially for the Department of Defense.