Design ExperienceOur founding principal began his career at a national, full-service civil engineering firm in both Houston & Dallas, Texas. Mr. Burns worked in the infrastructure, transit, and facilities groups on various designs including: concrete and steel bridges; large diameter water mains; concrete, steel, and masonry buildings; train stations; ornate canopy structures; among others. In addition, he performed forensic work pertaining to water pipe failures and Hurricane Rita property damages. Toward the end of his tenure, he also served as a project manager for various government clients on projects ranging in scope from structural designs to fire supression systems.
Mr. Burns expanded his structural experience when he joined a firm that focused solely on structural aspects of commercial building designs. The project designs included all structural elements related to multi-story hotels, multi-family apartment complexes, student housing developments, and mixed-use developments.
Each project generally included wood-framing design, conventional and post-tensioned foundations, steel framing design, and design and attachment of miscellaneous components and cladding elements. These project sites are located throughout the United States, including high seismic regions such as Nevada and California and other weather-critical regions such as Colorado and Florida.
Professional EngineerArkansas License No. 15220
Oklahoma License No. 28176
Texas License No. 100508
Forensic ExperienceMr. Burns began performing full-time forensic engineering services for a nationally recognized forensic services company based in Atlanta, Georgia. He quickly became a supervisor, responsible for training and quality control of six forensic engineers serving clients primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He personally performed 100's of forensic investigations for scopes such as wind damage, foundation movement, fire damage, water damage, construction deficiencies, flooring damage, among many others. Mr. Burns was responsible for quality control, and he served as a technical resource for 100's more inspections performed by his team.