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Eric Ryan PE, SE, LEED AP

Sr. Structural Engineer and Assistant Vice President, Forensics

Mr. Ryan has over 13 years of experience in structural engineering analysis, design, and research. In addition, he has diverse experience in observing, coordinating, and managing construction projects in the capacity of general contractor, owners project manager, and engineer of record. Mr. Ryan uses this unique set of skills and experiences as a forensic engineer specializing in evaluating the cause, extent of damage, as well as repair and design recommendations for structural and building envelope issues for residential and commercial applications. He is a licensed engineer in 12 states and has been retained as subject matter expert on dozens of litigated matters involving storm damage, code repair requirements, third-party property damage, construction and design defects, as well as liability and negligence. Mr. Ryan has experience with consultation and design of concrete, wood, steel, and masonry structural systems with an emphasis on development and application of building code requirements, especially as it relates to damaged structures and their repair. In his capacity as Assistant Vice President, Mr. Ryan manages other engineers and provides coordination and technical oversight on various assignments throughout the New England region and across engineering disciplines. He was recently selected by the Zweig Group as a 2021 Rising Star in the AEC industry and as featured in Civil+Structural Engineer Magazine.

Mr. Ryan has a strong background and interest in concrete evaluation and testing. He is currently certified as by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as a Concrete Construction Special Inspector and was previously certified as Concrete Field-Testing Technician. His M.S. thesis work on implementing non-destructive testing techniques for evaluation of quality and durability in concrete was published in ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (April 2014) and was funded by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

He also has a strong background in observing, coordinating, and managing construction processes as assistant project manager and clerk-of-the-works for several construction projects where VERTEX served as completion contractor or owner’s project manager (OPM). The projects ranged from new construction to repair/renovation and had contract values up to $30 million. His responsibilities included supervision, construction administration, contract document preparation, litigation support, and submittal/closeout preparation on projects with up to 12 prime contractors and 20+ subcontractors. He has also been responsible for contractors LEED accreditation requirements on Silver and Gold certified LEED projects.

Education & Certification

M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Tennessee
B.S., Civil Engineering, Minor Engineering Management, Cornell University

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Building Design & Construction (BD+C)
Professional Engineer (PE) – Structural, State of CT, FL, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, RI, TX
Structural Engineer (SE), State of HI, IL
Professional Engineer (PE) – Structural II, State of VT
OSHA 10 Certification in Construction Safety and Health
ATC Structural Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Inspector
Passed 16 HR. NCEES Structural Engineering (SE) Exam

SEI – Structural Forensic Engineering
SEAMASS – Wood Diaphragms and Shear Walls
SEAMASS – Wind and Flood Design
SEAMASS – Masonry Construction Design
NADRA – Deck Construction and Guardrails
AWC – Wood Seismic and Shear Wall Design
AWC – Evaluation of Existing Wood Structures
AWC – Engineered Wood Design
ACI – Concrete Repair Design
ACI – Concrete Mix Design
ACI – Concrete Curing and Jointing


Structural Engineering Association of Massachusetts (SEAMASS)
American Concrete Institute (ACI) – New England Chapter
International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
International Code Council
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)

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Forensics Technical, Structural

Standard of Care, Structural Engineering