Eric Ryan has a strong background in structural engineering analysis and design with an emphasis on the development and application of building codes. He is a licensed engineer in 10 states and has experience with consultation and design of concrete, wood, steel, and masonry structural systems in residential and commercial applications. His M.S. thesis work on implementing non-destructive testing techniques for evaluation of quality and durability of 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 experience 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.
Mr. Ryan uses these skills and experience as an integral member of the forensic engineering division within VERTEX to provide cause and origin investigations, damage assessments, repair and design recommendations, cost estimates, and loss control services for structural and building envelope components on residential and commercial applications.