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Civil Engineers

Edward L. Fronapfel

Edward L. Fronapfel

MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP, F. NAFE, F. ASCE

Education:

Adjunct Professor, DU, MSCE, CU-Denver ’00, BSCE, CSU ’88

Licenses:

PE (AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY)

Certifications:

Post-Tension Inspector II, Thermography II, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP

Affiliations:

F. NAFE, F. ASCE, CLAC, ASPE, RCI, AIA, NSPE, Lorman, CABO, RESNET

 

Bio

Ed’s experience allows him to see the project in a complete setting and understand the complex interaction between the geotechnical, structural, architectural, and thermal environments. Ed’s civil engineering background includes geohydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, site design, and evaluation of existing structures. Ed’s structural background includes new design and quality assurance of industrial systems, residential, and commercial properties. Post construction analysis and design to handle issues that came through warranty and/or litigated matters include lateral foundation systems, foundation underpinning, retaining systems, lateral and vertical frame design, building envelope design for both vertical and horizontal applications, HVAC redesign for thermal issues, attic and crawl space ventilation systems, and cold roof/super insulated roof systems. Ed continues his commitment to the building community teaching and writing for local and national organizations including ASHRAE, ASCE, AEI, BEC, RCI, NAFE, HBA, IBS, CABO, EPA, and others.

Ed also serves on the Jefferson County, Colorado Board of Review. Ed’s knowledge gained in working with thousands of common interest properties over the last 30-years for owners, developers, and buyers provide a unique and necessary perspective on the details and decisions that reduce the risk to the property by providing performance and effective life analysis of the products and systems.

Dane M. Dasent

Dane M. Dasent

PE, CFM | Senior Project Manager

Education:

BSCE, UWI ‘83

Licenses:

PE (CO)

Certifications:

CFM, LEED AP, BD+C

Affiliations:

CSAFPM, ASCE, SAME

 

Bio

Dane has more than 30-years of experience in the design and management of land development projects. He has actively managed a wide array of civil engineering design projects for clients including CDOT, FHWA, Department of Defense, USACE, and various municipalities. He has effectively managed all aspects of private, municipal, and federal projects including for the US Air Force, US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Guard, and many private residential and commercial developers. Dane’s experience in managing architectural, civil, and structural engineering projects includes coordinating the efforts of team members of varying disciplines across the country to deliver the highest level of service possible to clients. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and has a strong background in floodplain and river hydraulics, and stormwater management. Dane is a LEED accredited professional, and many of his projects have achieved LEED Gold or Silver status. His project experience has been in the Continental US, Canada, Africa, and Afghanistan. He also provides forensic engineering evaluation services and repair design services.

Shawn B. Peatrowsky

Shawn B. Peatrowsky

PE | Senior Forensic Engineer

Education:

BSCE, NU ’97, BS Architectural Studies ’97

Licenses:

PE (AZ, CO, and TX)

Affiliations:

ASCE, TSPE

 

Bio

Shawn has more than 20-years of experience in structural design, civil engineering, forensic, and new construction inspection. He has experience in both design and inspection of a range of projects including government, industrial, retail, commercial, healthcare, K-12 education, residential, parking garages, building renovation, civil structures, bridges, and forensic engineering. He has worked on numerous projects in the North Texas area including DFW International Airport, DART Rail Lines, the American Airlines Center, George Bush Tollway, Addison Toll Tunnel, and numerous schools for many North Texas independent school districts.

Evan Ford

Evan Ford

EI | Forensic Specialist

Education:

LEED AP BS Geological Engineering, CSM ’15, MS Hydrology, CSM ’16

Licenses:

EI

Certifications:

OSHA HAZWOPER

Bio
Todd C. Wolma

Todd C. Wolma

EI | Forensic Specialist

Education:

BSCE, CU-Boulder ‘14

Licenses:

EI, PACP, MACP, LACP

Affiliations:

NCEES, NASSCO

 

Bio

Todd has worked on a variety of civil repair projects for HOAs throughout the Colorado Area. He is involved in new design projects related to parking garages, retaining walls, and regrading and drainage efforts. Through this professional and academic experience, Todd has acquired the expertise to perform grading and drainage analysis on existing sites and design repairs to rectify civil non-conformance. Todd has also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Dr. Ehssan Amir-Sayyafi

Dr. Ehssan Amir-Sayyafi

PH.D, PE | Engineering Consultant

Education:

Ph.D. – Civil Engineering – Florida International University, Miami, FL

M.Sc. – Structural Engineering – Shomal University of Amol, Iran

B.Sc. – Civil Engineering – Azad University, Iran

Licenses:

PE (ME)

Certifications:

OSHA/Safety training: Competent Person Training- Suspended Accesses & Rigging Safety

Affiliations:

AAWE, ASCE, ACI, AISC, ASME

Awards:

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Scholarship, 2015

Graduate Assistantship, Florida International University, (2012-2017)

 

Bio

Dr. Amir-Sayyafi holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering awarded by the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL, where his research areas were the following: development of a hurricane-resistant roof system; evaluating structural performance of a newly developed roof-to-wall connection under wind storm; eliminating thermal cracks at anchorages of post-tensioned concrete bridges; assessment of wind effects on roof, wall, cladding, and structure of an elevated building; and developing a bridge system for accelerated bridge construction in seismic regions. Dr. Amir-Sayyafi received an award in 2015 from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) for his research work in the development of a hurricane-resistant roof system. Dr. Amir-Sayyafi is a registered Professional Engineer with experience in wind/structural research, structural design and analysis, and finite element modeling and analysis.

Dr. Amir-Sayyafi has performed research in the areas of building safety during storm events like hurricanes and safety of infrastructures such as bridges exposed to severe weather conditions and earthquake. He also has spoken, written, and published technical articles in his fields of expertise. Dr. Amir-Sayyafi is fluent in English and Farsi (Persian)

Chris C. Lopez

Chris C. Lopez

EI | Forensic Specialist

Education:

BSCE, CSU ‘14

Licenses:

EI

 

Bio

Chris has experience in construction quality control and assurance from his time as a field technician. After joining SBSA, his focus has been primarily on the building envelope and civil systems. Through this professional experience, as well as his education, Chris has acquired the expertise to conduct building envelope and civil investigations and evaluations and to compose construction and design compliance reports. He has a working knowledge of the building codes and industry standards, which guide and govern construction projects. Chris has also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

 

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