Biography


KEVIN E. BROWN, P.Eng.



GENERAL BACKGROUND
  • 35 years of experience in the consulting industry
  • 32 years as a Professional Structural Engineer
  • 3 years as a Professional Structural Draftsman
  • Investigated, designed or repaired more than 3,000 buildings within
    the commercial, residential, and industrial market sectors



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
    of Alberta (APEGA) (1985 to present)

  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
    (APEGS) (2013 to present)

  • The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of British
    Columbia (APEGBC) (1989 to 2009)
  • Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC) (1996 to present)
  • Certified Engineering Technologists (CET) (Past Member, 1980-1983)



EDUCATION

  • B.Sc. (Distinction), Civil Engineering, University of Calgary (U of C) (1985)
  • Computer Science, University of Alberta (U of A) (1981, 1 year)
  • Diploma (Honours), Engineering Design and Drafting Technology,
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) (1978)


QUEEN'S BENCH QUALIFIED EXPERT

  • "Assessment of structural components of buildings after an event including fire, explosion or structural failure" (Erlton Fire, Action No. 0401-05018).
  • "The application of current building codes and the requirement to upgrade buildings" (Grain Exchange Building, Action No. 9501-11206, Anderson v. L.J. Ryder Investments Ltd., et. al., 2000, ABQB).


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
  • Forensic Engineering Conference 2015, Austin, Texas (2 days)
    University of Texas at Austin (Center for Lifelong Engineering Education)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Webinars 2014 (1 hour each)
    - A Study of Damage Perception - Engineers vs Non-Engineers

    - Roof Failure Due to Snow Loading (S. New England Case Study)
    - Significant Changes to the Wind Load Design Procedures of ASCE 7-10
    - Structural Building Condition Surveys: Looking for Trouble
  • Structures Congress 2014, Boston, Massachusetts (1 day) (ASCE)
    ATC 20-1: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings
    ATC 45: Safety Evaluation of Buildings After Wind-Storms and Flood

  • Structures Congress 2014, Boston, Massachusetts
    Technical Sessions (2 days), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • 6thCongress on Forensic Engineering, 2012, San Francisco, California
    Technical Sessions (2 days), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
     
  • 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering, 2012, San Francisco, California
    Forensic Engineering Workshop (1 day),
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
  • Investigation & Repair of Fire-Damaged Framing 2012 (Webinar-2)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1 hour)
  • Structures 2011 Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada (2 days)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) & Structural Engineers Institute (SEI)
  • Investigation and Repair of Fire-Damaged Framing 2011 (Webinar-1)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1 hour)


  • Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures 2010, Chicago, Il.
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2 days)
  • Lessons from Failures of Pre-Engineered Buildings 2009 (Webinar)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1 hours)
  • 5th Forensic Engineering Congress 2009, Washington, DC
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (3 days)
  • Wind Effects of Buildings: Design Using the 2005 NBC, 2009, Calgary, Ab.
    Educational Program Innovation Center (EPIC) (3 days)
  • Building Codes in Alberta 2008, Calgary, Ab.
    Lorman Education Services (1 day)
  • Structural Steel Design 2007, Calgary, Ab.
    Canadian Institute for Steel Construction (CISC) (1 day)
  • Wood Solutions Fair 2007, Calgary, Ab.
    Canadian Wood Council (CWC) (1 day)
  • Canadian Building Science & Technology Conference, Banff, Ab.
    National Building Envelope Council (NBEC) (2 days)
  • 4th Forensic Engineering Congress 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (3 days)
  • Disaster Mitigation Specialty Conference 2006, Calgary, Ab.
    Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) (3 days)
  • Slab-on-Grade Design, Construction and Practical Considerations 2005 Calgary,
    Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CISC) (1 day)
  • Forensic Engineering Symposium 2005 New York, New York,
    Technical Council of Forensic Engineers and the Structural Engineering
    Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (4 days)
  • Introduction to Mould I & II Seminar - Inspection, Assessment & Testing
    Protocols 2004, Calgary, Alberta - Western Site Technologies (1 day)
  • Stucco Seminar 2003, Calgary, Alberta
    Alberta Wall & Ceiling Bureau (1 day)
  • 3rd Forensic Engineering Congress 2003, San Diego, California, USA
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (3 days)
  • Building Condition Assessment 2002, Toronto, Ont.
    Educational Program Innovation Center (EPIC) (3 days)
  • ATC-20: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings 2002, Victoria, BC.
    Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists of BC (APEGBC) (1 day)
  • Mistakes, Failures, Forensics, Ethics & Risk 2002, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    National Council of Structural Engineers (3 days)

  • Heritage Buildings & the Building Envelope
    Alberta Building Envelope Council 2001, Calgary, Ab. (1 day)
  • Building Science & Technology Seminar 2001, Toronto, Ont.
    Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) (2 days)
  • 2nd Forensic Engineering Congress 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico,
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (3 days)
  • Forensic Engineering Seminar - Structural Failure Investigations 1999,
    Toronto, Ont., University of Toronto (U of T) (2 days)
  • Building Science and the Building Envelope
    A Study Course for Practitioners 1998, Calgary, Ab.
    Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC South) (3 days)
  • The Building Envelope 1998, Calgary, Ab.
    Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC South) (1 day)
  • Indoor Climates for Special Spaces 1998, Edmonton, Ab.
    Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC North) (1 day)
  • Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC) seminars
    1996 to Present, Calgary, Ab. (monthly)
  • Numerous seminars and courses related to the detailed design and repair of structures.




AMIR A. SHAH, P.Eng.




GENERAL BACKGROUND

  • 6 years of experience in the consulting industry
  • 3 years as a Professional Structural Engineer
  • 3 years in Construction Project Management/Coordination
  • Investigated, designed or repaired more than 140 buildings within
    the commercial and residential market sectors



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
    of Alberta (APEGA) (2009 to present)

  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
    (APEGS) (2014 to present)

  • Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABEC) (2016 to present)



EDUCATION

  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Minor in Structural Eng., University of Calgary (2011)
  • Internship Program, Department of National Defence (DND) (2009/2010)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Structures 2017 Congress, Denver, Colorado (2 days)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) & Structural Engineers Institute (SEI)

  • Effective Engineering Consulting, Practices & Processes 2016 (APEGA)
    Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geoscientists of Alberta


  • Permit  to Practice Seminar (2 hours) (APEGA)
    Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geoscientists of Alberta


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