Engineer

Michelle Chavez, PE

Position: Associate Engineer

Education:

  • BSCE, Oregon State University

Experience:

  • Engineer with Miller Consulting Engineers since 2006
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon

 Specialties:

  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structures (vertical and lateral analysis)
  • Building Cladding and Facade Design
  • Equipment Anchorage
  • Stage Rigging
  • Seismic Retrofit Design
  • Structural Repairs
  • Retaining structures

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Concrete Institute, Oregon Chapter (OACI)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) 

Activities:

  • Director, SEAO Board of Directors
  • Advocacy Committee, Engineers Week, SEAO

Professional Development:

  • Design of Diaphragms, Chords, and Collectors Based on 2009 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-05, (SEAO)
  • Non Destructive Testing, (OACI)
  • How design Affects Construction Cost, (OACI)
  • Structural Masonry Design Webinar, Walls, Columns, Quality Assurance, Rebar Detailing, Anchor Bolts, (NW Concrete Masonry Association)
  • Reinforcing Technologies, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Seismic Design for a Three Story Wood Light-Frame Structure
  • Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings, ASCE 31 and ASCE 41, (SEAO)

 


Ms. Chavez is a Project Engineer of Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. and has been involved with the design of structures since 2006. Michelle is experienced with a wide variety of projects including swimming pools, anchorage for mechanical theatrical equipment, stadium railing systems, designing concrete residence with insulated concrete forms (ICF), and panelized prefabricated systems used as cooler or freezer rooms.

Within the community, Michelle is involved with National Engineer's Week  as a panel speaker, host, event coordinator, and workshop participant with the focus on underrepresented minorities and women, encouraging higher education with an emphasis on engineering. This experience has helped to develop her skills communicating technical concepts to an audience with varying technical skills.


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Kevin McCormick, PE, SE

Position:

  • Managing Principal

Education:

  • BSCE, Portland State University (1989)

Experience:

  • 20 years of experience as a practicing consulting structural Engineer
  • Registered Structural Engineer in Oregon and Washington

Specialty:

  • Forensic Evaluation / Structural review for legal services
  • Commercial and Residential Construction
  • Historic Structures
  • Seismic Retrofit
  • Bridges

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon
  • Past Chair of SEAO Scholarship Fund Tradeshow
  • Oregon Chapter of American Concrete Institute
  • Chairman of NW Conference for Structural Engineers' Association
  • State Capitol Building Master Planning Committee (2008)
  • SEAO Oregon snow load committee

Kevin McCormick, P.E., S.E. specializes in specialty design projects and the seismic retrofit of historical structures. Together with his experience in project management and in partnering experience, he has been able to complete his projects ahead of schedule and under budget. At the client's request, Kevin has designed repairs for structures allowing the buildings to be fully operational without interruptions to tenants during the repairs.

In addition, Mr. McCormick  has a reputation of being able to clearly communicate his design recommendations and results.  Kevin provides expert testimony for numerous legal proceedings and offers this as one of his specialties.

Mr. McCormick has successfully designed numerous large churches and office buildings. Kevin is competent in design with a variety of materials including concrete, wood, steel, masonry and aluminum.  Kevin's experience includes seismic evaluations and retrofit of unreinforced masonry and concrete structures. He is also the Structural Engineer of Record for the award-winning Oregon State Capitol Seismic Upgrade - Phase I.


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Lane Jobe, PE, SE

Position:

  • Principal

 Education:

  • BSCE, Portland State University

Experience:

  • Practicing Structural Engineer since 1996
  • Registered Structural Engineer in Oregon, California, Idaho, Hawaii and Washington
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Montana

 Specialties:

  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structures (vertical and lateral analysis)
  • Light Gage Steel Structural and Aluminum Design
  • Building Cladding and Component Design
  • Equipment Anchorage and Rooftop Mechanical Support and Anchorage
  • Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Design
  • School/Church Upgrades 
  • Masonry Structures
  • Temporary Shoring Design
  • Structural Repairs
  • Site Investigations
  • Hydronic System - Seismic Pipe Bracing and Thermal Restraints
  • Design of Dynamic Message Sign and Traffic Intersection Concrete Pole Foundations

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) 
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO)
  • The Masonry Society (TMS) 

Presentations:

  • Oregon Fire Protection, Seismic Bracing of Pipes and other Non-structural Hazards, December 2005
  • Oregon American Concrete Institute, (OACI) presentation on Masonry Tall Slender Walls, June 2002

Professional Development:

  • ATC-20 Procedures for Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, (SEAO)
  • Structural Masonry Design Webinar, Columns, Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Rebar Detailing (NW Concrete Masonry Association)
  • AISC Seismic Design-Updates and Resources for the 21st Century
  • SEAW Refresher Course for Seismic Codes
  • AISC Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings

 


Mr. Jobe is a Principal Structural Engineer of Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. and has been involved with structural design since 1996. Lane is experienced with a wide variety of materials including wood, masonry, concrete, steel, light-gage steel and aluminum. He has been involved with a variety of projects including design of steel moment frames for industrial buildings, historic building retrofits, seismic roof upgrades for metro-area school structures, structural evaluations and investigations that require existing building analysis and retrofits through recognized standards such as FEMA 178 and ASCE-31.  Lane has been involved with establishing guidelines for the special inspection requirements used throughout the state of Oregon with SEAO. He assisted The Masonry Society perform structural engineering trial designs with the goal to help improve building codes and standards. Lane assisted with trial designs for the Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (TMS 403-10), a masonry design standard that helps designers on a more prescriptive basis.


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