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Maria Vergara

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Maria Vergara

Professional Engineer


+57 304 376 7099 (Work)
+57 350 280 7870 (Mobile)
Cl. 1a Sur No. 43 b Sur 70, 16th Floor, Suite 1602
Medellín, Colombia

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Maria is a Civil Engineer with 4 years of experience as a structural engineer. During her years of experience, she has performed the structural design and analysis of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete buildings, steel structures, and hyperesthetic bridges. Maria has been part of the design team of buildings with different uses such as residential, parking, commercial, hospitality, and gaming, located throughout Florida, New York, and Los Angeles. She has also performed seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete and post-tensioned buildings and bridges located in medium seismic zones of Colombia.

Maria has been part of the engineering team of iconic projects such as the guitar-shaped tower in South Florida and the largest interurban bridge in Colombia, with a 2,579 ft total length. Within her most outstanding skills is the production of 3D finite element models, used as a design tool to perform the analysis and design of the vertical and horizontal resistance system of new structures under the effect of seismic and wind loads.

Maria se unió a J.S. Held como ingeniera forense en octubre del 2018. Durante su tiempo con la compañía, ella a realizado inspecciones de ingeniería forense y análisis de estructuras afectadas por fuerzas de vientos huracanados y eventos sísmicos; modelando los componentes lo más cercano posible a las condiciones estructurales reales durante el momento de la falla, para poder determinar la causa fundamental. Mrs. Vergara también ha realizado inspecciones visuales y evaluaciones de daños en propiedades residenciales, educativas y hoteleras afectadas por los huracanes Michael y Dorian.