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Donna Friis, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE

Senior Engineer/Area Manager - Central Florida

800-971-7252 (Work)
407-457-4811 (Mobile)
135 W. Central Blvd, Suite 550
Orlando, FL32801

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Professional Registration:

PE 37505 / AL [State of Alabama Engineering License]
PE 57454 / FL [State of Florida Engineering License]
PE 043318 /GA [State of Georgia Engineering License]
PE11800607/IN [State of Indiana Engineering License]
PE 0031443 /LA [State of Louisiana Engineering License]
PE 047036 / NC [State of North Carolina Engineering License]
PE 35929 / SC [State of South Carolina Engineering License]
PE 121659 / TN [State of Tennessee Engineering License]
PE 130398 / TX [State of Texas Engineering License]
172166 / DBIA [Certified Design- Build Professional]
403298 / FAA [Remote Pilot Commercial License]

Summary of Experience:

Donna Friis is a structural engineer 20+ years of experience, possessing numerous technical strengths, including structural design in high wind, flood, and seismic regions. Her responsibilities include structural design, preparation of contract drawings and specifications, construction management, RFI’s, shop drawings, managing change orders in accordance with state, federal, and local codes. Donna’s responsibilities also include structural analysis and design of new structures and modifications to existing structures.

Donna has experience with performing cause and origin investigations regarding roof damage, water infiltration, wind damage, construction/design failures, and displacement related distress. She builds strong relationships by using excellent technical competences, exceptional communication skills, and first-rate problem-solving abilities to develop mutually beneficial and innovative strategies. Donna has effectively managed scopes, schedules, and budgets. She is a member of ASCE 7 wind subcommittee and the ASCE 7 main committee and past member of SEI board of governors, an SEI fellow, and ASCE fellow (all national).

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