|PE 55160 / CO||[State of Colorado Engineering License]|
|SPRAT# 150681||[Level II – Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians]|
Summary of Experience:
Drew Houser is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and specializes in the forensic investigation of bridges and culverts as well as residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Formally trained in condition evaluation of bridges, Drew has five years of experience in bridge and culvert assessment and is considered an expert in his field. He has performed routine and fracture critical element level assessments on over 10,000 structures as a certified team leader in the states of California, Colorado, West Virginia, Kentucky, Nevada, and Mississippi as well as British Columbia and the Northwest Territories in Canada.
Drew has extensive experience in scheduling, planning, and evaluating a wide array of structure types including cable stayed structures, trusses, spandrel, and tied arches. Drew has been trained to use non-destructive testing techniques including ultrasonic thickness, magnetic particle, and dye penetrant. He has experience in recommending maintenance and estimating costs for a variety of bridge rehabilitations and replacements. Further, Drew is certified by the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) as a Level II technician. He routinely uses rope access methods to perform evaluations in controlled traffic lane closures to keep costs low and minimize traffic delays.
Within the last year, Drew has transitioned to the field of forensic investigations. Drew has completed numerous cases including residential and commercial hail and wind claims, vehicle impact damage assessments, foundation evaluations, construction defect claims, code analysis, and structural failures. Drew’s background in performing structural condition assessments of bridges for a variety of private and public entities contributes to his ability to perform unbiased evaluations while still providing unparalleled client service. He takes pride in objectively finding the facts, putting the pieces together, and providing the evidence necessary to support his opinions and conclusions.