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W. Sharkey Bowers, P.E.

Professional Engineer

800-971-7252 (Work)
813-460-4648 (Mobile)
2701 West Busch Boulevard, Suite 200
Tampa, Florida 33618

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Professional Registration:

PE 78970 / FL [State of Florida Engineering License]
PE 130481 / TX [State of Texas Engineering License]
PE 46724 / NC [State of North Carolina Engineering License]
PE 42879 / LA [State of Louisiana Engineering License]
PE 43699 / GA [State of Georgia Engineering License]
PE 37800 / AL [State of Alabama Engineering License]
PE 29452 / MS [State of Mississippi Engineering License]
PE 36055 / SC [State of South Carolina Engineering License]
PE 121935 / TN [State of Tennessee Engineering License]
Summary of Experience:

W. Sharkey Bowers is a licensed Professional Engineer with experience primarily concentrating on forensic, geotechnical, and structural engineering. He has authored hundreds of technical reports providing professional engineering opinions regarding the cause, origin and duration of damage to properties, directed geotechnical and materials testing field personnel to evaluate the subsurface conditions of future development sites to provide site preparation, soil remediation, and foundation recommendations. He also provided vibration monitoring services for ongoing construction projects to avoid damage to nearby structures, evaluated structures for potential vibration damage from nearby construction and/or mining; evaluated structures and properties for the presence of sinkhole activity and structural damage as defined in Florida Statutes §627, and developed detailed segmental retaining wall design plans and specifications as Engineer of Record for hundreds of retaining wall projects throughout the State of Florida.

Through his experience in the engineering field, Sharkey has established a diverse background and developed an intimate understanding of the engineering and construction industry. With his outstanding problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and with large teams, Sharkey has effectively executed thousands of projects and maintained positive relationships with clients in the construction, insurance, and litigation industries.

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