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William C. Bracken, PE, SI, CFM

Executive Vice President, Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader

800-971-7252 (Work)
813-460-4649 (Mobile)
2701 West Busch Boulevard, Suite 200
Tampa, Florida 33618

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Professional Registration:

NCEES 14220[National Engineering Registration]
SECB 1874-1105[Structural Engineering Certification Board: SE Certification]
PE 47676 / FL[State of Florida Engineering License]
SI 7007445 / FL[State of Florida Special Inspector License]
PE 25224 / AL[State of Alabama Engineering License]
PE 14354/ AR[State of Arkansas Engineering License]
PE 0048139 / CO[State of Colorado Engineering License]
PE 28245 / CT[State of Connecticut Engineering License]
PE 18498 / DE[State of Delaware Engineering License]
PE 030581 / GA[State of Georgia Engineering License]
PE 062-064424 / IL[State of Illinois Engineering License]
PE 11100543 / IN[State of Indiana Engineering License]
PE 21072 / KS[State of Kansas Engineering License]
PE 27201 / KY[State of Kentucky Engineering License]
PE 31987 / LA[State of Louisiana Engineering License]
PE 49619 / MA[State of Massachusetts Engineering License]
PE 13358 / ME[State of Maine Engineering License]
PE 41667 / MD[State of Maryland Engineering License]
PE 6201054792 / MI[State of Michigan Engineering License]
PE 16928 / MS[State of Mississippi Engineering License]
PE 2010013672 / MO[State of Missouri Engineering License]
PE 20322 / MT[State of Montana Engineering License]
PE 14428 / NH[State of New Hampshire Engineering License]
PE 24GE04912200 / NJ[State of New Jersey Engineering License]
PE 20746 / NM[State of New Mexico Engineering License]
PE 091489 / NY[State of New York Engineering License]
PE 034037 / NC[State of North Carolina Engineering License]
PE 77185 / OH[State of Ohio Engineering License]
PE 23914 / OK[State of Oklahoma Engineering License]
PE 081687 / PA[State of Pennsylvania Engineering License]
PE 24481 / SC[State of South Carolina Engineering License]
PE 111477 / TN[State of Tennessee Engineering License]
PE 101819 / TX[State of Texas Engineering License & Windstorm Inspector]
PE 75719 / VT[State of Vermont Engineering License]
PE 39298 / VA[State of Virginia Engineering License]
PE 48986 / WA[State of Washington Engineering License]
PE 20704 / WV[State of West Virginia Engineering License]
PE 43043-6 / WI[State of Wisconsin Engineering License]
PE 11760 / WY[State of Wyoming Engineering License]
DR 5195082 / ICC[Disaster Response Inspector: International Code Council]
75638 / Cal OES[Safety Assessment Program Registration: Assessors and Coordinators]
INST ID 1667/MI[Lifetime Instructor Approval: Plan Review & Building (Specialty & Technical)]
CFM / ASFPM[Association of State Floodplain Managers Management Certification]
29 CFR 1926.104[Trenching Certification]
29 CFR 1910.28[Scaffolding Certification]
29 CFR 1926.451[Scaffolding Certification]

Summary of Experience:

William Bracken’s training, experience and practice include working as an engineer on structural, building envelope, general civil, floodplain, construction, building code applications and forensic engineering projects as well as Urban Search And Rescue responses.

Within the structural and building envelope arena, Bill has overseen and performed design, analysis and forensic investigations of concrete, masonry, wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, precast and pre-tensioned structures. His design responsibilities have included new construction, upgrading and retrofitting structures to meet dynamic and increased static loading requirements; design and rehabilitation of fixed and movable structures; design of false work and shoring; development of construction phasing and shop drawing development and review.

Within the general civil and floodplain arena, Bill has overseen and performed design, analysis and forensic investigations of residential, commercial and industrial projects in X, A, coastal A and V zones. His design responsibilities have included potable water transportation systems and non-potable water transportation systems, transportation structure utility crossings and floodplain management as it relates to FEMA's NFIP.

Within the forensic arena, Bill has experience and has been qualified to evaluate and opine on structural engineering, construction, building envelopes, industry standards, Building & Life Safety Codes, FEMA's NFIP and construction practices regarding vertical and horizontal commercial, municipal, residential, agricultural, coastal, marine and transportation structures.

Within the Urban Search and Rescue area, Bill has served on the FEMA StS workgroup and as the Lead Structures Specialist for the State of Florida's USAR program as well as Florida's Task Force 3. He serves as a structural collapse instructor for the State of Florida and his experience includes more than half a dozen heavy extrication technical rescues, ten USAR hurricane deployments and numerous post-fire collapsed structure assessments.

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