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Francis Young Suk Kim, Ph.D., P.E.

Forensic Engineer


Seattle, WA Service Center
9316 Lakeview Avenue, Bldg. 21-C
PO Box 98887
Lakewood, WA






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  • Professional summary

    Dr. Kim has held various roles in EHS, Design, and Project Management of Operational Risk Management Projects for facility and infrastructure launches, spearheading safety design for structural, functional, and architectural design and fire safety.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Accomplished Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Expert with 30 years of leadership experience in advisory, consulting, and implementation roles.
    • Implementing an overall strategy of continuous improvement for EHS Initiatives for facility management of the building, amusement park, golf courses, construction activities, and hygiene.
    • Project management of mitigating natural & operational hazards & commissioning for facilities.
    • Developing seismic isolation devices and seismic design for bridges and in vibration control of structures, and quality audits.
    • Developing strategic EHS programs, policies, procedures, emergency response, risk reporting frameworks, accident root cause analyses, safety audits, and ensuring all relevant legislations and environmental regulatory compliance are adhered to
    • Forensic engineer of civil engineering

  • Education

    Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, Chungnam, Korea, 1997

    MS, Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1993

    BS, Architectural Engineering, Kunkuk University, Seoul, Korea, 1990

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, State of Oregon Board of Examiners, OR, 99084PE
    Professional Engineer, Idaho Division of Occupation and Professional Licenses, ID, I22404
    Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas Licensed Professional Engineer, TX, 149304

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Design and Consulting
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Bridge
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
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