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Joseph Kraus, PE

Senior Forensic Structural Engineer


Chicago Service Center (EFI Global)
2055 W. Army Trail Road, #108





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Kraus has over 21 years of engineering industry experience. He has worked in a range of areas including forensic investigations, construction management, and structural design of bridges, residences, commercial, and institutional buildings. Through work with EFI Global Mr. Kraus has experience providing civil and             structural engineering damage assessments as well as performing roof damage and building envelope related assessments. In previous experiences he has spent time designing structures in regions with significant snow and seismic loads and has become generally knowledgeable and aware of construction practices spanning beyond the past century. Field work and construction administration has played a significant role in each of these endeavors and has aided in a broad range of development within the engineering industry. Mr. Kraus has spent time in Haiti aiding in the relief efforts of the January 2010 Earthquake. This included structural building assessments for residences, schools, churches, and hospitals to ensure occupant safety and provide conceptual repair scopes as required.

    Area of Expertise:

    • Forensic Civil/Structural Investigations
    • Structural Engineering Design
    • Construction Management
    • Roof – Storm Damage Inspections
    • Mine Subsidence Inspections
    • Architectural Design Experience
    • CAT/Disaster Relief – Building Evaluations
      • Tornado
      • Hurricane
      • Earthquake
      • Flood
      • Fire Damage (structural assessment)
      • Vehicle Impact Building Assessments
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2000

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, MO, #2011011129

    Professional Engineer, IL, #062.065718

    Professional Engineer, AR, #14858

    Professional Engineer, CO, #40742

    Professional Engineer, KS, #23312

    Professional Engineer, FL, #79538

    Professional Engineer, TX, #120621

    Professional Engineer, SC, #36092

    Professional Engineer, NC, #047548

    Professional Engineer, IA, #P25436

    Professional Engineer, LA, #44604

    Professional Engineer, GA, #PE045821

    Professional Engineer, MN, #59168

    National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Record #19-671-43

  • Disciplines
    • Catastrophe Response Team - Forensic Engineering and Investigation
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Construction Management
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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