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Julian Herrera, P.E.

Forensic Structural Engineer - Bogota, Colombia


San Antonio Service Center
500 Sandau Road, Ste. 300
San Antonio



Telephone 2



+57.1.634.6834/ US 832.493.1666


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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Herrera has more than five years of experience in structural design, seismic design of buildings, seismic vulnerability and forensic analysis of buildings and bridge infrastructure. He has also worked as a teacher in the area of ​​structures in several Colombian Universities, teaching courses on Strength of Materials, Solid Mechanics, basic and advanced Structural Analysis; and also, commercial software, such as SAP2000 or MidasGen.

    He has a vast command of computational tools and finite element methods for the planning, development, and solution of static, quasi-static and dynamic structural problems, in the linear and inelastic range.

    His experience includes technical and administrative supervision of works for different uses. Since his undergraduate degree, Mr. Herrera had a strong affinity for the area of ​​Structural Engineering, working as an assistant student and laboratory worker in the materials laboratories of the National University of Colombia. Having obtained his University degree, he studied a specialization in Structures at the same university, also working as an auxiliary student at the Center for Seismic Projects and Research, CPIS; outreach center for which he would continuously work as a consultant on various seismic vulnerability analysis projects and repair of existing structures.

    As a Forensic Structural Engineer for EFI Global, Julián will provide independent consulting services in engineering for small, medium, and extensive property losses (building and infrastructure), for homeowners, insurers, re insurers, independent adjusters, and lawyers in Colombia and Latin America.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Forensic Engineering
    • Vulnerability assessment of building and infrastructure
    • Structural Failure Analysis
    • Structural and Finite Element Analysis
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • Consulting Engineering Services


  • Education

    Candidate to master’s deegre in Structural Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2021.

    Diploma in University Teaching, Politécnico Jaime Isaza Cadavid, 2019.

    Specialization in Structures, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, 2014.

    B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia, 2013.

  • Certifications

    Registered Professional Civil Engineer, Colombia, #05202-263811

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
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