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Kirk Vance, PhD, PE

Team Lead Engineering


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





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Vance is a licensed Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the performance evaluation and failure analysis of various types of structures. Mr. Vance has a doctorate in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures and materials. His doctorate studies included extensive research and investigation on the design and performance of concrete. He has performed over 200 residential or commercial structural inspections including failures associated with long term deterioration, settlement, wind, snow, hurricanes, and vehicular impacts. During his career he has designed, inspected, rated, and analyzed more than 50 highway bridges for various clients including private parties and state, local, and federal transportation agencies. He is also a Certified XL Tribometrist for performing slip resistance testing for slip and fall incidents.

    • Residential and commercial structural inspection and failure analysis and damage assessment.
    • Roof inspection and failure analysis.
    • Determination of required repair and rehabilitation procedures.
    • Residential and commercial code and standard review.
    • Slip resistance testing and analysis for slip and fall incidents
    • Inspection, rating, analysis and design of bridge structures.
  • Education

    PhD, Civil Engineering (Structures and Materials), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2014


  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, PE076546

    Professional Engineer, Washington, 54103

    Professional Engineer, Oregon, 91837PE

    Professional Engineer, Idaho, P-17081

    Professional Engineer, Montana, 49318

    Professional Engineer, Florida, 84771

    Professional Engineer, Texas, 128288

    Certified CXLT, Excel Tribometry, 1706681




  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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