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Brett W. Brunner-Caple

Associate II

 
Experience

Brett Brunner-Caple joined WJE in 2018, bringing with him five years of experience as a civil/structural engineer in the areas of structural analysis and assessment, steel and concrete design, and engineering and construction management.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Brunner-Caple served five years as a United States Air Force Civil Engineer Officer. In his last two years in the Air Force, he served as the F-35 Project Management Chief at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, overseeing design and construction projects for infrastructure needed to support a fleet of new F-35 aircrafts. Mr. Brunner-Caple also spent an additional year in Alaska planning and scoping renovation and modernization projects to maintain more than $8 billion of existing infrastructure on Eielson Air Force Base, and one summer in the Philippines serving as the construction team commander for a humanitarian mission to repair earthquake-damaged and aging schools.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Structural Analysis/Computer Applications

  • Port of San Antonio Hangars 1610 and 1612 Fire Protection Retrofit - San Antonio, TX: Analysis of existing hangars to determine ability to support new fire protection systems as well as the design of a new fire pump house facility
  • Rich Products Facility - Missouri City, TX: Investigation to determine live load capacity of interstitial space floor suspended from open-web joist ceiling above warehouse
  • University of Arkansas Medical Sciences - Little Rock, AR: Structural analysis of new loads and associated stresses on existing post-tensioned slab in parking garage

 

Failure/Damage Investigations

  • Haven for Hope - San Antonio, TX: Structural investigation of damage and deterioration of a one hundred--year old concrete facility to determine necessary repairs to occupy the building
  • Bohol School Classroom - Bohol Island, Philippines: Evaluation of seismic damage to unreinforced masonry classroom* 

 

Instrumentation/Monitoring/Load Testing

  • Nationwide Facility - San Antonio, TX: Roof anchor deflection investigation and testing
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium - San Antonio, TX: Nondestructive evaluation and vibration monitoring of concrete structure to determine causes of cracking in floor 

 

Concrete Structures

  • Port of San Antonio Robot Warehouse - San Antonio, TX: Assessment and design of pre-engineered metal building foundation/slab and new roadway for aircraft paint-removing robot
  • Satellite Dish Support Structure - Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), AK: Design and construction of a new concrete structure to support a satellite dish against Alaska wind loads*

 

Steel Structures

  • F-35 Hangar/Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit Facility - Eielson AFB, AK: Design and construction project management for a new $38M facility, which includes a four-bay hangar, high security mission planning and operations space, and office/work space for an aircraft maintenance unit*
  • F-35 Propulsion Maintenance Hangar - Eielson AFB, AK: Design and construction project management for a new $40M facility, which includes a four-bay hangar and jet engine maintenance space*

 

Wood Structures

  • Aurora Club Ballroom - Eielson AFB, AK: Evaluation and repair design for damaged wooden floor joists supporting multipurpose and ballroom spaces in the Aurora Club Facility*

*Indicates with the U.S. Air Force

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Society of American Military Engineers

Registrations

Professional Engineer in AZ and TX

Education

U.S. Air Force Academy
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2013

University of Florida
Master of Science, Structural Engineering, 2014