Brian E. Kehoe

Associate Principal


Brian Kehoe is an expert in performing seismic evaluations, conducting design reviews, and designing repairs to structures damaged during catastrophic events such as major earthquakes. He has assessed structural damage to buildings in the United States and abroad after several major earthquakes. Mr. Kehoe has designed repairs for buildings constructed of unreinforced masonry, wood, concrete, and steel, and has designed seismic bracing for various nonstructural building components.

Mr. Kehoe is experienced in investigating and designing repairs for structures that have been impacted or have deteriorated due to other catastrophes such as fires, corrosion, wood decay, or cracking. He has also performed finite element analyses for various structures for wind, earthquake, and other types of loading.

Mr. Kehoe has developed training courses and conducted presentations throughout the United States for FEMA on seismic design and evaluation of buildings and nonstructural components. He actively participates in committees that develop and update codes and guidelines for the seismic evaluation of existing buildings and for the seismic design of new buildings.


Earthquake Engineering

  • Applied Technology Council, ATC 43: Development of guidelines for evaluation and repair of earthquake-damaged concrete and masonry shear wall buildings
  • Benton County Schools - Benton County, OR: Seismic evaluation of fourteen primary and secondary school campuses
  • FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings, Applied Technology Council: Member of Project Management Committee developing third edition of guideline
  • U.S. Department of State Facilities: Seismic evaluation of existing residential buildings in several countries and earthquake damage evaluation of buildings in Algiers, Algeria, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.: Assessment of post-seismic damage and recommended repairs
  • United Airlines Maintenance Facility - San Francisco, CA: Seismic evaluation and retrofit design for various hazardous waste tanks


Stadiums and Arenas

  • Aloha Stadium - Honolulu, HI: Three-dimensional finite element analysis of framing for stadium bleachers
  • Spartan Stadium - San Jose, CA: Condition  assessment and repair design for precast concrete bleachers supported on steel framing and scoreboard supports



  • Guy West Bridge - Sacramento, CA: Analysis and design of suspender replacement
  • San Francisco International Airport AirTrain - CA: Condition assessment of concrete and steel box girder structures supporting more than six miles of track
  • San Francisco International Airport Viaduct - CA: Condition assessment of prestressed concrete elevated roadway


Parking Structures

  • Conference Center Parking Garage - Fresno, CA: Prestressed concrete damage evaluation and structural and seismic upgrade design
  • San Jose State University, North Garage - CA: Evaluation of corrosion of post-tensioning tendons and repair design


Repair and Rehabilitation
  • Alcatraz Guardhouse, Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, CA: Seismic strengthening design for historic unreinforced masonry structure
  • Clorox Plaza - Oakland, CA: Structural evaluation and design of elevated concrete plaza structure for new landscaping
  • University of California, Berkeley, Faculty Club: Investigation and design of repairs to historic wood-framed building
  • Giannini Hall - Berkeley, CA: Design of exterior wall concrete repairs
  • White Wolf Lodge - Yosemite Park, CA: Structural evaluation and rehabilitation for historic wood-framed lodge and cabins
Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Building Seismic Safety Council
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute


Professional (Civil) Engineer in CA, OR, and WA
Structural Engineer in CA, HI, OR, and UT


Northwestern University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1981

University of California, Berkeley
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1984