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Jason A. Porto

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Jason Porto joined WJE in 2014 and has worked on a variety of projects, including structural evaluations, seismic retrofits, litigation consulting, and repair design. He is proficient in the computer modeling and analysis of existing structures and in the design of unique details for steel-framed, concrete-framed, and reinforced masonry buildings.

During the eight years prior to joining WJE, Mr. Porto worked as a structural designer on projects ranging from single-family timber homes to large-scale commercial structures utilizing steel, concrete, and masonry. His broad-based background has allowed him to quickly integrate with WJE.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Structural Evaluation

  • Will Rogers Memorial Center Truss Evaluation - Fort Worth, TX: Site investigation and field verification of existing conditions for 1920s-era steel trusses; complex computer modeling and analysis of trusses to verify strength to support new heavier scoreboard
  • Testarossa Winery - Los Gates, CA: Detailed computer analysis of warehouse wood trusses to determine cause of failure
  • Montrachet - Napa, CA: Site investigation and detailing of emergency shoring for decayed wood framing in exterior stair towers

 

Seismic Retrofit Design

  • Marchant on the Greenway - Berkeley, CA: Seismic analysis and detailing for the retrofit and upgrade of three-story reinforced-concrete building
  • Hibernia Bank Building - San Francisco, CA: Complex detailing of new stair systems, with emphasis on maintaining historic character of restored 19th-century bank building
  • Westchester Carport Investigation - Fremont, CA: Site investigation and analysis of exterior carport structure; design and detailing of seismic strengthening upgrades

 

Litigation Consulting

  • Rivermark vs. Shea - Santa Clara, CA: Strength analysis to assess capacity of exterior composite metal and concrete deck damaged by corrosion

 

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Port Silo Repair - Buchanan, Liberia: Development of calculations and preparation of construction drawings for steel-framed penthouse atop restored reinforced concrete iron-ore silo
  • Westchester Roof Repair - Fremont, CA: Site investigation and repair of damaged wooden roof trusses
  • Montrachet - Napa, CA: Site investigation and detailing of emergency shoring for decayed wood framing in exterior stair towers*

 

New Structures

  • East Middlefield Equipment Enclosure - Mountain View, CA: Analysis and design of new exterior CMU equipment enclosure*

*Indicates with previous firm(s)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Registrations

Civil Engineer in CA
Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians - Level I Rope Access Technician
Structural Engineer in CA

Education

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2001

University of Colorado Boulder
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007