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John B. Turner

Senior Associate

 
Experience

John Turner investigates structural distress and evaluates conditions of existing structures. Using visual observations, nondestructive testing, document review, engineering analysis, and other techniques, Mr. Turner identifies the extent and significance of distress. His projects commonly focus on how and why structural distress has occurred and how best to restore a structure’s strength and function. Mr. Turner has experience with most construction methods and materials. Drawing on his experience as a FEMA-trained Disaster Engineer, he provides guidance on safety and stability of buildings in the aftermath of natural and manmade disasters. His projects can begin before it is safe to enter the structure and end when the structure is back to full use.

Mr. Turner’s experience combines several years as a structural design engineer with nearly twenty years of experience in mishap investigation, failure analysis, education, industrial operations, and construction safety. As a designer, he served on design teams for schools, hospitals, warehouses, office buildings, and government facilities. Mr. Turner has worked with the steel reinforcement industry as it pursued code changes for the use of high-strength steel reinforcement and other new technologies.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Failure/Damage Investigation

  • Parking Garage - Dallas, TX: Determination of cause and litigation support for garage’s partial collapse
  • The Retreat Clubhouse - Cleburne, TX: Evaluation and repair of wood structure following a partial collapse
  • Bank Building Facades - LA and TX: Evaluation of building facades for distress
  • Warehouse and Manufacturing Facility - TX: Evaluation of elevated concrete slab to determine cause of cracking
  • Building Under Construction - TX: Evaluation of two-way structural slab to determine suitability for use and propose methods for strengthening

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Dallas County Criminal Courts - Dallas, TX: Design of repairs of deteriorated structural steel frame supporting concrete walkways
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church - Farmers Branch, TX: Determination of cause of distress and design of repairs to restore the heavy timber building structure
  • Precast parking garage - Irving, TX: Evaluation and design of repairs to restore structural integrity and improve serviceability
  • Adolphus Hotel - Dallas, TX: Structural evaluation and design in support of renovations to an iconic hotel originally constructed in 1911
  • Condominium Building - TX: Evaluation and design of repairs of an elevated, post-tensioned slab on a lift-slab building damaged by construction

 

Structural Analysis

  • Public School Football Stadium - TX: Assessment of condition and repairability following fire
  • Church Steeple - Dallas, TX: Evaluation of windstorm damage and proposal of the scope of repair
Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute
ASTM International
Structural Engineers Association of Texas, past chapter president and board member

Registrations

Certified Safety Professional
Commercial sUAS (drone) pilot
Professional Engineer in TX

Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Safety Engineering, 1988

Texas Tech University
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2004