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Mark R. Krueger

Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 1986, Mark Krueger has gained extensive experience in field and analytic assessment of new and historic structures. His experience extends to peer review of design documents; prepurchase surveys; repair design and construction period services for parking structures and precast concrete facades; monitoring of climate, construction activity, and structural response; analysis, inspection, and load testing of wood trusses; and assessment of construction materials. He has particular experience in the assessment of the damage or collapse of steel, wood, and masonry structures and their damage from settlement, wind, explosion, earthquake, snow, vibration, tornado, impact, fire, water, and nearby construction.

Mr. Krueger has served numerous times as an expert in strength loss of fire-retardant-treated wood and attic ventilation as well as structural engineering for precast concrete, pre-engineered metal buildings, and residential wood construction. He has also served as an expert in wood testing, building code issues, standard of care, construction contract administration, thermal and moisture effects in structures, construction materials issues, and underground piping failures.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Damage Assessment

  • Family Dollar - LA and MS: Katrina storm and flood damage in multiple stores
  • Detroit Music Hall - Detroit, MI: Assessment of damage from utility explosion

 

Failure Investigation

  • Twelve Oaks Mall - Novi, MI: Floor tile bond failure repair
  • Flushing High School - Flushing, MI: Fatal masonry wall collapse
  • Alpinist Building - Walker, MI: Failure of underground fire service main and related damage

 

Materials Evaluation

  • Heritage in the Hills - Auburn Hills, MI: Deterioration of concrete driveways and sidewalks
  • NMU Utility Vaults - Marquette, MI: Deterioration of underground concrete vaults

 

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • North Hall - Ann Arbor, MI: Assessment and repair design for settlement distress of historic masonry
  • Conner Creek CSO - Detroit, MI: Assessment, repair design, and construction period services for underground concrete CSO conveyance structures
  • Trillium Parking Deck - Northridge, CA: Assessment and design of earthquake damage repairs

 

Testing and Instrumentation

  • Javits Convention Center - New York, NY: Monitoring of structural response with computerized system of electronic sensors
  • MDOT Bridge Repairs - Multiple Locations in MI: Monitoring of construction vibrations

 

Wood Testing and Analysis

  • Whiting Healthcare - Whiting, NJ: Assessment of strength and temperature of fire-retardant-treated (FRT) wood roof framing
  • Cummings Equine Center - Haslett, MI: Inspection and analysis of cause of wood roof truss collapse
Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute
Building Owners and Managers Association
International Facility Managers Association
Structural Engineers Association of Michigan

Registrations

Professional Engineer in MI and NJ

Education

Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1984
Princeton University, Master of Science, Engineering, 1986