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Michael A. Greer

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Michael Greer joined WJE in 2014. He has expertise in the design and retrofit of structures and failure investigations. He is proficient in the design of wood, concrete, masonry, and steel structures with retrofit design experience ranging in size and scope from single element to large custom fabrication solutions for entire structures. Mr. Greer has experience working with industrial, residential, commercial, and historic structures, and has project experience in Hawaii, California, Chile, El Salvador, and Guam.

 

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Failure Investigation

  • Power Plant - Piti, Guam: Structural condition survey of fire and explosion damage
  • Tilt-up Concrete Walls - Kapolei, HI: Investigation, including laboratory testing, of construction chemical performance failure
  • Residential Vehicle Impact - Kahului, HI: Investigation of structural damage from vehicle impact to structure
  • Hawaii Kai Clinic - Honolulu, HI: Investigation of flooring deterioration issues
  • Diamond Head Ambassador - Honolulu, HI: Water infiltration investigation

 

Structural Design

  • Ala Moana Ewa Expansion - Honolulu, HI: Design of new stone facade anchors
  • Ritz Carlton Residences - Honolulu, HI: Design of new stone feature wall anchors
  • VYNCKE Plant - Mejillones, Chile: New construction of a large steel industrial structure in a very high-seismic region*
  • Garlinghouse Residence - Atherton, CA: New construction of three-story wood custom home*
  • Birch Plaza - Palo Alto, CA: New construction of four-story, multiuse building of wood, steel, and concrete construction*

 

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Hilo Federal Building Elevator Replacement - Hilo, HI: Design of structural supports for new elevators in existing structure with limited as-built information
  • Hawaii State Capitol - Honolulu: Investigation and structural design for replacement of fifth-level facades
  • Kaka’ako Commerce Center - Honolulu, HI: Parking deck corrosion investigation and repair design
  • Banyan Tree Plaza - Honolulu, HI: Window wall repair design due to walking glass

 

Historic Preservation

  • Basilica del Salvador - Santiago, Chile: Temporary seismic retrofit of partially collapsed unreinforced brick cathedral built in the 1800s*

*Indicates with previous firms

Professional Affiliations

American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii (ACECH)
Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii (SEAOH)

Registrations

FHWA-NHI Trained Bridge Inspector
Professional Engineer in CA and Guam
Structural Engineer in Guam and HI

Education

California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007

Stanford University
Masters of Science, Structural Engineering, 2010