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Noah J. Fehrenbacher

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Noah Fehrenbacher joined WJE in 2006. His predominant areas of work include repair design, building assessments and structural analysis. Mr. Fehrenbacher has extensive experience in evaluating, analyzing and designing repairs for parking garages, masonry facades, concrete and steel structures, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and tent and membrane structures. His work with FRP has included inspection, analysis as well as material and load testing.

Mr. Fehrenbacher has been involved with evaluating local building codes throughout the country. He has analyzed concrete, steel, wood, glass, and membrane structures. Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Fehrenbacher worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation and MS Consultants, Inc. During this time, he was involved in surveying, materials testing, computer-aided drafting, and bridge design.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Structural Evaluation

  • City Market and Old City Hall - Indianapolis, IN: Assessment of historic masonry structures
  • Tall Mast Light Poles - Multiple Locations: Assessment of steel and concrete tall mast light poles at multiple locations.
  • St. Vincent Parking Garage - Indianapolis, IN: Assessment of precast concrete parking garage

 

Construction Documents and Repairs

  • Indianapolis International Airport Parking Garage - IN: Repairs to precast concrete connections
  • Polk Place - Indianapolis, IN: Repairs to early 1900’s era concrete and steel structure
  • Palmer Elementary School - Chicago, IL: FRP and concrete repairs to 1920s era reinforced concrete school

 

Construction Observation and Inspection

  • Indianapolis Heliport - IN: Repairs to reinforced concrete parking garage
  • Ford Building - Indianapolis, IN: Conversion of reinforced concrete manufacturing facility to residential
  • 1401 South State Street - Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete residential tower
  • Chicago Midway Airport - Chicago, IL: Reinforcement of existing parking garage structure using FRP

 

Facade Assessment

  • Indiana World War Memorial - Indianapolis: Historic landmark limestone memorial
  • Marina Towers - Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete residential tower
  • 350 West Mart - Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete commercial tower

 

Failure Investigation

  • Woodland Hills and Catalpa Apartments -  Dayton, OH: Investigation of tornado damage to wood-framed apartment buildings
  • Ghent Generating Station - Ghent, KY: Investigation of fire damage to steel structure at a coal-fired power generating station
  • Bridgeview Manufacturing Facilities - Bridgeview, IL: Investigation of wind damage to masonry and steel joist single-story structures

 

Load Testing

  • Chicago Public Schools - IL: Testing of reinforced concrete structures prior to FRP strengthening

 

Stadiums and Arenas

  • U.S. Cellular Field - Chicago, IL: Construction observation and structural analysis
  • Soldier Field - Chicago, IL: Inspection and construction observation
  • Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium -  Baton Rouge: Investigation of construction claims
  • Great American Ballpark - Cincinnati, OH: Materials testing
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN: Roof wind uplift calculations

 

Structural Analysis/Computer Modeling

  • UniverSoul Circus - Various Locations: Nonlinear analysis of tent membrane; analysis of bleachers for assembly occupancy
  • Chase Tower - Chicago, IL: Analysis of existing structure for changes in loading and framing
Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

Registrations

ATC 20 Post Earthquake Evaluation Certification
Professional Engineer in IN
Structural Engineer in IL

Education

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2004

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2005