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Paul Krauss

Principal

 
Experience

Paul Krauss’ consulting activities at WJE extensively covers concrete construction and rehabilitation. His experience includes field investigations and laboratory research into numerous construction failures and problems involving concrete, steel, polymer concrete, coatings, and sealers. He frequently performs peer reviews of designs for major bridges to improve durability and participates in Value Engineering studies to improve service life expectations and reduce project costs. Mr. Krauss routinely uses structural instrumentation, nondestructive testing, and laboratory techniques to solve complex materials problems and he is relied on to support litigation as a subject matter expert.

 

Mr. Krauss has been project manager for many landmark research projects involving solutions for bridge deck cracking, corrosion resistant steel, and concrete durability. These studies were conducted for many notable organizations, such as the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Mr. Krauss joined WJE after working with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). As chief of the Concrete and Structures Branch of the Transportation Laboratory, he supervised testing and research  for concrete structures and pavements.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Durability and Corrosion Protection Plans

  • Hastings Bridge - MN
  • Wacker Drive Reconstruction - Chicago, IL
  • Lewis and Clark Bridge - Louisville, KY
  • Gordie Howe Bridge - Detroit, MI
  • Chicago Transit Authority Red/Purple Lines
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel
  • I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

 

Concrete Rehabilitation

  • Martin Marietta: Manual for repair materials and techniques for concrete structures in nuclear power plants
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Evaluation of injection materials for repair of deep cracks in concrete structures

 

Quality Control Audit Programs

  • Development and management of quality control audit programs for the, American Concrete Pipe Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association

 

Value Engineering Studies

  • Queensboro Bridge - New York NY
  • Riverside Drive - New York NY
  • 49th Street Bridge - New York NY
  • FDR Promenade - New York NY
  • West Tremont Bridge - New York NY

 

Corrosion Protection

  • Numerous research and field investigations into the corrosion resistance of epoxy-coated, stainless, and other steel exposed to deicer and marine environments
  • FHWA Research: Evaluation of new breeds of corrosion resistant-reinforcing steel for seventy-five to one-hundred-year service life

 

Research and Testing

  • NCHRP Report 380: “Transverse Cracking in Newly Constructed Bridge Decks”
  • Project 20-07/Task 234 “Guidelines for Selection of Bridge Deck Overlay, Sealers,
  • and Treatments”
  • Project 20-07/Task 235 “Testing Protocols for Surface Applied Concrete Sealers”
  • Project 20-007/Task 319 “Evaluating Applicability of the Dual-Ring Test Procedures for Assessing the Cracking Tendency of Repair Materials”
  • Caltrans: New materials and techniques for the repair of concrete structures

 

Instruction and Training

  • National Highway Institute (NHI) course DTFH61-05-R-63055 “Bridge Rehabilitation Evaluation and Design Course”
  • (ACI) Seminar series “Troubleshooting Concrete Construction” and “Slab-on-Grade”
Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute
American Concrete Pipe Association
ASTM International

Registrations

Civil Engineer in CA
Professional Engineer in MT

Education

University of Vermont
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1980