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Peder Hals

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Peder Hals is experienced in the investigation, and repair design of highway and railroad bridges, facades, and parking garages. His contributions include structural analysis and evaluation of concrete, steel, and masonry structures. Mr. Hals’ master’s thesis was written in collaboration with WJE on projects relating to concrete failure in T-beam bridges in Nevada focused on finding dynamic and other nondestructive testing method for determining the failure modes observed in the bridges. Prior to rejoining WJE, Mr. Hals worked as a structural design engineer, where he focused on bridge analysis and design, as well as construction period services.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Brown Building - Boston, MA: Design of replacement sidewalk with stone paver assembly, including construction period services
  • Logan International Airport, FedEx - Boston, MA: Implementation of new concrete tether for aircraft anchoring
  • Landmark Center - Boston, MA: Detailing of repairs for concrete garage and masonry facade, including construction period services
  • Revere Housing - Revere, MA: Condition assessment through masonry inspection openings and construction period services

 

Structural Evaluation

  • Boston Housing Authority, Commonwealth Development - MA: Condition assessment through masonry inspection openings
  • Major Retail Chain - Nationwide: Inspection of roof truss joist welds
  • Office Building - Cambridge, MA: Insurance claim support for garage water intrusion
  • Omni Parker House Hotel - Boston, MA: Structural concrete slab investigation and repair recommendations


Structural Analysis and Design

  • Schools and Convention Centers - CO: Design and code review of existing construction documents; analysis and design of retrofits for lateral wind-resisting systems
  • Office Building - Boston, MA: Design of and construction period service for water management system in below-grade parking garage

 

Facade Assessment

  • Bank of America Tower - Providence, RI: Difficult access and assessment of stone facade
  • Fenway Trilogy Apartments - Boston, MA: Difficult access assessment of precast concrete facade
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA: Difficult access assessment of curtain wall, metal panel, and brick masonry facades

 

Leakage Investigation

  • Boston Latin School - Boston, MA: Water leakage investigation of masonry facade
  • Four Seasons Hotel - Boston, MA: Water leakage testing and investigation of replacement windows
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA: Water leakage investigation and testing
  • Mercy Hospital - Portland, ME: Water leakage testing and investigation of windows and masonry
  • Rhode Island State House - Providence: Water testing and leak investigation, including assessment of exterior marble facade and interior brick masonry backup
Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers
Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section

Registrations

Professional Engineer in MA

Education

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Master of Technology, Structural Engineering, 2009

University of California, Berkeley
Exchange Program, 2007-2008
Equivalent to one-year Master of Science, Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials