Sam Vacek, P.E. Resume'

SAM S. VACEK, P.E. 
Principal Engineer/Structural
22898 Weser Drive  -  Porter, Texas  77365 
tel. (281) 358-5855  -  fax (832) 201-9802
 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY 

  • Forty years experience as a Structural/Architectural Engineer with experience in structural design, failure analysis, and construction monitoring of commercial and residential structures.
  • Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering 
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Multiple States

Primary Areas of Consultation and Expertise: 

Single family and multi-family residences, schools, office warehouses, strip shopping centers, restaurants, commercial office buildings, hospitals, bridges, towers and retaining structures.

Thorough familiarity with the International Building Code, International Resi- dential Code, Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code, Life Safety Code, Underwriters Laboratories Fire Resistance Directory, Underwriters Laboratories Building Materials Directory, International Conference of Building Officials Re- search Reports, and applicable Occupational Safety & Health Administration re- quirements.

Thorough experience in computer aided design and analysis.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

1993 to Present
Vacek Group, LLC 
Porter, Texas
Principal Structural Engineer 
 
Responsible for the design and failure analysis of structures and their individual components. Experience includes single family & multi-family residences, com- mercial office buildings, historical buildings, industrial complexes, institutional structures, parking garages, tanks, bridges, retaining structures, and towers. Forensic investigations and expert witness services provided for cases such as structural failures, explosions, fires, foundations, plumbing leaks, toxic mold, moisture analyses of buildings, construction defects, and third party opinions. Computer aided design and analysis utilized.
 
1988 - 1993
CH&A CORPORATION 
Kingwood, Texas 
Senior Structural Consulting Engineer 
 
Responsible for the design and failure analysis of structures. Projects include single family & multi-family residences, commercial office buildings, industrial complexes, institutional structures, parking garages, petrochemical facilities, tanks, bridges, retaining structures and towers. Computer aided design and analysis utilized. Forensic investigations and expert witness services provided for cases such as structural failures, foundations/plumbing leaks, moisture analyses of buildings, construction defects, third party opinions, and slip and falls. Damage assessments for structures having been affected by explosions and seismic activity. Computer aided design and analysis utilized.
 
1987-1988
ASL CONSULTING ENGINEERS 
Santa Ana, California 
Structural Department Manager/Project Manager 
 
Responsible for operation of structural office for ASL Consulting Engineers in Santa Ana, California utilizing computer drafting and engineering for design, analysis and investigations. Projects include office buildings, bridges, schools, hospitals, single and multi-family residential, pump stations and reservoirs. Damage assessments performed for structures involved in earthquakes.
 
1984-1987
VACEK STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS, INC.  
Houston, Texas and Santa Ana, California 
President 
 
Responsible for complete operation of six person structural engineering firm with the application of computer drafting and engineering for design, analysis and investigations. Projects include single-family residences, multi-family dwellings, office warehouses, strip shopping centers, commercial office buildings and water treatment structures, bridges, schools, hospitals, pump stations and reservoirs.
 
1980-1984
INTERFIELD ENGINEERING COMPANY 
Houston, Texas  
Structural Department Manager/Project Manager 
 
Responsible for client relations, production and coordination of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing disciplines of various projects including sin- gle-family residential, multi-family residential, office warehouses, strip shopping centers, commercial office buildings and medical office condominiums.
 
1978-1980
B.A. KALMANS & ASSOCIATES 
Houston, Texas  
Structural Project Engineer 
 
Responsible for design, production, and client relations of various projects in- cluding single-family residences, strip shopping centers, office warehouses, and commercial office buildings.
 
1977-1978
WALTER P. MOORE & ASSOCIATES  
Houston, Texas 
Structural Design Engineer 
 
Responsible for design calculations and detail development of various projects including schools, strip shopping centers, and commercial office buildings.
 
EDUCATION 
  • Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering 

            University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1976 

  • Master of Science Civil Engineering 

            University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1979 

 
REGISTRATIONS
 
Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas (inactive status), California (active status), Florida (inactive status), Louisiana (inactive status), Oklahoma (inactive status), New Mexico (inactive status), Nevada (inactive status), South Dakota (inactive status), and Texas (active status).
 
AFFILIATIONS
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers Association of Texas

APPOINTMENT

      Texas Department of Insurance Qualified Windstorm Inspector

PATENT
 
      System and method for inhibiting moisture and mold in an outer wall of a structure.
      Publication number: US7247090 B2
      Applicationnumber:US10/006,635
      Publicationdate:July24,2007

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