|Neil R. Baer, P.E.Engineer: Structural, Civil
Property Loss Claims Consultation
E.I.F.S. Examination and Analysis
Water Intrusion, Mold Causation
|Master of Business Administration
Clemson/Furman MBA Program
|Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
September 1997 to Present
Summit Engineering, L.L.P., Columbia, South Carolina. Consulting Engineer performing specialized consulting in the areas of: Property Loss Claims Consultation: cause of loss(wind versus water), building code compliance, repair or replacement analysis, scope of damage, estimate of repair, actual cash value, salvage value, and time to repair; water intrusion and mold causation, Failure Analysis: analysis and evaluation of designs, determination of cause of failure, Standards and Code Compliance; accident evaluation: structural damage evaluation, Structural Analysis: analysis of existing structures for load carrying capacity and code compliance; E.I.F.S. Examination: identification of defects in EIFS and related building systems, scope of damage determination, estimate of repair costs.
August 1996 to August 1997
Special Projects Manager, SMI Joist, S.C. of Cayce, South Carolina. Responsible for feasibility study for consolidation of two manufacturing plants, design of concrete foundations and steel superstructure for plant additions and improvements including design of overhead crane bridge beams, column repair and replacement, and land surveys.
November 1994 to August 1996
Plant Manager for SMI Owen Joist of Cayce, South Carolina. Responsibilities included safety, quality control, and production for two manufacturing plants, design of column replacement system in existing plant, supervision of new assembly line construction, structural analysis of steel building structure for overhead crane additions, design of concrete containment structures for paint tanks.
June 1992 to November 1994
Vice President and General Manager for Owen Joist of Cayce, South Carolina. Responsibilities included safety, quality control and production improvements for three manufacturing plants, assembly line modifications and additions, design and construction supervision of a paint system for joists, and supervision of modifications and upgrades on a robotics joist machine.
April 1986 to June 1992
Vice President-Sales for South Carolina Steel Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina. Responsibilities included estimating, selling, and managing design-build structural steel and reinforcing steel projects, supervision of sales personnel, analysis of subcontractor bids, and coordination and planning of corporate sales efforts. Managing each project included detailed coordination with the steel erector and other trades, job site trouble shooting, and determination of causes and solutions for field problems.
April 1984 to April 1986
Manager of Structural Steel Sales for South Carolina Steel Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina. Responsibilities included estimating, selling, and managing design-build structural steel and reinforcing steel projects, supervision of sales personnel, analysis of subcontractor bids, and coordination and planning of corporate sales efforts. Managing each project included detailed coordination with the steel erector and other trades, job site trouble shooting, and determination of causes and solutions for field problems.
January 1975 to April 1986
Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager for South Carolina Steel Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina. Responsibilities included estimating, selling, and managing design-build structural steel and reinforcing steel projects and analysis of subcontractor bids. Managing each project included detailed coordination with the steel erector and other trades, job site trouble shooting, and determination of causes and solutions for field problems.
August 1973 to January 1975
Structural Engineer with J. E. Sirrine Co. of Greenville , South Carolina . Responsibilities included structural analysis and design of steel and concrete structures.
April 1971 to August 1973
Project Manager and Estimator for Yeargin Construction Co. of Greenville, South Carolina. Responsibilities included managing the construction of two office buildings including coordinating subcontractor’s schedule and performance standards, dispute resolution, field inspection, trouble shooting, and problem resolution. Estimating responsibilities included material take-offs, subcontract price solicitation and coordination and scheduling.
April 1970 to April 1971
Office Engineer for Yeargin Construction Co. at an industrial job site in North Carolina. Responsibilities included estimating and obtaining approval for over three hundred change orders, coordinating drawing revisions with the Architect/Engineer and all trades on-site, and assisting the Project Manager in material procurement and scheduling.
September 1969 to April 1970
Estimator for Yeargin Construction Co. of Greenville, South Carolina. Responsibilities included material take-offs, subcontractor’s price solicitation, and bid compilation for industrial and commercial turnkey projects.
June 1969 to September 1969
Field engineer for Yeargin Construction Co. at an industrial project in South Carolina. Responsibilities included setting and checking elevations and locations of forms for concrete pours, verification of dimensions of structures to assure adherence to plans and specifications.
June through August 1967, 1968
Rodman for J. R. McCrone Surveying in Annapolis, Maryland. The duties in this summer job included being part of a surveying crew performing property boundary surveys for private residences and commercial establishments.
June through August 1964, 1965
Laborer for Powell Marine Construction Co. in Edgewater, Maryland. Responsibilities in this summer job included assisting with the operation of a floating pile driver in the construction of bulkheads and piers.
American Concrete Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Southern Building code Congress, International
Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina (#5696)
Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina (#023149)
Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia (#24277)
Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia (#032129)
Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama (#26877-E)
Registered Professional Engineer in Florida (62899)
June – August 1980 Design of Concrete Structures, Greenville Technical College
1986 CRSI reinforcing bar seminar
1988 AISC Bolt Seminar
1988 LRFD introduction seminar
August 1989 Earthquake Loads in Buildings
December 1989 Allowable Stress Design in Steel
1990 Seminar on Causes of cracking of structural steel shapes receiving hot-dipped galvanizing
1991 Study project on the effects of reinforcing in concrete slabs on grade with the Construction Specifications Institute.
March 1991 Practical Steel Design Using LRFD
April 1996 Effects of Vibration on a Joist Floor System
September 1997 Brick Veneer Seminar
June 1998 Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
July 1998 Lightning 101
July 1999 NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
March 2000 Foundation Design Overview, Seismic Retrofit and Mapping
September 2000 Masonry Design Software Seminar
September 2000 ASCE Technical Seminars
March 2001 Law for Design Professionals, status of E.I.F.S. Claims
March 2001 Surveying in the Flood Plain
April 2001 E.I.F.S. Inspector Certification Course
September 2001 Soil Basics for Engineers, Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., Alburn University College of Engineering
October 2001 National Mold Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina
March 2002 High Strength Bolts – Design and Installation
March 2002 Force Protection
March 2002 Design Solutions for Engineered Wood
June 2002 Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in South Carolina
October 2002 ASCE Geotechnical Seminar
March 2003 ASCE Seminars: Steel Framing and Erection; Soil Properties and Excavation Stability
March 2003 Advances In Environmental Mold Issues
November 2003 Structural Provisions of the International Building Code
March 2004 ASCE Seminar: Earthquake Design, Concrete Design, Deep Foundation Design
May 2004 ASCE Seminar: Steel and Concrete Design
June 2004 CASE Seminar: Structural Construction Documents
September 2004 ASCE Seminar: Structural Analysis and Design
April 2005 ASCE Seminar: ACI-318, Concrete Anchorage, Precast/Prestressed Lintels,
Continuous load paths in wood to wood and wood to concrete connections, Tunnel
project methods and scheduling
June 2005 Roofing and Waterproofing Course
September 2005 ASCE Seminar: Design Standards, Stability Design, Insulated Structural Panels, Seismic Remediation of Dams, City Development
April 2006 ASCE Seminar: Seismic Design with Wood, Anchorage to Masonry and Concrete, Design Build Construction, Ports Authority
May 2006 ACI Course: Reinforcement in Concrete
ACI Course: Concrete Floor and Slab Construction
October 2006 ASCE Seminar: Groundwater Treatment; Ground Vibration Monitoring and Damage Documentation; Soil Response to Earthquake Ground Motion; Renovation Project Management; Future Civil Engineering Requirements
March 2007 ASCE Seminar: Ground Improvement Techniques; Building Code Changes; Bridge Design Practice; Bridge Needs in South Carolina
June 2007 ACI Course, Structural Crack Repair by Epoxy Injection
ACI Course, Crack Repair by Gravity Feed with Resin
ACI Course, Spall Repair by Low-Pressure Spraying
September 2007 ASCE Siminar: Civil Engineering in Today’s World
Stormwater Permitting and Management
Soil Reinforcement Solutions
Vibration Control Program
Design of Two-Way Slabs
March 2008 ASCE Seminar Pile Splicing
Seismic Design Guidelines
Sheet Pile Installation
Steel Underpinning Systems
May 2008 Designing with Wood, Auburn University
November 2008 Designing with Wood, ASD, Auburn University
December 2008 Designing with Wood, LRFD, Auburn University
April 2009 Concrete Design, Part I, Auburn University
May 2009 Concrete Column Design, Auburn University
October 2009 ASCE Seminar Sheet Piling
Coordination between structural and geotechnical
December 2009 ASCE Seminar Seismic Design
January 2010 ASCE Seminar Nuclear Power Plants
March 2010 ASCE Seminar Coastal Erosion
April 2010 ASCE Seminar Dam Stabilization
May 2010 ASCE Seminar Wind Load Design