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David Webster

PhD, PE, SE

Senior Structural Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Code Review + Compliance
Water Intrusion
Building Envelope Investigation
Structural Failure Analysis
Seismic Damage Assessment
Foundation + Soil Failure
Building Damage Assessment, Construction Defect + Remediation Design
Non-Destructive Examination
Origin + Cause

David Webster, PE, SE, is a Senior Structural Engineer experienced in structural and forensic engineering. He has worked as a structural engineer in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia. His property loss consulting and forensics investigation experience includes earthquake, fire, snow, water intrusion, vehicle and tree impact, as well as collapse investigation and failure analysis of structures. He has extensive experience designing, evaluating and retrofitting a variety of structures of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete, steel and wood, and conducting advanced computer modeling to support design and evaluation efforts. He has several years of experience conducting field monitoring and modeling of structural vibrations and related consulting. He has also conducted seismic risk evaluations and probable maximum loss (PML) evaluations on behalf of owners and insurers to assist in financial planning and capital improvement decisions.


Education / Certifications
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Washington
  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • BEng in Civil Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • Registered PE: WA, ID, OR, MT
  • Registered SE: WA, ID, HI, UT
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, University of Washington

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