Dayong "Brian" Huang

Property Division Manager, Gulf Coast Region / Ph.D., P.E., LEED® AP, NCEES / Houston

Background

Mr. Huang holds a B.S. degree in Offshore Structural Engineering and an M.S. degree in Structural Engineering. He continued his studies with doctoral study in Structural Engineering, Structural Control of Dynamic Systems. He is also a licensed registered structural engineer in Texas and Louisiana and a LEED® Accredited Professional.

He has over 20 years of combined research and engineering experience and has designed structural systems for numerous building projects including high-rise office buildings, high rise condominiums and apartment buildings, parking garages, multi-use podium style commercial building complexes airport terminal extensions and renovations, professional healthcare facilities, and industrial warehouses.

He has extensive knowledge in the design of concrete and steel, post-tensioned concrete, precast concrete, shallow and deep foundation systems, soil retention system including retaining walls and soldier pile system, tilt-wall system. In addition, he is experienced in the repair for various types of concrete, steel, wood and masonry buildings. He is knowledgeable in the analysis of building vibrations, finite element analysis (FEA), structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and fatigue analysis. He is an expert in building envelopes, and had investigated numerous types of building cladding materials for the causes and origins of reported water intrusions, including glass curtain walls, , brick veneers, and stucco and EIFS systems, for commercial and residential buildings. He investigated hundreds of roof systems, including sloped and low-slope roofs, for storm-related damages, as well as the cause and origin of reported water intrusions.

His clients included insurance agencies, attorneys, property managers, and real estate developers. In addition to providing building forensic investigations, he had peer-reviewed the structural design of various high-rise buildings for international real estate developers. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Education and Certifications

• Offshore Engineering, B.S.: Tianjin University, China
• Structural Engineering, M.S.: Tsinghua University, China
• Structural Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate: Rice University
• Registered Professional Engineer: Louisiana, P.E., S.E. #38859 and Texas, P.E. #101111
• National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) – Record # 52730
• LEED™ 2.0 Accredited Professional: U.S. Green Building Council