John W. Bittner
Senior Consultant / P.E. / Denver
Mr. Bittner is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in structural and geotechnical engineering. He also has an M.S. from Stanford University in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on construction and engineering management and real estate development. He is a licensed civil engineer in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana Wyoming, and Utah, and is also a licensed general contractor (GC) and a certified energy manager (CEM).
Through a 13-year U.S. Army service, he learned leadership in combat and field construction, along with training and project management with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has direct experience in design and construction of roads, stormwater drainage and building pads, government office, housing and mission-critical facilities and infrastructure in the U.S. and in global expeditionary environments. Mr. Bittner also worked in general contracting, owners’ representation, and in design and construction management positions gaining first-hand office and field experience in all facets of the construction process from contract development/negotiation to change order and submittal management. As a development manager in an international construction firm, Mr. Bittner directly oversaw development and construction of military communities in multiple states.
As an environmental manager, he facilitated lead, mold, and asbestos abatement, remediated pesticide impacted soils, and managed hazardous material protection, handling, and disposal. In his role as a certified energy manager, Mr. Bittner oversaw the development of energy management and conservation programs including the use of renewable energy sources, end-use and smart metering and measurement and verification protocols.
Today, Mr. Bittner is responsible for investigation and evaluation of residential single- and multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial projects to determine the cause and origin of engineering and construction management-related issues or issues related to ground movement, settlement, moisture intrusion, and flooding, storm damage, or other unforeseen events.
Education and Certifications
• Civil Engineering, B.S.: United States Military Academy
• Civil Engineering, M.S.: Stanford University
• Professional Engineer: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Kansas
• Commercial General Contractor (A-1), El Paso County, Colorado
• Certified Energy Manager: Association of Energy Engineers
• Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Green Associate
• U.S. Army Ranger, Jumpmaster and Sapper certifications