Jose C. Adajar

Senior Consultant / Ph.D., P.E. / Dallas/Fort Worth

Background

Dr. Adajar is a graduate of the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Japan with a Ph.D. in Engineering (Structural Engineering) and a Master of Science in Engineering (Structural Engineering). He is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines with a Master of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

He is a licensed professional engineer with extensive experience in structural analyses and design using state-of-the-art computer-aided finite element method since 1997, which includes the analyses of building/non-building structures for the cause and origins of collapse and catastrophic damage. His projects covered commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential. His investigations utilize industry design guidelines and codes for the damage evaluation of warehouses, auditoriums, office buildings – low- and high-rise – and industrial facilities. He investigated other specialty projects including communication towers, dome-type buildings, car seats, mobile phone impact resistance, press fit analysis, and soil-pile interaction simulations for a power plant structure. He is experienced with the evaluation of faulty foundations, superstructures for residential, institutional, and commercial buildings, and the investigation of moisture intrusions. He remains active in the design and preparation of construction documents including plans and specifications. He is experienced in the evaluation of damage to building envelops due to hailstorms, windstorms, coastal waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, flooding, vehicle and tree impacts, construction vibrations, plumbing leaks, fire, fall impact to tile floors, site drainage deficiencies, and construction defects. He performed numerous evaluations for pitched and low-slope roofs of commercial and residential buildings to evaluate the damage to various roofing materials, which include asphalt shingles, modified bitumen roofing, built-up roofing, metal panels, concrete and clay tiles, asbestos-cement tiles, fiber-cement shingles, synthetic (rubber, plastic) tiles, metal shingles/shakes, wood shakes, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes, ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes. His civil engineering experience includes bridge design and bridge structural damage evaluations.

Education and Certification

• Structural Engineering, Ph.D.: University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan
• Structural Engineering, M.S.: University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan
• Construction Management, Diploma: Asian Institute of Management, Makati, Philippines
• Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), M.S.: University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
• Civil Engineering, B.S.: University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines