Julie C. Furr

Senior Consultant / P.E., S.E.C.B. / Memphis

Background

Ms. Furr received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural Concentration and a Mathematics Minor from the University of Memphis and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis.  She has over eighteen years of practice in the field of structural/civil engineering and construction.

Ms. Furr’s experience includes full design, consultation, and assessment services on both commercial and private structures up to ten stories, and residential wood frame structures of all sizes.  Material experience encompasses knowledge of concrete, masonry, steel, wood and light gauge metal construction materials.  Project locations are predominately in the Central and Southeast United States, with scattered projects along the East Coast and through the Midwest.  Design criteria knowledge encompasses the following design codes and standards:  IBC, IEBC, IRC, SBC, ASCE7, ASCE31, ASCE41, FEMA, AASHTO, SEAOC, DOD UFC, NAVFAC, and state building codes in the Central and Southeast United States.

Representative Engagements

Property Loss Consulting

  • Commercial and Residential Property Damage Structural Evaluations
    • Foundation and slab settlement, Construction Defects, Vehicular Impact Damage, Catastrophic Event Damage Assessment
  • Structural Assessments
    • General Structural Assessments for Insurance and/or Property Sales, Seismic Tier Assessments per ASCE 41-13, Probable Maximum Loss Assessments
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
    • Expert Witness for high-end residential and multi-family litigation involving both commercial and private structural failures
    • Performed Code Review Investigations
  • Fire and Explosion:  Recovery
    • Assessed structural damage and designed both temporary shoring supports and permanent repairs.
  • Building Design Services
  • Performed
    • Historical Structural Assessments for preservation and rehabilitation
    • Feasibility and Building Re-use Assessment
    • Structure Load Rating Calculations
    • New building structural design for all occupancy types
    • Special Inspections for new construction per IBC Chapter 17
  • Authored Advanced Planning and Environmental Assessment Reports, and Environmental Impact Statements

Education and Registrations

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Memphis
  • Structural Engineering Certification Board
  • Registered Professional Engineer - North Carolina, Tennessee
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association
  • Tennessee Structural Engineers Association
  • West Tennessee Structural Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Memphis/Shelby County Code Advisory Board
  • Collierville Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals
  • Building Seismic Safety Council Project 17 Executive Committee