Kakit Fung

Associate Consultant / Ph.D., E.I. / Tampa

Background

Dr. Fung is a graduate of the Florida State University with Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering.  In 2015, Dr. Fung successfully passed the Professional Engineer Exam (PE) and is in process of obtaining his license.

Dr. Fung has experience with structural design in steel, concrete, masonry, and timber structures. He is experienced in the utilization and implementation of design standards and codes.  He has worked on FDOT projects such as truss designs to support interstate dynamic message signs and rest area buildings.  In addition to his design experience, Dr. Fung assisted in structural retrofits and assessments of distressed buildings using his proficiency of computer aided programs such as RISA-3D and couple with his experience and education to determine a cause and cost effective solution. 

To further develop his analytical skills, Dr. Fung pursued a Ph.D. focused on biomechanics of elderly drivers in vehicular crashes where he obtained mastery of finite element analysis.  He researched the key differences between older drivers and younger drivers, and implemented these findings in crash simulations to predict injury outcomes specific to the older population.

Since joining Rimkus Consulting, Dr. Fung has focused on residential and commercial building envelope investigations such as moisture intrusions, roof inspections, and floor distress evaluations.  He performs inspections and cause and origin analysis of storm related damage, water damage, construction defects, and structural design deficiencies.  Additionally, he has performed structural assessments of distressed and damaged buildings, and provided remedial recommendations.

Representative Engagements

  • Commercial Building Envelope
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Roof Inspections
  • Structural Evaluation
  • Floor Distress Evaluations
  • Storm Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Construction Defects
  • Structural Design Deficiencies
  • Remedial Recommendations

Education and Registrations

  • Ph.D. - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • M.S. - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • B.S. - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Engineer Intern – Florida