Kurt A. Bergman, P.E.

District Manager

Forensic Services

Nashville

BACKGROUND:

Mr. Kurt Bergman holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

His professional design experience includes analysis, project management, and construction of transportation, municipal, and commercial projects. He has designed complex construction systems and temporary structural supports for the construction of high-rise buildings, bridges, water treatment plants, and residential structures and tunnels. He has also worked on the design of state road and bridge projects. Mr. Bergman has extensive design and detailing experience in concrete formwork, shoring structural steel, precast concrete, and cast-in-place concrete. He has also worked in design and shop fabrication of structural steel building components, including building framing, stairways, guardrails, handrails, and pedestrian bridges.

Mr. Bergman’s field experience has involved non-typical construction methods requiring engineered solutions. He also has experience in construction practices and procedures that include site planning, erosion control, soil stability, crane lift plans, fall protection, and construction safety. He has served as a field engineer during construction projects to analyze structural requirements and design field changes, and he is familiar with code inspections, formal audits, OSHA site safety, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), mobile crane and rigging inspections, and specification conformance. Mr. Bergman has managed commercial, city, state, industrial, and residential projects in the precast concrete and steel industries.

As a forensic engineer, he has completed investigations involving structural failures, construction accidents, premises liability incidents, geotechnical failures, construction defects, building envelope deficiencies, vehicle impacts, water intrusion, retaining wall collapses, blasting/explosion distress, geophysical evaluations, and roofing installation/performance evaluations. Mr. Bergman has performed analyses related to various natural disasters, including tornados, flood events, landslides, hurricanes, sinkholes, drought, and fires.

Mr. Bergman specializes in civil engineering, structural engineering, construction accident analysis, swimming pool failures, construction management, crane and lifting equipment, geotechnical engineering, residential and commercial construction, OSHA and ADA compliance, soil mechanics, steel production, catastrophe (CAT) damage evaluation, building structural assessment, and construction defects.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

• Civil Engineering, B.S.: University of Minnesota (2002)

• Licensed Professional Engineer: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

• Certified Mobile Crane and Rigging Inspector: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (2015)

• Certified Field Auditor: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

• Certified Operator: Boom Lifts and Scissor Lifts (2021)

• Certified XL Tribometrist: Excel Tribometers, LLC

• Rapid Visual Assessment Procedures for Structural Damage Caused by Earthquake and Wind Certification: Tennessee Structural Assessment and Visual Examination Coalition

• Infrared (IR) Training: Thermal Imaging Theory and Equipment Applications, (Fluke Thermography, 2013)

• OSHA 10 HOUR (2002)

• ATC 20/45 Procedures for Post-Disaster Safety Evaluation of Buildings, Tennessee Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (TNSAVE) Coalition, 2017