Matthew S. Mercer

Senior Consultant / P.E. / Columbus

Background

Mr. Mercer holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree Civil/Structural Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

As a professional engineer, he has developed conceptual designs and proposals, full site designs, modifications to existing designs, scans and field measurements to produce information where none was available, site coordination, and on-site construction support and engineering design in the field. He also has experience collaborating with multiple disciplines working to coordinate and compile the work of subordinates on his team as part of a large and complex project. In addition, he has experience working as a researcher with VDOT to develop an idealized transverse connection for a conceptual bridge system. He has developed concrete mixes and performed material testing to monitor concrete strength, creep, and shrinkage properties to identify properties best suited for unique applications.

As a forensic engineer, he has extensive experience with structural design, analysis, and the coordination of multi-disciplined engineering projects in commercial, residential and industrial structures. He has worked with deep and shallow foundations, steel and aluminum structures, electrical clearances, equipment mountings, lattice structures, electrical substations, transmission lines, underground utilities, site preparation, site layouts, construction support/management, building envelope, premises liability, construction defects, catastrophe assessments, structural fire damage, and structural failure cause and origin.

Education and Certifications

  • Civil Engineering, B.S.: Ohio University
  • Civil (Structural) Engineering, M.S.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Professional Engineer: Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia