Pedro J. Salazar

Associate Engineer / E.I.T. / Houston

Background

Mr. Salazar holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. For his bachelor’s he concentrated in water resources and hydrology, acquiring experience by working as a research assistant during his undergrad on projects for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and the City of Pharr through The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

As a recent graduate he worked for the City of Weslaco in the Planning and Code Enforcement Department on a hydraulic engineering project consisting of mapping the stormwater and sanitary sewage system for the whole city, documenting parameters and status of the system, provide maintenance on drainage issues, and develop a design plan. After the completion of the project he earned a temporary full-time position in the Engineering Division working under the City Engineer. Further, Mr. Salazar is a Certified Stormwater Inspector in the State of Texas.

As a junior engineer, Mr. Salazar worked as an engineering consultant performing structural inspections in the Houston metropolitan area. He conducted investigations of foundations, framing members, and roof surfaces. He has assessed damage cases involving water penetration and flood-related distress. He has investigated residences for structural integrity and extent of damage, particularly foundation-related issues. He has implemented and managed source and origin investigations for residential building envelopes. In addition, Mr. Salazar worked on forensic and design projects for residential buildings, performing structural analysis for investigation to determine failure and for structural design work.

Mr. Salazar now assists project managers and engineers with forensic consulting services in civil/structural engineering.

Education and Certifications

• Civil Engineering, B.S.: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
• Certification of Engineer-in-Training 12/2016 - 12/2024 EIT No. 57101
• Certified Stormwater Inspector 07/2016 - 07/2021 Certificate Number 7218
• Certified Remote Pilot 02/2018 Certificate Number 4095275