Robert E. Burle, Jr., P.E.

Property Practice Leader

Forensic Services



Mr. Robert Burle holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.  He has an extensive background in construction services and has combined this expertise with significant design and project management in structural engineering design, analysis, and failure analysis.

As a structural engineer, Mr. Burle’s design and analysis experience included contract management, design of superstructures, retaining structures, and shallow and deep foundations using structural analysis software (Bentley® RAM Elements, RAM Structural System, RAM Connection, Tekla® Structural Designer, Woodworks® Connections, and CSI® SAFE), multi-discipline coordination management, BIM modeling (Autodesk®, Revit®, and AutoCAD®), and construction administration.  His projects included single-family residences, multi-family mixed-use facilities, commercial office buildings, institutional classroom facilities, storm shelter peer reviews, healthcare facilities, and mechanical and electrical equipment supports.  Mr. Burle’s experience has encompassed projects with nearly every building material, including timber framing, light-gauge metal framing, structural steel, plain-, mild-, and post-tensioned reinforced concrete, and plain and reinforced masonry.

Mr. Burle’s work in the field of forensic engineering includes the inspection and analysis of failures in civil/structural engineering in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and institutional buildings and structures.  Representative investigations have included foundation, superstructure, retaining wall failures, structural failures from vehicular impacts, fire and weather events, wood-boring insect damage, damage due to seismic and vibration forces, construction defects, and building code compliance.  Also, Mr. Burle has completed engagements in the field of premises liability which includes the inspection and evaluation of ramps, handrails, and property for local code compliance.


• Civil Engineering, B.S.: Mississippi State University (2014)

• Civil Engineering, M.S.: Mississippi State University (2015)

• Registered Professional Engineer: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas

• Certified English XL Tribometrist

• Memberships: National Council of Structural Engineers Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of Alabama, American Wood Council