Thomas J. Cate

Western Region Construction Division Manager / P.E., S.E. / Salt Lake City


Mr. Cate received his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Utah. He is a licensed professional engineer in Utah, California, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Florida, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Mr., Cate is also a licensed general contractor and a licensed swimming pool contractor registered in Utah.

Mr. Cate had extensive experience in structural engineering design and also failure investigation including: foundations, settlement, wind damage, snow damage, floods, earthquakes, and design defects. Utilizing his background in construction, and ongoing engagement as a general contractor and swimming pool contractor, Mr. Cate provides investigation and analysis of construction defects, construction drawing analysis, building consultant coordination, and construction administration and support.

Representative Engagements

  • Roof collapse
  • Catastrophe damage including hurricane, flood, and earthquake
  • Structural fire damage
  • Hail damage
  • Building settlement
  • Foundation failure
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Commercial and residential construction defect analysis


  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Utah
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, New York, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana
  • Registered Structural Engineer - Utah, Nevada, Louisiana, Florida
  • General Contractor B100 - Utah
  • Swimming Pool Contractor S380 - Utah