Ron Vandehey, PE, SE

Position:

  • Principal

Education:

  • BSCE, Oregon Institute of Technology

Experience:

  • Over 25 years as a practicing consulting structural engineer
  • Registered Structural Engineer in Oregon
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Idaho, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington

Specialties:

  • Commercial and residential structures
  • Seismic evaluation and retrofit projects
  • Construction claims consulting services
  • Litigation support / Structural expert witness 
  • Historic structures
  • Educational facilities
  • Parking garage structures
  • Historic Structures
  • Equipment Anchorage
  • Modular Structures
  • Opinion of probable construction cost

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

  • ACEC Vice President 2014-Current
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, President 2007-2008
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, Vice-President 2006-2007
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon, Program Committee chair
  • Oregon Chapter of American Concrete Institute
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Association of General Contractors of America - Oregon Columbia Chapter

 

Since 1989 Ron Vandehey has worked as a structural engineer at Miller Consulting Engineers. He has gained experience as a project engineer, project manager, associate engineer, and most recently, a principal. Ron is currently a Principal Engineer III. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with an Associates Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Structural Engineering. Mr. Vandehey is registered as a Structural and Civil Engineer in Oregon. He is also licensed as a Civil engineer in California, Connecticut, Idaho, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Mr. Vandehey’s experience varies with a wide variety of materials including concrete, wood, steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, plastics and masonry. His extensive structural design experience allows him to recognize practical, economical structural solutions with a special talent for the management and design of seismic renovations and additions to existing buildings. Mr. Vandehey has extensive knowledge with seismic evaluations and upgrade of existing buildings. He has provided evaluations using FEMA 310, FEMA 356, and ASCE 41-13. He has provided seismic upgrades that meet the requirements of the City of Portland and various other jurisdictions around the Pacific Northwest. His unique and innovative approach to existing buildings has saved clients precious time and money.

Mr. Vandehey has provided numerous evaluations for educational and institutional facilities. Through these evaluations and subsequent upgrades, he has been able to provide clients with a safer building, while increasing the overall value of the once dangerous facility. As the son of a farmer, Mr. Vandehey has a unique perspective on the requirements and uses of agricultural facilities. He has been able to use this knowledge to serve his clients with exceptional designs that are both economical while providing the client with an efficient structure.


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