Jim D. Wiethorn, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Engineer

Jim D. Wiethorn Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Engineer

Primary Areas of Consulting

  • Crane Accident Analysis
    Crane lift duties and responsibilities
    Rigging failures
    Accident reconstruction
    Wind analysis/effects
    Steel erection/rigging
    Lift planning
  • Construction Related Failure and Damage Assessment
    Construction safety issues and responsibilities
    Code compliance issues
    Material performance/installation requirements
    Moisture ingress problems
    EIFS evaluations
    Cost analysis of construction projects
  • Wind and Wave Effects on Structures
Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Certified:
 Inspector for the Texas Department of Insurance

Instructor:
Mississippi Home Inspector Program
Oklahoma Home Inspector Program
Tennessee Home Inspector Program

Certificate of Competency:
General Contractor, State of Florida

Memberships

  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    - ASME B30 Main Committee Member- Cranes
    - ASME B30.3 - Construction Tower Cranes
    - ASME B30.29 - Self-Erect Tower Crane
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
     - Tower Crane Committee
     - Rigging Task Force Committee
  • American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
    - ASTM E06 - Performance of Buildings (EIFS)
    - ASTM E06.58 - EIFS Wind Effects
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Engineering Advisory Board (EAB), University of Texas
    - Cockrell College of Engineering (2005)
      [ Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) (2008) ]
  • Academy of Distinguished Alumni, University of Texas-CAEE (2008)
  • Baylor University ECS Advocates Board
     - College of Engineering and Computer Science (2009)

College Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Math and Physics
    Baylor University, 1973
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin, 1973
  • Master of Science in Architectural Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin, 1975

Testimony history available upon request.

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