Mark Tobin PE, SE

Associate

Portland, OR

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    Background

    Fascinated by structures from an early age, Mark is passionate about designing the best building assembly possible and helping the client to accomplish their goals. With 18 years of experience, he contributes strong technical acumen and reliability to support the team and process. Mark has been the lead structural engineer for many of KPFF’s most complex seismic renovation projects. Utilizing systems such as viscous dampers and steel plate shear walls, he has significant experience with performance-based design and advanced analysis methods such as non-linear time history analysis. This knowledge has been instrumental in developing innovative and cost-conscious structural solutions for many recent major seismic rehabilitations, including the Headquarters for the Oregon Department of Transportation in Salem, OR and the new home for the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Mark has also led creation of quantifiable benchmarking tools for a healthcare system to analyze the actual cost of upgrading buildings to Immediate Occupancy using performance-based design.

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    Education

    • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cornell University
    • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Cornell University
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    Project Experience

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    Licenses

    • Registered Structural Engineer: OR, WA, CA
    • Registered Civil Engineer: OR, WA, CA, MT
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    Affiliations

    • American Institute of Steel Construction
    • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
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    Blog Posts

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