Reid Zimmerman PE, SE


Portland, OR

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    Reid has focused his career on the seismic design and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges in regions of high seismicity. He seeks to maximize value by utilizing complex techniques and emerging technologies, such as performance-based design, nonlinear response history analysis, seismic isolation, energy dissipation, and re-centering systems. Before joining KPFF Portland in 2013, Reid worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since joining KPFF, Reid has been instrumental in nurturing KPFF's performance-based design and advanced analysis capabilities and leads in-house applied research projects (e.g., project specific experimental testing in collaboration with universities). Outside of the office, he is an active member of the code development committees for ASCE 7 and ASCE 41 and has been published in journals ranging from Earthquake Spectra to Structure Magazine.

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    Masters of Science, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, University of California Berkeley 
    Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
    Associate of Arts, Peninsula College

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    Project Experience

    Park Avenue West Tower
    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Main Tower Upgrade
    Portland Public Schools, Roosevelt High School Modernization
    NE Tenth Avenue Bridge 
    Washington County Law Enforcement Center
    Multnomah County Central Courthouse

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    Registered Structural Engineer: OR
    Registered Civil Engineer: OR, CA
    Safety Assessment Program (SAP)/ATC-20, California Emergency Management Agency

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    Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers 
    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    Structural Engineers Association of Oregon - Seismic Committee, Vintage Buildings Committee, and Structural Engineering Emergency Response Committee
    American Institute of Steel Construction 

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    Blog Posts

    June 30, 2015
    Acceptable Collapse?

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