Alan Scott PE, SE


St. Louis, MO

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    Alan, a founding principal of the St. Louis office, joined KPFF in 2002 and has seen the office grow from a staff of four to 41. He has more than 35 years of experience in the structural engineering consulting industry, and has a strong national reputation for providing outstanding seismic evaluation, seismic retrofit, and seismic risk analysis services. Alan is an expert in historic renovation, having performed evaluation and structural design on scores of late 1800/early 1900 buildings, and he has a unique understanding of historic building construction techniques and materials. His clients include architects, contractors, developers, and building owners, and he has worked on projects requiring sophisticated structural engineering analysis and design, and thorough client/user coordination and communication.

    Alan has shared his knowledge of seismic evaluation and design at the National Earthquake Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, and has served on a historic building renovation discussion panel for the Missouri Preservation Society.                                                                                   


    With Christopher I. Deneff.  May 1993. "Retrofit of a Five-Story Non-Ductile, Flat Slab Concrete Frame Building with URM Infill for Operability After a Major Earthquake."  Paper presented at the National Earthquake Conference, Memphis, TN.

    With Keith Porter, Martin Johnson, Charles Scawthorn and Harvey Ryland.  May 1993.  "Training Local Officials in Rapid Visual Screening of Seismically Hazardous Buildings."  Paper presented at the National Earthquake Conference, Memphis, TN.

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    • Master of Engineering, California Polytech University, 1982
    • B.S. in Civil Engineering, California State University, 1977
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    Project Experience

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    • Registered Structural Engineer: AZ, CA, IL
    • Registered Professional Engineer: HI, IN, KY, MO, TN, WA
    • Registered Civil Engineer: CA
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    • The Structural Engineers Association of California
    • The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    • The American Society of Civil Engineers
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