Greg L. Varney SE, PE

Principal

Seattle, WA

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    Background

    Greg is also a Structural Specialist with the Washington State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, and has responded as a Search and Rescue resource to the Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Center, and Hurricane Katrina incidents.  His role on these deployments is to determine the available structural capacity and design shoring and bracing systems.  He and his wife also are search and rescue volunteers and work their dogs to find lost or missing people.

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    Education

    • BS Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 1984
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    Project Experience

    Greg Varney joined KPFF in 1993 and is a Structural Principal within the Seattle office. His practice focuses on using the available strength, in both existing and new buildings, to resist extraordinary loads.  He seeks out the available strength in existing buildings and supplements it only where it is needed.  He bridges the gap between structural engineering and protective design by integrating structural features to protect personnel from potential threats.  He is adept at delivering design-build projects because he endeavors to understand more than just the structural goals of the project.

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    Licenses

    • Professional Civil and Structural Engineer in: WA, CA, OR, ID
    • Registered Professional Civil Engineer in: WY, CO, OK, RI, AK, VA, NM, ND, MT, MO
    • Professional Structural Engineer In: HI, NV, TX, ME, DC, IL
    • NCEES
    • Building Security Certified Professional (BSCP)
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    Affiliations

    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Structural Engineers Association of Washington
    • Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
    • American Concrete Institute
    • Member, SEI/ASCE Standards Committee Blast Protection of Buildings
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