Matt Cowen PE

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(512) 730-9132

Email

matt.cowen@yaeservices.com

Locations

Austin, TX

Biography

Matt is a Senior Managing Engineer with over 15 years of construction and engineering experience including structural design for buildings using the fundamental construction materials such as wood, steel, metal, concrete, and masonry. His design experience includes design of custom residential and medium commercial structures as well as retrofit of existing buildings. He has performed numerous site inspections regarding storm damage, fire, vehicle, and explosion damage, construction defect, and moisture intrusion.

Education

  • Texas A&M University  |  College Station, Texas
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2012 - 2021  |  Principal Consultant  |  Envista Forensics
  • 2004 - 2012  |  Senior Project Engineer  |  Gessner Engineering

Areas of Practice

  • Building Code Upgrade Review
  • Building Envelope
  • Condition Assessment
  • Damage Assessment
  • Roofing
  • Structural Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • School District  |  Hail
    Houston, TX  |  Investigation of 17 campus locations for hail damage to roofing
  • High Rise  |  Construction Defect
    Austin, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of a report regarding the cause of a post-tensioned transfer beam not meeting structural design requirements while under construction
  • Apartment Complex  |  Wind
    Naples, Fl  |  Apartment Complex - Wind Damage Assessment - Naples, Florida - Investigation of 64 one- and two-story condominiums for wind damage
  • Swimming Pool  |  Construction Defect
    Austin, TX  |  Field investigation of a swimming pool for cause of cracking of plaster, concrete shell, and leaks
  • Apartment Complex  |  Fire/Smoke
    Houston, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of report for extent of damage and reparability of fire-related damage to a three-story apartment complex
  • School District  |  Other
    Channelview, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of report and repair drawings outlining the extent of damage and reparability of a school building due to a supply line leak beneath the building
  • Commercial Building  |  Fire/Smoke
    Austin, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of report for the extent of damage and reparability of fire-related damage to a three-story commercial building due to a fire that resulted in partial collapse of the building
  • Residential Neighborhood  |  Construction Defect
    Austin, TX  |  Investigation of approximately 25 residential structures regarding construction related deficiencies
  • Commercial Buildings  |  Explosion
    Houston, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of report for the extent of damage and reparability of multiple commercial structures due to damage from an explosion
  • Residential Neighborhood  |  Explosion
    Houston, TX  |  Field investigation and preparation of multiple reports for the extent of damage and reparability of multiple residential structures due to damage from an explosion
  • School District  |  Hurricane
    Houston, TX  |  Investigation of the extent of wind- and flood-related damage to multiple school campuses in Houston, Texas

Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Licenses

  • Alabama  |  36780  |  Professional Engineer
  • Arkansas  |  17050  |  Professional Engineer
  • Colorado  |  52147  |  Professional Engineer
  • Florida  |  81926  |  Professional Engineer
  • Loiusiana  |  38342  |  Professional Engineer
  • Mississippi  |  28055  |  Professional Engineer
  • New Mexico  |  23449  |  Professional Engineer
  • Oklahoma  |  28646  |  Professional Engineer
  • South Carolina  |  33881  |  Professional Engineer
  • Tennessee  |  123735  |  Professional Engineer
  • Texas  |  104595  |  Professional Engineer