Megan Reese PE

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(917) 601-6125

Email

megan.reese@yaeservices.com

Locations

New York, NY

Biography

MEGAN REESE joined YA Engineering Services in 2020. She is a licensed Professional Engineer with fifteen years of experience in the investigation, evaluation, and repair of structures and building envelopes. She has conducted property loss assessments on building and infrastructure to evaluate damage resulting from hurricanes, fire, snow, water intrusion, overloading, and adjacent construction. Additional practice areas include construction defect investigation and litigation support. Her engineering and construction support experience encompasses all project phases, including condition assessment, repair design, development of construction documents, and construction administration, both for structural systems and building envelopes. Ms. Reese has experience with a wide variety of historical and contemporary structure types and materials, ranging from 19th-century cast-iron buildings to reinforced concrete infrastructure.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University  |  Cleveland, OH
    B.S. - Civil Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology  |  Cambridge, MA
    M.S. - Building Technology

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2020 - 2021  |  Senior Regional Supervisor  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2017 - 2020  |  Associate  |  DeSimone Consulting Engineers
  • 2015 - 2017  |  Associate  |  EDG Architecture and Engineering
  • 2008 - 2015  |  Associate III  |  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • 2004 - 2006  |  Bridge Engineer  |  TranSystems Corporation

Areas of Practice

  • Damage Assessment
  • Failure Analysis
  • Litigation Support
  • Repair and Rehabilitation Design
  • Structural Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Arena Space Truss
    Confidential  |  Condition assessment, structural evaluation, and code analysis for steel frame space truss in large athletic facility.
  • Parking Garage Collapse
    East Orange, NJ  |  Investigation and determination of cause of collapse of three-story post-tensioned concrete structure.
  • Concrete Defect at Bridge Substructure
    Confidential  |  Determination of cause of poorly consolidated concrete in bridge piers and abutments for Builder’s Risk claim.
  • Concrete Balcony Investigation & Repairs
    Queens, NY  |  Evaluation and repair design for 120 severely deteriorated cantilever balconies at three 20-story residential buildings constructed ca. 1960.
  • Flood Damage during Bridge Construction
    Various locations  |  Determination of extent of flood-related damage to 100+ bridges under construction during nine separate flood events for Builder’s Risk claim.
  • Building Envelope Construction Defect Investigation & Litigation Support
    Confidential  |  Evaluation of facade and roof components of a recently constructed eight-story residential building.
  • New York Life Building
    New York, NY  |  Assessment and repair design to structural steel frame and limestone cladding at the 1920s landmarked building.

Affiliations

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)

Licenses

  • Louisiana  |  44934  |  Professional Engineer
  • New York  |  089407  |  Professional Engineer