Paul Murray MS, PE

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(415) 375-5268

Email

paul.murray@yaeservices.com

Locations

San Francisco, CA

Biography

Paul Murray is Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) with 16 years of experience in forensic engineering and design, including evaluations pertaining to construction defects, structural failures, building enclosures, water intrusion, foundation assessments, and damage from extreme weather events and other natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fires, etc.).

Education

  • California Polytechnic State University  |  San Luis Obispo, California
    Bachelor of Science - Architectural Engineering
  • University of California  |  Davis, California
    Master of Science - Civil Engineering (Structural)

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2010 - 2022  |  Principal Consultant / Senior Project Engineer  |  Envista Forensics
  • 2007 - 2010  |  Structural Project Engineer  |  DCI Engineers
  • 2006 - 2007  |  Project Intern  |  Opus West
  • 2004 - 2006  |  Engineering Intern / Design Engineer  |  Curry Price Court

Areas of Practice

  • Building Code Upgrade Review
  • Building Envelope
  • Condition Assessment
  • Damage Assessment
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Historic Preservation
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Litigation Support
  • Marine Structures
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Repair and Rehabilitation Design
  • Roofing
  • Seismic Evaluations and Retrofit Design
  • Seismic Risk Assessment
  • Structural Analysis
  • Water Leakage Testing and Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Century Hill Association, Concrete Podium Collapse  |  Structural/Collapse
    Los Angeles, CA  |  Evaluation of a collapse reinforced concrete podium slab, as part of a multiple story residential complex over a single story subterranean parking structure
  • Red Mountain Group, Roof Collapse Evaluation  |  Structural/Collapse
    Dublin, CA  |  Evaluation of structural damage sustained to the roof framing system of a Joanne's craft store, including determination of cause, extent of damage and repair recommendations
  • Napa / American Canyon Earthquake  |  Earthquake
    Napa County, CA  |  Evaluation of commercial, residential, healthcare and medical office structures for damage sustained from a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in American Canyon, California (Napa area)
  • Salesforce / Transbay Terminal Structural Evaluation
    San Francisco, CA  |  Evaluation of failed built-up, structural steel girders in a brand-new transportation terminal in downtown San Francisco
  • New Hotel, Construction Defect Evaluation  |  Construction Defect
    Sacramento, CA  |  Evaluation of alleged construction defects, primarily regarding exterior building envelope and glazing systems at a 6 story, brand-new hotel building in downtown Sacramento
  • Apple, Inc. / Apple Campus 2
    Cupertino, CA  |  Evaluation of remedial work and water mitigation efforts by the general contractor and associated subcontractors ($4-5 million claim) following storm-related damage sustained to the construction site of the new Apple campus
  • Highrise Condominium Evaluations - Hurricane Michael  |  Hurricane
    Panama City Beach, FL  |  Evaluation of damage to various high-rise condominium buildings from Hurricane Michael including structural damage, interior moisture intrusion, and exterior roofing and cladding damage (utilization of drone for exterior inspection)
  • Gestamp Windfarm Structural Evaluation  |  Hurricane
    Punta Lima, Puerto Rico  |  Evaluation of structural damage sustained to 12 wind turbines (including the foundations and built-up steel towers) during Hurricane Maria

Affiliations

  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Licenses

  • Arizona  |  75743  |  Civil Engineer
  • California  |  52403  |  Civil Engineer
  • Colorado  |  41379  |  Civil Engineer
  • Florida  |  82506  |  Civil Engineer
  • Idaho  |  15333  |  Civil Engineer
  • Louisiana  |  40065  |  Civil Engineer
  • Montana  |  28919  |  Civil Engineer
  • Nevada  |  21443  |  Civil Engineer
  • New Mexico  |  23046  |  Civil Engineer
  • Oklahoma  |  28152  |  Civil Engineer
  • Oregon  |  88058  |  Civil Engineer
  • Texas  |  111941  |  Civil Engineer
  • Utah  |  9490813-2202  |  Civil Engineer
  • Washington  |  50336  |  Civil Engineer