Vincent Fratinardo SE, RRC, PE

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(312) 919-8279

Email

vince.fratinardo@yaeservices.com

Locations

Chicago, IL

Biography

Vince is a civil/structural engineer with specialized expertise in the design and assessment of roofing systems. He has over 20 years of experience including civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management. For the last 14 years, Vince has dedicated his practice to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of damage and failures to existing buildings and structures. Vince has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Vince has extensive expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 26 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has performed litigation support services including testimony at depositions, arbitration hearings, and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering, and building codes in multiple states.

Publications

  • Fratinardo, V.F. & Schroeder, S.A., 2015, Historical Study of the Wind Design Provisions of ASCE 7, ASCE Structures Congress
  • Fratinardo, V.F. & Schroeder, S.A., 2014, Lessons Learned: How Changes in Code, Construction and Preparedness Affected Tornado Damage in Moore, Oklahoma, 1999 to 2013, ASCE Structures Congress
  • Fratinardo, V.F. & Schroeder, S.A., 2013, Accuracy of EF Ratings Following a Tornado Event: An Engineer's Perspective, ASCE Structures Congress

Education

  • Michigan State University
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering (Structures)
  • Texas A&M University
    Master of Engineering - Civil Engineering (Structures)

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2019 - 2021  |  Senior Regional Supervisor  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2015 - 2018  |  Vice President  |  Thornton Tomasetti
  • 2006 - 2014  |  Central Region Property Division Manager  |  Rimkus Consulting Group

Areas of Practice

  • Building Code Upgrade Review
  • Building Envelope
  • Damage Assessment
  • Failure Analysis
  • Litigation Support
  • Roofing
  • Structural Analysis
  • Water Leakage Testing and Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Wind damaged wood frame buildings
    Midwest states  |  Analyze code requirements and develop repair drawings for various failures including metal plate connected trusses and truss bracing.
  • Hurricane damage assessments of numerous educational, hotel, and multi-unit residential buildings
    South Texas and Florida  |  Hurricanes Harvey (2017) and Irma (2017).
  • Fire Damage Restoration Project
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  |  Investigation of fire damage and structural design to restore manufacturing building to pre-loss condition.
  • Agricultural facilities
    Midwest states  |  Structural analysis and failure investigations of numerous steel and concrete grain storage bins and agricultural wood buildings.
  • Fire Damage Evaluation
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates  |  Investigation of fire damage and structural assessment of high rise hotel building.
  • Hurricane damage assessments of numerous large-scale hotels
    Daytona Beach, Florida  |  Document hurricane damage and provide general repair recommendations. Hurricane Matthew (2016).
  • Building Envelope Evaluations
    Midwest and southeast states  |  Evaluation of building envelopes, facade sealants and windows following high wind, tornado and hurricane events.
  • High-end Retail Stores
    Chicago, IL  |  Vibration damage evaluation to multiple high-end retail stores due to nearby construction activities.

Affiliations

  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
  • Registered Roof Consultant - IIBEC (2014)
  • IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) Consultant Member
  • Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC
  • Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)

Licenses

  • Arkansas  |  18463  |  Professional Engineer
  • Colorado  |  PE.0053749  |  Professional Engineer
  • Florida  |  66135  |  Professional Engineer
  • Georgia  |  34723  |  Professional Engineer
  • Illinois  |  081006922  |  Structural Engineer
  • Illinois  |  62059375  |  Professional Engineer
  • Indiana  |  PE10809629  |  Professional Engineer
  • Iowa  |  19372  |  Professional Engineer
  • Kansas  |  PE26487  |  Professional Engineer
  • Kentucky  |  28043  |  Professional Engineer
  • Louisiana  |  PE.0042875  |  Professional Engineer
  • Maryland  |  41232  |  Professional Engineer
  • Massachusetts  |  49454  |  Professional Engineer
  • Michigan  |  6201053155  |  Professional Engineer
  • Minnesota  |  45306  |  Professional Engineer
  • Mississippi  |  29414  |  Professional Engineer
  • Nebraska  |  E-17240  |  Professional Engineer
  • New York  |  090507  |  Professional Engineer
  • North Carolina  |  047438  |  Professional Engineer
  • North Dakota  |  PE-28144  |  Professional Engineer
  • Ohio  |  E-75773  |  Professional Engineer
  • Oklahoma  |  30590  |  Professional Engineer
  • Oregon  |  95472PE  |  Professional Engineer
  • Pennsylvania  |  PE079807  |  Professional Engineer
  • South Carolina  |  3631  |  Professional Engineer
  • Texas  |  122678  |  Professional Engineer
  • Virginia  |  0402049763  |  Professional Engineer
  • Wisconsin  |  E-38924  |  Professional Engineer