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Alan Burr, SE, MIStructE

Structural Engineer

Profile

Mr. Burr has been a structural engineer since 1984. Before settling in California in 1991, he practiced in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. His California practice is concentrated on seismic evaluation and design for new and retrofit structures. He co-founded Murphy Burr Curry, Inc. Structural Engineers in 1997. Mr. Burr is Engineer of Record for a large number of commercial, residential and retail buildings in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

His reports regarding seismic performance, code compliance and construction defects are at once, comprehensive, concise and insightful.

Special Qualifications

Mr. Burr is an accomplished technical writer who enjoys the challenge of deciphering intricate structural design and construction issues. He is highly regarded for his ability to distill complex structural issues into language his clients can understand. As a result, he has been called upon to perform numerous structural evaluations for existing buildings. His reports regarding seismic performance, code compliance and construction defects are at once, comprehensive, concise and insightful.

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience

Building Evaluation for existing structures

Building Design for new and existing structures

Peer Review

Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • MIStructE – Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, England, 1991
  • PE California – Licensed California Professional Engineer, 1994
  • SE California – Licensed California Structural Engineer, 2007
  • SE Hawaii – Licensed Hawaii Structural Engineer, 2007
Professional Affiliations and Awards

Structural Engineers of Northern California (SEAONC) Institution of Structural Engineers, UK (ISE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Code Council (ICC) AIA San Francisco

Education
  • BSc. in Building Structural Engineering from Bath University, England, 1983
  • MSc in Structural Steel Design from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, 1984
  • DIC (Diploma of Imperial College) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, 1984
References and Testimonials
  • Ms. Jane Horvath, Crawford International, tel: (949) 722-0125, email: crawford_jeh@attglobal.net
  • Erik Foraker, PSAI Realty Partners, tel: (415) 362-1700, email: eforaker@psai-cre.com
Contributions to Profession and Community

Mr. Burr is overseas research correspondent for the Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE), London, England and has had a number of technical and non-technical articles published in the ISE Magazine.