University of Tennessee, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1987
University of Tennessee, M.S. in Civil Engineering, 1988
Alabama • Tennessee • Kentucky
North Carolina • Florida • Louisiana
South Carolina • Virginia • Georgia
Mississippi • Texas • Arkansas • Michigan • West Virginia
American Society of Civil Engineers Associated Builders and Contractors
American Institute of Steel Construction Rotary Club of Shades Valley
Standard Building Code Congress International Structural Engineers Association of Alabama
1987 – 1988 University of Tennessee, Civil Engineering Dept.
1988 – 1991 Trinity Industries, Inc., Structural Division
1991 – 1997 Local Consulting Structural Engineering Firm
1997 – Date Tucker-Jones Engineers Associated, P.C.
Engineering experience includes structural design of commercial, retail, institutional and educational facilities utilizing steel, concrete, masonry and timber framing systems. Structural steel framing systems include composite and non-composite beam systems, steel joists, conventional and moment resisting steel frames and long span steel structures. Concrete framing systems include conventional beam and slab, joists, skip joists, flat plates, and post-tensioned beam and slabs. Foundation systems include conventional spread footings, drilled piers, steel, timber and pre-cast piles, and retaining type structures. Special design considerations include multi-story architecturally exposed structural steel window wall frames, structural evaluation of existing structural systems, and remedial repair of existing concrete facilities utilizing epoxy injection.
Experience also includes the analysis and design of structural steel connections for both commercial and industrial projects and the responsibility of reviewing design documents to ensure satisfactory construction conditions and to determine economical and appropriate solutions where necessary. Also have experience in reviewing field and shop fabricating problems to determine economical solutions, along with reviewing designs to determine erection procedures.
Tucker, Gregory L., and Bennett, Richard M., "Reliability Analysis of Partially Restrained Steel Connections",
Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, April 1990.
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