Scott M. Adan, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., SECB

Founder and Principal

Professional Background

Scott Adan’s engineering background includes the investigation, evaluation, and repair of structures subject to gravity, earthquake, wind, and blast forces.  He has over 25 years experience in the structural design and contract administration of large-scale building projects including high- and mid-rise commercial, healthcare, educational, residential, and parking facilities. Dr. Adan is actively involved in the research and development of steel moment-resisting connections and is an accomplished author of engineering-related journal and technical papers.


PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2006
MS, Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, 1991
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 1987


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Professional Activities

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, SEAOSC
Structural Engineers Association of California, SEAOC – Post-Disaster Performance Observation Committee
American Concrete Institute, ACI – Member of Committees 362 Parking Structures and 374 Performance Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings
American Institute of Steel Construction, AISC – Member of the Committee on Manuals and the Seismic Design Committee (TC-9)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI – Concrete Coalition Advisory Council

Honors and Awards

Special Projects Initiative Recipient, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, 2010
Award of Merit, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, 2010
President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Structural Engineers Association of Washington, 2003, 2004 and 2007

Professional Registrations

Structural Engineering Certification Board (Lic. No. 2745-0710)
California – Structural Engineer (Lic. No. S 5500)
California – Civil Engineer (Lic. No. C 73676)
Utah – Structural Engineer (Lic. No. 276647-2203)
Washington – Professional Engineer (Lic. No. 37805)
New York – Professional Engineer (Cert. No. 77662907)
California – Safety Assessment Program, Certified Disaster Service Engineer (I.D. #64791)
California – Structural Engineers Association of California, Earthquake Performance Evaluation Program (EPEP #0024)