Dave K. Adams, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, has been practicing structural engineering since graduation from the University of California, San Diego and beginning employment with Lane Engineers, Inc. in Tulare, California in 1990. He has worked exclusively on individual projects from start to finish, and has collaborated with fellow engineers and draftspersons. Dave has investigated structural failures or damage for a variety of building types (of all construction materials) and has written comprehensive reports to summarize findings and retrofit recommendations. Mr. Adams is actively involved in the engineering community through committee membership, paper publication, and society involvement. The State of California's Engineer Licensing Board has retained his services as a subject matter expert (structural) since 2003, both for exam development and for review of negligence and incompetence cases. He currently works for Burkett & Wong Engineers in San Diego, California.