John Duntemann, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, is a Senior Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. He is primarily engaged in the assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures. He specializes in the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems. His experience includes the analysis of numerous building and bridge structures, addressing general code conformance and related topics such as construction loads and procedures, erection methods, and lateral stability.
Mr. Duntemann is a member of the ASCE Standard Committee on Design Loads for Structures during Construction (ASCE 37) and the ASCE Standard Committee for Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7). He is the former chair of the ASCE Performance of Structures Technical Activities Committee. He was the principal author of a state-of-the-art standard, entitled Guide Design Specification for Bridge Temporary Works, (1995) sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and subsequently adopted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He is also contributing author to the Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction (1996, 2012), published by McGraw-Hill.