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Mr. Dusenberry is a Senior Principal in the Waltham, Massachusetts office Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., where he has worked for over 35 years. He has Bachelors of Science and Masters of Engineering degrees from Cornell University.

He is a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves as President of the SEI Board of Governors. He chairs the committee that developed the first edition of the recently-published ASCE/SEI 59 standard for blast-resistant design, titled Blast Protection of Buildings. Having served for over 20 years on the standards committee that maintains Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7, he chaired that committee during the cycle that developed the 2010 edition. He was the task chair for the environmental loads chapter for the first edition of the standard ASCE/SEI 37, Design Loads on Structures During Construction, and continues to serve on that committee as it is preparing the first revision of that standard. He also chairs the committee that is developing a new standard for disproportionate collapse mitigation.

Mr. Dusenberry previously served ASCE and SEI as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Structural Engineering, and as a member of the Technical Activities Division Executive Committee and several technical and administrative committees.

Mr. Dusenberry has published over 60 articles on topics related to fire resistance, blast resistance, disproportionate collapse, performance of structures in distress, and other technical topics. Mr. Dusenberry is a chapter author for five handbooks and best-practices guides, and is the editor of the 500-page Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Structures.

Mr. Dusenberry designs and investigates buildings and other structures. He has been principal investigator of several high-profile structural failures. His structural designs include restorations of historic structures, new structural designs, and designs for blast resistance and disproportionate collapse resistance.

 

DonaldDusenberry,
P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2012