After graduating with his BS in Engineering from SIU and his MS in Civil Engineering from Kansas State, Mr. Bernhardt worked his way up from drafter, detailer, design engineer, project engineer and project manager before starting his own structural engineering consulting business. After 6 years he sold this business and became a stockholder and lead structural engineer at larger structural engineering firm in central Illinois. In 2001 he became structural engineering manager and Chief Structural Engineer for the St. Louis office of Burns & McDonnell. In 2012 he became Chief Structural Engineer for OCCI - a construction company focusing on marine structures. His technical experienced varied with design work on industrial projects, energy projects, institutional projects and transportation projects. He was involved in the NEHRP TS5 committee on Masonry, NCEES Structural Exam Committee and the SEI PAC and SEI LAD Outreach committee. He serves as vice chair of the SEI St. Louis Chapter.
P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013