David D. Byers is a founding Principal of Genesis Structures where he specializes in the design, erection and demolition of complex bridge structures of all types. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1999 while working in the bridge design office of HNTB Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to his professional practice, Dr. Byers has been involved in several teaching assignments at the university level and is a registered professional engineer in 24 states as well as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).