Heather R. Anesta is experienced in the management, design, investigation, demolition, and inspection of new construction and existing buildings for multi- discipline and structural projects in the Private and Public Sectors, including Civil and Marine sub-sectors. She utilized her advanced structural knowledge, problem-solving approach, and project management skills to design, analyze, investigate, and manage structural and multi- discipline projects for Owners, Developers, Contractors, and Architects.
She has served as an Expert in forensic engineering investigations and depositions involving structural failure, property losses, and construction defect matters. A FEMA Subject Matter Expert and Adjunct Instructor in the field of Structural Engineering, she has assisted as a structural first responder in Hurricane Florence (2018) and Dorian (2019), and performed structural evaluations of damaged structures following Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Florence (2018), Michael (2018), and Dorian (2019). She is a member so the ASCE 7-22 Wind Load Subcommittee, the NCEEs Structural Engineers Exam Development Committee (SE Licensing Exam Development) and is a Structural Specialist on FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 1. She serves as a Technical Advisor and Wind Task Group Leader for the upcoming 2020 HUD Residential Resilience Guideline for Builders & Developers.