Principal & Group Manager, Structural Evaluation
Mr. Olson has more than 30 years of experience that focuses primarily on evaluation and condition assessment of various reinforced concrete structures. He has applied this expertise to structural evaluation of conventionally reinforced and prestressed concrete structures including foundations, dams, stadiums, parking structures, building facades, bridges, industrial structures, liquid containing structures, cooling towers and several historic structures. Evaluations often include the use of specialized nondestructive testing techniques such as impulse radar, impulse response, impact-echo, optical fiberscope and ultrasonic testing. He has supervised and performed numerous field and laboratory forensic investigations of materials performance issues. Contract reports include definitive findings regarding causes of damage and deterioration, materials testing, analysis and development of repair procedures, specifications and drawings.
Prior to joining CTLGroup, Mr. Olson served as field, pre-contract and research engineer for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, parent company of CBI Industries, Inc.