VCA Structural is growing and to better serve our clients and the building community, we are pleased to announce the addition of Brett Kaufmann as Associate Principal. Mr. Kaufmann brings to VCA extensive experience in Podium and Wrap projects as well as retail developments and hospitality, allowing VCA to respond to increasing demand for services across a full spectrum of design projects.

Mr. Kaufmann has more than 25 years of experience in structural engineering design, project management, construction administration, and consultant coordination. His area of expertise is seismic analysis and design of concrete, steel, wood, and light-guage steel structures across a variety of market sectors.

“Brett is an industry veteran who brings a wealth of experience and know-how to VCA. We are excited about the options he provides for clients,” said VCA Structural President Tom VanDorpe.

Tom VanDorpe and Brian Strege of VCA Structural pose with Professor Weichiang Pang of Clemson University, one of the principal researchers, shortly after the collapse testing in San Diego on August 17, 2013.