The founder of Becker Structural Engineers in 1995, Paul has over twenty-seven years of structural engineering experience in New England and the Mid Atlantic States. During his career he has gained specialized expertise in foundation support systems, earth retaining structures, steel framed building systems, cast in place, precast and post-tensioned concrete, masonry and timber construction. He has extensive experience in historic restoration, adaptive reuse, industrial and commercial expansions, concrete restoration, parking structures, failure investigations, value engineering, construction monitoring, and structural evaluations including material testing.
His project experience includes commercial, industrial, municipal and educational facilities. Specialty topics include the design and anchorage of precast concrete facades, the design of curtain walls utilizing light gage metal framing, stabilization of historic structures and the upgrading of existing structures, including seismic retrofits. He has served as lead design engineer and project manager responsible for establishing and monitoring schedules, budgets and quality control on projects with construction costs of up to $40 million.
Paul’s computer program experience includes STAAD III, RISA-3D, RAM Structural System and AutoCAD.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Connecticut and holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural Specialization.
University of New Hampshire, Master of Science, 1989, Structural Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, 1980, Civil Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Maine (#6554), Massachusetts (#39009), New Hampshire (#6258), New York (#86255) Vermont (#7773), Georgia (#033280), Connecticut (#20725). Rhode Island (#9067), Certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering (#2285-0708)
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineering Association of Maine