Licensed Structural Engineer (SE)
Professional Engineer (PE)
Sam has 18 years of experience in structural engineering. Sam spent the first years of his career working in Minneapolis, Minnesota designing a variety of buildings including concrete structures, composite steel floors designs, and load-bearing masonry retail stores. Also early in his career, Sam was a structural engineer for GRAEF and designed many projects in southeast Wisconsin, including a sports stadium, large exhibition hall, several office buildings, and multiple education facilities. Sam then spent 5 years at RAM International and Bentley Systems, where he managed the structural engineering software training team and provided training to structural engineers on the usage of STAAD.pro, RAM Structural System, RAM Elements, RAM Connection, RAM Concept, and other structural design tools.
Sam founded FORSE Consulting in January of 2010 and continues to assist structural engineers with designs on a wide variety of projects, building types, and uses of software programs from Bentley, RISA, TEKLA, IES, SCIA, and others. He and his staff work hard to master each of the programs used by structural engineers and create presentations comparing the attributes of different software tools.
An expert in structural software programs, Sam speaks at structural engineering conferences nationwide, including NCSEA and NASCC, and also presents at SEA and ASCE events. One topic Sam highlights is structural masonry analysis and design. In addition, Sam has been the structural engineering consultant to the Wisconsin Structural Masonry Coalition since 2010. Sam is also the 2016 Haller Award recipient, an honor that recognizes an individual engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to Structural Masonry Design and Education in practice.