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Nestor Escobales

  • Nestor Escobales
  • Lecturer
  • Engineering Technology
  • 102 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3775
  • nescobal@odu.edu
  • Mr. Escobales began working at ODU as a Lecturer of Civil Engineering Technology (CET) in July of 2010. Prior to joining ODU, Mr. Escobales was engaged in the practice of structural engineering for nearly 12 years. During his tenure as a practicing engineer, Mr. Escobales worked in several aspects of the civil engineering profession as a structural engineer. The focus of Mr. Escobales’ career has been in the areas of analysis and design of building and non-building structures, estimating, collapse investigations, structural and welding inspections, modifications and repairs, and AISC Pre-engineered Metal Building (PEMB) certification auditing. Mr. Escobales worked extensively analyzing and designing structures in occupancy categories I thru IV as defined by Table 1-1 of the ASCE 7 standard and possess a strong background in wind and earthquake engineering. In addition, Mr. Escobales specialized in the 3D computer analysis of complex structures using a large variety of commercial software such as MBS, RISA, Staad, RAM, CFS, Shape Builder, Maple, and Ansys. He is also proficient with documents required for the analysis and design of structures in the United States such as the AWS D1.1 and D1.3, ACI 318 and 530, AISI NASPEC, AISC 341 and 360, ASTM, NDS, AASHTO, IBC, and ASCE 7 among others. Mr. Escobales is an advocate for professional licensure, certifications, and membership into professional societies. He is a Professional Licensed Engineer (PE) in various states, a Certified Welder Inspector (CWI), and is a member of AWS, AISC, ICC and NCEES. Mr. Escobales’ interests are in the areas of structural stability analysis, 3D software modeling, pre-engineered metal buildings and collapse investigations.
  • Education

    University of Illinois, 1997
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1994
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Structural Engineering
  • Licensures and Certifications

    DC Professional Engineer, P.E.
    Date Obtained: 2010-07-01
    Certified Welding Inspector, C.W.I.
    Sponsoring Organization: American Welding Society
    Date Obtained: 2007-04-01
    WI Professional Engineer, P.E.
    Date Obtained: 2005-08-01
    KS Professional Engineer, P.E.
    Date Obtained: 2002-06-01
  • Expertise

    Structural Design, Collapse Investigations, Structural Inspections
  • 1994: Graduate College Fellowship
  • 1992: Athletic Scholarship
  • 1988: Member of the Puerto Rico National Volleyball Team
  • 1985: Member of Professional Volleyball Team in Puerto Rico