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W. Sharkey Bowers, PE

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W. Sharkey Bowers is a licensed Professional Engineer with concentrated experience in forensic, geotechnical, and structural engineering. He has authored hundreds of technical reports providing professional engineering opinions regarding the cause, origin, and duration of damage to properties, directed geotechnical and materials testing field personnel to evaluate the subsurface conditions of future development sites to provide site preparation, soil remediation, and foundation recommendations. He also provided vibration monitoring services for ongoing construction projects to avoid damage to nearby structures, evaluated structures for potential vibration damage from nearby construction and/or mining; evaluated structures and properties for the presence of sinkhole activity and structural damage as defined in Florida Statutes §627, and developed detailed segmental retaining wall design plans and specifications as Engineer of Record for hundreds of retaining wall projects throughout the State of Florida.

Through his experience in the engineering field, Sharkey has established a diverse background and developed an intimate understanding of the engineering and construction industry. With his outstanding problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and with large teams, Sharkey has effectively executed thousands of projects and maintained positive relationships with clients in the construction, insurance, and litigation industries.

Professional Registration:

  • PE 37800 / AL [State of Alabama Engineering License]
  • PE 72086 / AZ [State of Arizona Engineering License]
  • PE 60549 / CO [State of Colorado Engineering License]
  • PE 35990 / CT [State of Connecticut Engineering License]
  • PE 78970 / FL [State of Florida Engineering License]
  • PE 43699 / GA [State of Georgia Engineering License]
  • PE 062.072509 / IL [State of Illinois Engineering License]
  • PE 37768 / KY [State of Kentucky Engineering License]
  • PE 42879 / LA [State of Louisiana Engineering License]
  • PE 17583 / ME [State of Maine Engineering License]
  • PE 59276 / MD [State of Maryland Engineering License]
  • PE 29452 / MS [State of Mississippi Engineering License]
  • PE 102133 / NY [State of New York Engineering License]
  • PE 46724 / NC [State of North Carolina Engineering License]
  • PE 85656 / OH [State of Ohio Engineering License]
  • PE 94648 / PA [State of Pennsylvania Engineering License]
  • PE 36055 / SC [State of South Carolina Engineering License]
  • PE 121935 / TN [State of Tennessee Engineering License]
  • PE 130481 / TX [State of Texas Engineering License]
  • PE 13442916-2202 / UT [State of Utah Engineering License]
  • PE 64600 / VA [Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering License]
  • PE 24253 / WV [State of West Virginia Engineering License]
  • CFM / ASFPM US-18-10776 [Association of State Floodplain Managers Management Certification]

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Training

  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) (Seismic Section)
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • Florida Floodplain Managers Association
  • Florida Engineering Society (FES) Geotechnical & Materials Engineering Committee (GMEC)
  • The Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) Florida High Wind Manual Certification
  • Advanced Florida Building Code

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The Impact of Construction Vibration on Adjacent Structures
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The Vulnerability of Dams: A Rising Threat to Life & Property
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