Mr. Vance is a licensed Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the performance evaluation and failure analysis of various types of structures. Mr. Vance has a doctorate in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures and materials. His doctorate studies included extensive research and investigation on the design and performance of concrete. He has performed over 200 residential or commercial structural inspections including failures associated with long term deterioration, settlement, wind, snow, hurricanes, and vehicular impacts. During his career he has designed, inspected, rated, and analyzed more than 50 highway bridges for various clients including private parties and state, local, and federal transportation agencies. He is also a Certified XL Tribometrist for performing slip resistance testing for slip and fall incidents.