- Phone: (630) 851-4566
- Fax: (630) 851-4870
As a Principal and Vice President of ESi, Dr. Chad Fischer partners closely with our other technical leaders to drive ESi’s vision, strategy, and growth, while overseeing all aspects of the company's day-to-day operations. Highly regarded for his technical know-how, values-based leadership, and practical problem solving skills, Dr. Fischer has been instrumental in extending ESi's reach into fast-growing markets while remaining hyper-focused on quality and execution. Most recently, he led ESi's Civil/Structural practice, where he consistently delivered strong operational and financial performance, proven commitment to ESi's purpose and people, and a clear sense for how we can bring them together in service to our clients.
With a career that spans more than 15 years, Dr. Fischer has inspected, evaluated, and designed repairs for a wide range of commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation structures, ranging from high rise office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and single/multi-family homes to bridges and roadways. He brings a blend of strategic perspective and technical expertise to every project, along with a deep understanding of construction projects and procedures. Together, this combination of skills proves instrumental in helping clients understand and navigate complex civil/structural issues – including scope, short- and long-term costs, safety issues, ways to minimize business disruption, and options to restore or replace.
Dr. Fischer is deeply committed to the communities in which he serves and actively volunteers his time as a Structural Specialist for Urban Search and Rescue teams. Currently, he serves on the National Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) Committee and is a Structures Specialist with the Urban Search and Rescue Team (TF IL-1). He also trains engineers, architects and building officials across the country on how to perform structural assessments following large scale disasters.
Dr. Fischer earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a sought-after instructor, has presented at a variety of industry and technical forums, and has published numerous papers and reports. Dr. Fischer also led several research projects on structural health monitoring and real time assessment of in-service bridges.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Contact Us