Joseph K. Riddle

Joseph K. Riddle, P.E., S.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Mr. Riddle specializes in the investigation, evaluation, and repair of distressed structures. He has performed numerous structural condition and damage assessments for a variety of structure types including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. In many cases, he has also designed structural repairs or retrofits for the structures that he has inspected. In addition, he has performed research involving the long-term structural monitoring of integral abutment bridges and detailed finite element modeling. With a strong background in structural analysis and design, Mr. Riddle has the ability to design appropriate and economical repairs for unique or complex situations.

Among many endeavors, Mr. Riddle works to remain involved and up-to-date with the industry. As a member of ASTM International, he serves on the Performance of Buildings Technical Committee and on the Structural Performance of Connections in Building Construction Subcommittee. As a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), he serves on the Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings Committee. Mr. Riddle is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), through which he volunteers his time each year as a judge for the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.


  • Numerical Simulations of Steel Integral Abutment Bridges Under Thermal Loading, Journal of Bridge Engineering, October 2016
  • Integral Abutment Bridges: Behavior, Design and Ongoing Research, Structural Engineering Institute , October 2015

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.

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