Randall Bernhardt

Randall Bernhardt, P.E., S.E.

Senior Consultant

Mr. Randall Bernhardt has over 35 years of experience in structural engineering for building, industrial, and bridge projects. His experience includes field investigations of damaged and collapsed structures, condition assessment surveys, material testing, structural analysis, and detail design. Project experience includes investigations of damage and collapse from high winds and tornados, investigations of damage from explosions and fires, design assignments for single and multi-story buildings constructed of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete, design of industrial structures for petrochemical facilities including pipe racks, process structures, machine supports, pharmaceutical, food, and grain processing structures, broad experience in design of multi-span bridges constructed of wood, pre-stressed concrete, reinforced concrete,and structural steel, and design of wastewater and water treatment facilities consisting of tanks, buildings, foundations, and chambers. He has led projects that included collapse investigations, vibration damage to buildings, building assessments, bridge inspections, load ratings, as well as new building design, new bridge design, repair design, and proof testing for bridges.


  • Analysis of Design Standards and Recommended Practices for Agricultural Storage Bins, 7th ASCE Forensic Engineering Congress, November 2015
  • Investigations and Recommendations based on the May 22, 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado, Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri, May 2012
  • Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse Remembered, Structure, August 2016
  • Silver Lake Dam Retaining Wall Failure and Repair, Burns & McDonnell, January 2011

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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