Dave O’Connell

Dave O’Connell, P.E., S.E., LEED AP

Director, Structural Design

Since 2006, Dave has worked on commercial, institutional and government projects in the Philadelphia area. He brings extensive experience collaborating with architects to manage new design and renovation projects and consult with contractors and with owners to perform condition assessments, develop maintenance and repair plans, and solve structural problems. Dave spent 6 months in Christchurch, NZ performing post-earthquake condition assessments and repairs.

Dave creatively approaches problems and solutions, trying new systems, finding the right approach and working collaboratively with all team members to develop successful outcomes. Prior to his structural engineering career, Dave worked extensively in construction trades, primarily as a carpenter. He is also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served on the Cape Verde Islands.

Professional Engineering License and Credentials:

* Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania

* Structural Engineer, Illinois

* LEED AP, BD + C

Professional Engineering License and Credentials:

University of Pennsylvania: (1992-1996)

BSE in Material Science, minor in Mechanical

BA in English

Princeton University: (2004-2006)

MS in Structural Engineering

Project Experience:

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South*, Philadelphia, PA: Lead project manager on structural design of 730 ft tall, 1,000,000 square foot, mixed use high rise. The developer, architect and structural team worked collaboratively to devise an unusual structural configuration: the bottom 28 floors are supported by steel columns and floor framing, while the upper 20 floors are traditional cast-in-place flat plate construction. This top-heavy design helped the developer meet their schedule and minimize cost.

South Academy Street Residence Hall*, Newark, DE. Lead project manager on structural design of a 4 story, 130,000 sq ft. dormitory structure. Cold form, prefabricated metal bearing walls with sheet steel strapping support precast plank floors.

Contact: David@ingram-engineering.com

484-947-5549 Ext. 210