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Charles H. Churches Sr., P.E.

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Charles H. Churches Sr., P.E.

Charles H. Churches Sr., P.E.
Director of Marketing and Business Development

Professional Experience

2008 - Present

Carl Walker Construction Group, - Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Rresponsible for sales and marketing of parking structure new construction and renovation. Also responsible for design review and coordination.

1992-2008

Churches Consulting Engineers, - Washington, PA
Principal Engineer
Responsible for the structural, foundation, and site engineering of large to medium commercial, industrial, and institutional structures. Engineer of record for over 130 parking structures. The parking structures ranged in size of up to 3300 cars. Also directly involved with the construction aspects of over half f these garages. Engineer of record for five buildings over 30 stories, four buildings over 20 stories, and one 16-story building. Engineer of record for large industrial structures with crane service of up to 175 tons. Responsible for design of temporary shoring on large construction projects with excavations of up to 70 feet.

1975 - 1992

Mulach Parking Systems, - Pittsburgh, PA
Vice President of Design Construction
Responsible for the development of the Parking Garage Division of MULACH STEEL CORPORATION, responsible for the design and construction of over 70 parking structures and associated site structures.

1973 - 1975

DravoCorporation, - Pittsburgh, PA
Staff Structural Engineer
Responsible for design of large material handling equipment including cranes, barge un-loading systems, and industrial facilities.

1968 - 1973

Mulach Steel Corporation
Estimator

1967 - 1968

Auburn Engineering
Structural Drafter

Education

1974

University of Pittsburgh, B. S. in Civil Engineering

1979 University of Pittsburgh, M. S. in Structural Engineering

Professional Status

REGISTRATIONS: Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Florida, Kentucky, Vermont, NewHampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and Minnesota

Memberships

National Engineering Examiners Council, American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction

Publications/Lectures

"An Engineered Approach to Long Life Parking Structures", PARKING MAGAZINE, September 10, 1983

"Design Techniques Lessen Destructive Power of Earthquakes", PARKING TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE, 1983
DESIGN GUIDE #18 - STEEL -FRAMED OPEN-DECKPARKING STRUCTURES for the American Institute of Steel Construction, published January, 2004
Guest Speaker - National Parking Association's National Convention 1983
Guest Speaker - Build Boston 2000
Guest Speaker - AISC Conferences 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
Guest Speaker - North American Steel Construction Conference 2004 and 2008

Awards

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE (NEW JERSEY CHAPTER) NEW JERSEY CONCRETE AND AGGREGATE ASSOCIATES, "Merit Award for Excellence in Concept Originality And Application of Structural Concrete for the TOWERS OF AMERICA PROJECT in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1998

CONSPAN BRIDGE SYSTEMS, 2004 Innovative Award for the Chapel Harbor at the Water Project in O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania, in 2004

Patents

Load-bearing and shear-wall pre-cast concrete system for high-rise building construction

Miscellaneous

American Concrete Institute Level 1 Inspection Certificate

City of Pittsburgh Special Inspector

"Len Tsupros and his team did an excellent job. The field management and site supervision were great. If somebody were to ask me whom I would recommend to build a parking garage, I would say Carl Walker Construction, Inc. I would absolutely recommend them.”

Bill Barrett
Director, Maintenance and Engineering
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

 

"Len Tsupros and Joe White have been forthcoming in meeting project requirements and in understanding the project objectives. They are cooperative, responsive, and good facilitators.  In addition, they have been diligent in addressing any compliance issues that have arisen."

Lloyd W. Miller
President
Lloyd W. Miller, Architect PLLC
Charleston, WV