Mr. Otsuka earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois. His primary experience includes steel design and analysis, concrete design and analysis, seismic design, and design and building codes.
Mr. Otsuka designed modifications for multiple utility companies including Exelon, Entergy, and American Electric Power (AEP). He has performed structural design and analysis of numerous structural components including concrete slabs, steel framing, piping and conduit supports, and floor and wall systems. He has designed structures and components to support seismic activity including pipe supports and support stands for electrical components, performed seismic analysis of equipment mounting and analyzed the underlying concrete slab and structural steel, and has performed seismic qualifications for level transmitters, sensor probes, and replacement of constant voltage transformers (CVTs) and inverters. Mr. Otsuka has also designed framing for block walls to ensure that a large section could be safely removed without adverse impact to the main structure.
Mr. Otsuka has performed forensic investigations of structural-related damage to residential buildings throughout Illinois. Responsibilities have included hail and wind damage assessment, vibration damage to structures, flood damage evaluations, and the preparation of repots based on the findings of the investigations.FORENSIC SERVICES: Flood Damage Evaluations, Structural Evaluations, Construction Defect, Moisture Damage Evaluations, Roof Damage Assessments, Storm Damage Assessments, Thermal Imaging Services