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Power Plant Design

Frankfort, IL, 60423
August 23, 2012

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Chris Kurt Resume


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Frankfort, IL 60423


708-***-**** (cell)

815-***-**** (home)

312-***-****, ext. 213 (work)



B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976

M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Illinois- Structural Engineer

Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin: Professional Engineer


April 2012 to present: Cooper & Associates, Chicago, IL

Duties: Design of steel structures, foundations, and modifications to existing buildings for manufacturing projects.

August, 2010 to April 2012: Roberts & Schaefer Company, Chicago, Illinois

Duties: Design of steel structures and foundations for coal handling structures for overland conveyor projects at a coal mine in Indonesia.

July, 2005 to July, 2010: Sargent & Lundy LLC, Chicago Illinois

Duties: Design of foundations and steel structures for Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), Powder River Basin (PRB) coal blend retrofit, and combined cycle projects.

Design of foundation modifications and gallery modifications for bottom ash conveyor replacement project.

Design of ball mill foundations, support structure and foundation for lime silo, and review of absorbers for additional loads from a new wash down piping system for FGD project.

Design of auger cast pile supported foundations for cooling tower basin foundation, Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), Water Treatment Building foundation, and miscellaneous equipment foundations and structural steel galleries for combined cycle project.

Design of silo foundations and injection port access galleries for Activated Carbon Injection projects.

Design of steel framing and foundation modifications for new Crusher House elevator at an operating coal fired power plant.

Perform condition assessment and design of repairs for conveyor bents, transfer towers, flue gas ducts, reclaim tunnel, and circulating water lines at operating coal fired power plants.

Design of radial stacker foundation, transfer tower foundation, and soot blower access galleries for a PRB coal conversion project.

Review of concrete reinforcing and steel shop drawings.

Prepare and review general work specifications.

Review and provide structural input for mechanical pipe support drawings.

March, 2003 to July, 2005: Barry Levin and Associates, Elmhurst, IL

Duties: See below

August, 2002 to March, 2003: MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Chicago, IL

Duties: Design and construction management for building façade restoration projects in Chicago, IL. Conduct condition assessment surveys for parking structures and property condition surveys for commercial and industrial buildings. Perform condition survey and design of repairs for an industrial building damaged by an explosion.

May, 2002 to August, 2002: Hutter Trankina Engineering, Aurora, IL

Duties: Design of telecommunication towers and their foundations; design of reinforcing for existing telecommunication towers with increased lateral loads due to new antennas. Perform field walkdown, design of supports and reinforcing of the existing steel truss roof structure for new roof top HVAC unit at an industrial facility.

January, 1994 to May, 2002: Barry Levin and Associates, Elmhurst, IL

Duties: Manager of Midwest division office for an Atlanta-based structural engineering consultant.

Review of construction drawings for completeness, technical content, and coordination with other disciplines. Develop standard details and standard design procedures to be used for our projects. Design of precast concrete, tilt-up concrete, and masonry commercial and industrial structures. Design of steel roof framing and metal roof diaphragms. Design of pile and drilled pier supported foundations and structural slabs. Design of retaining walls. Design of underground water retention structures. Site visits and condition assessment of existing commercial and retail buildings. Design of structural modifications to existing buildings. Perform condition assessment survey of a parking structure at a shopping mall.

March, 1993 to January, 1994: Techknow, Inc., Chicago, IL

Duties: Design and construction management of miscellaneous buildings at nuclear power plants.

January, 1991 to March, 1993: Cygna Energy Services, Chicage, IL

Design of structures for the Advanced Photon Source project at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, IL. Design of steel structures, including crane girders for an overhead bridge crane in the Experiment Hall. Design of a concrete access tunnel under the Experiment Hall, and the design of associated retaining walls. Perform field observations, coordination with the client and contractor, and problem resolution at the site during construction of the project. Review of reinforcing steel and penetration placement for the reinforced concrete storage ring.

April 1989 to January, 1991: Impell Corporation, Lincolnshire, IL

Duties: Design of steel structures and reinforced concrete foundations for a recovery boiler project at an existing pulp and paper mill. Design of supports and foundations for I.D. and F.D. fans, large equipment, tanks, and a chimney for the same project. Design of buildings and equipment foundations for an FGD project at an existing coal fired power plant.

June, 1988 to April, 1989: Law Associates, Des Plaines, IL

Duties: Surveys and reports for buildings with asbestos containing materials.

January, 1978 to June, 1988: Sargent and Lundy Engineers, Chicago, IL

Duties: Design of steel and reinforced concrete structures for fossil and nuclear power plants. Design of fly ash silos and their steel support structures and foundations, and cooling tower foundations at a coal fired power plant. Design of modifications to existing nuclear and coal fired power plants. Seismic design of supports for components at nuclear power plants. Field assignments to resolve field problems during modifications to operating nuclear power plants.


Mr. Joel Smason: 602-***-****

Mr. Phil Gazda: 847-***-****

Mr. Barry Levin: 770-***-****

Mr. Jude Piotrowski: 630-***-****

Mr. Paul Klimenko: 773-***-****

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