Tom G. Peterson, P.E.

Senior Forensic Engineer


Master of Business Administration – Management, 2000, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Business, 1978, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Registrations and Certifications

State of Minnesota Professional Registered Engineer – 15641
State of Missouri Professional Registered Engineer – 2004010808
State of Oregon Professional Registered Engineer – 13520
State of Tennessee Professional Registered Engineer – 00019540
State of Wisconsin Professional Registered Engineer – 37819-6

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Structural Engineering
Building Code Reviews
Commercial Building Structure Design
Repair Design and Management
Existing Building Assessments
Distribution Center Building Structural Design
Concrete Floor Slab on Grade Design
Existing Property Condition Assessment
Tall Slender Masonry Wall Design for Low Rise Structures
Parking Lot Circulation and Pavement Design
High Wind Velocity Design for Coastal or Island Locations
Slope Stability Effects on Structures
Forensic Evaluation of Residential and Commercial Structures


Mr. Peterson is a licensed structural engineer with a wide range of expertise including evaluation of retail, commercial and industrial facilities, both as a design engineer and as a consultant in structural design review and failure analysis.

Tom brings more than 34 years of combined experience in the fields of large commercial, industrial, and structural design and failure analysis, as well as rehabilitation structural design. He has worked on projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean, and has provided emergency response and recommendations on building failures in catastrophe events.

In addition to design and failure analysis expertise, Tom has extensive experience in the evaluation of existing buildings and properties and has provided recommendations regarding capital expenditures.