ANDY TU, P.E., LEED AP, MSCE
Licensed P.E. and LEED AP with eight plus years of international engineering experience in industrial, commercial, and residential projects extensively throughout the U.S. and Asia. Strong hands-on engineering and management skills in large and complex projects. Master's Degree in Civil Engineering. Postgraduate education of Business Management in the U.S. and Taiwan with significant project management experience in multicultural environments. Comprehensive knowledge in cost-effective, sustainable and innovative design. Familiar with International and Chinese building codes. Specialized in various structural engineering: structural steel, reinforced concrete, wood, masonry, metal building design, wind and seismic analysis. Familiarity with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a wide variety of engineering software applications. Fluency in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS Masters Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
Masters Diploma in Information Management
Certification in Business for International Professionals
Comprehensive knowledge of building codes: AISC, ASCE, IBC,
ACI codes, LEED, and Chinese building codes
Engineering Software Proficiency: STAAD, RAM, SAP2000,
ETABS, PCA, SAFE, ADAPT, RISA, PERFORM 3D, REVIT, PDMS,
ENERCALC, and PKPM
Specialized in design of steel, reinforced/post-tensioned
concrete, wood, masonry, and metal building
Familiar in wind and seismic analysis (static and dynamic)
Competency in computer-aided engineering
Supervised day-to-day construction sites coordination
Project Engineer, Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc. P.S. (CKC Structural Engineers)
Manage high-rise building projects and construction administration
Resolve day-to-day hands-on construction issues
Interface with developers, architects, contractors, city officials, and multi-disciplined engineers to coordinate projects
Lead designer for post-tensioned reinforced concrete design
Incorporate sustainable design solutions to projects
Responsible for structure analysis and design
Coordinate existing building retrofit and tenant improvement work
Manage reviews of design/construction documents and drawings
Kopczynski & Company, Inc. P.S. (CKC Structural Engineers)
Developed Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications to projects
Responsible for wood, masonry, metal building design
Performed post-tensioned reinforced concrete and foundation design
Performed structural steel design and check
Structural Engineer, CTCI Corporation-Engineers & Constructors
(Largest multinational EPC firm in Taiwan)
Coordinated international projects
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams from various countries
Integrated structural and construction solutions to projects
Responsible for structural analysis and design
Developed comprehensive structural sections and details
Performed structural steel and reinforced concrete foundation design
Developed value engineering and comprehensive cost analysis
Construction Management Official, Coast Guard Administration of Taiwan
Managed diverse construction projects for local government
Executed budget allocations and prepared comprehensive reports
Coordinated change order process and approved contractors billings
Developed government engineering/construction planning
Executed comprehensive public engineering contract management
Interfaced with architects, contractors, and engineers for various projects
Performed reinforced concrete building design and retrofit check
ASSOCIATIONS Licensed Professional Engineer in California (P.E.)
Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Accredited Professional
University of Washington Business Certification
Structural Engineers Association of Washington(SEAW)
Unites States Green Building Council(USGBC)
University of Washington, WA, U.S.A
Business for International Professionals Certificate Program
National Chiao-Tung University(NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
(Ranking: Top 3 Graduate School)
Masters Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
Masters Diploma in Information Management
Scholarship Awards, Class Leader, Teaching Assistant
National Chung-Hsing University(NCHU), Taichung, Taiwan
(Ranking: Top 5 University)
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering
Vice President of Civil Department Student Association, Harmonica Society Chief Executive, Student Association Representative
Escala Condominium Tower, Seattle WA (2006~Present)
A 350 million, 820,000-sf, 30-story high-rise luxury condominium with 8-level parking below grade.
Responsible for project management, construction administration. Lead designer for foundation, post-tensioned reinforced concrete, structural steel, column, and shear wall design. Revolutionized 100 ksi steel for seismic confinement firstly used in North America. Developed dual system and large cantilever balconies. Received ACEC 2010 Structural Systems National finalist Gold Award.
Avalon Towers, Bellevue WA (2007~Present)
A 683,000-sf mixed-use residential development, one 16 stories and the other 25 stories, over four podium levels of private parking and retail space.
Cost-effectiveness of post-tensioned reinforced concrete design exceeded clients expectations. Coordinated construction administration. Incorporated structural steel and basement wall design. Implemented sustainable features for LEED Certification.
NOHO Commons III, North Hollywood, CA (2008~2010)
An 180,000-sf, 9-story office building and 6-level, 720-stall parking garage in North Hollywood.
Implemented post-tensioned reinforced concrete design featured three interior columns only. Incorporated substantial design for LEED Certification.
The Art Institute of California, North Hollywood, CA (2009~2010)
Retrofitted a 7,000-sf existing auto shop building into an Art Institute Campus. Responsible for project management, metal building design, wood design. Supervised team to obtain permit from City of L.A. Accomplished project on time and on budget.
Harrah's Casino & Hotel, Cherokee, NC (2009~2010)
A $633 million development of 195,000-sf, 15-story hotel, luxury entertainment and tourism destination.
Incorporated multiple aspects of value engineering for post-tensioned reinforced concrete slabs, foundation piles and structural steel as a total of more than 15% saving.
Embassy Suites, Hillsboro OR (2009~2010)
A 95,000-sf, 7-story hotel.
Developed structure using cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floor slabs and composite structural steel framed for lobby areas. Incorporated seismic analysis and shear wall design. The design work was completed on time and on budget.
Enso, Seattle, WA (2007~2010)
A mixed-use development, 450,000-sf, a 19-story office building and a 19-story office/condominium tower.
Incorporated the review of TI work for Amazons move-in. Implemented post-tensioned reinforced concrete design. Awarded LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC.
1200 Madison Apartments, Seattle WA (2008~2009)
A 178,000-sf, 16-story apartment and 2-level below grade parking.
Incorporated Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to expedite the design and material take-off. Implemented Revit/Adapt Builder for post-tensioned reinforced concrete design. Obtained permit from the City on time and on budget.
Hyatt Regency Hotel Expansion, Bellevue, WA (2007~2009)
A unique addition of 336,000-sf, 20-story complex, 5-level below grade parking and a 100,000-sf ballroom.
Responsible for post-tensioned reinforced concrete check and basement wall design. Interfaced with general contractor for site visits. Incorporated Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology exceeded clients expectations.
The Rollin Street Flats, Seattle WA (2006~2008)
A 216,000-sf, 11-story mixed-use residential complex with 3 levels of underground parking.
Responsible for construction administration, shop drawings review, and post-tensioned reinforced concrete design. Awarded LEED Silver Certification by the USGBC.
Baldwin 300 Parking Garage, Cincinnati, OH (2008)
A 4-level, 1,100-stall parking garage for the use of future mixed-use development.
Coordinated tower crane foundation design. Developed structure using cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floor slabs to reduce interior columns.
Kitsap Transit Center, Bremerton, WA (2008)
A 400-ft long canopy achieved with the use of curved joist girders framed to steel columns.
Responsible for wind and seismic analysis, structural steel canopy design. Project exceeded clients expectations.
Aromatics Complex Plant, Taiwan (2004~2005)
A 1,271,000-MTA aromatics plant utilized by UOP and IFP process, owned by the largest chemicals & fibre company in Taiwan.
Designed steel structures and various foundations to support more than 800 tons multi-equipments. Responsible for seismic analysis and oil tank foundation design.
Olefins Plant, Taiwan (2003~2005)
A 1,200,000-MTA olefins plant utilized by ABB Lummus process, owned by the largest petrochemical company in Taiwan.
Implemented wind and seismic analysis. Designed a 210-meter-long pipe rack steel structure. Responsible for structural steel design to support various refinery equipments. Incorporated construction cost analysis and material takeoff.
The CUP Project, Thailand (2003~2005)
Central Utility Project owned by local PTTUT company in Thailand.
Responsible for multiple foundation design for vertical vessels, horizontal vessels, pipe stanchions, pipe supports and pumps. Designed footings and mat foundations for boilers and stacks to meet the requirement of local codes. The design work was delivered on time and on schedule.
Shanghai PTA Plant, China (2003~2005)
A world-scale British Petroleum (BP) Lucite International Chemical Industry MMA Project located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.
Implemented Chinese codes to design various combined footings and tie beams for equipment structures. Reviewed structural steel design to meet the deadlines and budget.
PDMS Exchange, Vietnam (2003~2004)
A building information platform combined with in-house 3D modeling system.
Incorporated CIMAS Vietnamese engineers to develop PDMS and in-house knowledge. Improved multi-disciplines to work more interactively in building modeling, design and construction.
Government engineering construction projects, Taiwan: (2001~2003)
A 6,000-square-meter, 5-story mixed-use residential, office and tourist center. Responsible for the review and approval of architectures design work. Oversaw construction cost control and executed budget allocations.
A 4,500-square-meter, 4-story local headquarter office. Coordinated change orders and processed comprehensive contractors billings.
Managed wide variety of public engineering/construction work. Responsible for comprehensive retrofit projects for government offices and military campuses.
Coordinated mechanical, electrical, plumping, civil and architectural issues with multiple disciplines daily on various construction sites. Responsible for government budget/resource allocations, public developments and field observations.