Mark brings a pragmatic, self-starter ethic to ZFA, where he helps guide three offices, and the industry, by helping to advance building codes and standards. He collaborates with architects, developers, and owner clients in a variety of sectors to provide innovative solutions to structural issues, particularly in the retrofit of existing buildings.
- Applies performance-based seismic analysis and design methodologies to numerous structures, promoting resilience and protecting owners’ investments
- Seeks to develop a culture of responsive team players who adapt and strategize as needed for project success
- Participated in the development of ASCE 41, the national standard for the Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, for over 10 years, including:
- Concrete provisions for Supplement No. 1 to ASCE 41-06
- Led updates for both the analysis and foundations chapters of ASCE 41-13
- Led updates to the foundations chapter of ASCE 41-17
- Leading updates to foundations chapter of ASCE 41-22
Mark is heavily involved in the US Resiliency Council (USRC) and was part of developing its national rating system for building performance in the areas of life safety, repair cost, and resumption of operations resulting from an earthquake. He believes strongly in the importance of resilience and seeks to advance the level of public discourse as well as engineering understanding of this topic.