Andrew graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota in 2006. During his time at NDSU he studied Foundation Design, Highway Design, Water Supply, but mainly focused on structural engineering. In 2010, Andrew graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering. During his time at UCD he took courses in advanced steel design, advanced concrete design, concrete materials, and many classes in advanced structural analysis. His thesis topic was the beneficial use of ultra-fine fly ash and silica fume for concrete strength, durability and restrained shrinkage.
Since working at NEI Andrew has worked on the civil design of many substations ranging from 69kV to 345kV. He has experience in site grading, foundation design (both drill pier and spread footings), steel design/detailing, and general arrangement layout.
Andrew has worked on transmission/distribution lines ranging from 12.47kV to 115kV. He has designed electrical lines using steel, wood, and fiberglass. This experience includes line staking, pole/tower design, foundation design, and cost estimation. He has taken courses atUniversityofWisconsinin Design of Transmission Line Structures and Foundations. Andrew has also attended a RMEL workshop on Overhead Distribution Line staking.
Andrew has experience with many design codes, including ASCE 7, IBC 2009, ACI 318, AISC (both ASD and LRFD), and NESC.