George Ge

Project Manager
Experience
George Ge started his career working for a bridge design/research institute in Dalian, China. He worked on design and construction consulting for numerous bridge projects. He also worked on wind tunnel laboratory testing for long-span bridges and tall buildings, as a lead researcher. George then moved to Austin, TX for his Ph.D. George worked on several research projects for TxDOT, including “Designing for Deck Stress Over Precast Panels in Negative Moment Regions” and “Evaluation of Seamless Bridges”. Design recommendation based on George's research has been accepted and implemented by AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. George worked in long-term field monitoring of 5 bridges during the construction and service period, laboratory structural testing of 3 composite tub girders, and a series of large-scale reinforced concrete specimens. George also conducted an FEA analysis to develop a simplified design procedure of deck reinforcement in the negative moment regions for TxDOT. After serving as a bridge design engineer at RHC Engineering in Seattle, WA. Dr. Ge joined TSA Group in 2021 and serves as a project manager in forensic investigation and other engineering services. His primary area of expertise is analyzing the failure of residential, commercial, and industrial properties to hazards associated with storms, hurricanes, foundation movements, etc.
Education
Ph.D. - Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin - 2020; M.S. – Structural Engineer – Dalian University of Technology - 2011; B.S. – Civil Engineering – Tongji University - 2008;
Licensure
Dr. Ge was first licensed as a Professional Engineer in Texas in 2021. Dr. Ge is currently licensed in California, Florida, Washington, and Texas. Dr. Ge serves as a certified structural engineer in the Safety Assessment Program for California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Dr. Ge is also a FAA107 Certified Commericial Drone Piliot.

Representative Experience

Personal representative experience may cover multiple employement engagements

Long-Span-Bridge Aerodynamic Testing

Conducted wind tunnel tests on 3 long-span bridges, including suspension bridge, arch bridge, and cable-stayed bridge. Conducted FEA analyses to find critical parameters. Designed and prepared scaled models for wind tunnel testing to find the critical wind limitations and aerodynamic derivatives. Designed and prepared scaled models for wind tunnel testing to find the wind-rain interaction effects to the aerodynamic stabilities of long-span bridges.

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Long-Span-Bridge Aerodynamic Testing

Xinghai Bay Bridge

Dalian, China

Designed bridge deck systems, deck drainage system, and maintenance platforms of the 4.3-mile-long bridge. Designed three identical 230-foot-span simply supported steel girders.

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Xinghai Bay Bridge
Dalian, China

Single Tower Cable-Stayed Bridge

Panjin, China

Performed FEA analysis for the global behavior of the steel tower. Provided recommendations for member sizing requirements for the tower and diaphragm. Determined the layouts of steel plate stiffeners to control stress concentrations and local bulking.

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Single Tower Cable-Stayed Bridge
Panjin, China

High-Rise-Building Wind Pressure Distribution Testing

Conducted wind tunnel tests on 6 high-rise buildings to quantify the wind load, including classified the ground surface roughness category and wind exposure category, simulated wind profile characteristics in the wind tunnel, designed the scaled building model for the test building and surrounding structures, installed wind pressure sensors on the surface of the building model, recorded wind pressure under each test profile, analyzed and calculated the drag coefficient and gust effect factors to determine the wind pressure for the build, and drafted the test report.

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High-Rise-Building Wind Pressure Distribution Testing

TxDOT Research Projects

Conducted Txdot research project: “Designing for Deck Stress over PCPs in Negative Moment Regions” and “Implementation of Field Instrumentation Steel Girder Bridge with PCPs", with
experimental investigation of the concrete deck cracking behavior in concrete and steel girder bridge superstructures, including long-term field monitoring and live load testing of 6 bridges during construction, large-scale laboratory testing on three composite bridges with parametric deck reinforcing details, and performed series FEA analysis to determine a practical deck design method.

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TxDOT Research Projects

Hail Damage to Wood Shake Roof

Dallas, Texas
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Hail Damage to Wood Shake Roof
Dallas, Texas

Freeze Damage To Warehouse Roof

Houston, Texas

Freeze Damage - TSA did a detailed inspection of the interior and roof of the warehouse.

Water damage to the roof deck and product was apparent during the site inspection.

Moisture mapping was conducted to prove water infiltration to the roof.

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Freeze Damage To Warehouse Roof
Houston, Texas

BUR Roofing Wind Damage

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wind and Hail - An investigation of the interior and roof revealed water damaged ceiling tiles and extensive damage to the roof.

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BUR Roofing Wind Damage
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Country Club Warehouse Repair

Wind Damage - TSA was hired to investigate the damage to the concrete tilt walls following a severe wind event.

A repair design was provided following the investigation.

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Country Club Warehouse Repair

Jewelry Shop Truck Impact

Houston, Texas

Impact Damage - TSA was hired to investigate the extent of damage to the building following a truck hitting it. The wall and column were both checked for structural damage.

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Jewelry Shop Truck Impact
Houston, Texas

Freeze Damage To Single-ply Roof

Dallas, Texas

Freeze Damage - TSA investigate the single ply roof of the store after a weather event with freezing temperatures. Bear claw cracks and other significant damage from the event was found.

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Freeze Damage To Single-ply Roof
Dallas, Texas

Parking Garage Inspection and Repair Design

Dallas, Texas

Parking Garage - TSA was hired to investigate the distress in the parking garage. This included distress in concrete from cracking and an evaluation of the bearing pad. TSA was also asked to provide a repair design for this garage.

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Parking Garage Inspection and Repair Design
Dallas, Texas

Parking Garage Inspection 2

Frisco, Texas

Parking Garage - TSA was hired to investigate the distress in the parking garage. This included distress in concrete from cracking and an evaluation of the bearing pad.

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Parking Garage Inspection 2
Frisco, Texas

Parking Garage Inspection 3

San Antonio, Texas

Parking Garage - TSA was hired to investigate the distress in the parking garage. This included distress in concrete from cracking and an evaluation of the bearing pad.

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Parking Garage Inspection 3
San Antonio, Texas

Tree Impact to Residence

Henderson,Texas

Impact Damage - TSA was hired to investigate the damage to this residence after a tree had impacted the building during a severe weather event.

An investigation of the including the exterior, interior, roof, and floor was performed to understand the extent of the damage caused from the impact.

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Tree Impact to Residence
Henderson,Texas

Warehouse Wind Damage and Repair Design

Haltom City, Texas

Wind Damage - TSA was hired to investigate the damaged warehouse caused by high wind speeds. The roof was blown off and multiple steel joists were damaged as a result.

An interior investigation was performed to determine the extent of the joist damage and provide repairs for the damaged joists.

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Warehouse Wind Damage and Repair Design
Haltom City, Texas

Office Building Foundation Distress

Dallas, Texas

Foundation Distress - TSA performed an exterior and interior investigation of the office to asses damages as well as an elevation survey to understand the issues with the foundation.

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Office Building Foundation Distress
Dallas, Texas

Hurricane Damage - Machine Shop

Harahan, Louisana

After Hurricane Ida, a machine shop was dealing with water intrusion issues at the metal roof membrane, putting their expensive machinery at risk.

TSA’s investigation included infrared technology and leak mapping of the water intrusion locations at the interior. This data helped identify distress of the building envelope during the exterior and roof inspection.

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Hurricane Damage - Machine Shop
Harahan, Louisana
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