JERALD W. KUNKEL
CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC.
2301 EAST LAMAR BLVD., SUITE 150
ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76006-7456
METRO (817) 640-3811 FAX (817) 633-6320
Texas Registered Engineering Firm #F-3288
www.jkunkel.com

SERVICES INCLUDE:

COMPANY HISTORY:
Jerald W. Kunkel Consulting Engineers, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Jerry Kunkel, a structural design engineer who has been practicing engineering in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area since 1970. After spending several years with a materials supply company, Mr. Kunkel spent 13 years practicing engineering with metroplex based consulting engineering firms before establishing his private practice. The Arlington based staff includes eight employees, including three structural engineers.
Since the firm’s origin, it has provided structural engineering, inspection and expert witness services for commercial, single family and multi-family projects not only in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area but also throughout the country.
JERALD W. KUNKEL, P.E., F. ASCE
Mr. Kunkel is a registered Professional Engineer in 37 states. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and his Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas - Arlington. He specializes in the design and investigation of commercial and residential structures. His design experience includes bridge design, steel and concrete design of commercial buildings and concrete and wood framing design of residential structures. He has been involved in the design of slab-on-grade foundations in the expansive clay soils of north central Texas and at various locations nationwide for the past 34 years. Mr. Kunkel currently conducts seminars and lectures at trade schools on residential construction, remodeling and repair. Mr. Kunkel is also a Professor in Practice at the University of Texas at Arlington, an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College and a Fellow and Lifetime Member in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Kunkel is also a Texas Certified Windstorm Engineer.
 EDUCATION:
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science/Civil Engineering, 1979

University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Engineering/Structures, 1994

 EXPERIENCE:
JERALD W. KUNKEL CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC., Arlington, Texas
Principal
January 1993 to Present
Owner and sole proprietor of a consulting practice structural engineering firm. Projects specialize in the areas of residential design, multi-family design, low-rise commercial design, inspection, evaluation of existing structures and litigation consulting.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, Arlington, Texas
Professor in Practice
June 2003 to Present
Instructor teaching senior and graduate level structures courses.

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
Teaching sophomore level engineering mechanics.
August 2002 to Present

OWEN AYRES AND ASSOCIATES, INC., Irving, Las Colinas, Texas
Manager, Structural Engineering
November 1984 to January 1993
Engineering manager for various civil and structural projects for regional office of large national consulting firm. Managed a staff of three to six engineers and technicians on projects such as bridges and roadways, office buildings, industrial buildings, schools, government housing, retail buildings and custom residences. Small staff permitted total hands-on engineering design as well as administrative functions.

GSL ENGINEERING, INC., Dallas, Texas
Manager, Engineering Division
January 1984 to November 1984
Chief engineer for a multi-office consulting firm specializing in design of post-tensioned reinforced concrete foundations and structures. Projects included structural design of residential, multi-family and commercial building foundations. Design of elevated post-tensioned and pre-stressed concrete slabs and beams.

CHARLES F. TERRY, INC. Consulting Engineers, Dallas, Texas
Senior Design Engineer
October 1981 to January 1984
Duties included design of structures in reinforced concrete, structural steel and timber. Projects included schools, churches, parking garages, industrial facility, commercial buildings, airports and bridges.

POST-TENSIONED SYSTEMS, INC., Grand Prairie, Texas
September 1972 to October 1981
Supervised drafting department of four to six drafters, programmer, and keypunch operator. Developed system of drafting slab-on-grade foundation plans on CAD system. Also, included were soils analysis, cost estimating, project scheduling and structural analysis and design of foundations and low and mid-rise structures.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Registered Professional Engineer –
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member Residential Foundation Oversight Committee
Elected Fellow, 2006
Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
Member and Sub-Committee Vice Chairman, Slab-on-Grade Committee
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Member Committee 360, Design of Slabs on Grade
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
American Plywood Association (APA The Engineered Wood Association)
The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
Member Speaker Bureau Committee
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
Member Committee C-09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
Member Committee D-07 Wood
Member Committee D-18 Soil and Rock
The Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT)
Chairman of Membership Committee
Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC)
Third Party Structural Inspector (Past)
Member Warranties and Standards Advisory Board (Past)
University of Texas at Arlington Construction Research Center
Member Advisory Board (Chairman Elect)
Chairman of Research Committee
Building Code Compliance Association
Vice-Chairman

PUBLICATIONS:
Contributing Author "Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook", McGraw - Hill, 1996
Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs on Grade; Second Edition - Post-Tensioning Institute, 1996.
Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs on Grade; Third Edition - Post-Tensioning Institute, 2004.
Contributing Author "Building Construction, Principals, Materials and Systems", Prentice Hall, 2007
Contributing Editor “Structural Steel Design: A Practice Oriented Approach (LRFD Method); Prentice Hall, 2007
Contributing Editor “Structure for Architects” Prentice Hall, 2007
Author: “Properties, Application and Fire Performance of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation” presented to Texas State Fire Marshal’s Association, 2009
Author: Case Studies Using “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations” presented to the Construction Technology Department at the University of North Texas, 2010
Contributing Editor “Calculus for Architects” Prentice Hall, 2010
Author: “An Overview of Insulated Concrete Form” presented to the Building Professionals Institute, Construction Research Center, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013
Author: “Gulf Coast Windstorm Engineering and Inspection Requirements” presented to the Structural Engineers Association of Texas, 2014.

PERSONAL:
Born November 23, 1946.  Married with two children.                              

VADIM SHTEYN, EIT
Mr. Shteyn joined the firm in 2001.  He received his Masters of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from St. Petersburg State University of Transportation, St. Petersburg, Russia.  His duties as Project Engineer include the design of steel and concrete commercial buildings and concrete and wood framing design of commercial, multi-family and residential structures. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
IRVING CHAVIS, JR.
Mr. Chavis joined the firm in 1997.  He received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mid-Management from Temple College.  He specializes in Computer Aided Drafting of commercial and residential structures. He is also a Professional member of the American Design Drafting Association. 
COMPANY E-MAIL LISTINGS:
Jerald Kunkel - jerry@jkunkel.com
Lynn Mullins - lmullins@jkunkel.com
Irving Chavis - ichavis@jkunkel.com
Vadim Shteyn - vshteyn@jkunkel.com
Marcello Barron – mbarron@jkunkel.com
General Mailbox - jkunkel@jkunkel.com
PROJECT LISTINGS:
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 LITIGATION SERVICES FEE SCHEDULE:

  1. Field Inspections $250.00/HR.
  2. Report Generation $250.00/HR.
  3. Phone Conference Timed $250.00/HR.
  4. Expert to expert meetings $250.00/HR.
  5. Court/mediation/arbitration (2 hour minimum) $250.00/HR. (From arrival to leaving)
  6. Deposition (1 hour minimum) $250.00/HR.
  7. Deposition Evaluation $250.00/HR.
  8. Travel $ 125.00/HR.
  9. Document (Subpoena) Research $ 250.00/HR.
  10. Clerical $75.00/HR
  11. Reproduction/Documents Cost
  12. Cancellation within 24 hours, 4 hour minimum