Denver Structural Engineer Earns Fellow Honors

June 20, 2018


Robert C. Jackson, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, a Denver structural engineer with over 40 years of experience in the private and public sectors, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Jackson is currently a consulting structural engineer with AECOM. With AECOM and legacy companies he has performed structural engineering and design supervision on a wide variety of industrial process, power, mining, and nuclear projects. His work has also taken him into project management of building projects, building code review, and code development.

With the City of Denver, Jackson was initially a plans review engineer for the Building Department. Afterward, for 15 years he led the project management of City building projects as a team leader and acting director of the Design and Construction Management Division of Public Works. He is co-chair of the Colorado Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Council and past president of the Colorado Society for Natural Hazards Research.

Jackson is a Fellow and Charter Member of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute. A Life Member of ASCE, he has served on the ASCE/SEI 41 Standards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation and the BSSC Issue Team 2 for the Provisions Update for ASCE 7. He was a member of the local planning committee for the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress in Denver in 2017. He was also a charter member of the Colorado Chapter of SEI, and gave the inaugural presentation.

He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and chairs the EERI School Earthquake Safety Initiative (SESI) Subcommittee for Code Updates and Improvements.

Jackson has served on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado and is the chair of the SEAC Seismic Committee. He is a member of the SEAC / Denver Building Department Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the SEAC Structural Engineers’ Emergency Response (SEER) Committee and is registered as a Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA). He was formerly a structures specialist for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force CO-TF1.

Jackson is a certified plans examiner and member of the International Code Council. He assisted Colorado ICC in developing a statewide operations manual for damage assessment of buildings, patterned after ATC-20.

He also served as a resource expert in developing a national course for Public Works in preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. In 2002 he served as an adjunct instructor for the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, at Texas A&M, for the delivery of this course for the Department of Justice in the United States.

Jackson, a 1965 graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School, earned his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, California, and Wyoming.

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