Dr. W. Gene Corley, Ph.D.,PE, SE serves as CTLGroup’s managing agent for professional and structural engineering, and leads structural evaluation projects related to industrial facilities, transportation facilities, parking facilities, bridges, and buildings. His wide range of experience includes evaluation of earthquake- and blast-damaged buildings and bridges; investigation of distress in prestressed concrete structures; repair of parking garages damaged by corrosion; evaluation and repair of high-rise buildings, stadiums, silos and bridges; design and construction of repairs for prestressed and conventionally reinforced, precast and cast-in-place concrete, and structural steel facilities and foundations.
Dr. Corley is one of the world’s foremost experts in analyzing buildings damaged by bombs, earthquakes, fire, and tornadoes. He led the federal investigation into the September 11, 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. He also conducted the investigation of the 1995 bombing and collapse of part of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and served as an engineering expert during the investigation of the 1993 fatal fire at the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, Texas.
He earned his BS, MS, and PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and is a licensed engineer in more than 30 states. Dr. Corley has been an active member of many technical and professional organizations, including ASCE, ACI, NSPE, and NCSEA. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and is a Past President of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). Dr. Corley has published over 180 papers and books, including more than 90 on bridge design and/or seismic design and is licensed in 31 states.