Michael B. Merrick, PE, SE Secretary – Director of Engineering

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After completing his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Rose-Holman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, Mike Merrick has continued to develop his credentials by receiving his Professional Engineering (PE) Registrations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Additionally, he holds his Structural Engineering (SE) Registration in the State of Illinois. Along with Chris Everett, Mr. Merrick founded PENTA Engineering Group, Inc. in 1997.

Mr. Merrick is highly skilled and experienced in the design, inspection and renovation of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional buildings constructed of diverse types of building materials. He and his team at PENTA Engineering Group provide expert witness consulting, analysis and construction job site management for a variety of materials engineering, failure analysis, site assessment, rehabilitation design and specialized concrete laboratory service. In addition to his vast knowledge and experience in structural engineering, Mr. Merrick has honed his engineering skills and experience to include analysis and design of railroad and interstate highway bridges and pavement evaluations.

Mr. Merrick also has extensive experience with building envelope evaluations. He has performed numerous American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) tests related to building facades and roofing systems. Facades he has evaluated include pre-cast concrete panels, curtainwall, granite, glass and metal framing. Mr. Merrick has extensive experience with many roofing systems including but not limited to, built-up, modified bitumen, EPDM, PVC, shingle systems, standing seam metal and living “green” roofs.

Mr. Merrick has also designed and performed failure analysis for many geotechnical structural systems. These systems include, retaining walls, detention ponds, site drainage systems, dams and building and other structural foundations.

The devastations of hurricanes impacting the Gulf Coast have kept Mr. Merrick very busy during the past several years. He has led a busy structural engineering team to evaluate hurricane impacted structural conditions, prepared remedial design documents and provide remedial repair construction oversight to meet demanding insurance company standards.

Mike Merrick is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Roof Consultants Institute.