Nestor Escobales, P.E., C.W.I.
Civil Engineering Technology
214 Kaufman Hall, Office 212B
Department of Engineering Technology
Phone: (757) 683-3786
M.S. Civil Engineering – Structures, 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. Civil Engineering - Structures, 1994
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Mr. Escobales began working at ODU as a Lecturer of Civil Engineering Technology in July of 2010. He currently holds appointments as Program Director and Materials Testing Lab Director. Prior to joining ODU, Mr. Escobales was engaged in the practice of structural engineering for nearly 12 years. During his tenure as a practicing engineer, Mr. Escobales worked in several aspects of the civil engineering profession as a structural engineer. The focus of Mr. Escobales’ career has been in the areas of analysis and design of building and non-building structures, estimating, collapse investigations, structural inspections, modifications and repairs, and AISC certification auditing. Mr. Escobales worked extensively analyzing and designing structures in occupancy categories I thru IV as defined by Table 1-1 of the ASCE 7 standard and possesses a strong background in wind and earthquake engineering. In addition, Mr. Escobales specialized in the 3D computer analysis of complex structures using a large variety of commercial software such as MBS, RISA, Staad, RAM, CFS, Shape Builder, Maple, and Ansys. He is also proficient with documents required for the analysis and design of structures in the United States such as the AWS D1.1 and D1.3, ACI 318 and 530, AISI NASPEC, AISC 341 and 360, NDS, AASHTO, IBC, and ASCE 7.
Mr. Escobales’ research interests are in the areas of structural stability analysis, pre-engineered metal buildings and collapse investigations. He is also a Professional Licensed Engineer (P.E.) in various states, a Certified Welder Inspector (C.W.I.), and is a member of AWS, AISC, ICC and NCEES.