[ skip to content ]

Nestor Escobales, P.E., C.W.I.

Lecturer and Program Director
Civil Engineering Technology
102 Kaufman Hall
Department of Engineering Technology

Phone: (757) 683-3786
Email: nescobal@odu.edu

Follow me on LinkedIn

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 (CET) in July of 2010 and is responsible for the preparation and delivery of structural design courses via traditional classroom instruction and/or distance learning. Other duties include but are not limited to academic advising, and mentorship of structural design projects.

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 and welding inspections, modifications and repairs, and AISC Pre-engineered Metal Building (PEMB) 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, ASTM, NDS, AASHTO, IBC, and ASCE 7 among others.

Mr. Escobales is an advocate for professional licensure, certifications, and membership in professional societies. He is a Professional Licensed Engineer (PE) in various states, a Certified Welder Inspector (CWI), and is a member of AWS, AISC, ICC and NCEES.

Mr. Escobales' interests are in the areas of structural stability analysis, 3D software modeling, pre-engineered metal buildings, bridge analysis and design, and collapse investigations.