Started SEP in 2006 and a second business venture, STI, in 2008. SEP specializes in design, analysis, inspection, and management of structural systems—and is known for hurricane- and tornado-hardened emergency facilities in Florida. STI focuses on development, inspections, code administration, and other engineering services.
Manages projects ranging from private-sector high-rises to education, medical, recreational, and specialty design.
In 2010, invented a green structural system to accelerate the speed of multistory construction.
While in college, was selected to participate in MIT Technology transfer program for planning, design, and construction of Tren Urbano—at the time the largest proposed heavy-rail project in the Caribbean.
AIA National Allied member
Member, ASCE, ICC, and Structural Engineering Institute
Stress relievers: martial arts, playing the piano.
Favorite vacation spot: his backyard, complete with lanai and grille.
His grandfather, Jose Vallines, was mayor of Morovis, a small town in Puerto Rico, and a highly regarded humanitarian.
A new book from LEGO master builder Warren Elsmore offers instructions for creating scale models of buildings and landmarks with LEGO.
As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.
DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University have collaborated on a research project to evaluate the effect of green school design on occupants and long-term building performance.
Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are among the major tech companies investing heavily to build state-of-the-art data centers.
ArchDaily's Rory Stott yesterday posted an interesting exploration of progressive parking strategies being employed by cities and designers. The lack of curbside and lot parking exacerbates traffic congestion, discourages visitors, and leads to increased vehicles emissions.