A wall is really boring until it fails. A retaining wall is supposed to hold back soil to either support a structure or keep a space clear. When it fails, both of those roles are compromised. A retaining wall does not have to collapse to fail. In fact, a failure is perhaps better defined as […]
Carlos Zarraga has more than 8 years of engineering experience in the structural field specializing in building design, building components, and foundation design. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans.
Throughout his career, Carlos has designed and analyzed structures, supervised designers and drafters, prepared construction documents (drawings and specifications), and provided on-site duties for field supervision and inspection of construction projects. Well versed in the analysis of foundation failures, he often determines the root cause of failure and the resulting scope of damage. He has designed new foundations as well as remedial repairs. He has designed retrofits to existing structures in addition to repairing construction defects.
Carlos has an in-depth knowledge and extensive background of bridges, structures for refineries, chemical plants and enhanced C02 recovery plants. He also has experience in the industrial and petrochemical industry designing structures for materials handling facilities and industrial buildings.