Richard D. Roberts, PE, SECB
Richard D. Roberts, PE, SECB, serves as Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer in our Philadelphia, PA office. Rich is the senior expert for structural engineering and is primarily responsible for technical expertise within the discipline and strategic growth in close coordination with Pennoni’s Regional Vice Presidents and business development team. His engineering experience includes structural design and management for a wide range of commercial, institutional, and industrial projects.
Rich joined Pennoni in 1989, and his project experience includes high-rise building structure design, deep foundation design, and evaluation and modifications of existing and historic structures.
Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a minor in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. He is a licensed professional engineer in 14 states and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board.
Rich is the Founding President of the Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania, as well as a member and past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Post-Tensioning Institute, among others.
He has also been appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to represent the Structural Engineering profession on the State Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council, and serves on Drexel University’s Executive Board of the Construction Management Advisory Council. In addition, he served as the coordinator for the Civil Engineering Professional Engineer Review Course and also taught reinforced concrete design in the program.