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Brian Brenner

Professor of the Practice
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Brian Brenner

Brian Brenner

Professor of the Practice
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-3761
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
structural engineering, concrete design, bridge analysis and design, structural analysis/design
Biography: 

As a professor of the practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brian Brenner teaches classes in bridge engineering, concrete analysis and design, and introduction to engineering, and he participates in research projects evaluating long-term bridge performance issues. He is a Principal at Stantec.

Education: 
M.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1984
B.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1982
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Principal, Stantec

2006-2015:

Vice President, Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike

2004-present:

Professor of the Practice, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Brian Brenner's research interests include baseline modeling and protocol for incorporating structural health monitoring into the bridge design process, and developing three-dimensional finite element models of bridges.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: Teacher of the Year, Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2016: Keynote Speech Presentation, University of New Hampshire Technology Conference
2011: Tisch Library Author's Talk Presentation on Civil Engineering
2010: Keynote Speech Presentation, ASCE Ports Conference
2009: Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
2008: Henry and Madeline Fisher Award, Tufts School of Engineering
2008: Keynote Speech Presentation, New Hampshire Engineer's Week
2006: Judge, ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards
2005: Richard T. Torrens Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
2001: Clemens Herschel Award, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
2000: President's Award, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
1997: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
1996: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
1995: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
1993: Distinguished Civil Engineering Lecturer, University of Nevada at Reno
1991: Young Engineer of the Year, Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers
1991: Finalist, William Barclay Parsons Fellowship, Parsons Brinckerhoff
1990: Winner, William Barclay Parsons Fellowship, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Selected Professional Activities: 
Licensed Professional Engineer, MA Certificate 34336
Previously: Editor, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Previously: Editor, ASCE Journal of Leadership in Management and Engineering
Previously: Chair, ASCE Committee on Performance of Structures during Construction (SEI)
Previously: Chair, ASCE EdAC-PAC Publications Committee
Previously: Chair, Structural Committee, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
Previously: Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Engineering Practice, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
Previously: Secretary and Chair, Newsletter Committee, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers
Chi Epsilon
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0010: Introduction to Civil Engineering
CEE-0025: Concrete Design
CEE-0094: Bridge History and Aesthetics
CEE-0125: Advanced Concrete Design
CEE-0129: Bridge Design and Rehabilitation
EN-0093: Bridge Design

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