Ext : 2115
Email: jose.guevara3@upr.edu
Office: CI-010A
Education

PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – 1990
MSCE, Structural Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez – 1986
BSCE, Structural Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima Perú- 1982

Academic Experience
  • Experimental and analytical research with half scale concrete bridges subjected to both static and dynamic loads
  • Experimental and analytical research with full scale building columns subjected to both static and dynamic loads
  • Non-linear analysis using perform based design
  • Training in rehabilitation of historic buildings and bridges in Canada
  • Training in blast design of structures
  • Expert witness on the following projects
  • Seismic Evaluation of Pipe joint at Super aqueduct
  • Mayaguez Dolphin Evaluation and Assessment of damages due to ship collision
  • Caguas Industrial Building Evaluation of Construction Deficiencies
  • La Plata Dam Evaluation of Construction Deficiencies in the Bascule Gates
  • Evaluation of Mayaguez Composting Collapse
  • Evaluation of San Juan Natatorium Failure
  • Evaluation of Damages at the Refinery Pier due to Ship Impact
  • Evaluation of Damages due to Blasting Loads
  • Evaluation of Damages to Carraizo Dam
Non-Academic Experience
  • Design of Retrofitting of a Public School in Adjuntas
  • Design of Ponce Welcome Center
  • Design of New Kiln Filter at Cemex Ponce
  • Design of the Retrofitting of a Parking Building in Lares
  • Design of Bridge over Descalabrado River
  • Design of a 20th Story Concrete Building (San Mateo)
  • Design of a 14th Story Concrete and Steel Building (Estrella at San Juan)
  • Design of the Rehabilitation of Historic Bridge at Trujillo Alto
  • Design of a breakwater at Isla de Cabras
  • Design of the Rehabilitation of Minillas Tunnel
  • Seismic Retrofitting of Thirteen Public Schools
  • Rehabilitation of Cargo Pier C and D in San Juan
  • Design of a Material Recovery Facilities at Guayanilla
  • Design of a Material Recovery Facilities at Juana Diaz
  • Design of the expansion of Damas Hospital
  • Rehabilitation of Catholic University Ferre and Spellman Buildings
  • Design of the renovation of a Historic Church at Peñuelas
  • Design of the Banco Popular at San Germán
  • Structural Rehabilitation of Refinery and Petrochemical Piers at CORCO
Honors & Awards
  • Member of the Tau Beta PI
  • Nominated to an award for the Project Historic Bridge at Trujillo Alto
  • Nominated to an award for the Project Visitor Carrier Balloon
Publications
  • Assessment of Precast Concrete Roofs after Hurricane Maria, November 2017
  • Evaluation of Petroleum Tanks for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis, January 2018
  • Evaluation of Piers for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis, February 2018
  • Evaluation of Pipelines for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis March 2018
  • Evaluation of LPG Tanks for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis May 2018
  • Rehabilitación de Estructuras de Hormigón Armado, HandBook, 2016
  • Diseño de Estructuras de Acero, HandBook, 2016