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Nathan C. Gould
Director, Chief, Technology and Advanced Engineering
Dr. Gould contributes to the Catastrophe Risk Management and Security columns for IRMI.com.
Dr. Gould, chief of technology for the ABS Consulting Advanced Engineering Division, also serves as the general manager of the St. Louis office of ABS Consulting. He is a practicing structural engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of major structures in all regions of the United States. Dr. Gould is active in the utilization of performance-based seismic and extreme wind design criteria and methodology for the design of new buildings and the retrofit of existing structures and nonstructural elements.
Dr. Gould is the author of numerous technical papers, including articles on performance-based design, seismic evaluation and retrofit of nonstructural elements, progressive collapse of structures, managing extreme wind losses, and antiterrorism/force protection design. He has been a member of several postearthquake reconnaissance groups, including teams that investigated damage following the 2010 Haitian and 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand, events. Dr. Gould was recently appointed to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, and he is a licensed professional and structural engineer in several states.