Gerard B. Sullivan, P.E.

Jerry SullivanMr. Sullivan holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Hofstra University and became a registered professional engineer in The State of Florida in 1980. He has more than forty years of experience in structural design and engineering, including work in areas of manufacturing, design software programming, and engineering project supervision. He founded Sullivan and Associates Engineering Inc. in 1982, in which he has performed truss design and inspection, tile floor inspection, general structural inspection, roof inspections, and forensic investigation. Mr. Sullivan joined Omega Forensic Engineering in 2008.

Mr. Sullivan is an expert in wood truss engineering. In addition to his extensive design work for roof and floor trusses, he has performed consulting services for truss plate manufacturers and wood truss manufacturers. He has also been called as an expert witness concerning wood trusses on numerous occasions.

While serving as Broward County’s Chairman of the Structural Committee of the Board of Rules and Appeals, Mr. Sullivan played a key role following Hurricane Andrew in the revision of the Broward Edition of the South Florida Building Code, which included innovations regarding the design of structures for hurricane-force winds.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. – Engineering Science, Hofstra University, 1970

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Registered Professional Engineer – Florida No. PE28404, Georgia No. PE041995
  • Past Florida State Certified General Contractor (always kept inactive status)
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Former Member, Florida Engineering Society
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of South Florida Truss Manufacturers and
    Components Association

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Omega Forensic Engineering, Inc., Senior Engineer, 2008 – Present
  • Sullivan and Associates Engineering, Inc., Sole Proprietor, 1982 – Present Tall Tree Truss, Chief Engineer, 1981 – 1982
  • Precision Roof Systems, Vice President in Charge of Engineering, 1976 – 1981
  • Causeway Lumber Company, Engineer and Detailer, Truss Department, 1974 – 1976
  • Quality Roof Truss Company, Engineer and Detailer, 1974
  • Alpine Engineered Products, Truss Design Engineer, Programmer, and Truss and Materials Testing, 1972 – 1974
  • United States Navy, Officer, 1970 – 1976 (Active and Reserve)

RELATED SERVICE EXPERIENCE

  • Boward County Board of Rules and Appeals 1991 – 1996
    –Chairman of the Board 1995
    –Chairman of the Structural Committee of the Board of Rules and Appeals 4 years
    (presently active)
    –Chairman of the Steering Committee for reviewing and rewriting the Broward
    Edition of the South Florida Building Code
    –Wood Structures Sub-committee, Wind Loading Sub-committee, Footings Subcommittee
    –Advisor to the Roofing Sub-committee
  • Broward County Board of Adjustment 1981 – 1984
  • Metro-Dade Urban Search and Rescue Team, Engineer (former member)