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Associate Principal

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Nicholas Hyatt has more than 15 years of experience in the inspection, analysis and restoration of buildings and structures for building owners, insurers and attorneys. Investigations have involved structural failures, fire damage, wind damage, vibration damage and foundation settlement.

His specialty is the evaluation and repair design of historic structures and archaic structural systems, as well as complex structural analysis, vibration and dynamic analysis. His portfolio includes the failure investigation of the Koror-Babeldaob Bridge collapse, Republic of Palau; failure investigation and post-loss damage assessment and consulting for the World Trade Center complex and surrounding buildings following September 11, 2001; and seismic evaluation of the 3,500-foot suspension span and approach spans of the historic George Washington Bridge, New York, providing performance and mitigation recommendations to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Nick is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and Massachusetts and a licensed professional engineer in California, Maine and Vermont. He is registered with the National Highway Institute of In-Service Bridges and the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. Nick is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, American Institute of Steel Construction and Building Owners and Managers Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago, and a Master and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.