Chris favors one-off jobs with unusual conditions and excels at working on projects that don’t quite fit the typical mold.

Joining Thornton Tomasetti in 1998, Christopher Pinto has experience in structural analysis and design, specializing in investigative projects and restoration of historic structures. As the go-to person on blast-resistance analysis methods for building structures and façades, Chris is proficient in static, dynamic and nonlinear analysis and evaluation of buildings, parking garages, space frames, domes and scaffolds under the effects of wind, seismic forces, vibration and blast loads.

His portfolio also encompasses work on commercial and residential buildings, government facilities, sports venues, airports and hotels. His notable projects include analysis and design for repairs to the U.S. Capitol Dome, replacement of the mechanization system for movable roof panels at Major League Baseball’s Miller Park in Milwaukee, and condition assessments of multiple buildings as part of the firm’s World Trade Center disaster response.

Outside of Work
During his spare time, Chris enjoys woodworking, maintaining his 100-year-old house and keeping up with his two grade-school-age daughters.

Expertise
• Blast-resistance analysis
• Forensics
• Movable roofs
• Expert witness