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Ph.D. Structural Engineering and Wood Science (dual major)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Completed March 2004
Structural Engineering and Timber Engineering (dual major)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Completed March 1996
B.S. Civil Engineering
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Completed December 1993
Registered Professional Engineer, Oregon, 51013PE.
Private Pilot: VFR, single engine, land.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND RECOGNITION
Engineer of record for independent review of evaluation reports for new structural fasteners for the Stanley-Bostitch Corporation.
American Society of Civil Engineers.
Society of Automotive Engineers.
ASTM (E30, Forensic Sciences; D07 Wood)
EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE
Structural assessment after biodeterioration and fire.
Structural assessment after building collapse.
Structural assessment after foundation settlement.
Retaining wall failure analysis.
Urban surface water drainage assessment.
Highway/freeway drainage assessment.
Shipping related damage assessment.
Building code interpretation.
Vehicle accident reconstruction site-survey preparation.
Engineer / Owner
Kent Engineering Investigations, LLC, Corvallis, Oregon. 2005-Present; Expert witness for construction defects, accident reconstruction and failure analysis with AFI Associates, Inc.
Engineer / Owner Residential Engineering, LLC, Corvallis, Oregon. 2004-Present; Civil and structural design including lateral force resisting
systems for seismic and wind forces, foundations, retaining walls, roadway layout and design, waterline extensions, sanitary sewer extensions.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 2000-2004; Doctoral research in the field of wood product durability. Theses: The effect of Biological Deterioration on the Performance of Nailed
Oriented Strand Board Sheathing to Douglas-fir Framing Member Connections.
Engineer Koos Engineering, North Bend, Oregon. 2003-Present;
Civil and structural design and surveying including retaining walls, property and topographic surveys, roadway layout and design, waterline extensions, sanitary sewer extensions, storm water management.
ngineer Wood Composites Engineering, Inc., Corvallis, Oregon. 1999-2002; Structural design and restorations, quality manager for an International
Conference of Building Officials Evaluation Service certified testing laboratory and quality assurance agency, development of high-strength synthetic fiber reinforced plastics for structural applications.
Owner S.M.K. Consulting, Inc., Reedsport, Oregon. 1997-1999.
Researcher Wood Science & Technology Institute, Corvallis, Oregon. 1995-1997.
Gupta, R., C. Basta, S. Kent. 2004. Effect of knots on longitudinal shear strength of Douglas-fir shear blocks. Forest Products Journal. 54(11): 77-83.
Kent, S., R. Leichti, D. Rosowsky, J. Morrell. 2005. Effects of decay on the cyclic properties of nailed connections. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
Kent, S., R. Leichti, D. Rosowsky, J. Morrell. 2004. Effects of wood decay by Postia placenta
on the lateral capacity of nailed oriented strand board sheathing and Douglas-fir framing members. Wood and Fiber Science. 36(4): 560-572.
Kent, S., and R. Leichti. 2004. An assessment of common test methods to evaluate the mechanical properties of structural end-jointed lumber. Forest Products Journal.
Kent, S., R. Gupta, T. Miller. 1997. Dynamic effects on metal-plate-connected wood truss joints. Journal of Structural Engineering. 123(8): 1037-1045.
Carradine, D., F. Woeste, S. Kent. 2001. SIPs and SSP's are not the same. Timber Framing. (60): 8-9.
Kent, S., R. Leichti, J. Stith. 2002. In-Situ repair of glulam beams and roof decking using FRP and LVL composites. Wood Design Focus. 12(1): 3-7.
Kent, S., R. Leichti, J. Morrell, D. Rosowsky, S. Kelley. 2006. Analytical tools to predict changes in properties of oriented strandboard exposed to the fungus Postia placenta
. Holzforschung. 60: 332-338.
Kim, J.H., Kent, S.M. and Rosowsky, D.V. 2006. "Effects of Biological Deterioration on the Seismic Performance of Woodframe Shearwalls," Special Issue: Infrastructure Management,
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. In press.
Dr. Kent has diverse experience and training in wood product durability, building science and moisture-related issues, structural design, and in-situ
restoration of wood structures. He has investigated wood decay in commercial and residential buildings, pedestrian and traffic bridges, and is well published from his academic research in wood and wood composite durability.