Douglas L. Fell, PE (MN, IA, ND, WI)

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About Doug,

Doug is the managing principal of SRC. He has over 40 years of structural engineering and AEC realated experience working on a wide variety of projects, performing structural engineering, project management and business operations.


It is now time to apply that experience directly to clients that will appreciate the strong communication skills and team effort to create the high value of a strong technical resource.


You will be working directly with Doug for all of your structural engineering, project management and AEC business solutions needs with SRC.


Request a complete CV by filling out the form on the contact us page.


Doug may be reached via email at DFell@StructuralRC.com

or by calling 651-352-1052. 



Partial listing of Doug's training and experience

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Licensed Professional Engineer

Doug is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Wisconsin. 

Professional Organization Participation

  • Member of Minnesota Structural Engineers Association, (MNSEA)
  • Chairperson of MNSEA  (Minnesota) Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) Committee
  • North Midwest Region Representative (covering North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) SEER Committee
  • Member of American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACECMN)
  • Member of ACECMN Risk Management Committee
  • Member of ASCE
  • Member of Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM)
  • Infragard (FBI program to prevent hostile acts in America) – member
  • Project Management Institute – member
  • Structural Engineering Institute – charter member
  • Architectural Engineering Institute – Founding member
  • City of Eden Prairie Planning Commissioner – former
  • City of Eden Prairie park bond referendum committee member – former
  • City of Eden Prairie appointee to light rail citizens advisory committee – former
  • Institute of Forensic Investigations (IFI) Former Board member, past president and past chairman of the board;

Training and Certification

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified (Red Cross - current)
  • Hazwoper (hazardous workers operations emergency response) 40 hour training and annual 8 hour refresher (current)
  • Authorized Climber certification
  • Confined Space (permit required – authorized entrant, attendant, entry supervisor, rescue and emergency services)
  • Certified CalOES, (California Office of Emergency Services), Structural Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator 
  • CalOES SAP Trainer certification, January 2019.
  • FEMA ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • FEMA ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • FEMA ICS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • FEMA ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • FEMA P-1000 Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

Previous Positions

  • Structural Engineer
  • Design Project Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • President/CEO of consulting firm
  • Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer of a consulting firm
  • Business Development and Marketing Director 
  • Quality Management System Manager
  • Document Retention Manager
  • Emergency Response Structural Engineer

Skills

  

  • Experienced in corporate operations and logistics
  • Structural engineering analysis/design
  • Project management, (design and construction project management)
  • Client management
  • Quality management system, (QMS/QAQC)
  • Familiarity with OSHA and other safety regulations
  • Experience working with OSHA, FEMA, CSB, (Chemical Safety Board), ATF (Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives), Homeland Security, Building Officials, Fire and Police Departments and other entities
  • Strong communicative skills including written and oral communication, running effective meetings, etc.
  • Coordination of various groups/teams to achieve a unified goal
  • Providing creative solutions out of complex situations, (“order out of chaos”)
  • Flexible and highly adaptive to new and unique conditions
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Emergency Response
  • Expert Witness
  • Team player;

Presentations and Publications

  • January 2019: Seminar (day-long) to The Annual Institute for Building Officials on “Understanding the Roles of Participants in Emergency Response to Catastrophic Damage to our Built Environment” in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fall 2018: Co-author of “Forensic Engineering, The Heart in the Life Cycle of Structural Damage, From Emergency Response Through Restoration to Final Repair” for the American Society of Civil Engineers 8th Congress on Forensic Engineering.
  • Fall 2018: Presentation to the ACEC Minnesota on “The Business Side of Emergency Response – Business Considerations When you Respond to an Emergency”
  • Spring 2018: Presentation to the Minnesota Structural Engineers Association on “Structural Engineering Emergency Response Services State of the Practice – The Best Responding to the Worst”
  • Fall 2013: Speaker on “Learning from Disasters” at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Fall 2012: Speaker on “Laser Scanning Scene Documentation: The Best Scene Documentation Tool in the Toolbox” at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Fall 2012: Co-author of “Laser Scanning at an Origin and Cause Scene Scenario with Subsequent Crane Collapse” for the American Society of Civil Engineers 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering
  • Fall 2012: Author and Presenter of “Structural Engineering Training and Experience Requirements at an Origin and Cause Scene Scenario with Subsequent Crane Collapse” for the American Society of Civil Engineers 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering
  • Fall 2011: Author and co-author of chapters of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association’s Structural Engineer Emergency Response Plan, 2nd Edition (authored “SEER Program Personnel and Qualifications”, co-authored “Site Communications and Documentation”, authored “Safety Issues”)
  • Fall 2011: Speaker on “Disaster Recovery: Gone in 60 Seconds”, given to the Association of Minnesota Counties
  • Fall 2011: Speaker on “Game Stopper – Structural Engineering Emergency Response and 3D Laser Scanning of the Metrodome Roof Collapse”, given to the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers
  • Fall 2011: Speaker on “Chemical Plant Explosion Case Study: Scene Characterization Physical Hazards”, given to attendees at the Institute of Forensic Investigations (IFI) Annual Conference and Trade Show at the College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center in Chicago (Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Fall 2011: Speaker on “Enough to Stop the Vikings” and “Snow & Your Roof”, discussions of  emergency response services for the collapsed Metrodome and several other snow related cases; given at the Minnesota Chief Engineers Guild 2011 Conference
  • Summer 2009: Speaker on “Structural Hazards”, given to Sherburne County representatives in Elk River, Minnesota
  • Fall 2008: Speaker on “Structural Engineering for a Catastrophic Loss Event”, given to AIG Insurance in New York, New York
  • Summer 2008: Speaker on “Structural Engineering: Pre and Post Catastrophic Loss”, given to Federated Insurance at their corporate headquarters in Owatonna, Minnesota
  • Summer 2008: Speaker on “Structural Engineering: Pre and Post Catastrophic Loss”, given to GuideOne Insurance at their corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Spring 2008: Speaker on “Structural Engineering: Pre and Post Catastrophic Loss”, at the Crisis Management Training Seminar held at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Geor

About Us

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Our Experience

After almost 40 years in the AEC industry, we decided to alter our direction of providing valuable services to our clients.  Our direct  engagement process is designed to provide your team with the structural engineering  experience they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can provide our experience to be a valuable technical resource to expedite your results.

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Our Approach

Our services include a comprehensive consult to help identify gaps and opportunities, where we may effectively apply our experience to provide value and quality to those we serve. We also offer a suite of services to integrate wide ranging experience to strengthen the design and construction team.That’s how we ensure your success.

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Why Us?

The proper application of experience and training with a strong team approach is our key to provide effective solutions and value to our clients. Our streamlined application of experience allows us to keep overhead low providing high value to those we serve. Let SRC be a strong technical resource for you.