Michelle Chavez, P.E.
- Associate Engineer
- Oregon State University, B.S.C.E., 2006
- 5 years as a practicing Engineer
- Professional registration in Oregon
- Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structures (vertical and lateral analysis)
- Building Cladding and Facade Design
- Equipment Anchorage
- Seismic Retrofit Design
- Structural Repairs
- Retaining structures
- Oregon Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (OACI)
- Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO)
- Portland Engineer's Week Program Committee Member
- Design of Diaphragms, Chords, and Collectors Based on 2009 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-05, (SEAO), April 2011
- Non Destructive Testing, (OACI), April 2011
- How design Affects Construction Cost, (OACI), February 2010
- Structural Masonry Design Webinar, Walls, Columns, Quality Assurance, Rebar Detailing, Anchor Bolts, (NW Concrete Masonry Association) May, 2009
- Reinforcing Technologies, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute , January 2009
- Seismic Design for a Three Story Wood Light-Frame Structure, June 2008
- Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings, ASCE 31 and ASCE 41, (SEAO), March 2008
Ms. Chavez is a Project Engineer of Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. and has been involved with the design of a variety of structures since 2006. Michelle is experienced with a wide variety of projects including swimming pools, anchorage for mechanical theatrical equipment, stadium railing systems, designing concrete residence with insulated concrete forms (ICF), and panelized prefabricated systems used as cooler or freezer rooms.
Within the community, Michelle has been involved with the Portland Engineer's Week for the past four years with the goal to encourage students to pursue higher education and engineering as a career by providing special workshops for women and minority high school students. This experience has helped to develop her skills communicating technical concepts to an audience with varying technical skills.