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Overview - Management
Kevin O'Keefe, S.E., President

Kevin O'Keefe, S.E.,
President
S.E. Number 4192

Founder and President of Universal Structural Engineers, LLC located in San Mateo, CA. Mr. O'Keefe has over 28 years of experience in the structural engineering field.

His project experiences encompass:

  • nuclear power plants,
  • blast design,
  • commercial building design,
  • residential design,
  • earthquake retrofit, and
  • typhoon design.

Mr. O'Keefe has analyzed and designed retrofits for numerous structures throughout the country. Some of these include:

  • the Trans-Alaska Pipeline,
  • Department of Energy facilities
  • highway overpasses in California,
  • blast analysis and retrofit of oil refinery structures, and
  • evaluation of equipment and piping at nuclear power plant facilities in Tennessee, Alabama and New Jersey.

Mr. O'Keefe's commercial and institutional experience encompass numerous single and multi-story buildings in California including:

  • the nine-story Shriners' Hospital in Sacramento,
  • five to seven story office buildings in the San Francisco Bay area,
  • seismic retrofit of the historical buildings 160 and 170 on the Stanford Campus,
  • retail shopping centers,
  • office, high technology and biotech campus projects.

The projects Mr. O'Keefe has managed have made him experienced in:

  • performance based design;
  • finite element analysis;
  • seismic retrofit;
  • structural steel, light gage steel, wood, masonry and concrete design;
  • construction.

Mr. O'Keefe graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. He then graduated from the University of Illinois in 1991 with a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. Mr. O'Keefe is a registered civil and structural engineer in the state of California.

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