Michael L. Brainerd has more than thirty-five years of experience at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) as a structural engineer. He oversees projects involving design, investigation, and failure analysis of buildings and special purpose structures of various types and materials. Much of his practice involves the evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of structures of all types and materials. He served for many years as SGH national practice leader for structural repair and rehabilitation. He is a nationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and remediation of distressed and deteriorated concrete structures. He has a long record of contributing to and furthering the state of knowledge in concrete diagnosis and remediation technology through his contributions to the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute.