Neal Anderson

Staff Consultant

312-754-7425

Neal Anderson joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2013.  Mr. Anderson has over 25 years of experience in the construction and engineering field working on a variety of structural and materials evaluations, bridge superstructure and deck repair projects, and assignments including structural building frames, building facades, plazas, slabs-on-grade, historic steel construction, and parking decks.  These projects have involved a range of material types, including aluminum, concrete (reinforced, precast/prestressed, and post-tensioned), structural steel, and wood.  Mr. Anderson has served on the investigation team for several structural collapses.  He has experience in the evaluation and repair of steel structures, with particular emphasis on riveted steel repair and weathering steel rehabilitation.  He also has experience in the condition assessment and rehabilitation of historic concrete and steel bridges, and major stadium structures.  He served as one of the principal investigators for Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) wide-ranging research program on the behavior and design criteria of welded headed stud anchorages and has tested over 500 anchorages.  He was a key author of the ACI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program, and is a frequent lecturer and has published technical papers on concrete anchorage design and behavior.