Milan Vatovec

Consulting Principal


Milan Vatovec is a Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) and Head of Structural Engineering Practice at the firm’s office in New York.  In his twenty years at SGH, he has been involved with numerous design, investigation, forensic analysis, repair and rehabilitation, and research projects.  He has worked on more than 400 different projects involving evaluation and structural design for repair or modification of various existing wood, concrete, masonry, and steel structures in the United States.  Dr. Vatovec is a contributing member of the Wood Committee at ASCE/SEI and of the ACI Committee 440 on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.  He is actively involved in the concrete-repair industry and has helped develop the ACI 440 document “Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening of Concrete Structures”.  Dr. Vatovec has written and presented extensively in the United States, including an award-winning paper on the topic of structural evaluation and concrete strengthening of an existing garage.  As an adjunct professor, Dr. Vatovec currently teaches two graduate-level classes at Manhattan College: a structural renovation, repair and rehabilitation class, and a wood structures design class.