Dunham Engineering provides a wide array of Storage Tank and Corrosion Engineering and Inspection services. With offices in McAllen, College Station and Oklahoma City, they are able to provide local service to a large geographic area. Dunham Engineering is licensed to provide engineering services in numerous states and will travel wherever needed.
Dunham Engineering Inc. helps owners, engineers, contractors, and architects produce high-quality projects and provides inspection services for everything from water storage tanks, oil tanks, and bridges, to residential foundations and framing.
Litigation Support - Dunham Engineering provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. Services include on-site inspection, thorough reporting, depositions, arbitration, mediation, and trial testimony. Cases include issues with:
Construction of Elevated Steel and Concrete Structures
Corrosion Engineering of Steel and Concrete Structures
Fall Protection on Elevated Structures
Jimmy D. Dunham, PE, NACE, CWI has over 50 years of general engineering experience, including 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His specialty is Steel Structures and Protective Coatings for Corrosion Control, including water tanks. He has designed and supervised over 500 water tank construction and rehabilitation projects. Mr. Dunham founded Dunham Engineering in 1992 and grew the company into one of the premier structural engineering specialty firms in the region.
Accomplishments: • Provided engineering design and management for 1,000+ water tank coating and construction projects, and 200+ lead abatement projects in Texas over the last 20 years. •Provided engineering design and management for 1,000+ water tank coating and construction projects, and 200+ lead abatement projects in Texas over the last 20 years. • Performs approximately 50 structural and corrosion evaluations on tanks, towers, buildings and bridges annually. • Inspected and designed 5 elevated storage tank rehabilitation projects for Laguna Madre Water District in the last 4 years, all requiring containment. • Inspected and designed elevated storage tank rehabilitation project for Los Fresnos, Texas that is currently in construction phase. Project required containment. • Designed and inspected numerous East Texas water tank construction and rehabilitation projects for Owners including City of Groves, North Hardin Water Supply Corp., City of Silsbee, City of Beaumont, and many others. • Designed containment systems for numerous bridge and water tank rehabilitation projects.
Travis C. Tatum, PE, CWI, NACE, API, has been practicing engineering since 2006. Certified in both Civil and Structural Engineering, he is skilled at bringing projects in on-time and on-budget. A recognized expert in Structural and Corrosion Engineering Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation, Travis has presented numerous white papers at various conferences and has served as a qualified expert witness.
Structural Engineering Accomplishments: • Commercial Building Roof Evaluation & Rehabilitation, City of College Station, TX. • Sam Houston State University Bowers Stadium Rehabilitation and Expansion, Huntsville, TX. • Structural Evaluation & Rehabilitation of the historic Texas Cotton Gin Museum, Burton, TX. • Commercial and Residential Foundation Evaluation & Design. • Modification Inspection, Design & NDT for Various Monopoles, Self-Support Towers, Guyed Towers & High-Mast Light Poles (HMLPs). Customers include SHSU, Crown Castle, and SBA Communications.
Storage Tank and Corrosion Engineering Accomplishments: • Rehabilitation of Sugar Land and Baytown Elevated Water Storage Tanks, winners of the 2015 and 2016 SSPC William Johnson Award for outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial coating work. • Rehabilitation of 4 Elevated Water Storage Tanks, Fort Worth Water Department, Fort Worth, TX. • API Inspection, Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Return-To-Service of 6 Fuel Storage Tanks for Fikes Waco Terminal, Waco, TX. • Rehabilitation of 4 Elevated Water Storage Tanks, SJRA, The Woodlands, TX. • Rehabilitation of 5 Elevated Water Storage Tanks, Port Isabel and South Padre Island, TX. • Design & Construction Mgmt. of Horseshoe Bay West and Summit Rock Composite Elevated Tanks, City of Horseshoe Bay, TX. • Rehabilitation of 2.0MG Elevated Water Storage Tank, Brownsville PUB, Brownsville, TX. • Fuel Storage Tank Evaluations & Air Monitoring, College Station Fire Training Center, TEEX, College Station, TX.
Joe Seiter, PE, NACE, API, has over 25 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, including a wide range of coding design obtaining his master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University in 2017. Mr. Seiter has designed and supervised construction of tank and freight rail cars, ocean sea containers, trailers, oil and natural gas.
Career Highlights • Performs approximately 50 structural and corrosion evaluations on tanks and metal building structures annually for the Oklahoma branch office. • Structural steel inspection of Positive Tomorrows school in Oklahoma City • Structural steel inspection of Remerge Women’s Center in Oklahoma City • Structural steel inspection of Norman Pediatrics building in Norman • Construction dispute deposition and testimony experience • Provided engineering design of 40,000 bbl./day oil terminal. • Designed 53’ dry van trailer with 2-ton reduction in tare weight. • Designed ocean-going container with 2 1/2-ton reduction in tare weight. • Named on 10 patents for railcars, trailers and structures. • Blast mitigation design for rail tunnels and bridges. • Sheet metal subcontractor/mechanic prior to engineering career with metal roof fabrication and installation experience. Notable projects: TGI Fridays metal standing seam roof system and Stuart Anderson Black Angus Steakhouses metal batten roof system.
Ronald Tyson is a Building and Premises Expert in the construction business for over 45 years. He has years of hands on experience in the individual trades as a tradesman, subcontractor and general contractor.
Mr. Tyson has been a Michigan licensed builder since 1967 and has functioned as a general contractor and provided supervisory tasks for Tyson Enterprises, Incorporated and other contractors on all types of industrial, public, commercial and residential construction projects since 1963. He is a member of numerous building code and standard authorities, including but not limited to IBC [BOCA, UBC] NFPA, IAEI, NAHB, etc.
Mr. Tyson's experience and expertise can help clients with contracts, safety, and other obligations as they may affect project control of contractors and/or project managers. He can advise on the duties in new and remodeling construction and maintenance required by the premises owner.
Litigation Support - Mr. Tyson has served the legal community as a Construction Expert Witness for 35 years. He has worked for both plaintiff and defendant attorneys. He is available to perform onsite inspections, research, review litigation matters, makes drawings, interview litigants, and provides evidence for court, including correct building code and life safety statutes and standards as they may affect personal injury claims, construction, contracts, etc. and causation. Mr. Tyson has never been disqualified in over 200 times in court.