Senior Principal, Partner
Douglas Gadow, PE, SE
Mr. Gadow founded Linchpin Structural Engineering, Inc. in 2013, bringing with him 13 years of prior structural engineering experience and 10 years experience as a residential and commercial builder. He is responsible for the structural engineering of new residential homes, remodels and repairs as well as commercial and public structures. He has provided engineering services to local fire and utility districts, the forest service, numerous ski-resorts, as well as countless individual homeowners, builders and developers. He has also provided forensic consulting services to insurance companies, public agencies and attorneys.
Mr. Gadow’s professional interests include zip-lines and treehouses, historic preservation, structural failures, unique and unusual structural issues, and seismic analysis and rehabilitation. He is an active member of the ASCE 7 Building Design Loads’ Snow & Rain Load Committee. He has worked on many projects in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, he has worked on numerous projects located in national and state parks. He has experience seeing projects of all sizes through from pre-design to design development including production of full construction drawings and specifications, and construction phase services.
Notable Projects Include:
– Alder Creek Activity Center, Nordic Ski Lodge
– Structural and Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings, including: Wawona Hotel, Fort Cronkite, Jack Knight Hall, Stamp Mill, Dechambeau Hotel, Truckee White House, Webber Lake Hotel, Peter Grubb Hut, and more.
– Restoration of Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge
– Visitor Centers at Sand Harbor State Park, Morro Bay State Park, Yosemite National Park, and Volcano National Park
– Inspections and Investigational Reports for Clorox Corporation, Circus Circus Casino, Sands Parking Garage, and hundreds of due diligence reports.
Mr. Gadow was the structural engineer for the Harden Wind Engine Restoration which was awarded the 2007 Historic Preservation Design from California Preservation Foundation.
– “Seismic Strengthening of a Four-Story Nonductile Concrete Flat Slab Structure” ASCE Structures Congress
– “Considerations for Above Grade Residential Garages” Structure Magazine, September 2016
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