Jason Cochran

Jason M.K. Cochran, M.S., P.E.

Senior Engineer


Mr. Cochran has investigated hundreds of cases involving property damage from fire, flood, moisture intrusion, inadequate drainage, corrosion, hail, wind, soil expansion and subsidence, foundation failure, structural member failure, vehicular collisions, and construction defects.

Education


B.S. Civil Engineering, (Structural)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2004

M.S. Civil Engineering, (Structural)
Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2017

Registration


Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming..

Record Holder
National Council of Examiners


Forensic Engineering


Mr. Cochran has investigated hundreds of cases involving property damage from fire, flood, moisture intrusion, inadequate drainage, corrosion, hail, wind, soil expansion and subsidence, foundation failure, structural member failure, vehicular collisions, and construction defects. Mr. Cochran’s experience with design and construction from conceptual stage to final implementation has given him an understanding of the design/construction process, relevant standards of care, and building code requirements enabling him to accurately identify origins of structural failures. Mr. Cochran has experience in construction scheduling enabling him to accurately identify scheduling conflicts and delay claims. At Knott Laboratory, Mr. Cochran conducts structural evaluations and failure analysis on residential and commercial structures, building envelopes and civil systems. Additionally, he has experience in destructive testing, non-destructive testing and simulation of failure modes and scenarios. Mr. Cochran provides expert witness services, as needed, on evaluations he has conducted.

Engineering and Design


Mr. Cochran has overseen the construction and design of mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls (MSE walls) and precast concrete products including copings, traffic barriers, cantilever retaining walls and sound barriers.
Example Projects:
- I-75/I-85 Expansion through downtown Atlanta, Georgia
- Maynard Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Terminal Expansion
- I-215/I-15 Expansion near San Bernardino, California
- Tri-Met Rail Expansion in Portland, Oregon
- Temporary Retaining Walls for I-25/Santa Fe Boulevard Redesign in Denver, Colorado
- I-4 to Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida
- I-285 Expansion in Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Cochran is a member of the following professional organizations:


AISC

American Institute of Steel Construction

ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers

AWC

American Wood Council

NRCA

National Roofing Contractors Association

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Media Appearances

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