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On July 5, 2022, Walker Consultants announced the appointment of four new company principals.

Behnam Arya, Ph.D., PEBehnam Arya, Ph.D., PE, (Los Angeles) has over 20 years of experience in the analysis, design, and investigation of structures. He has led investigations to determine the cause of structural damage and failures due to natural disasters, adjacent construction, and design errors. Behnam has published over 30 papers and is a member of the Forensic Practices Committee of the ASCE.

Joe Juzwiak, LC, PEJoe Juzwiak, LC, PE, (Kalamazoo) is Walker’s Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Department Head and has over 20 years of experience in electrical engineering. His knowledge has directly contributed to the design of over one hundred parking facilities throughout the country. Walker also looks to Joe for assistance with retrofit projects and lighting analyses.

Marion Parker, PE, SEMarion Parker, PE, SE, (Atlanta) has been promoted to Managing Principal of Walker’s Atlanta office. She has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of parking, including planning, functional consulting, design, and restoration. Marion additionally has extensive experience performing condition assessments, developing restoration designs, and managing restoration projects for steel, precast concrete, and cast-in-place concrete structures.

Can Simsir, Ph.D., PECan Simsir, Ph.D., PE, ((Los Angeles) is a Senior Forensics Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the investigation and dispute resolution of structures impacted by human error or natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, design omissions, and performance failures. He has also authored over 35 papers in industry publications.

Walker Consultants provides planning, design, engineering, forensics, restoration and consulting for the built environment. Our experts have been advancing industry standards since we began in 1965. We are a 100% employee-owned company that takes pride in the value we provide our clients through integrity, honesty, and excellence.