About The Carrasquillo Group
In 1980, Dr. Ramon L. Carrasquillo, PE, received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and moved to Austin, Texas. In Austin, Dr. Carrasquillo became a professor and researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and started Carrasquillo Associates (CA) as a private consulting business. After over 20 years of teaching and research at the University of Texas at Austin and providing consulting services as well as 10 years as owner and president of a ready-mix concrete supply company operating in Central Texas, Dr. Carrasquillo decided to dedicate his efforts to the engineering consulting services. Dr. Carrasquillo’s consulting business has expanded to form The Carrasquillo Group (TCG) of consulting businesses including Carrasquillo Associates, LTD. (CA) in Austin, TX,, Carrasquillo Engineering Services Group, PSC (CESG) in Puerto Rico, Carrasquillo Engineering & Repair Services, S.A. (CERS) in Panamá City, Panamá, and its affiliate INFOREST in Bogotá, Colombia. Today, TCG is recognized as a leader in engineering consulting services in the areas of materials, construction, structural engineering, and forensic engineering. TCG's reputation of excellence and its effectiveness in investigating, understanding, and solving engineering problems is the result of the broad in-house knowledge and concurrent expertise in multiple areas including, among others, materials, structural engineering, construction, specifications, codes, project management, durability, repair, in-situ condition assessment, and testing.
Quality and Excellence
TCG’s uniqueness sets itself apart from the rest of the consulting engineering firms. TCG represents the aggregate benefits from many years of sophisticated research, teaching, materials supply, construction project management, forensic investigations, repairs, and consulting services together with a common sense approach to problem solving with great communication skills. TCG’s reputation of excellence is the result of its commitment to prompt response, customer service, dedicated service, and exceeding the expectations of its clients and markets around the world. TCG focuses its work on developing technically sound solutions that address its client’s needs and objectives in a prompt and cost-effective way. TCG’s approach to problem solving extends from the use of plain common sense to implementing state-of-the-art technology-oriented tools. TCG’s efficient use of resources during the life of the project and its ability to focus on key issues relevant to the concerns being investigated bring tremendous benefits and long-term relationships with its clients.
Experience and Expertise
TCG has achieved recognition for their expertise and contributions to the industry in the areas of concrete production, durability, concrete materials, construction practices, product development, forensics, repair, and structural engineering, among others. TCG has been responsible for developing field procedures for implementation in construction, including developing guidelines for the use of high performance concrete, chemical admixtures, supplementary cementitious materials, and innovative quality control procedures. TCG has consulted for concrete materials suppliers and construction companies involved in areas such as underground and under water concrete installations, high rise buildings, airport runways, dams, highways and bridges, refineries, warehouse and manufacturing facilities, commercial and residential construction, and sustainable construction.
TCG's resourcefulness, great communication skills, judgment, and consensus building approach during the life of the projects brings tremendous benefits and long-term relationships with its clients. Further, TCG has a proven record of leading a team of experts among multiple disciplines in investigating and solving problems. TCG's contributions to the forensics industry also include training, continuing education, and work in dispute resolution and as an expert witness.
TCG and its professionals are very active professionally and maintains a leadership position through active participation in numerous national and international professional and technical societies such as American Concrete Institute, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, and Structural Engineers Association of Texas among others. The broad coverage of TCG is also due to its participation as an invited speaker to conduct seminars on different aspects of concrete performance, construction, and construction worldwide. TCG’s fluency in Spanish, its knowledge of the construction and structural engineering practices, and its reputation as an invited lecturer and speaker at technical meetings throughout Latin America provide a unique advantage to clients requiring services abroad.
Dr. Carrasquillo has been considered an excellent educator and leading researcher in the area of construction materials for over 30 years. While at the University of Texas at Austin, he worked as a principal investigator in numerous research projects involving issues from basic materials technology to production, design, performance, and field implementation of research findings. Major research topics include cementitious materials, recycling, concrete durability, high strength concrete, concrete production, structural design, corrosion, quality control, concrete construction, and high performance concrete. Dr. Carrasquillo's research approach is recognized for its emphasis on application, implementation, and value added to the construction industry. His research contributions have resulted in numerous recognitions, awards, and a patent. Further, Dr. Carrasquillo's 10 year experience as founder and owner of a concrete materials supply company provides an added understanding of the needs of different sectors of the construction industry in order to achieve comprehensive and understandable solutions to problems. And above all, Dr. Carrasquillo's great communication skills and ability to focus on key issues and explain complex relationships in a simplified and understandable manner has made him effective as an expert witness and in dispute resolution.
RAMON L. CARRASQUILLO, PH.D., P.E.
Dr. Ramón Carrasquillo is the Founder and President of Carrasquillo Associates (CA). Ramón is recognized worldwide for his expertise in concrete materials, construction, and structural engineering. He has completed over 500 consulting assignments ranging from product.. READ MORE »
CARLOS GARZA, M.S., P.E.
Carlos Garza has performed structural investigations at CA involving construction and design defects, materials failures, and structural collapses. The investigations have included detailed condition assessments, structural modeling and analysis, concrete material analysis, and design and... READ MORE »
DAVID P. LANGEFELD, M.S., P.E.
David Langefeld’s forensic consulting experience at CA has included the condition assessment and evaluation of distressed structures, the structural modeling and analysis of existing and collapsed structures, and the investigation and evaluation of design and construction def... READ MORE »
DULCE MARIA TREJO, B.S., E.I.T.
Dulce Maria Trejo has performed detailed condition assessments at CA involving construction methods, design defects and material failures. While at CA, Dulce Maria has performed evaluations of existing structures involving nondestructive testing services. READ MORE »
CHIAN HEN (HENRY) TAM, B.S.
Chian Hen (Henry) Tam has performed detailed condition assessments at CA involving construction methods, design defects and material failures. While at CA, Henry has performed evaluations of existing structures involving nondestructive testing services. READ MORE »
MOISES SANCHEZ DE JESUS, BSCE
Moisés Sánchez consulting experience at CESG has included the condition survey and evaluation of distressed structures affected by a wide range of sources as common as aging and others less common as damages caused by hurricane wind forces... READ MORE »
JAIME R. ROBERT, M.S., P.E.
Jaime Robert forensic consulting experience at CESG has included failure investigations, evaluations of existing distressed structures, as well as extensive non-destructive testing utilizing a variety of methods. In addition, he has provided structural analysis.. READ MORE »
GABRIEL H. VAZQUEZ FUSTER, M.E., E.I.T.
Gabriel Vázquez’ forensic consulting experience at CESG has included the condition assessment and evaluation of distressed structures, concrete material analysis, structural modeling and analysis, and the investigation and evaluation of design and construction defects... READ MORE »
Annette F. Pérez-Ramos, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Annette Pérez’s experience at CESG has included the PRASA facilities damage assessment related to Hurricane María. She also worked as Project Engineer in a selective demolition project. Currently, she is working as the Project Manager for the projects of the Municipality of San Juan... READ MORE »
FERNANDO I. BUXO, BSCE, P.E.
Fernando Buxó has provided business and technical consulting to customers in the concrete, structural and construction materials area, concrete and concrete materials testing and construction troubleshooting, among others... READ MORE »
Engineer Civil (Structural Engineer)
Roderick Rodriguez's forensic consulting experience at CERS has included investigations and evaluations of structures that exhibit problems in both structural and non-structural elements.... READ MORE »
Carlos Rodríguez has been performing project management NDT testing, structural evaluations, and structural repairs for CERS during the past 7 years. Among the most relevant projects in which he has participated are.... READ MORE »
Repairs Division Coordinator
Wendy González has experience in forensic consulting at CERS, in which she has carried out evaluation and survey of structural conditions, as well as supervision and execution of repairs.... READ MORE »