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Evan Reis

Senior Managing Engineer

Evan Reis, SE is a Senior Managing Engineer with Hinman and brings over 25 years of experience as a structural engineering consultant to public and private owners in the education, healthcare, high technology, energy, insurance and government services sectors. A registered Structural Engineer in California, Texas, and Hawaii, he specializes in probabilistic and financial risk modeling of structures subject to natural and manmade hazards, seismic and wind design, business continuity planning, nonlinear dynamic analysis, forensic analysis, and vulnerability assessments. Evan strives to provide an unqualified commitment to clients in matters of structural engineering and risk management, and to translate often complex technical concepts directly into concrete value propositions.

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June 06, 2014

New Proposed Oil Transportation Calls for Rational, Risk-Based, Mitigation Approach

by Evan Reis

On March 24, 2014 the Bay Area News Group reported that the Phillips 66 oil company had submitted a draft environmental report proposing to ship crude oil through the Amtrak passenger rail network in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The company is considering rail shipments to its Santa Maria refinery that would average five trains per week with 80 tank cars - roughly 4,800 feet per train.

January 22, 2014

This Month, Hinman Remembers: Haiti

by Evan Reis & Eve Hinman

Humans have a natural, reactive impulse after a catastrophe to leap into action to protect ourselves for the next time disaster strikes.  Paradoxically, another characteristic we have is to quickly forget the severity of disasters with time. This month we remember the Haiti Earthquake, which occurred four years ago on January 12, 2010.