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Brian Katz

Associate Managing Engineer

Brian joined Hinman’s team in June 2010.  He came to Hinman after working as a structural engineer in San Francisco for 2½ years focusing largely on the seismic design of new and existing structures around the world.  Building on his previous professional experiences, Brian seeks out opportunities to work closely with the design team to bring creativity and energy to the job, believing that every problem has a unique engineering solution waiting to be found. 

Brian received both his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and M.S. in Structural Engineering and Material Mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a licensed Structural Engineer in the state of California.


All articles by Brian Katz


May 23, 2012

What’s Your Hazard Exposure

by Hinman Team & Brian Katz

At Hinman, we’re taking a new approach to understanding the effect of blast loads for specific projects to anticipate and minimize the extent of blast hardening…


May 23, 2012

Economics of Protection: Cost-Benefit Analysis

by Brian Katz

Effective risk mitigation strategies are those that optimize the delicate balance of benefit of protection against cost of implementation…


March 26, 2012

Hinman Presents at the 2012 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress!!

by Brian Katz

Be on the lookout for Hinman at this year’s ASCE/SEI Structure’s Congress being held in Chicago, Illinois from March 29 – 31.  Here is a sneak peak of the structural engineering and physical security topics presented by Hinman employees…


March 15, 2012

Back to School

by Shalva Marjanishvili & Brian Katz

The Civil Engineering department at Santa Clara University took a bold leap in the Fall of 2011 and offered its students an Intro to Blast Analysis course taught by Hinman’s Technical Director, Shalva Marjanishvili… Encouraged by the positive response to this class, Marjanishvili is returning to Santa Clara University and offering a second course in the upcoming Spring 2012 school term.


December 09, 2011

Building the Blast Library

by Shalva Marjanishvili & Brian Katz

Shalva Marjanishvili, one of Hinman’s own, recently collaborated with Steven Smith in compiling a design guide for blast resistant design of concrete masonry structures.


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