Brian Katz

Managing Engineer

Brian Katz’s knack for problem solving led him to his career in structural engineering. He has developed a passion for the entire design process from a building concept through construction.

With eight years of structural engineering experience Brian has covered a wide range of new and retrofit design projects, vulnerability assessments, and risk management studies.  He has extensive experience in the analysis of structures and facades for extreme loading conditions and the development and implementation of cost-effective and constructable design solutions for complex structures.

His background is in the field of seismic engineering, in which he has collaborated on a variety of low to high-rise structures, utilizing a broad range of construction materials, in both domestic and international locations.  He has worked in a range of market sectors filling roles on the design team, as a client representative, and providing construction support.

Brian’s work at Hinman is strongly focused on the assessment of risk and resilience in support of client-led high-level decisions regarding protection design goals.

Brian received his BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and MS in Structural Engineering & Material Mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered Structural Engineer in California.