Brad Penar, PE, SE, LEED AP
Structural Engineering Practice Group Leader
Des Moines Office
Providing structural analysis, design, and construction administration, Brad works on a broad range of projects across ISG’s 12 business units. His expertise includes building condition studies, structural failure investigations, footing and foundations design, and building framing systems. Whether new construction or renovation, Brad has the skills to analyze and perform precise calculations to ensure structures are sized appropriately for the loading. His design approach is to work through several preliminary structural systems to problem-solve and identify optimal solutions for different project scenarios. Often working with multiple stakeholders and design partners, he is able to break down complex technical information and offer focused solutions to keep projects moving forward.Priding himself as a life-long learner, Brad leverages his curiosity by tackling new projects with vigor and identifying ways to apply current industry advancements to projects. As Structural Practice Group Leader, he takes a hands-on management approach, leading by example, and sharing lessons learned with his team when presented with new structural challenges.
Learner | Achiever | Focus | Intellection | Responsibility
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, IL