Martin Bollo

M.Eng, P.Eng.
Instructor, Civil Engineering
School of Construction and the Environment

Work Experience

Martin Bollo is a structural engineer with over twenty-five years of diverse engineering and engineering instruction experience in Canada and the United States. This experience includes full-time and part-time experience in performing structural analysis, design, detailing, and construction/ contract administration of new and seismically retrofitted building, bridge and lifeline structures.


M.Eng, Civil (Structural) Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Thesis title: “Observations and Implications of Tests on the Cypress Street Viaduct Test Structure”

B.A.Sc. (Honours), Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, 1989

Professional Registration

P.Eng, British Columbia

P.E, S.E, Washington and California

Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)

Special Interests

Martin is active in the professional community and has volunteered for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC), Vancouver Structural Engineers Group (VSEGS), APEGBC DSE, APEGBC Richmond Branch, SEAONC, and other engineering-related groups. He is a past President of the VSEGS, and a founder of the SEABC Initiative Steering Committee.

One of Martin’s areas of specialty is in the field of seismic/earthquake engineering. Representative projects include seismic assessments and upgrade designs of major bridges, building and reservoirs. He visited earthquake-damaged sites in California after the 1989 Loma Prieta and 1994 Northridge earthquakes.

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