Tom K. Chan has 32 years of professional experience in civil and structural engineering, structural design, earthquake engineering, and state-of-the-art dynamic and static analysis. Mr. Chan is CEO of Miyamoto’s risk engineering division, Global Risk Miyamoto, and is a recognized expert in natural hazards risk assessment and retrofit design. He has completed earthquake, wind storm and flood risk engineering projects worldwide.
Mr. Chan has managed and performed numerous structural design, seismic analysis, design review, retrofit, and risk assessment and mitigation projects for major corporations and financial institutions, including IBM, Colgate, HP, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Bank of America, Chase, Liberty Mutual, Prudential, and others. In these projects Mr. Chan has designed, evaluated or retrofitted structures of all construction types, including wood, steel, concrete, and masonry. Recent California design projects include the Circle Star Office Complex in San Carlos, Shriners Hospital in Sacramento; the Life Scan laboratory/manufacturing complex for Johnson & Johnson in Milpitas; two office buildings for Amdahl Computers in San Jose; the five-building Quantum Headquarters campus in Milpitas; and the Adobe Systems building in Mountain View.
Mr. Chan has also worked extensively with governments, utilities and hospitals. He has provided hazardous building assessment and mitigation services to the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Hayward, and Fremont; and many governmental agencies including UNOPS, USAID, and US departments of State, HUD, GSA, Navy and Parks. Mr. Chan also works extensively with California state, county and city emergency management agencies, and is a certified FEMA T-3 CERT trainer. In heathcare, Mr. Chan has completed many earthquake engineering projects for hospitals for Adventist Heath, Alexian Brothers, Catholic Heathcare West, Kaiser, Shriners and US VA. For utilities, Mr. Chan has conducted risk and reliability improvement projects for most US telecommunications companies, many power companies, and numerous West Coast water and wastewater utilities from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, CA.