Joseph Scott, EI is a certified Engineering Intern in the state of Florida. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida, with emphasized research in bridge component analysis, design and rehabilitation. His research activities also included field and laboratory corrosion testing in support of cable studies for Oakland’s new Bay Bridge using the Sunshine Skyway Bridge environment as a comparative environment.
Joe’s experience includes structural, construction materials and geotechnical, exploration, inspection, design, and testing. This experience more specifically includes research, development, forensic analysis, plans preparation, coordination and estimating for bridge, transportation and ancillary infrastructure related projects. Joe’s technical insight and holistic understanding of projects was gained through both contracted government bid projects and private agreements.
Joseph is proficient in load rating bridges and miscellaneous structures. His design experience includes bridge components, noise walls, sea walls, mast arm signs, and culverts. Joseph is fluent in modeling service and strength limit states of existing and proposed structures through use of various structural computer modeling programs.
Joseph founded Rarefied Earth through his vision to create a culturally dynamic and technically adept cohesive team of bright-minded individuals that serve to provide innovative engineering solutions for the common safety and welfare of the public. His commitment to sustainability supports economical new designs and, perhaps more importantly, yields insight to design rehabilitation schemes to prolong the service life of existing structures.
David Scott, PE, has more than 25 years of experience in the civil, geotechnical, and materials testing engineering profession. He has been involved with over 1,500 geotechnical, construction, and water resources engineering projects with primary emphasis in the fields of inspection, groundwater modeling, foundation engineering, sinkhole and settlement analysis, and stormwater design.
Mr. Scott served as a managing partner for a large international engineering consulting firm, and on occasion as an instructor in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida. His expertise in foundation analysis, groundwater modeling, structure distress evaluation, and project/business management has built him a solid reputation wherein his advice on project and business issues are regularly solicited.
He has represented several large insurance carriers, developers, and engineering firms in a forensic engineering capacity wherein his expertise in settlement analysis, soil stabilization, materials testing and construction materials failure, has been solicited. He has also provided technical quality control for large geotechnical, hydrogeological, and construction projects. His experience includes: the geotechnical engineer of record on the foundation design and construction of the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI); project manager for the construction materials testing and threshold inspection of the 100,000 square foot Marriott World Center Exhibition Hall Addition, Orange County Civic Center Expansion and Northwest Plaza at Orlando Central Park; and geotechnical engineer for a large residential and commercial development on landfill in North Miami.
Mr. Scott has participated in the development and refinement of groundwater and surface water models, including an interface between groundwater and surface water models to predict the impacts of water withdrawal on minimum flows and levels. He has provided expert technical input and testimony on projects involving difficult surface hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, water quality impact analysis, and sensitive regulatory compliance issues both in the U.S. and abroad.