Jim Parker, S.E.

03 Feb Jim Parker, S.E.

Jim is a Principal and one of the founding partners at SDG.

He has 35 years of experience in the structural design of all building types — from conventional, post- tensioned, and precast concrete structures to steel structures. Jim has served as Project Manager for hundreds of projects including healthcare, educational, office, and commercial facilities.

His considerable seismic experience includes many projects ranging from those in moderate zones of seismicity to the high seismic zones of California. He holds the registration of Structural Engineer in the states of California, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois.

Jim graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Jim is a member of the American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, Tennessee Structural Engineers Association State and Middle Tennessee Board Member, and Design Professional’s Risk Control Group (DPRCG) Practice Management and Education Subcommittee.