Structural Department Head | Principal
Virginia Beach, VA
Edward Westerman is a principal and our Director of Structural Engineering. With 23 years of experience, he provides clients with structural expertise for a variety of building types and non-building structures, such as pedestrian bridges, telecommunication towers, and earth-retaining structures. Ed also mentors junior staff members, provides design phase quality assurance reviews, and leverages his expertise by serving as a senior-level resource across the firm.
Engineering ethics and the ethical practice of engineering are of particular interest to Ed. To promote this, he and Craig Moore (Virginia Department of Transportation, Salem District), under the sponsorship of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, have presented seminars on the APELSCIDLA Regulations at various locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2009. The seminars have also been presented at the Virginia Engineers Conference in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.
Ed is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia (SEAVa), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE). Ed served two, three-year terms on the VSPE Board of Directors and was president of the society from 2008-2009. Ed is currently a member of the Civil Engineering Alumni Advisory Board at Virginia Tech.
He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and received a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1999. In his free time, Ed enjoys spending time in Colonial Williamsburg (often walking the dog), collecting old engineering books, and cheering on Virginia Tech.