John Roller, P.E., S.E.

John Roller, P.E., S.E.

Principal Structural Engineer
SKOKIE, IL

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Biography

Mr. Roller’s career with CTLGroup has largely been devoted to performing investigations and evaluations of failed, damaged, or distressed structures or components, and providing expert consulting services related to design, construction, performance, and management of building or civil structure assets. Specific areas of expertise include reinforced and precast/prestressed concrete structures and components, fiber reinforced concrete, and large-diameter pipe used for drainage or transmission of pressurized water and wastewater.

Mr. Roller sees himself as a very practical, detail-oriented, and thorough individual who strives for accuracy and excellence in all endeavors. These personal traits have served him and his clients well over the years as a researcher, forensic engineer, and expert consultant. Working at CTLGroup for the past three decades has allowed him to thrive in his profession, make the most of his technical abilities, and work as a team with some of the foremost experts in their fields.

Education

B.S. in Architectural Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1983

Education

A.A.S. in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology

Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1981

Publications

Roller, J. J., et al, (Ed).. More Sticks And Bricks, First Edition. American Bar Association, Skokie, Illinois, 2018

Roller, J. J., “PCCP Risk Management – State-of-the-Art and Strategy Optimization,” AWWA Journal, Vol. 105, No. 7, July 2013.

Morscheck, L.A., and Roller, J. J., “Stress Testing of a New North American Passenger Locomotive Truck Frame in Accordance With International Union of Railways (UIC) Code,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2013), Knoxville, Tennessee, April, 2013.

Roller, J. J., H. G. Russell, R. N. Bruce, and W. R. Alaywan. “Evaluation of Prestress Losses in High-Strength Concrete Bulb-Tree Girders for the Rigolets Pass Bridge.” PCI Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1. Winter,2011.

Bruce, R. N., J. J. Roller, and H. G. Russell. “Structural Monitoring of the Rigolets Pass Bridge.” Final Report to Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Report No. FHWA/LA.08/437: 62. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October, 2009.

Roller, J. J., and R. N. Bruce. “Rigolets Pass Bridge — HPC Material Property Studies.” HPC Bridge Views, Issue 58. November/ December, 2009.

Roller, J. J., H. G. Russell, and R. N. Bruce. “Fatigue Endurance of High-Strength Prestressed Concrete Bulb-Tee Girders.” PCI Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3. May/June, 2006.

Raymond, K. K., R. N. Bruce, and J. J. Roller. “Shear Behavior of HPC Bulb-Tee Girders.” Seventh International Symposium on Utilization of High-Strength/High-Performance Concrete, SP-228, Vol. 1: 705-722. American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2005.

Lotfi, H. R., R. G. Oesterle, and J. J. Roller. “Reliability Assessment of Distressed Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe.” Pipelines 2005 – Proceedings of the ASCE Conference on Optimizing Pipeline Design, Operations, and Maintenance in Today’s Economy, Houston, Texas. August 21-24, 2005.

Grace, N. F., J. J. Roller, F. C. Navarre, R. B. Nacey, and W. Bonus. “Truck Load Distribution Behavior of the Bridge Street Bridge.” PCI Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2: 76-89. March/April, 2005.

Bruce, R. N., H. G. Russell, and J. J. Roller. “Fatigue and Shear Behavior of HPC Bulb-Tee Girders.” Final Report to Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Report No. FHWA/LA.05/395: 75. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February, 2005.

Grace, N. F., J. J. Roller, F. C. Navarre, R. B. Nacey, and W. Bonus.. “Load Testing a CFRP Reinforce Bridge.” Concrete International, Vol. 26, No. 7. July, 2004.

Russell, H. G., R. N. Bruce, and J. J. Roller. “Shear Tests of High Performance Concrete Bulb-Tee Girders.” Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on High Performance Concrete, Orlando, Florida. October, 2003.

Roller, J. J., H. G. Russell, R. N. Bruce, and B. M. Hassett. “Effect of Curing Temperatures on High Strength Concrete Bridge Girders.” PCI Journal, Vol. 48, No. 2: 72-78. March-April, 2003.

Russell, H. G., R. N. Bruce, and J. J. Roller. “Fatigue and Shear Behavior of HPC Bridge Girders.” Proceedings, 6th International Symposium on Utilization of High Strength/High Performance Concrete, Vol. 1: 543-552. Leipzig, Germany, June, 2002.

Roller, J. J., R. N. Bruce, and H. G. Russell. “Shear Tests of High-Strength Concrete Girders.” HPC Bridge Views, Issue No. 21. May/ June, 2002.

Russell, H. G., R. N. Bruce, and J. J. Roller. “Charenton Canal Bridge.” Concrete Practice. Summer, 2001..

Bruce, R. N., H. G. Russell, and J. J. Roller. “Implementation of High Performance Concrete in Louisiana Bridges.” Report to Louisiana Transportation Center, Research Report No. 310: 55. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. June, 2001.

Roller, J. J., R. N. Bruce, and H. G. Russell. “On-Going High Performance Concrete Research in Louisiana.” PCI Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1. January-February, 2001.

Roller, J. J., B. M. Hassett, and R. N. Bruce. “Evaluation of High-Performance Concrete in Louisiana’s First HPC Bridge.” Symposium Proceedings, PCI/FHWA/FIB International Symposium on High Performance Concrete: 707-718. Orlando, Florida. September, 2000.

Hassett, B. M., R. N. Bruce, H. G. Russell, and J. J. Roller. “Durability of a Prototype Bridge in High Performance Concrete.” Proceedings Eighth International Expert Centrum Conference on Life Prediction and Aging Management of Concrete Structures: 325-330. Bratislava, Slovakia. July, 1999.

Russell, H. G., R. N. Bruce, and J. J. Roller. “Prototype Bridge in HPC – A Case Study.” Symposium Proceedings, Fifth International Symposium on the Utilization of High-Strength/High Performance Concrete, Vol. 2: 891-900. Sandefjord, Norway. June, 1999.

Roller, J. J., B. T. Martin, H. G. Russell, and R. N. Bruce. “Long-Term Performance of High-Strength Prestressed Concrete Girders.” Proceedings of Sixth International Expert Centrum Conference on Concrete Bridges, Strbske Pleso, Slovakia. September, 1997.

Roller, J. J., B. T. Martin, R. N. Bruce, and H. G. Russell. “Long Term Performance of High Strength Prestressed Concrete Girders.” Proceedings of 15th Congress, International Association for Bridges and Structural Engineering, Copenhagen. June, 1996.

Roller, J. J. “Design Criteria for Insulating Concrete Form Wall Systems.” Report to Portland Cement Association, PCA Serial No. 2073: 27. Skokie, Illinois, 1996.

Roller, J. J., H. G. Russell, R. N. Bruce, and B. T. Martin. “Long-Term Performance of Prestressed, Pretensioned High Strength Concrete Bridge Girders.” PCI Journal, Vol. 40, No. 6: 48-59. November-December, 1995.

Bruce, R. N., H. G. Russell, J. J. Roller, and B. T. Martin. “Feasibility Evaluation of Utilizing High-Strength Concrete in Design and Construction of Highway Bridge Structures.” Final Report to Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Report No. FHWA/LA-FHWA/ LA 94-282: 168. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. January, 1994.

Azizinamini, A., M. Stark, J. J. Roller, and S. K. Ghosh.. “Bond Performance of Reinforcing Bars Embedded in High-Strength Concrete.” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 90, No. 5: 554-561. September-October, 1993.

Russell, H. G., J. J. Roller, and R. N. Bruce. “High Strength Concrete in Prestressed Bridge Girders.” BIBM ‘93, Washington, DC. September 12-14, 1993.

Russell, H. G., J. J. Roller, R. N. Bruce, and B. T. Martin. “High-Strength Concrete for Highway Bridge Structures.” Norwegian Concrete Association — Utilization of High Strength Concrete: Symposium Proceedings, Lillehammer, Norway. June 20-23, 1993.

Roller, J. J., B. T. Martin, H. C. Russell, and R. N. Bruce. “Performance of Prestressed High Strength Concrete Bridge Girders.” PCI Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3: 34-45. May/June, 1993.

Schultz, D. M., J. J. Roller, T. L . Weinmann, and R. G. Oesterle. “Effects of Quality Control Practice on GFRC Durability – U.S.A. Experience.” Conference Proceedings, Fourth RILEM International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Cement and Concrete, Sheffield, England, July 20-23, 1992.

Ciolko, A. T., D. M. Schultz, W. J. Cichanski, and J. J. Roller. “Evaluation, Analysis, and Enhancement of Concrete Pressure Pipeline Reliability.” Proceedings, International Conference on Pipeline Reliability, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. June 2-5, 1992.

Bruce, R. N., J. J. Roller, H. G. Russell. “High-Strength Prestressed Concrete for Highway Bridges.” FIP Symposium ‘92, Budapest, Hungary. May 11-14, 1992.

Roller, J. J., A. T. Ciolko, and D. M. Schultz. “Quality Control is Critical in Concrete Pressure Pipe Choice.” Power Engineering. November, 1991.

Roller, J. J., et al, (Ed). Fiber Reinforced Concrete, First Edition, 48. Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois, 1991.

Hanson, N. W., J. J. Roller, J. I. Daniel, and T. L. Weinmann. “Manufacture and Installation of GFRC Facades.” Thin-Section Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Ferrocement Products, SP-124: 183-213. American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Michigan, 1990.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, J. J. Roller, and H. T. Tang. “Test of Wall/Basemat Junction Region of a Prestressed Concrete Containment.” Res Mechanica, The International Journal of Structural Mechanics and Materials Science, Vol. 29, No. 4: 329-343, 1990.

Roller, J. J. and H. G. Russell. “Shear Strength of High Strength Concrete Beams with Web Reinforcement.” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 87, No. 2: 191-198. March-April, 1990.

Schultz, D. M., R. G. Oesterle, and J. J. Roller. “In-Situ Evaluation of 30-in. (762-mm) Diameter Prestressed Concrete Lined-Cylinder Pipeline.” Proceedings of ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Design and Installation, Las Vegas, Nevada. March, 1990.

Daniel, J. I., J. J. Roller, T. L. Weinmann, R. G. Oesterle, and D. M. Schultz. “Quality Control and Quality Assurance for the Manufacture and Installation of GFRC Facades.” Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Congress of the BRCA, Maastricht, Netherlands. September 26-28, 1989.

Roller, J. J., A. T. Ciolko, and S. H. Gebler. “Deterioration of Concrete Pressure Pipe: A Consultant’s Perspective.” Waterworld News, American Water Works Association, Vol. 5, No. 4: 23-25. July/August, 1989.

Hanson, N. W., J. J. Roller, D. M. Schultz, and A. Azizinamini. Concrete Containment Tests, Phase 3: “Structural Elements with Penetration Sleeves.” Final Report to the Electric Power Research Institute, Document EPRI NP-6259-SD: 261. Palo Alto, California. March, 1989.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, J. J. Roller, and H. T. Tang. “Results of Large-Scale Test of a Discontinuity Region in a Prestressed Concrete Containment.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Topical Issue of the Third Workshop on Containment Integrity: 321-328, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., J. J. Roller, D. M. Schultz, J. T. Julien, and T. L. Weinmann. “Concrete Containment Tests, Phase 2: Structural Elements with Liner Plates.” Report to the Electric Power Research Institute, Document EPRI NP-4867M: 120. Palo Alto, California. August, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., J. J. Roller, D. M. Schultz, J. T. Julien, and T. L. Weinmann. “Concrete Containment Tests, Phase 2: Structural Elements with Liner Plates.” Proprietary Report to the Electric Power Research Institute, Document EPRI NP-48657P, 350. Palo Alto, California, August, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, J. J. Roller, and H. T. Tang. “Tests of Wall/Basemat Junction Region of a Prestressed Concrete Containment.” Proceedings of SMiRT-9, Lausanne, Switzerland. August 17-21, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, J. J. Roller, and H. T. Tang. “Biaxial Wall Element Tests of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Containments with Inward Radial Load on Penetration.” Proceedings of SMiRT-9, Lausanne, Switzerland. August 17-21, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, J. J. Roller, A. Azizinamini, and H. T. Tang. “Testing of Large-Scale Concrete Containment Structural Elements.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 100, No. 2: 129-149. March 1, 1987.

Hanson, N. W., D. M. Schultz, and J. J. Roller. “Results of Large-Scale Test of a Discontinuity Region in a Prestressed Concrete Containment.” Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Containment Integrity, NUREG/CP-0076, SAND 86-0618, Washington, DC. May 21-23, 1986.

Hanson, N. W., J. T. Julien, D. M. Schultz, and J. J. Roller. “Leak-Rate Tests of Full-Scale Elements of Prestressed Concrete Secondary Containments.” Transactions of the 8th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology. Vol. J: 21-24. Elsevier, New York, 1985.

Affiliations
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Water Works Association
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Award
  • ASCE T.Y. Lin Award, 2012
  • ASCE T.Y. Lin Award, 2008
  • ACI Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper, 1992

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