Michael Drerup, P.E., F. ASCE

Michael Drerup, P.E., F. ASCE

Principal Engineer
Washington D.C.

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Biography

With a broad experience in structural engineering and building technology, Mr. Drerup has planned and directed numerous studies to evaluate the performance and durability of a wide variety of building systems, components, and materials. Mr. Drerup has also investigated damage claims resulting from a variety of natural and man-made causes, including earthquakes, explosions, fire, hurricanes, construction activities, and defective design considerations, for which he has also served as an expert witness and has testified as a lead expert.

Mr. Drerup’s career has involved numerous repair and retrofit projects, including facade repair and recladding of historic and contemporary buildings. He regularly publishes and presents on a range of professional and technical topics, and has been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Forensic Engineering Division since 2001, including a term as Division Chair.

Education

B.S. in Civil Engineering

University of Maryland, 1998

Publications

Publications

Mulea, C.C., Drerup, M.J.  Progressive Strength Loss of Fire Retardant Treated Lumber – A Case Study.  Forensic Engineering 2018 – Forging Forensic Frontiers, Proceedings, 8th Congress on Forensic Engineering. 2018.

Díaz de León, A.E., Rossell, C.J., Dolhon, A.M., Drerup, M.J., Kardon, J.B., Lester, M.P. (eds.). Forensic Engineering 2015 Performance of the Built Environment

Drerup, M.J., Smith, S.J. Load Testing as Part of Evaluation of a Recently Constructed Precast Concrete Parking Structure.  Forensic Engineering 2015 – Performance of the Built Environment. Proceedings, ASCE 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering, Miami, FL, November 14.

Díaz de León, A.E., Rossell, C.J., Dolhon, A.M., Drerup, M.J., Kardon, J.B., Lester, M.P. (eds.). Forensic Engineering 2015 Performance of the Built Environment. Proceedings, Seventh Congress on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dolhon, A.M., Drerup, M.J., Díaz de León, A.E., Chen, S.E., Kardon, J.B., and Hancock, D.S. 2013. Chen, S.E. (eds). Forensic engineering 2012 – Gateway to a Safer Tomorrow. Proceedings, 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Drerup, M.J., Erdem, I., Anthony, R.W. 2013. In-situ and laboratory investigation of engineered wood flooring. Forensic Engineering 2012 – Gateway to Safer Tomorrow. 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Anthony, R.W., Drerup. M.J. 2011. Investigation of the Role of Fire Retardant Treatment in the Failure of Wooden Roof Trusses. Proceedings, International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, June 16-17.

Chen, S.E., Díaz de León, A.E., Dolhon, A.M., Drerup, M.J., and Parfitt, M.K. (eds). 2010. Forensic Engineering 2009 – Pathology of Built Environment. Proceedings, 5th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Drerup, M.J., Díaz de León, A.E. 2009. To seal or not to seal. A practical study of masonry surface treatments. Forensic Engineering 2009 – Pathology of the Built Environment. Proceedings, 5th Congress on Forensic Engineering, Washington, DC, November 11–14.

Drerup, M.J. 2008. Managing risk in the structural repair and restoration of a car park. Proceedings, International Conference on Forensic Engineering, London, UK, December 2–4.

Drerup, M.J., Díaz de León, A.E. 2007. Trouble under foot. Resurfacing historic floor systems. Proceedings, International Conference on Forensic Engineering, Mumbai, India, December 6–9.

Drerup, M.J., Petermann, M.A. 2005. Stabilization and containment of a deteriorating stone cladding system. Proceedings, ASCE 2005 Structures Congress, New York, NY.

Drerup, M.J., Carper, K.L. 2005. Forensic investigations using non-destructive techniques. Guest Editorial, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, February.

Drerup, M.J. 2004. Bridge evaluations using non-destructive techniques. Guest Editorial, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, November.

Stieve, D.R., Díaz de León, A.E., Drerup. M.J. 2004. Assessing the apparent watertight integrity of building facades. ASTM STP 1444, Building Facade, Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection.

Drerup MJ. 2001. Concrete pathology. Plant Services Magazine, June.

Publications

Presentations & Published Abstracts

Bosela, P., Drerup M.J.  April 10, 2018. Fire Performance of Buildings and Structures.  Seminar for Portage County Fire Inspectors.   Kent, OH

Drerup, M.J. March 15, 2018.  Pathology of the Built Environment.  American Society of Civil Engineers.  Reston, VA

Drerup, M.J. 2015 – present. High Performance Building Envelopes – Designing for Energy Efficiency and Durability. Full-day seminar developed and presented for Half Moon Education.  Cleveland, OH, Manchester, NH, Jessup, MD., Cherry Hill, NJ

Drerup, M.J. 2014-present. Structural Forensic Engineering. Full-day seminar developed and presented for Half Moon Education. Richmond, VA, Charleston, WV, Fort Washington, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Ronkonkoma, NY, Somerset, NJ, Wilmington, DE, Columbia, SC, Portland, ME, Baltimore, MD, Harrisburg, PA, Fairfax, VA, Tampa, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Drerup, M.J. 2017.  Fundamentals of Forensic Engineering.  Six Week IACET-Accredited Guided Online Course.  Designed and Produced for American Society of Civil Engineers

Drerup, M.J. Resilience of the Built Environment.  July 20, 2017.  Accredited presentation to AIA Potomac Valley Chapter.

Drerup, M.J. December 1, 2016.  Trouble Under Foot – Resurfacing Historic Floor Systems.  Presentation for Association for Preservation Technology/International Concrete Repair Institute Join Symposium.  Baltimore, MD

Drerup, M.J. 2014. ENCE 421 The Standard of Care in Engineering Practice – an Overview and Case Studies. Guest Lecture, University of Maryland at College Park, April 17.

Drerup, M.J. 2014. Tales from Route 66. – Pecha Kucha Presentation. AIA Potomac Valley Chapter, Architecture Week. Bethesda, MD, April 11.

Smith, S.J., Drerup, M.J. 2014. Perspectives on Historical Preservation. Presentation to the ASCE Catoctin Chapter. Frederick, MD, March 19.

Drerup, M.J., Smith, SJ., 2014. Field and Laboratory Testing for Existing Buildings. New York City School Construction Authority, January 31.

Drerup, M.J. 2013. AE 537: Building Failures – Guest lecture, Pennsylvania State University, December 5.

Delatte, N., Parfitt, M.K., Bosela, P., Drerup, M.J. 2013. Faculty Workshop. ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering and the National Building Museum. Washington, DC, November 13.

Drerup, M.J. 2013. Forensic Engineering 101. Invited presentation to the staff of the National Building Museum, Washington, DC. November 6.

Chen, S., Rossell, C., Cohen, J., Drerup, M.J. 2013. Forensic Engineering Short Course. ASCE National Conference. Charlotte, NC. October 9.

Drerup, M.J. 2013. Coffee & Case Studies – Enhancing the Energy Performance of Existing Buildings. AIA DC Chapter, Washington, DC. September 12.

Drerup, M.J. 2013. Façade Forensics – Continuing Education Presentation to the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Capital Section Younger Members Forum, Arlington, VA, March 19.

Drerup, M.J. 2012. Façade Forensics – Continuing Education Presentation to the American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter, Rockville, MD, November 29.

Drerup, M.J., Erdem, I., Anthony, R.W. 2012. Trouble under foot – in situ and laboratory investigation of engineered wood flooring. Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering.

Drerup, M.J. – Moderator, DiLoreto, G., Keane, M. – Panelists. 2012. Panel Discussion on ASCE’s Report Card on America’s Infrastructure. ASCE Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering, San Francisco, CA, November 1.

Drerup, M.J. 2012. Improving Performance of Existing Buildings. IQPC High Performance Buildings Summit, San Francisco, CA, June 20.

Drerup, M.J. 2011. AE 537: Expert Witness? – An Introduction. Guest lecture, Pennsylvania State University, November 3. (reprised December 4, 2012)

Drerup, M.J. Developer and Moderator. 2011. Panel Discussion on business and legal challenges in the dissemination of failure information. ASCE 2011 Structures Congress, Las Vegas, NV, April 14., Featured in Engineering New Record, April 20, 2011.

Drerup, M.J. 2010. Presentation on the theory and performance of building facades. Forensic Engineering Workshop, Tiruchirappalli, India, December.

Drerup, M.J. 2009. Moderator – Panel discussion on green building initiatives. ASCE Fifth Congress on Forensic Engineering, Washington, DC, November 14.

Drerup, M.J. 2009. Façade forensics workshop. Moderator and co-presenter for ASCE one-day workshop. ASCE Fifth Congress on Forensic Engineering, Washington, DC, November 11.

Drerup, M.J. 2008. Managing risk in the structural repair and restoration of a car park. International Conference on Forensic Engineering, London, UK, December 3.

Díaz de León, A.E., Drerup, M.J. 2008. Consideraciones para la restauración y la renovación de edificios existentes (Considerations for the renovation and restoration of existing buildings). Continuing education seminar for the 30th Annual Assembly and Convention, Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico (CAAPPR), San Juan, PR, November 13.

Drerup M.J. 2008. Television interview regarding concrete testing. WABC News, New York City, NY, October 30.

Drerup M.J. 2008. AE 537: Building performance failures and forensic techniques—History and development of façade systems. Guest lecture, Pennsylvania State University, October 23.

Drerup, M.J. 2008. Façade forensics workshop. Moderator and co-presenter for ASCE one-day workshop. ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference, Denver, CO, September 27.

Drerup, M.J. 2007. AE 537: Building performance failures and forensic techniques—Tools and techniques for forensic engineering. Guest lecture, Pennsylvania State University, November 15, 2007.

Drerup, M.J. 2007. Television interview regarding I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis. ABC World News Tonight and WABC News (New York City), August 2.

Drerup, M.J. 2007. Practical considerations for forensic investigations. Presentation, ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE) Faculty Workshop, University of Colorado at Denver, July 20.

Drerup, M.J. 2007. Forensic investigations 101. Session Moderator, ASCE 2007 Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA, May

Drerup, M.J. 2007. Forensic investigations 101—Tools and techniques. Presentation and Published Abstract, ASCE 2007 Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA, May 18.

Drerup, M.J. 2002. Use of metal detectors in non-destructive testing. ASCE 150th Anniversary Conference, Washington, DC, November.

Drerup, M.J. 2002. Symposium on non-destructive evaluation techniques. Moderator, ASCE 150th Anniversary Conference, Washington, DC, November.

Drerup, M.J., Díaz de León, A.E, Stieve, D.R. 2002. Assessing the apparent watertight integrity of building facades. ASTM Symposium on Building Facade, Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection, Norfolk, VA, October.

Affiliations
  • 11th Street Bridge Park, Anacostia Waterfront Initiative
  • Design Oversight Committee, 2014
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Forensic Engineering Division
  • Committee on Technical Advancement
  • The Pennsylvania Statue University
  • Guest Lecturer, AE 537, Building Failures, 2007-Present
Award
  • ASCE Fellow – elected 2018

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