Mr. Kolf has extensive industry experience and is active in a wide range of projects involving structural evaluation, strengthening, rehabilitation, troubleshooting of construction-related problems, and durability enhancement. Typical projects have involved evaluation of the extent and causation of structural distress or deterioration, as well as development and implementation of repairs. These projects have incorporated industrial, commercial, and residential structures; parking garages; water treatment structures; cokers; bridges; piers; tunnels; stadiums; plaza decks; and building facades.
Mr. Kolf’s structural analysis and design projects include the repair of a distressed 100-meter high industrial tower through a unique application of post-tensioning, analysis of a failed transfer slab that forced the evacuation of a 15-story condominium building, and repair of post-tensioned concrete parking structures. He has investigated structural failures including bridge collapses and the collapse of a 425-ft high communications antenna.
Peter’s extensive and diverse experience provides value to clients by facilitating creative solutions to each unique project.
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Northwestern University, 1985
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Columbia University, 1983
Saluda, B. P., E. C. Dodge, P.R. Kolf, and C.A. Olson. 2018. “Reinforced Concrete Antenna Pedestal: Evaluation of concrete consolidation using nondestructive testing and statistical analysis.” Concrete International, April, pg. 40-45.
Kolf, P. R. and T. J. Willems. 2011. “How to Fix Concrete.” L&M Concrete News. Vol. 10, No. 1. 7-9. Summer.
Kolf, P. R. and D. L. Byrd. 2008. “Assess Your Cooling Tower’s Condition.” Power Magazine, Volume 152, Number 8. August.
Kolf, P. R. and D. L. Byrd. 2008. “Knowledge is Power: How Comprehensive Cooling Tower Evaluations Benefit the Energy Industry.” White Paper distributed by CTLGroup. April.
Sullivan, T. M., P. R. Kolf, M. G. Carfagno, S. J. Smith, and J. R. Nichols. 2006. “Repair of Duck Creek Culvert.” Structure Magazine. October.
Kolf, P. R. and R. G. Oesterle. 2005. “Evaluation and Structural Retrofitting of a Cement Plant Preheater Tower.” Structures 2005: Metropolis & Beyond, Proceedings of the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium, New York. April.
Kolf, P. R. and R. G. Oesterle. 2004. “Strengthening of a Reinforced Concrete Preheater Tower, Florence, Colorado.” Concrete Repair Bulletin, Volume 17, Number 6. November/December.
Corley, W.G., M. K. Lim, and P. R. Kolf. 1998. “Use of Nondestructive Testing to Determine Physical Properties of Reinforced Concrete In-Situ.” Proceedings, RILEM International Conference on NDT and Experimental Stress Analysis of Concrete Structures, Bratislava, Slovakia, October.
Vincent, J. F. and P. R. Kolf. 1994. “Repairs to Paulina Street Parking Structure.” Concrete International, Vol. 16, No. 3, 39-41. March.
O’Connor, J. P. and P. R. Kolf. 1993. “High-Rise Facade Evaluation and Rehabilitation.” Concrete International, Vol. 15, No. 9, 50-55. September.
Kolf, P. R. and S. H. Gebler. 1993. “Shotcrete Application Tolerances.” Concrete Construction, Vol. 38, No. 4, 287-289. April.
Gebler, S. H., P. R. Kolf, G. W. Seegebrecht, A. Litvin, and J. F. Vincent. 1991. “Shotcrete: Surveillance for Durable Structures – Case Histories.” Proceedings of the Second CANMET/ACI International Conference on Durability of Structures, Montreal, Canada, ACI SP 126, Vol. II, 869-900. August.