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George W. Abrahamson
ENGINEER
Principal Civil/Structural Engineering Scientist
Owner and CEO

EDUCATION:

Diploma - Tascosa High School, Amarillo, Texas; May, 1970.

Degree - Associate in Science of Engineering Technology

     Civil Engineering Option / Outstanding Major Commendation
     Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas; May, 1983.

Degree - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
     Texas Tech University — College of Engineering
     Lubbock, Texas; December, 1991.

 

Subjects of Design and Analysis Expertise:

  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering
    Foundation Structures
  • Complex Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Hydraulic Engineered Systems
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Traffic and Highway
    Transportation Engineering

 

Tutor - Amarillo College Mathematics Laboratory — 1981 - 1983.


Accredited Continuing Education and Seminars -
     Modern engineering, planning, surveying and construction methods/practices, computer      hardware/software applications — 1978 - 2016.


HONORS:

Member - United States Achievement Academy — 1989 - .
Award - National Collegiate Engineering Foundation — 1989.
Award - Superior Craftsmanship in Drafting — 1987.
     Construction Specifications Institute.
Award - Outstanding Major of Engineering Technology — 1983.
     Faculty & Administration of Amarillo College.
Dean's Honor Role - Amarillo College — 1980, 1981, 1982.


EXPERIENCE:

Senior C/S Forensic Engineering Scientist, Abrahamson & Associates, Amarillo, Texas; 1994 - .
Civil/Structural Engineering Scientist, Abrahamson & Associates, Amarillo, Texas; 1983 - 1994.
Engineering Technician, Abrahamson & Associates, Amarillo, Texas; 1980 - 1983.
Engineering Draftsman, Abrahamson & Associates, Amarillo, Texas; 1973 - 1980.
Construction Foreman, Texas Blue Lake Pools, Amarillo, Texas; 1972.
Construction Worker, Page & Wirtz, Amarillo, Texas; 1970.


ENGINEERING CERTIFICATION:

Professional Engineers Fundamental Examination Certification No. 20068; 1995 – .


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Professional Member, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; 2000 - .
Professional Member, American Institute of Steel Construction; 1996 - .
Professional Member, American Plywood Association - Engineered Wood Association; 1996 - .
Member, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping; 1996 - .
Member, National Society of Professional Surveyors; 1996 - .
Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers; 1996 - .
Member, National Fire Protection Association; 1996 - .
Member, American Water Works Association; 1996 - .
International Member, American Concrete Institute, 1996 - .
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials; 1996 - .
Professional Member, Construction Specifications Institute; 1994 - .
     Chapter Membership Chairman, 1999 - 2000.
     Chapter Treasurer, 1999 - 2000.
     Chapter Secretary, 2000 - 2001.
     Chapter Vice-president, 2001-2002.
     Chapter President-Elect, 2002-2003.
     Chapter President, 2003-2004.
     Chapter President, 2004-2005.
     Chapter Past-President, 2005-2006.
     Chapter Electronics Chairman, 2005-2007.
Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers; 1992 - .
Member, National and Texas Societies of Professional Engineers; 1991 - .
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; 1990 - .
Member, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors; 1984 - .


CIVIC:
Better Business Bureau Board of Directors; 2001-08.
     Director, 2001- 03.
     Executive Committee; 2004-08.
     First Vice Chairman; 2004.
     Chairman, 2004-06.
     Immediate Past Chairman, 2006-08.
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Highway Transportation Committee; 1988-98.
West Texas A&M University Engineering Advisory Board; 2002-05.
West Texas A&M University Engineering Advisory Board Curriculum Subcommittee; 2002-05.
Goodwill Industries Board of Directors; 1994-7; 1997-2001.
     Industry Committee: Member; 1997 - 2000.
     New Building Committee: Chairman; 1999 -2001.
     Vice President; 1999-2000.
     Executive Committee: Chairman; 1999 - 2000.
     President; 2000 - 2001.
Salvation Army Board of Advisors; 1994-7.
Boy Scouts of America: Webelos - 1961; Eagle - 1966.
National Eagle Scout Association; Life Member.
Boy Scouts of America 55-Year Active Veteran Award; 2015.
Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 80, Inc.; 1970 - .
Outstanding Young American Award for Eagle Scout
     presented by the National Rifle Association, 1995.
National Rifle Association; Life Member.
Texas State Rifle Association; Life Member.
Amarillo West Rotary Club; 1988 - 2009.
     Club Service: Attendance Committee Chairman; 1992-3.
     Club Service: Sergeant at Arms; 1993-4.
     Community Service: Club Coordinator; Christmas in April Projects, 1994-9.
     Board Member: Director of Club Service; 1995-7.
     Second Mile Award: “Service Above Self”; 1996.
     Paul Harris Fellow; 1997; Multiple Paul Harris Fellow: PH+3; 2002, 2004, 2005.
     Rotary Mentoring Program; 1997- 2009.
     Board Officer: Club Treasurer; 1997-8.
     Board Officer: Club Secretary; 1998-9.
     Board Officer: President Elect; 1999 -2000.
     Board Officer: President; 2000-01.
     Board Officer: Past President; 2001-02.
     Fellowship Activities Committee Chairman; 2001-02.
     Club Directory Editor/Publisher; 2003 - 2009.
     Perfect Attendance; 1992 - 2009.


OTHER:
Born March 16, 1952 - Amarillo Army Air Force Base, Amarillo, Texas
Manager - Tascosa High School Track Team, 1968, 1969, 1970.
Interests include Music, Hiking, Camping and Automobiles.


George W. Abrahamson began his career in the fields of engineering and surveying in 1973 as an
engineering draftsman and subsequently as an engineering technician during and after which time
his father, R.T. Abrahamson, P.E., R.P.L.S. personally educated and trained him to perform
engineering, planning and surveying work for the company business of Abrahamson & Associates,
Registered by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Licensed by the Texas Board of
Professional Land Surveying pursuant to State of Texas laws and regulations . George implements
the exacting measures his father with his over 55 years of engineering licensure brought forward
and he reinforces those values through his continuing execution of professional engineering and
surveying practices in the day-to-day activities that have consistently and successfully brought
Abrahamson & Associates to the pinnacle of respected accomplishment exhibited today.


George graduated at Amarillo College after earning his Associate in Science Degree following his
study in engineering and surveying. He was elected Outstanding Major in his field of Engineering
Technology by the Faculty and Administration of Amarillo College on the basis of his academic
standing, growth while at Amarillo College, work within the department and potential contribution
to his major area. George graduated at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas after earning
his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree while advancing his learning through his
continued enrollment in civil engineering design courses beyond those required for his graduation.
He maintains rewarding professional associations with his former professors and faculty.


George successfully completed the engineering fundamentals and ethics examinations within the
professional engineering licensing process developed by the National Council of Examiners for
Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). His engineering license application summarizes the broad
cross section of his 43 years of significant engineering and surveying accomplishments as attested
by 12 licensed professional engineers and four legal counsel references with respect to his 69 full,
typed pages of supplementary experience records on file with the Texas Board of Professional
Engineers in Austin, Texas. George presently continues his work along with the amenable care
of licensed professional engineers pursuant to the Texas Engineering Practice Act found under the
Occupation Code Title 6, Chapter §1001. Engineer (Texas Revised Civil Statutes, Article 3271a);
as he pursues completion of his professional engineer license, and professional surveyor license.


George conducts civil/structural engineering and surveying projects on a regular basis as he leads
and directs investigations, research, analyses and production of thorough engineering reports and
project design drawings. His professional opinions and testimonies rendered through litigation as
a forensic engineering expert, qualified through Robinson-Daubert challenges in prior cases, have
assisted his clients through consistently successful outcomes that include his prevailing engineering
arguments with his former University licensed engineer professors as well as licensed professional
engineers throughout the State who have provided their expert witness testimonies at the request
of opposing counsel. George continues to assist his clients by way of his professional, credible
engineering investigations that regularly yield commendable results.