Mr. Peraza has over 35 years of broad structural and civil engineering experience and is licensed in 14 states. His work has included investigations of major collapses, catastrophe response, diagnosis of design and construction deficiencies, damage caused by adjacent construction, condition assessments, hurricane damage investigations, design of remedial and stabilization measures for distressed buildings, design for renovation projects, and the analysis of unusual structures. His projects have included high-rise buildings, façades, cranes, parking structures, pre-engineered buildings, industrial facilities, scaffolds, formwork, bridges, and waterfront structures.
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Mr. Peraza led the emergency engineering response for the City of New York, which continued around the clock for nearly nine months and included the coordination of 39 engineering sub-consultant firms. He has led several high-profile structural collapse investigations including L’Ambiance Plaza, the Four Times Square Hoist Collapse, and the Miller Park crane accident.
Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Peraza was Vice President with the LZA Technology division of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group.