Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1989
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1984
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1982
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Alabama, #39731
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Florida, #67773
  • Professional Engineer, Georgia, #PE033027
  • Professional Engineer, Hawaii, #PE-12820
  • Professional Engineer Civil, Louisiana, #PE.0033830
  • Professional Engineer, Mississippi, #26488
  • Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #047774
  • Professional Engineer, Oklahoma, #31474
  • Professional Engineer, South Carolina, #26408
  • Professional Engineer, Tennessee, #114185
  • Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, #42337-6
Professional Honors
  • Recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award from ASCE (2016)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASCE Wind Loads on Petrochemical Structures Task Committee (2005-2020)
  • ASCE 7-16 Wind Load Subcommittee (2012-2016)
  • American Association of Wind Engineers (AAWE)
  • American Petroleum Institute Spec 4F Wind Engineering Subcommittee (2005-2006)
  • Institute for Energy Law (2011- present)
  • Texas Tech University Civil Engineering Advisory Council (2007-2012)
  • Commissioner, City of Missouri City, Texas, Planning and Zoning Commission (2019-present)

Dr. Bailey is a licensed Professional Engineer in 12 states and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. For 40 years, Dr. Bailey has served as a technical consultant, project manager, and researcher for private industry, universities, and government. As a Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent's Building & Structures practice, he brings specialized expertise to areas related to civil and structural engineering, wind engineering, and construction materials.  

Dr. Bailey has conducted hundreds of on-site surveys investigating numerous building envelope and roofing systems for damage caused by hail, wind, flood, and construction errors. He has documented storm damage to residential properties, and to health, industrial, educational, and offshore energy facilities in the aftermath of numerous storm event from hurricanes Irene in 1999 to Laura in 2020, the Oklahoma City Tornado (1999), and the April-May 2011 Tornado Outbreak. He has extensive expertise in determining the risk exposure of commercial and industrial properties, ranging from hospitals to wind farms, to hazards associated with convective storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding.

Dr. Bailey has investigated performance problems for wood, metal, glass, and concrete components of various types of structures from large concrete domes, wind turbines, and heavy-duty pavements to roof drainage systems, drilling rigs, and solar panel trackers. He addresses problems associated with design, construction materials, means and methods of construction, construction failures, application of codes and standards, repair methodology, and cost of repairs. He has conducted in-depth reviews of civil, architectural, and structural drawings; engineering calculations; and the Standard of Care of the Engineer of Record.

Dr. Bailey's past work at ExxonMobil included wind load and structural analyses of drilling, semi-submersible, and floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) structures; development of well completion and workover programs for domestic and overseas affiliates; and conducting research and teaching classes on well completions and cementing.

Dr. Bailey has served as a lecturer in the private sector and at the university level on subject areas related to civil, structural, wind, and petroleum engineering. He also has been responsible for the design of test facilities and the development of test programs related to construction and energy. Dr. Bailey is the past Presiding Officer of a five member expert panel that developed a methodology for assigning losses to a TWIA-insured property caused by wind and wave which was subsequently adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance in March 2017. He is also a past member of the ASCE 7-16 Wind Load Subcommittee; past Chair of the ASCE Petrochemical Wind Load Task Committee; and served on an API 4F sub-committee assigned to revise specifications and guidelines for determining wind loads on drilling structures. He recently served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Energy Division.