Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, #22717-6
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (member)
  • American Concrete Institute (member)

Mr. Wolf has more than 40 years of experience diagnosing and solving problems associated with building technology and structural engineering. He has a broad-based knowledge of both the architectural and structural systems that make up most buildings. 

Mr. Wolf leads the Exponent's Building Technology Group, specializing in performance assessment of building envelope components to withstand moisture intrusion and its associated effects such as decay and corrosion, as well as environmental loads such as wind and seismic forces. Building types investigated include low-rise residential and commercial buildings as well as mid-rise and high-rise structures.

Mr. Wolf has extensive knowledge of exterior wall systems and components including stucco (cement plaster), Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), hardboard siding, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels, concrete and natural stone panels, concrete and brick masonry systems, glass and metal curtain walls, and residential and commercial windows. Mr. Wolf has performed both field and laboratory testing of window and wall systems. 

Mr. Wolf has performed numerous investigations of both low-slope and steep roof systems including built-up and single-ply roofing, architectural and structural standing seam systems, asphalt composition shingles, cement fiber shakes, wood shingle and shake, and concrete and clay tile. Below-grade and plaza waterproofing systems investigated include polymer-modified asphalt membranes, bentonite-based systems, crystalline waterproofing and fluid-applied membranes. 

Mr. Wolf has investigated structural/serviceability failures of building systems both during and after construction. He has investigated damage to hundreds of structures from the 1989 Loma Prieta, 1994 Northridge and the 1995 Kobe, Japan earthquakes. Much of his structural work has focused on the failures of wood-based products and structural systems. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Wolf held several research positions that include Research Engineer for Structural Research Incorporated and Research Assistant for the USDA Forest Products Laboratory.