Zdenek Trnka, P.E.

Zdenek Trnka, P.E.

EDUCATION

1960-65 Master of Science with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Prague, Czechoslovakia
1965-68 Post Graduate courses in Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and other courses of Ph.D. program

LICENSE

1971 Washington State Professional Engineer Registration # 13152

WORK HISTORY

SUMMARY Founder of TEC. Responsible for project management, client interface, industrial facilities design, and commercial building design and operation, as well as investigating industrial and traffic accidents. Major experience from automotive, primary metals, aerospace, and high technology industries. Well-versed in electrical, structural, civil and industrial controls engineering.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Complete project responsibility, including proposal, budgeting, cost estimating, design, drafting supervision, spec writing, vendor and contractor liaison, trouble shooting, and construction management.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Responsible for bidding of construction projects, bid evaluation, contract negotiation and administration, schedule and budgetary performance, approval of change orders, settling of construction claims and disputes, project acceptance, professional contract administration, and acting as liaison between contractor and engineer.
PLANT ENGINEERING Responsible for operation of industrial plant. Performed engineering for Maintenance Department, evaluated equipment failures, scheduled preventive maintenance performed life cycle analyses of industrial plant.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Responsible for maintenance and operation of plant and equipment for high technology production, administration of vehicle fleet, negotiation of new leases, maintenance and operation of buildings, supervision of Facilities staff.
INVESTIGATIVE ENGINEERING Investigated numerous property damage cases including earthquake damage of wood, steel and masonry block buildings. Property damage cases also included water intrusion and water damage due to incorrect design and/or improper installation. Analyzed several heavy diesel engines for causes and origins of catastrofic failures. Traffic accident reconstructions included high speed accidents as well as low velocity impacts. Investigated numerous industrial accidents and incidents in heavy industry, including crane accidents, accidental tap-outs of industrial furnaces, structural failures. Also investigated automotive engine and accessories failures, malfunctions of control systems, and faulty electrical systems. Rendered an expert opinion in a professional errors and omission case involving structure failure in a high-rise building due to mechanical system malfunction.
Investigative
Design
Project Management