Seismic Knowledge Expertise an Asset to Fort Collins Branch

FORT COLLINS – CTL|Thompson, a full-service geotechnical, structural, environmental and materials engineering firm, today announces Devin Hougard will join its Fort Collins team as a staff engineer. Hougard joins the expert team that designs structural plans for residential developments throughout Fort Collins.

An Engineer-in-Training, Hougard has already amassed a depth of expertise in seismology, including the effects of both wind and earthquake activity―an asset to CTL because of his ability to help draft structural designs to endure the potentially damaging wind conditions faced throughout the northern Front Range and the foothills of Fort Collins.  In addition, Hougard has extensive knowledge in the design of shallow and deep foundations and slope/earth retention systems.

Through his experience designing, drafting and detailing residential structures, he gained a thorough knowledge of applicable design codes, including ACI, ASCE 7, IBC/IRC, AISC and advanced knowledge in the use of AutoCAD. He puts his technical expertise to work for clients, helping to develop cost-effective and constructible engineering solutions.

Before joining CTL, Hougard worked as a staff engineer for Sound Structural Solutions, an engineering design firm specializing in residential and commercial structures based in Seattle, where he was involved with the structural design of multi-family residences, townhomes and single-family homes. He attended Montana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

“We are expanding our Fort Collins presence, with new testing capabilities and engineering expertise,” said Wayne Thompson, CTL|Thompson Fort Collins Branch Manager. “The experience Devin brings to our company and our clients is key to our continued success and growth.”

About CTL|Thompson

CTL|Thompson is a full-service geotechnical, structural, environmental and materials engineering firm. Established in 1971, the firm employs 245 technical and nontechnical employees and provides expertise in small and large-scale projects in all areas of construction. CTL|Thompson is headquartered in Denver and has offices throughout Colorado in Fort Collins, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs and Summit County as well as Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana. For more information, please visit