Chiachi Chen, PE - President of AMC. Chiachi has over 30 years of professional experience in planning, design, construction, and project management of various complex civil/structural engineering projects such as rapid transit systems, commuter railroad infrastructures, roadway bridges, and Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities. His previous experience includes interim chief engineer of bridge structures of Caltrain responsible for managing its Bridge Management Program and overseeing the delivery of its capital bridge replacement program to assure the operating integrity of the railroad. Chiachi also has extensive experience in design and maintaining Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) infrastructures, seismic retrofit of long span toll bridges, and seismic evaluation of DOE nuclear facilities.
Ming-Chen (M.C.) Yu, PE - Principal of AMC. M.C. started his engineering career in 1980 with URS/John A. Blume & Associates, where he developed extensive experience in seismic analysis of complex nuclear facilities, including non-linear time-history and soil-structure interaction analyses. In the early nineties, M.C. applied his analytical expertise to transit structures. He has experience in the design, analysis, and construction support of transit structures, including bridges, light rail systems, tunnels, stations, and maintenance facilities. He was the key engineer in the development of seismic criteria for the BART SFO extension project and in providing construction engineering support services for the East Tie-In Structure and Skyway Structure of the New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project.
Wye-Ming Choo, PE, SE - Mr. Choo has over 40 years of structural engineering experience in analysis, design, and construction administration. His practice has encompassed public and private projects and includes projects such as airport facilities, transportation projects, office and retail buildings, high-rise office buildings, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete parking structures. He has developed novel approaches for economy and ease of construction and has worked on all construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and pre-stressed concrete.
Philip Shinn, PE, SE - Mr. Shinn has over 29 years of extensive engineering experience in analysis, design, planning, and construction service for Caltrans highway bridges, railroad bridges, railway transit, earth retaining structures, buildings, water facilities, and other miscellaneous structures. His bridge and transportation experience include design, analysis, and construction services for new bridge structures, bridge widening, seismic retrofit of existing highway and railroad structures; bridge types include prestressed concrete box girder bridges, post-tension box girder bridges, steel I-girder bridges, steel truss bridges, and steel girder railroad bridges.
Shawn Wang, PhD, PE, SE - Mr. Wang has over 16 years experiences in bridge and structural engineering design and construction. He is experienced in bridge response analysis, long-span bridge design, bridge evaluation and load rating, bridge strengthening and retrofit, bridge erection and demolition, specification document writing, high speed railway facilities design, and project construction and management. In addition, he is a specialist of evaluation for gusset plate connections on steel truss bridge. He published several papers and presented in major structural/bridge conferences on the subject. He developed the methodology, which is adapted by Washington DOT, to filter and to identify gusset plate connections at risk.