Edward is an in-service bridge inspector for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and has been with Caltrans for 10 years. Edward performs field structural investigations of the seven state-owned Toll Bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is currently the Lead In-Service Bridge Inspector for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span. Previously, Edward had worked as a structural designer for Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Obayashi Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), and as a program manager for product application development at Liquid Software and Risk Management Solutions.
Edward is a California licensed professional civil engineer, and holds certificates for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges, Underwater Bridge Inspection, and Caltrans Rope Access and Fall Protection Trainer. Edward has a MS in Civil/Structural Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from CSU, Northridge. Edward founded and is current Chair for the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Chapter. Edward is also the Co-Chair for the Bridges Technical Committee for the 2019 California Infrastructure Report Card, Co-Chair for the 5th Orthotropic Bridge Conference, and a member of the SEAONC Disaster Emergency Services (DES) committee.
Edward balances his passion for bridge inspection with a co-passion for cycling, running, and Japanese Language.