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  Resume of Ken Karston
RESUME OF KEN D. KARSTON, PRESIDENT :
PROFILE :  
Mr. Karston is responsible for the structural design of new construction, adaptive reuse, façade, and renovation projects and for construction administration services such as shop drawing review and field observations with written reports. He is responsible for performing forensic/field investigations, property condition assessments, analysis/design, and construction/permit document preparations. The projects he designs have included residential (apartments, condominiums, and single family homes/townhomes), office, warehouse, restaurant, industrial, institutional, and retail buildings and components thereof. Mr. Karston has design experience using a broad range of materials including steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and light gage framing. He prepares design calculations and construction specifications and has performed peer reviews of structural design work completed by out-of–state engineering firms. He provides expert opinion reports and has acted as an expert witness when requested.
   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
2003 - Present  K.ENG LLC Chicago, Illinois
2003 - 2005       Klein and Hoffman, Inc. Chicago, Illinois
1995 - 2003       Chris P. Stefanos Associates, Inc.  Oak Lawn, Illinois 
   
EDUCATION :
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering 1994 University of Illinois at Chicago
Member of Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society
   
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & QUALIFICATIONS :  
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Illinois
Registered Structural Engineer, State of Illinois
Registered Design Firm, State of Illinois
Registered Professional Engineer, States of Arizona,
  Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin
Certified Structural Engineer by the Structural Engineering
Certification Board
NCEES Registered Structural Engineer
Chicago Certified Structural Peer Reviewer 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS :
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
International Conference of Building Officials
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Structural Engineering Institute
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
Florida Engineering Society
National Society of Professional Engineers
 
 
Current and past K.ENG LLC projects can be  found  here .
Ken Karston had a major part in the structural design of these short-listed projects completed with his prior employers: