I am a (mostly) retired licensed professional and consulting engineer with expertise in the design and construction of wood structures. (Licenses in Idaho and Washington State still active.)  I have also designed reinforced concrete structures and elements, structural steel, reinforced concrete and segmental block retaining walls, and other structural building elements and systems. I have extensive design, consulting, and teaching (University setting) experience. I have also practiced demolition engineering and mountain stream hydrology, and have served as an expert witness on building construction, hydrology, and structural failure cases. I have extensive experience in building code and standards writing, revisions and approvals, as well as building product acceptance criteria and building product evaluations. I continue to participate with the American Wood Council Wood Design Standards Committee (we write the National Design Specification for Wood Construction – NDS) and the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC).  I also build wood structures myself.

Mostly, I just love to write.

Jeff R. Filler, Ph.D., P.E.