Brent Bonham, PE, SE, LEEP AP
Brent has over 20 years of experience with both large- and small-firms, as well as with public and private entities. He has led the structural engineering design on a wide range of projects, with varying clients and delivery types. His projects have ranged from basement wall inspections and residential additions, to some of our nation’s largest and most complex projects in the sports, aviation, transportation and convention center sectors. Prior to pursuing a career in engineering, he also worked as a contractor, architect, and owner’s rep – all of which offers him a unique and varied perspective on the industry.
Brent received his BS degree from M.I.T.’s Architecture Department in 1990, where he was dually enrolled in both architecture and civil engineering. After working a bit, he later returned to school where he received a BSCiE and his MSCiE in structural engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994 where he was named a William Gregory Fellow.
First son of parents who were both teachers, he has continued that family tradition and has served as an adjunct Professor for the advanced structural steel design classes at UMKC, and also occasionally assists his friends with the various Architectural and Engineering Studio classes at the universities in our region. He served as President and Board Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Kansas & Missouri (SEAKM), and is also a member of AISC, ASCE, ICC, and NCSEA.
He takes pride on developing creative and cost effective solutions that balance the goals and needs of owner, architect and contractor, and he looks forward to collaborating with you on your next project.