Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1999
Master of Science, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1995
Areas of Expertise
Foundation Analysis and Design
Roof Design and Defects
Geotechnical Engineering + GPR Wind/Snow/Water/Hail Damage
Construction Site Safety/OSHA Materials Deterioration
Storm Water Management Photogrammetry
Michael Scott, Ph.D., P.E. is a Civil Engineer at CED. Mr. Scott has nearly three decades of education and work experience in the construction world and is a built world expert. His undergraduate education started with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas A&M University. He then pursued an M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He further endeavored to achieve a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
At Bridge Diagnostics, he was the NonDestructive Evaluation leader and key project manager in deploying advanced airborne and terrestrial data collection and analysis platforms nationwide. Prior to that, he was the president and founder of ADOJAM and created the world’s first drone-based Ground Penetrating Radar for infrastructure evaluation and was awarded several grants from the National Academy of Science and Engineering as well as the American Association of State Highways and Transportation. Mr. Scott holds patents for apparatus and method for determining defects in dielectric materials and detecting subsurface objects and apparatus and method for high-speed subsurface inspection of built infrastructure.
As an onsite federal contractor and consultant to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Mr. Scott was principal investigator on R&D projects and developed and executed federal program strategy for Step Frequency Radar. Construction site safety was critical to all projects he worked on. While working at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Mr. Scott worked on both private sector and federal projects. His forensic construction expertise ranges from construction defects to structural foundations. Mr. Scott is an asset to the entire CED organization through his wide-ranging exposure to the construction industry.
Societies & Honors
American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Trainee Fellowship
University Undergraduate Fellow
Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, Potomac Chapter, Treasurer
National Society of Professional Engineers