Patrick Sparks, P.E.


SPS 2010-002

Patrick Sparks is the principal and founder Sparks Engineering, Inc.  He has over 30 years experience in a variety of engineering disciplines, including research, construction, and design.  Over the past two decades he has made the investigation, analysis, and rehabilitation of existing structures his career focus.

He is a Professional Fellow of the Center for Heritage Conservation at TexasA&M University, and is an expert member of ISCARSAH, an international scientific committee for structural conservation.

He has evaluated hundreds of historic buildings in the wake of major Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Ike.  Working with the World Monuments Fund, he was part of an early assessment team evaluating damage to heritage buildings after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.



Practice Areas

Structural Evaluation

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

Collapse Investigation

Structural Stabilization

Hurricane and Flood Damage

Historic Structures

Structural Analysis/Finite Element Analysis

Concrete Deterioration and Repair

Bridge Rehabilitation

Cladding and Curtain Walls

Terra Cotta

Foundation Underpinning

Nondestructive Testing



Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT)

Center for Heritage Conservation, Texas A&M

Association for Preservation Technology

International Scientific Committee for Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, Expert Member, 2007

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc., President 2008-present