Patrick Sparks, P.E.
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.
Repair and Rehabilitation Design
Hurricane and Flood Damage
Structural Analysis/Finite Element Analysis
Concrete Deterioration and Repair
Cladding and Curtain Walls
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