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tvp personnel | Martin Turek

Martin E. Turek, PhD, PEng | Senior Project Engineer

Martin is a structural engineer from London, Ontario and has lived in BC since 2000. Since 2010 he has been working with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, working as a seismic bridge engineer. He has worked on many bridge structural monitoring projects, including the new Port Mann bridge and the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. As of 2013, he is also spending time as a Research Associate at the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility of the University of British Columbia. This includes shake-table testing research projects, dealing with new and innovative seismic retrofit techniques. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science Degree in 2000; he completed his Master of Applied Science Degree in Structural Engineering at UBC. Martin's research for his Master's thesis focused on retrofit techniques for unreinforced masonry, and it was during this time that he began working on ambient vibration testing of large structures. In 2007, he earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia with a thesis on the application of damage detection algorithms for structural health monitoring systems. Over the last 10 years, working with UBC, MoT and TVP, Martin worked on many research and commercial projects involving shake-table testing of partial to full-scale components and ambient vibration testing of large structures including buildings and bridges.



Participation and Experience

  • Research Engineer, Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, UBC (2013 - present)
  • Senior Bridge Diagnostic Engineer, BC Minsitry of Transportation and Infrastructure (2010 - present)
  • Research Associate:, Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, UBC (2000 - 2007)
  • Project Engineer, intern and researcher at Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, the University of Western Ontario (1998 - 2000)
  • Chair, Structural Engineering Associaton of British Columbia, Vancouver Island Branch (2013 - present)
  • President, Western Society for Civil Engineering, UWO (1998 - 1999)
  • Conference delegate at more than 20 conferences, in Canada, USA, and Europe (1998 - present)
  • Winner of Peter S. Higgins Structural Analysis Competition: The University of Western Ontario (2000)
  • Winner of Student Technical Competition: The University of Western Ontario (2000)
  • Winner of Student Design Competition: The University of Western Ontario (1999)
  • Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate survey school, UBC (2001 - 2006)
  • Teaching Assistant: Graduate Structural Dynamics Course, UBC (2003 - 2004)
  • Experience in heavy civil construction (1994 - 1998)