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Jay Kumar, PE

Jay Kumar has over 10 years of experience with seismic design, seismic due diligence and structural engineering. Most significant is his experience with the design and construction of tall buildings within the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas. Jay’s areas of focus have been structural forensic investigations, structural and seismic analysis, and seismic risk consulting for property owners, investors, brokers and lenders around the country.

As an expert in the field of seismic risk, Jay has written and spoken extensively on the topics of seismic design, construction, as well as new retrofitting ordinances and creative financing solutions to minimize the impact of these laws governing seismic work. He has also been engaged with the analysis and structural design of seismic strengthening for collapse vulnerable buildings in the greater Los Angeles area. His area of expertise centers on the strengthening and retrofit of “soft-story” multi-family buildings and reinforced masonry structures.


Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in four states: California (CA77601), Texas (TX111203), Oregon (OR87038), New Jersey (NJ24GE5101600)


B.S. Civil Engineering, San Jose State University