Richard N. Keizer, P.E.
Richard entered the Architectural/Engineering field in 1978 as a draftsman working for a small architectural firm. In 1980 he went to work for a large full service architectural/engineering firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Working under the firms’ structural engineer, he performed structural drawings, estimates and coordination.
From 1982 to 1986 Richard attended the Arizona State University Engineering undergraduate school. Emphasis was in structures and included courses in reinforced concrete, structural steel and computer analysis of structures.
From 1986 to 1995 Richard worked for a mid-size consulting structural engineering firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Duties included performing drafting and engineering for a multitude of structures, including retail centers, retail automotive parts distributors, hotels and condominium/apartment buildings.
In July 1995 Richard joined another small consulting structural engineering firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm was owned by a friend that he had worked with in 1980. At the same time he received his structural registration in Arizona. In 1997 Richard became Vice President of the company and received structural registration in Hawaii. Duties included day to day operations of the office, management of staff and engineering supervision and design. In 2002 Richard became the company President. All combined, the principles of the company had Structural registrations in all 50 states.
Over the course of 2007, Richard sold his interest in the firm and conclude ownership on December 31st. He opened the doors of RNK, Inc. on January 1, 2008.
Throughout Richard’s career he has performed structural engineering for a vast number of structures encompassing all types of occupancies and building materials. Projects were located in nearly every state of the U.S., and he has worked on projects in Canada, England, Jamaica, and Mexico. Designs were required for high seismic loads along the west coast, high wind regions of Florida and the south to high snow loads of Colorado and the north.
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