Matthew Pavelchak

Matthew Pavelchak

Matthew Pavelchak, PE

Project Manager

Matt is a Project Manager in the Houston Diagnostics Group that focuses on solving issues with existing structures. He routinely performs structural design reviews and is involved with complex diagnostics engineering projects. His focus is primarily on instrumentation of structures, as well as litigation support and peer review services. His extensive experience with the design, implementation, and management of structural health monitoring and vibration monitoring projects make him an excellent resource for projects with vibration issues. Additionally, Matt investigates failures, performs peer reviews, and provides litigation support services related to structural engineering.

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Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
The culture, the people, and the projects!
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
There is nothing so stable as change.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Seeing our engineering solutions built and being able to say “I contributed to that."
Who or what inspires you?
The poetry (songs) of Bob Dylan.


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“Vibration Testing and Evaluation for Source Detection of Bothersome Structural Vibrations,” Proceedings of the Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures Conference in Dübendorf, Switzerland, October 2015.

“Assessment, Instrumentation, and Management of Dams,” Proceedings of the First National Dam Safety Conference in Chennai, India, March 2015, co-authored with G. Jimenez, A. Yung, and A. Shah.

“Vibration Testing and Evaluation of Criteria for Specialized Facilities from Phosphate Mines to Vivariums: A Series of Key Case Studies,” Proceedings of the Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures Conference in Ouro Preto, Brazil, October 2013, co-authored with D. Choudhuri.

“Impact of Bridge Jacking Procedures on Precast Beams During Bearing Replacement,” Proceedings of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention and National Bridge Conference in Grapevine, Texas, September 2013, co-authored with M. Williams.

“Use of Instrumentation to Quantify Dynamic Movements of Bridge Substructures,” Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2013, co-authored with M. Williams.

“Structural Health Monitoring for Damage Detection Under Heavy Construction Loading,” Proceedings of the 2013 Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, D.C., January 2013, co-authored with M. Williams.

“Responding to Natural Disasters: An Increased Military Response and it Impact on Public Policy Administration,” Disaster Management Handbook, CRC Press, co-authored with D. Miller, R. Burnside, and J. Rivera. 2008