Rick Morales, P.E., Principal

Bachelor of Science University of Southern California:1982
Civil/Architectural Engineering (Building Science Program)
California Civil Engineer No. 40289 (1986)
Arizona Civil Engineer No. 28954 (1995)
Consulting Structural Engineering Society (CSES) – President, 1994; Vice President, 1993
Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Forensic Consultants Association (FCA)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Morales is co-founder of Palos Verdes Engineering, has an extensive qualified and skilled background as a Civil Engineer for over 25 years. His professional services extend throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Victorville, Palm Desert, San Luis Obispo and San Diego Counties.He serves as an Engineering Consultant and Expert Witness for Insurance Companies, Attorneys, Realtors and Homeowners, providing structural assessments, causation reports and repair designs for damaged or distressed buildings. Mr. Morales has inspected over two thousand properties affected by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and several hundred properties damaged by the 1992 Landers/Big Bear earthquakes, the 1987 Whittier earthquake and properties affected by the 2003 San Simeon earthquake. He has also investigated many properties damaged by the 1993 Malibu and Altadena fires, the 1996 Carlsbad fires and the 2003 San Bernardino and San Diego fires. Mr. Morales is a trained emergency volunteer with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has provided seismic retrofit designs for many commercial and industrial buildings constructed of un-reinforced brick masonry and of concrete tilt-up construction.
His design experience and projects have exposed him to most structural disciplines and materials used in modern construction. Residential designs include numerous homes over ten thousand square feet and hillside structures requiring deepened foundations. Other residential projects include multi-level timber structures such as apartment buildings and condominiums with subterranean garages and similar structures constructed of masonry and concrete. Mr. Morales has designed a variety of facilities structures including steel buildings, mezzanines and tank supports for companies such as Hughes Aircraft and Anvil Steel and has also designed many commercial and industrial buildings. In addition, he has been involved in the design of structural components for the support of speaker systems and other hung building elements for companies such as JBL Professional.

Rolling Hills Estates 

550 Deep Valley Drive,

Suite 273

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Phone. 310-541-5055