Supervisors hire interim engineer
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The Ringgold County board of supervisors have secured the services of Donald K. Staley, 60, of Des Moines as an interim county engineer as interviews for a permanent replacement continue.
After graduating in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering followed by a 1983 master’s in structural engineering, both from the University of Iowa, Staley has 30 years’ professional experience.
He is currently employed as an engineering supervisors with the Des Moines Water Works.
In January Staley signed an engineering services agreement with the CAM Community Schools board of directors to evaluate exterior walls at CAM South Elementary and Middle School in Massena.
According to his biographical information, “Staley has assisted clients by providing structural engineering services for civil and building projects ranging from multi-million dollar commercial buildings to special civil and utility structures. Having worked in the field of civil engineering prior to specializing as a structural engineer, Staley has many unique qualifications for unusual, specialty, and complex projects requiring a depth of experience in both civil and structural engineering applications.
“Staley has brought this experience and knowledge to many special projects for municipalities and public entities including large earth retaining structures, several water treatment process buildings, concrete containment structures, and water treatment process improvements; deep collector wells and pump stations; hydraulic control structures. His experience includes civil site work projects including design of storm sewers and paved parking lots.
“Staley also has extensive experience in reconstruction and restoration of structures including masonry structures, foundation underpinning, pre-cast and post-tension concrete parking garages, external post-tension modifications to existing concrete structures, high capacity transformer support structures, earth retaining systems, and reconstruction of river dam gate structures. His recreation experience includes design aesthetic structures including concrete cast-stone waterways, earthen water containment, and recreational facilities.
“He frequently provides technical consulting for salvaging and retrofitting structures for change of use or damage from water infiltration, overstress, foundation settlement, fires, severe weather, and flooding. His retrofitting experience includes several building envelope reconstruction and retrofit designs for distress conditions and envelope failures.
“Staley has provided engineering and technical assistance to designers of many specialty aesthetic structures to assure soundness and lasting durability in the designs.”