Woody Vogt


Mr. Woodward L. Vogt, P.E., D. GE, has over 45 years of professional experience in geotechnical engineering, materials science, and mechanics of soils, rock, and construction materials. He has performed or directed geotechnical studies and investigations and testing of concrete and other construction materials; condition surveys and forensic investigation of construction failure, distress, damage, and degradation; repair and restoration methods and materials; and construction quality control and quality assurance. Mr. Vogt has served as an expert witness, consultant, chief investigator, senior consultant, project engineer, and project manager for structures and pavements damaged by fire, explosions, atmospheric exposure, abuse, and natural causes. He has conducted condition surveys and forensic investigations, has prepared remedial design drawings and specifications, has monitored and reviewed rehabilitation construction activities, and has prepared investigative expert reports. In addition, he has participated as an expert in over140 civil disputes involving building and infrastructure distress, construction-related injuries, patent disputes, and the standard of care for engineers.

Throughout his career, Mr. Vogt has performed testing, field monitoring,inspection, and engineering evaluation of concrete structural elements – piers, piles, footings, slabs, mats, columns, walls, pavements, runways, pipes, precast and prestressed members; asphalt pavements – roads, runways, taxiways,parking lots; retaining structures and excavations – walls, bulkheads, dams,
levees, clearwells, lift stations, basements, waste disposal cells, drainage canals, utility trenches; earthwork – fill control, compaction, stabilization, proof-rolling, undercutting; steel and non-ferrous metals structural elements, connections, fixtures, and vessels; roofing systems and materials; paint and coatings; and metallic and non-metallic fabrics.

  • M.S. Structural Engineering and Soil Mechanics: Georgia
    Institute of Technology, 1973
  • Graduate Study, Metallurgy: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
    Graduate Division, 1970 – 1971
  • B.S. Engineering Mechanics: Georgia Institute of Technology,
Professional Engineer:

  • Texas No. 42157 (1977)
  • Louisiana No. 18410 (1979)

Diplomate: Geotechnical Engineer of The
Academy of Geo-Professionals

Professional Experience
  • Paradigm Consultants, Inc., Houston, Texas, 1995 – Present
  • McBride-Ratcliff and Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas, 1981 –
  • Southwestern Laboratories, Inc., Houston, Texas, 1975 – 1981
  • Law Engineering Testing Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1973 –
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, E. Hartford, Connecticut 1969 – 1971
  • NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, 1965 – 1969
  • ACI International (ACI)
  • The International Association of
    Foundation Drilling (ADSC)
  • American Association for
    Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
  • ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Academy of Geo-Professionals
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon Honor Society
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
  • GeoCoalition Code Committee
  • Geoprofessional Business
  • Association (GBA)
  • International Concrete Repair
  • Institute (ICRI)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • TCEL/Geoprofessionals Serving Texas
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
  • Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas