Joined CCS Group: 2005
Typical service to clients: Seismic analysis, structural engineering
While at CCS Group, Griffin has:
Served as an expert witness in multiple litigation cases related to damage caused in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.
Completed a technical earthquake risk assessment and benefit cost analysis for the Chain of Rocks Distributive Pumping Plant for a FEMA PDM-C Grant Application on behalf of the City of St. Louis Water Division.
Provided seismic design services for nonstructural equipment and systems under the St. Louis County seismic design ordinance for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Spirit of St. Louis Airport control tower and Chesterfield Mall.
Performed earthquake risk assessment and preliminary retrofit design for critical data center facilities at the St. Jude Hospital campus in Memphis, TN.
Prepared hurricane risk assessments for facilities in Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.
Prior to CCS Group:
Griffin compiled a 20-year career in which he built his credentials as an expert in the structural assessment and mitigation design of buildings and nonstructural components, equipment and systems to natural hazards. In that span, he crisscrossed the United States and to Puerto Rico and The Netherlands to guide facility owners with earthquake risk assessments and structural strengthening designs. Griffin conducted scores of post-earthquake and hurricane damage investigations, including a hurricane risk assessment for a $1 billion resort in The Bahamas. He also designed earthquake retrofits for three water pumping stations, 55 critical water well systems and a data center in Memphis, TN. He now applies these real life observations to the cost-effective mitigation solutions he develops to reduce client risk.
Griffin is a registered professional engineer in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Griffin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Association of Wind Engineering, and the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Griffin is a graduate of the University of California-Irvine, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in structural mechanics.