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Structural Engineering & Inspections, LLC.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2485
Brentwood, TN 37024-2485

Office Address:
101 Forrest Crossing Blvd
Suite 108-B
Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: (615) 819-0029
Fax: (615) 819-0297

J. Michael Vines, PE, SE

Principal Engineer


Structural engineering design, modeling and analysis, investigation, building condition assessment, consultation, construction administration and on-site inspections for concrete, steel, timber and masonry structures. Projects include hospitals, commercial developments, single-family and multi-unit residences, schools, manufacturing facilities, foundations, retaining walls, adaptive reuse, renovations and seismic upgrades.

Professional Experience

Structural Engineering & Inspections, LLC, Brentwood, Tennessee
President / Chief Executive Officer
October 2000 to Present

Structural Design Group, PC, Nashville, Tennessee
Structural Engineer
June 2003 to April 2004

Gresham, Smith & Partners, Nashville, Tennessee
Associate & Senior Structural Engineer
September 1999 to May 2003

Armentrout, Roebuck & Company, PC, Athens, Georgia
Project Manager / Structural Engineer
October 1994 to September 1999

Rosser International, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Structural Engineer
June 1994 to October 1994

HDR Engineering, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Structural / Civil Engineer
March 1994 to June 1994

Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama
Structural Engineer
February 1992 to March 1994


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, December 1991


Tennessee - Registered Professional Engineer
Since 2000 (PE #106257)

Kentucky - Registered Professional Engineer
Since 2015 (PE #30832)

Alabama - Registered Professional Engineer
Since 2015 (PE #35052-E)

Georgia - Registered Professional Engineer
Since 1998 (PE #24268)

Illinois - Licensed Structural Engineer
Since 2003 (SE #81-005975)

National Council of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors - Record Holder
Since 2015 (Record #61854)

Structural Engineering Certification Board - Board Certified Structural Engineer
Since 2005 (#1760-1105)

Tennessee - Licensed Residential, Commercial, Industrial Contractor - BC
Since 2005 (#55587 – License Retired)

Professional Organizations & Associations

Chi Epsilon - The Civil Engineers Honor Society

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, Past President of Northeast Georgia Chapter

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
Charter Member

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, (TSPE)

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)

Tennessee Structural Engineers Association (TSEA)
Member, Former State Deligate

Middle Tennessee Structural Engineers Association (MTSEA)
Board Member, Founder & Past President

International Code Council (ICC)
Professional Member

American Wood Council (AWC)
Design Professional Member

National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
Professional Member

Speaking and Teaching Engagements

Vanderbilt University

School of Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Senior Design Project, 2008-09 Academic Year
Senior Design Project, 2009-10 Academic Year

Middle Tennessee Code Officials Association

“Understanding & Interpreting the 2006 IRC: Chapter 4 – Foundations”
February 2011 - 2.0 CEUs

“Lateral Restraint – Braced Wall Requirements of the 2006 IRC”
February 2012 - 2.0 CEUs

“General Framing and Residential Plans Review”
May 2012 - 6.0 CEUs

“General Framing and Deck Construction (2012 IRC)”
May 2013 - 6.0 CEUs

“Soil Properties & Mechanics, Shallow Foundations & Slope Stability”
March 2014 - 3.0 CEUs

"Design & Performance of Basement & Retaining Walls"
August 2016 - 2.0 CEUs

City of Brentwood, Annual Builders Meeting

“Understanding & Interpreting the 2006 IRC: Chapter 4 – Foundations”
May 2011

Realtor Presentations

"Structural Evaluation of Existing Homes"

"Structural Evaluation of New Construction Homes"

"Red Flags - Evidence of Potential Structural Problems"