Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI

Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI is president and founder of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Incorporated.

Jim received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a Master’s of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jim is the Past-President of the Connecticut Structural Engineers Coalition (SEC) and has been a Director of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). He is active in several professional societies including the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and the Timber Framer’s Guild (TFG).

Jim is a founder and past chairman of the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC). He is a director of the Timber Frame Business Council (TFBC) and has served as a director of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Additionally, Jim serves on a number of technical committees.

Jim is a Professional Engineer licensed in 20 states, a board certified Structural Engineer, and a registered Architect.

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  1. Tris Metcalfe
    Tris Metcalfe / Reply April 5, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Jim,
    That was a really great presentation you gave at Woodworks yesterday [4-4-18]. The points on architectural design with structures as key hit home. And the last point on reducing Co2 with wood construction is hardly ever pointed out.

    I am an architect registered now for 47 years in 4 states doing medium to small renovations with almost all the new building designs plus the existing that use timber frames. It has been only a few clients who want modern design so it was refreshing to hear the mantra that the core of basics in design require logical efficient structures sans bs.

    My biggest new construction project nearing reality will likely be 6 stories timber frame on a steel podium that Marc Rivard has helped me with. I have a client in Nashua NH where I’m trying to convince my client to use wood frames in designing two connected twin towers 16 stories with bottom 3 as garage [Zebuhr House on my web site].

    As soon as the developers of the 6 story make program decisions i will next be needing a structural engineer as I move from Schematic Design into Design Development where it looks like we may have 3 theaters below my 4 stories of timber residences if the proforma numbers work. I’ll be in touch
    Tris Metcalfe

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