Paul Phelan, Jr. started Phelan Engineering in 1989 as a part time business serving architects, builders, city and municipal managers, and homeowners. Efforts focused on solving structural problems which resulted in a wide variety of residential and commercial projects. Paul’s previous experience in various crafts has helped him develop construction friendly solutions to structural problems. The work was interesting and rewarding and when demand increased, Phelan Engineering became his full time passion.
Project activities are generally design, evaluation, forensic analysis and construction control dealing with wood, steel, concrete, aluminum and plastic. Structure types have included, existing and new residential dwellings, bridges, new and existing commercial buildings, retaining walls, foundations, towers and wind turbines.
From 1978 to 1999 Paul worked for various engineering firms from Staff Engineer to Structural Engineering Manager. Work in these firms involved design, construction and analytical evaluation of structures associated with power and commercial industries.
Engineering firms Paul was employed by include;
Yankee Atomic Electric Company
Stone & Webster
Teledyne Engineering Services
Paul received his B.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structures at the University of Lowell in 1978 and passed the EIT (Engineer in Training) exam in 1978. From 1980 through 2001 Paul attended graduate level structural engineering courses at the University of Lowell.
Paul passed the Massachusetts P. E. (Professional Engineer) exam in 1989, applied for and received reciprocity licensing in New Hampshire and Vermont.