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David Cumming

Principal

Mr. Cumming joined RLG in 1997 and demonstrated his ability to handle complex engineering problems on large projects. He has developed advanced skills in concrete design, with a particular knack for post-tensioned concrete. He has used that knowledge on numerous post-tensioned flat plate structures.

His talents are not limited to concrete. He has engineered and managed several high profile steel framed structures that have gained considerable attention including the Trammell Crow Visitor Center at the Dallas Arboretum and the Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Orange, TX. Both projects have been cited for clean and elegant detailing of the exposed steel frames.

David’s leadership in the corporation includes staff training, mentoring and software development. This has included a very active involvement in BIM implementation He has been highly complemented by clients for his leadership and for developing strong, productive relationship contractors which have produced highly successful projects.

Education:

  • Masters of Science, Structural Engineering
    University of Minnesota, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Platteville, 1994

Registrations:

  • Texas, Illinois (SE), Hawaii (SE), Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota

Certifications:

  • Structural Engineers Association of Texas
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • AIA ARE Structures Exam Reviewer and Presenter, 2009 and 2010

Professional Activities:

  • Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas State IT Committee on BIM
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • AIA ARE Structures Exam Reviewer and Presenter, 2009 and 2010

Presentations:

  • “Shear Capacity of High Strength Concrete Pre-cast Girders” Report No. MN/RC -1998/12, Minnesota Department of Transportation, May 1998

Awards:

  • Research Partnership Award 1998 - Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota

Notable Projects:

  • Emergency Department Expansion at BRMC - Grapevine, TX
    Nominated for 2008 Topping Out Award
  • Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas, TX
    Award Winning Heart Hospital, Dallas Topping Out Award 2004
  • Park Lane Retail Center - Dallas, TX
    Winner of The Vision Award, 2008, sponsored by the American Subcontractors Association
  • Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center - Orange, TX
    First LEED Platinum Project for New Construction in the State of Texas and Winner 2009 Top Ten Green Projects Award by the National AIA Committee on the Environment
  • Great Wolf Lodge Resort and Conference Center - Grapevine, TX
    Award Nominee for the 2009 Topping Out Awards and Award Nominee for Outstanding Project - 2007 by the American Subcontractors Association
  • Farmer's Market Harvest - Dallas, TX
    Urban Mixed Use Project
  • University House - Austin, TX
    21 stories- off campus student housing
  • Victory Block G- Dallas, TX
    24 stories- retail, apartment and cinema
  • The Hockaday School - Dallas, TX
    Science and Fine Arts Renovations
  • Trammell Crow Visitor Center at the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX
  • Pizza Hut Corporate Headquarters - Plano, TX
  • Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital - Dallas, TX