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Bautex expands engineering roster

Enthusiasm for concrete structures makes Stephen G. Urias, PE a solid resource for new projects

Stephen G. Urias, P.E., principal of 13th Level Struc­tur­al Engineers, PLLC in San Antonio, Texas, is Bautex Systems’ newest con­sult­ing engineer, available to provide project teams with plans for Bautex Wall Systems or to serve as the Engineer of Record on their projects.

His interest in working with Bautex Systems stems from his extensive knowledge of rein­forced concrete design and his expe­ri­ence providing con­struc­tion documents utilizing con­ven­tion­al insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in com­mer­cial con­struc­tion (which includes a multi-story cour­t­house, a church and multiple bank locations). Concrete is my material of pref­er­ence when designing, it has a great way of redis­trib­ut­ing loads through the struc­tur­al system and its appear­ance can be versatile. It’s been used effec­tive­ly for centuries and it has been a proven material for con­struct­ing various systems quickly and effi­cient­ly,” he says.

Urias sees a growth oppor­tu­ni­ty for Bautex’s insulated concrete block and is eager to assist on new projects. The current buildings with Bautex Block are only scratch­ing the surface,” he says. I’m looking forward to engi­neer­ing new projects in which these walls can be used as the primary lateral load resisting system is taller building applications.”

He is a licensed P.E. in Texas and is studying for his LEED AP BD+C exam. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Struc­tur­al Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas San Antonio.