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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.