Dr. Derrick Watkins, Vice-President, Structures at SC Solutions, was recently elected as Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ASCE Fellows are members who have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is an honor held by only 3% of ASCE members. This award is a testament to Derrick’s extensive work supporting ASCE as voting member of the ASCE-4 Seismic Analysis of Safety Related Nuclear Structures Committee and ASCE-43 Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities.

SC Solutions extends our congratulations to Derrick.  We truly appreciate his hard work and leadership both within SC Solutions and through industry organizations like ASCE.

Dr. Watkins has 25 years of experience in the design, analysis, construction, and repair of structures in highly regulated industries. Prior to joining SC Solutions in 2020, Dr. Watkins co-founded Tobolski Watkins Engineering, Inc. in 2008, TRU Compliance, LLC in 2015 and Seismic Test Co, LLC in 2015. He worked for Structural Integrity Associates Inc. who acquired Tobolski Watkins Engineering and TRU Compliance, before becoming a Structural Engineering Consultant.

Dr. Watkins received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University, his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, and his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.  He is a licensed Professional and Structural Engineer in several different states across the US.