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RESUME
James  L.  (Jimmy)  Buckner, P.E., SECB

LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS

LICENSED  PROFESSIONAL  ENGINEER

            FLORIDA 
            TEXAS                              
            GEORGIA                       
            SOUTH CAROLINA           

BOARD  CERTIFIED STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
            Structural Engineer Certification Board
REGISTERED  PRODUCT  EVALUATION  &  VALIDATION  ENGINEER
             Florida Building Commission
APPROVED  LABORATORY  TEST  ENGINEER
            Miami-Dade Building Code Compliance
APPROVED  THIRD-PARTY  COMPLIANCE  EVALUATOR
            National Storm Shelter Assoc.                                                                  
GREEN  BUILDING  CERTIFYING  AGENT
             Florida Green Building Coalition
FLORIDA  CERTIFIED  GENERAL  CONTRACTOR
            Construction Industry Licensing Board
SPECIAL DESIGNATION
           ICC-ES COLLABORATOR
                      International Code Council
                      Evaluation Service

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SERVICE

Member:                  Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Roofing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
                                 University of Florida (UF) - Research Advisory Panel, College of Engineering
                                
                                 
Director:                  Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA) - Palm Beaches Chapter
                                         and Past President


Stakeholder:          Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Building Code Development
Past Member:        Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Product Approval Validation Workgroup
                                Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Soffit Systems Workgroup
                                Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Secondary Water Barrier Research Advisory Group
                                Florida Building Commission (FBC) - Roofing Subcommittee of the Building Structural TAC 
                               
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) - Dept of Civil Engineering,    Department Advisory Council
                               
 National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) - Standards Committee
                               
Director: National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA)
                                
Director: Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA) - South Florida Chapter

COURSE  PRESENTER

“Pitfalls with Anchor Details”
AAMA Southeast 2009 Fall Meeting
Convened By: American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA)
               
“Enhancing Extreme Wind Resistance Envelope Design by Utilizing Product Approvals”
10th America’s Conference on Wind Engineering (2005) Hosted by LSU Hurricane Center     
Convened By:  American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE)

PUBLICATIONS

Upcoming Changes to the Florida Building Code, Roofing Florida Magazine, Sept. 2011

AWARDS

1981  ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN CONSTRUCTION
                                   By Thirty Metro Atlanta Engineering Societies   
1980  ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN CONSTRUCTION
                                   By the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers

ACTIVE  PROFESSIONAL  MEMBERSHIPS

FSEA
AAWE
AWES
NSAA
ICC
BOAF
IAWE
FGBC

Florida  Structural  Engineers  Association
American  Association  of   Wind  Engineering
Australasian  Wind  Engineering  Society
National  Storm  Shelter  Association
International  Code  Council
Building  Officials  Association  of  Florida
International  Association  of  Wind  Engineers
Florida Green Building Coalition

 
PREVIOUS  PROFESSIONAL  ACTIVITIES

GSPE

GSPE

ACI

Cobb Chapter, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers
(Served in various capacities from Chapter Director through President)
Georgia Society of Professional Engineers
(Served as state director)
American Concrete Institute

EDUCATION

Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.   Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 
Valdosta High School, Valdosta, Ga.  

MILITARY

ROTC , commissioned Second Lieutenant, US Army
Active Duty, Corps of Engineers, Branch School
Honorable Discharge from Reserves, Rank Captain

WORK  EXPERIENCE
James L. (Jimmy)   Buckner, P.E., SECB

1998  -  Present:    President

 

CBUCK Engineering

Specialty Structural Engineering
CBUCK, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
Florida Engineer Firm Certificate of Authorization # 8064

James L. “Jimmy” Buckner, P.E., SECB, founded CBUCK Engineering as a Specialty Structural Engineering Firm to evaluate building products, produce research reports, expedite product approvals and Green building products consultation.  Designing roof and covering products to resist extreme winds is an area that Jimmy Buckner has extensive experience

Engineering Services:                                                                                                

  • Code compliance research
  • Florida: State product evaluations, reports, validation and approval processing
  • Miami-Dade: Notice of Acceptance (NOA) product evaluation reports and approval processing for
            High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)
  • International Code Council-evaluation services (ICC-ES) engineering reports and processing
  • Code Evaluation Research Reports (Florida Building Code, International Building Code)
  • Florida Dept. of Education (DOE) Roof Approvals
  • Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) Evaluations engineering reports and processing
  • Test selection, planning & coordination        
  • Site specific design submitted for local product approvals
  • Miami-Dade: One-Time / Site specific product approval engineering and submittal
  • Reports for code compliance

2001 - 2002: CBUCK Associated With ACRC                           Atlantic & Caribbean Roof Consulting (ACRC)
                                                                                                       Fort Lauderdale, FL                                           
                                                                                                       Miami-Dade Approved Testing Laboratory

Miami-Dade NOA testing, evaluation, and engineering design services for roofs and building envelopes

  • Field and laboratory testing to assess material conditions, determine structural strength and consistency, and certify code permit requirements
  • Code-specific wind pressure calculations, for permit applications
  • Engineering calculations for attachment of roof systems 
  • Research, creative testing, system design modifications and consultation with permit authorities on special projects

2000  - 2001:  Project Engineer                                                   Consul-Tech Engineering, Inc.
                                                                                                      West Palm Beach, FL
                                                                                                      FDOT Construction Management

Responsible for construction engineering and inspections on Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
road construction projects

  • Responsible for contract inspections project schedule
  • Inspection of storm water structures for compliance with state environmental permit

1998 – 2000:  Director of Engineering                                      Independent Roof  Testing & Consulting Of  South  Florida, Inc.
                                                                                                    Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Miami-Dade Approved Testing Laboratory

  • Corporate Officer
  • Qualifying engineer for the corporation’s Engineering Certificate of Authorization
  • Certified by Miami-Dade to perform laboratory testing
  • Responsible for all engineering of roof wind uplift pressures and attachment calculations
  • Responsible for field testing and engineering reports
  • Laboratory test engineer of manufacturers’ roof system models to Dade County standards, Factory Mutual criteria and U.L. Test standards

1984-1997    President                                                               ABUCK,  Inc.     
                                                                                                    Metro Atlanta, Georgia    
                                                                                                    Design and Build-General Contractor 
                                                                                                    Engineering  &  Construction  Services

ABUCK Inc., a successor Company to ABUCK Building Systems, Inc., was formed in 1984 as a design and build commercial/industrial general contractor. Beginning in 1988, contracts were produced through ABUCK, Inc. In 1997 a group of 3 employees bought ABUCK, Inc. and the assets from Buck Enterprises.  The ABUCK companies continue to grow and prosper.  

1988-1992    President                                                               ABUCK  Building Systems Inc.
1976-1988    Vice President                                                      Metro Atlanta, Georgia 
1973-1976    Manager Design and Construction                     Design and Build – General Contractor
                                                                                                    Engineering  &  Construction  Services

Design and Build General Construction Firm and Authorized Dealer for Armco STEELOX Building Systems and STEELOX Roofing Systems.

  • Perform Civil and Structural design for Site Development, Pavements, Concrete & Steel Components
  • and Structures
  • Coordinate in-house and outside engineering and architectural consultants,
  • Develop performance specifications, preliminary designs, cost estimates, client proposals,
  • Coordination of permit process
  • Construction Management including administration of subcontracts and scheduling                  
  • Manager Steel Erection Crews & Design rigging, lifting devices
  • General Administration & Marketing     

Scope of Work:

Design and Build General Construction , site development, drainage design, storm water detention, hazard      materials spill containment structures, utilities, foundations, pavement  design, concrete slabs on grade, building structural,   wall and roof systems, electrical and mechanical systems, bridge crane structural, one and two story offices buildings, interior finishes, new and retrofit roofing ,manufactured industrial buildings approved by Georgia DCA

Types of facilities

Railroads, Georgia D.O.T., chemical plants, manufacturing plants, office buildings, truck terminals, Atlanta  Hartsfield Airport, electric and gas utilities, pipeline companies, oil companies,  communication buildings, water treatment plants, school systems, commercial buildings 

Note: In 24 years with over 2,000 contracts, ABUCK was never involved in a law suit. (client, vendor, subcontractor, agency). Front end planning, organization and a win-win attitude contributed to this record. Efficient design and quality work from a loyal team generated 80 % repeat clients. 

1988-1998    President                                                                    BUCK  Enterprises  Inc. 
                                                                                                         Metro Atlanta, Georgia 
                                                                                                         Construction Equipment Leasing

1970-1973    Project Engineer                                                        AK Steel (formerly Armco /STEELOX Corp.)
                                                                                                          Middletown, Ohio

Work experience with a manufacturer of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings and Metal Roof Systems in the dealer support section and the steel erection department.  Armco / STEELOX also had a Design and Build General Construction Department that Jimmy Buckner worked in as a Project Engineer.