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BSI is headquartered at the University of Florida. The faculty, staff, and students on our team are uniquely positioned to draw from a combination of academic, government, and industry resources. In turn, our goals include enhancement, maintenance, and dissemination of bridge software to address the increasing demands placed on infrastructure systems. We are dedicated to solving the next generation of large-scale bridge engineering problems through the development of geo-structural software.

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Meet the BSI Team

Jae Chung obtained his doctoral degree in civil and coastal engineering at the University of Florida in 2003. His expertise is in modeling high-fidelity multi-physics simulations using combined finite-discrete element analysis, and in particular, tackling large-scale nonlinear problems. Since 2008, he has served as the Director of BSI.

Clint Monari is the lead UI developer for all BSI software. He manages UI personnel and is in charge of maintenance and enhancement of all UI source code, including FB-MultiPier, FB-Deep, and Atlas. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has accumulated more than ten years of experience in developing BSI software.

Cary Peterson is the lead IT Support for purchasing and licensing of BSI software. Additionally, he serves as the point of contact for license holders, and provides first-line technical support for all engineers making use of BSI software. He also maintains BSI servers and the BSI website. Cary has acquired more than ten years of experience in IT at BSI.

Anand Patil obtained his Master of Science degree in structural engineering at the University of Florida in 2011. At BSI, he serves as a research engineer and research coordinator. He possesses five years of experience in finite element modeling of bridge foundations and cable-signal systems. He also provides users of FB-MultiPier with hands-on engineering and technical support.

Henry Bollmann has had direct experience with the development and use of FB-MultiPier since its inception in the early 1990s. His more than thirty years of professional experience make him well suited for the position of Senior Engineer at BSI. His duties include prioritizing development of FB-MultiPier features, training engineers in the area of bridge modeling, and providing technical support.

Michael Davidson makes contributions to BSI primarily through engine development for the bridge design software, FB-MultiPier. He has ten years of experience in implementing research-derived, advanced analysis features into the FB-MultiPier analytical engine. He handles quality assurance for new feature developments in FB-MultiPier.

Michael Faraone obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Florida in 2015, with a focus in geotechnical engineering. His expertise is in spatial variability analysis of geotechnical engineering properties and reliability based design for deep foundations. His research focus at BSI is in the modeling of granular materials using the discrete element method and spatial variability analysis.

Amirata Taghavi earned a doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. His primary research area is geotechnical earthquake engineering, with emphases on centrifuge and laboratory experiments involving interactions between structural objects and granular materials. Additionally, he is investigating means of enhancing existing FB-MultiPier capabilities for nonlinear finite element analysis of seismic soil-structure interaction.