ENGINEERING

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Virgil Pierrissaint, Vice President

  

Virgilet Pierrissaint is a licensed structural engineer who graduated from the University of Southern Florida. He has extensive experience in design and construction of schools, Telecom towers, churches, private and industrial structures, including many municipal structures in Florida and the Caribbean. 


In response to the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, he worked with Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), Development International Group (DIG), Habitat for Humanity, Ministry for the United Nations Stabilization Force of Haiti (MINUSTAH), and the Haitian Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) technical staff for analysis of structural engineering designs of priority ministry projects. He helped the Haitian Interior Ministry to conduct training for municipal engineers, and prepared the technical manual for acquiring construction permits for municipalities. He prepared guidelines entitled “Application of Codes to the Construction Industry” (IBC 2012, ASCE 2010) for Haiti and translated AAI’s CASA Building Code Manual (an ICC Publication) into Kreyol in order to educate Haitian Engineers about ICC’s Life Safety Codes and Standards.


Mr. Pierrissaint is the Co-author of “Performance of New Homes in a Category 4 Hurricane”. His Master’s Thesis “Post-Charley evaluation of undamaged homes in Punta Gorda Isles,” continues use as a keystone study for establishing building codes throughout many municipalities in the Caribbean.


Virgil is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering. 


vpierrissaint@acadianintl.com


+1 (754) 217-8525