Ahmet Colakoglu, PE, SE
Mr. Colakoglu has 20 years structural engineering experience specializing in evaluation of existing structures and failures, the design and analysis of telecommunication structures and electric transmission & distribution towers.
Mr. Colakoglu was involved in the investigation of more than 800 structures and has experience in evaluating structural damage due to flood, snow, wind, construction deficiencies, settlement, and vehicle impact. He also designed commercial, residential, and institutional buildings for three years.
Prior to starting Destek Engineering, he helped establish and led structural engineering departments at various corporations. His experience is over 5,000 telecommunication sites and covers all structure types used in the industry, including towers and rooftops. His experience in the tower industry includes 4 years at a fabrication facility. He testified before zoning boards in NJ, DE, PA and NY at more than 60 occasions as a civil engineering expert. He is an active participant of TIA TR-14 Engineering Committee, which authors the tower code.
Richard Peterman, PE
Vice President, Telecom
Mr. Peterman has over 10 years of structural and civil engineering experience, specializing in the telecommunications industry. He has worked on over 2000 telecommunication sites covering all structure types used in the industry, including towers, water tanks, and rooftops in raw land and co-location settings, as applicable. He has testified as an expert structural and civil engineering witness before zoning and planning boards in New Jersey and Pennsylvania on more than 20 occasions.
At Destek Engineering, Mr. Peterman is responsible for management of the Telecommunications Division. Additionally, Mr. Peterman supports other Divisions including performing or reviewing forensic investigations for catastrophe damage and daily claims on behalf of insurance companies, structural connection design for steel fabricators, and civil site design for electric vehicle charging stations
Gregory Hanchar, PE
Mr. Hanchar has 18 years structural engineering experience from a wide range of projects in the structural engineering field. His previous experience includes inspection of heavy civil structures, bridge inspection, roadway design, special inspection projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, engineered lumber design and evaluation of existing structures for additions and alterations.
Mr Hanchar joined Destek Engineering, LLC in January 2012. During his tenure at Destek, he was involved in structural post-disaster condition assessment of more than 300 storm-damaged residential and commercial properties in NJ, NY, TX, NC, and GA. He has gained experience working with modifications/upgrades for different types of telecommunication installations. His experience includes rooftop sites, monopoles, water tanks, smoke stacks and lattice towers. He has also been responsible for the analysis of over 500 tower platforms and antenna mounts.