Jorn Halle Senior Principal and Healthcare Practice Area Leader

Office Oakland

Direct 510.250.1207 Email jhalle@degenkolb.com
 
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Jorn is responsible for the direction of project pursuits and development of the Oakland office. He enjoys a challenge. Much of his evaluation and strengthening design work is for health care and research facilities that are required to meet stringent performance levels.

Practice Areas:
Health Care

Joined the Firm:
1991

Little Known Fact:
I was born in Norway and look forward to bringing my family of five to visit relatives for the first time this summer.

Client or Design Philosophy:
Communication and collaboration at the earliest stage of the design process is critical.

Virtues:
Diplomatic, Good Listener

Vices:
Onion Rings

Favorite Project Story:
Serving as structural engineering consultant for work at the Regunning Crane at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. The Regunning Crane was designed for heavy lifting from ships during WWII, but with capacity much lower than needed for the staging work to lift the heavy precast concrete collars required for retrofit of the San Mateo Bridge to barges so they could be placed. The heavy lifts required engineering judgment and special attention to material quality, details of construction, evaluation of strength and stability of the members, and testing protocol to validate the capacity. The proof of our work was when the lift went successfully in front of a large "audience".

Special Interests:
In the spring, you’re likely to see me dash out of the office late for baseball practice. Not just a proud father, I am an avid fan and the coach of my kids' baseball team.

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 1988
M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Registration

California - Structural Engineer, 1995, License No. 3933
California - Civil Engineer, 1991, License No. 47347

Projects
  • Kaiser Oakland Replacement Hospital
  • Catholic Healthcare West Sequioa Expansion
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Seismic Retrofits