PreTek Group is a leading designer and developer of precast concrete elements and systems used in transportation infrastructure projects. We develop, improve, and promote products that deliver outstanding value to owners as well as installers. Benefits include fast installation, long service life, producer-direct pricing, and excellent technical support.
PreTek Group is organized to help precast concrete producers reduce risk while maximizing rewards and opportunities.
We partner with precast producers through a licensing arrangement. Engineering, product training, promotion assistance, and technical support related to the licensed product are provided. Products are continually improved with input from our licensees and their customers.
We work with specifiers - engineers, landscape architects and owners - to insure that our products are a good fit for the site and the budget.
We work as part of design-build, cost reduction initiative (CRI) / value engineering (VE) teams to find money and time saving solutions.
Tom Nicholson brings experience in structural engineering, prefabricated steel truss and precast concrete arch bridge engineering and construction to PreTek Group. He joined the company as a founding partner in 2010 after serving as a Product Manager with Dayton Superior Corporation. He also served as an Area Engineering Manager with CON/SPAN® Bridge Systems and Project Engineer with U.S. Bridge.
Tom earned a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer in several states. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
Jeff Von Handorf has over 15 years experience in design, development and technical support of engineered products used in the construction industry. Prior to joining PreTek Group full time as a founding partner in 2010, he served as National Applications Engineering Manager with Dayton Superior Corporation. He also worked 11 years with CON/SPAN® Bridge Systems, most recently as Precast Engineering Manager.
Jeff holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer in several states. He is a member of the ASCE and ASTM International.
CURRENT OPENING JOB TITLE: Structural Engineer
JOB DUTIES: Design pre-cast concrete bridges, pre-stressed concrete and related structures. Create models, analysis and load ratings for bridge using AASHTO/LRFD and DOT codes. Design three-sided box culverts, retaining walls, foundations and soil-structure systems. Prepare and review construction drawings, shop drawings and design calculation reports. Provide technical support for sales organization, contractors and engineers. Coordinate with clients to collect and interpret engineering data. Product support, development and improvement, project review and system improvement.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
PreTek Group PO Box 751471 Dayton, OH 45475 800.241.0925 - Phone 937.660.6873 - Fax