Oscar Walters, Jr., the founder of Demerara Engineering, PLLC has over 30 years of structural engineering experience, primarily in the New York City area. Prior to the founding of Demerara Engineering (DE), Mr. Walters worked in Senior Engineering positions with prominent area firms.
For the development of DE, Mr. Walters has served as Principal-in-Charge and has been responsible for the structural engineering design of new and rehabilitated industrial, commercial, and residential buildings and also for several community facilities primarily comprised of churches.
Mr. Walters obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from University College Cardiff, Cardiff UK and a Masters of Civil Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic University of New York. He's completed continuing education in the areas of foundation engineering, condition assessment of existing buildings, state-of-the-practice reinforced concrete, structural steel design, and ground improvement techniques.
Mr. Walters has had committee membership and seminar involvement within the professional associations of which he is a member, and just recently served on the Structural Engineers Association of New York Committee "Underpinning of Buildings - Recommendations to the NYC Department of Buildings for inclusion in the NYC Building Code". He also performed a lecture to the National Society of
Black Engineers - City College Alumni chapter titled "Structural Engineering - The State of the Practice".
Mr. Walters currently provides continuing education seminars for a leading CE provider in the area of shallow foundation design.
Mr. Walters has performed structural and foundation engineering design and resident engineering inspection services during construction on prominent projects such as the US Weather Service Nexrad Radar Towers (located nationwide), a gas-fired power plant in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Merck Pharmaceuticals Complex in PA, and the downtown Brooklyn, NY State 33-story Supreme Court complex.
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