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Bob Shinkle, PE
Project Manager


University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


Almost 40 Years of Experience as a Structural Engineer
PE Registered in Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama
Specializes in Zoo & Industrial Structures
Joined Schaefer in 2006

what has been your favorite project?

Industrial projects are some of my favorites. This industry is really changing with online shopping’s increased popularity. These facilities are bigger than ever before, with taller clear heights and and wider clear spans. As the industry continues to adapt, it will continue to be an interesting one to watch.

what inspired you to pursue your current profession?

I’m a problem solver and found that I could apply this ability to buildings. As a structural engineer specifically at Schaefer, I’m empowered to collaborate with our clients to produce safe and efficient structures that fulfill owners’ needs and wants. On some of my more complex projects at zoos, I’m required to design structures that can withstand unpredictable animal behavior without ruining guest experiences, and I’m really good at it.

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