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Tillers Instructor Tom NehilTillers Instructor Thomas E. Nehil, P.E.


Tom Nehil is a Principal and Co-Founder of Nehi-Sivak, P.C. His duties include all phases of management and production for the firm. He directs the analysis and design of concrete, steel, masonry, timber and other structural systems for new facilities. He specializes in the evaluation and renovation of existing facilities in wood, masonry, steel and concrete, addressing the structural frame as well as the building envelope.


Tom began his involvement with older and historic buildings as a carpenter working in New Hampshire and South Carolina. After obtaining his engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he went on to specialize in evaluation and repair of corrosion-damaged parking structures and other reinforced concrete structures. After founding Nehil-Sivak in 1991, he expanded the scope of his evaluation and restoration work to include timber and masonry in new and historic structures and facades.


Tom is a member of the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and the Timber Framers Guild. With the Guild, he currently serves as chair of the Timber Frame Engineering Council, a group dedicated to advancing the technology of timber frame engineering. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has participated in the RESTORE Workshops on conservation of masonry and architectural terra cotta, programs for conservation and preservation maintenance technologies, licensed by the Reagants of the Universityof the State of New York. He has also attended the Lime Mortar Workshop at U.S. Heritage in Chicago.


Tom's other professional affiliations include: the American Concrete Institute (ACI) where he is a member of committees on prestressed concrete, parking structures, and strength Tom Nehil center left, Blair Bates center rightevaluation of existing concrete structures; the American Society of Civil Engineers; and the Post-Tensioning Institute.


Tom is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Missouri and Colorado.


Tom's classes

Identifying Wood - 407

Timber Frame Design Seminar - 434

The Art of Stone Masonry - 631




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