Joe Gannon

Joe Gannon, PE


Joe is a Project Manager that focuses on the physical security of structures, security engineering, blast resistant design, and force protection. As Walter P Moore’s leader in secure design, he has applied his specialization to the structural design of many federal government facilities, industrial parks, airports, and sports stadiums. He is proficient in a variety of blast software programs including WinGard, LSDyna, Ansys, BlastX, 3DBlast, and many others. He received his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas in Austin and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo. Joe is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
…strong reputation for quality work; an opportunity to work at WPM during my graduate work gave me an opportunity to see the intelligence, innovativeness, and friendliness of the employees and variety of exciting projects.
What three words best describe you?
Genuine, loyal, and curious. I think curiosity drives me forward as an engineer.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
…to help clients and project teams understand some aspects of their project they may not be familiar with.
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
…it is ok to not have all the answers immediately. There are many great engineers [here] that are eager to help develop solutions to unique and complicated scenarios.


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“Design of Bridges for Security Against Terrorist Attack,” Thesis published at The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

“Approximation of Blast Loading and Single Degree-of-Freedom Modeling Parameters for Long Span Girders,” Structure Under Shock and Impact IX, WIT Press