Guangren Yu, Ph.D.

Structural Engineer

Guangren Yu joined Martin & Chock, Inc. after earning his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University; his doctoral research was Load Sharing and System Factors for Light-Frame Walls. His primary research interests are structural reliability, stochastic modeling of structural and environmental loads, and probability-based codified design. Dr. Yu has licenses as a Structural Engineer in Hawaii and a Civil Engineer in California.

Dr. Yu has taken numerous Geographical Information System (GIS) software courses and has incorporated databases of structures that can be presented clearly and efficiently using maps and charts. Some of the projects Guangren has worked on are summarized below.

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 2003
Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1996
Diploma with Honors in Civil Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China. 1987
Civil Engineer/California, 2005
Structural Engineer/Hawaii, 2005
Structural Engineer/California 2009

American Society of Civil Engineers

Chock, G., Peterka, J., and Yu, G., “Topographic Wind Speed-up and Directionality Factors for Use in the City and County of Honolulu Building Code,” 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Baton Rouge, 2005.
  • Comprehensive Wind Study, Adoption of a 2003 Model Building Code, Incorporating New Wind Design, Mapping for use in the City and County Building Code
  • Development of New Wind Speed Mapping for the Counties of Hawaii and Maui
  • Development of New Wind Speed Mapping for the County of Kauai
  • Evaluation Study of HAZUS MH Loss Estimates for Hurricane Iniki
  • Keola La`i Condominium; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Lanikea at Waikiki Condominium; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort Renovations; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii