Key Personnel

Gary Chock is a licensed Structural Engineer in Hawaii and California, and he has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He has been engaged in structural engineering since 1980 and has been responsible for many major private industry projects in Hawaii and Asia. He has been responsible for the Martin & Chock’s strategy of integrating design with structural cost monitoring and value engineering. He also has been engaged to conduct independent value engineering studies on numerous high-capitalization development projects. He is principal investigator for the firm’s research work on wind, earthquake, and flood hazard analysis with emphasis on GIS mapping, building damage data and loss function studies. Gary Chock is a member of national standards committees for seismic and wind provisions and code development committees. He is also the representative of the Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii on the Hawaii State Building Code Council.
 

Lyle Carden

Lyle Carden has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in Hawaii and a licensed Professional Engineer in California. Dr. Carden is also an adjunct professor for the UH College of Engineering. At Martin & Chock, he has been involved in several large retail projects in Honolulu, such as Ko Olina Center and Station and 280 Beachwalk at Waikiki, as well as the Keola La`i and Pinnacle Condominiums.

Guangren Yu

Guangren Yu has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. His doctoral research was in Load Sharing and System Factors for Light-Frame Walls. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in Hawaii and California. His primary research interests are structural reliability, stochastic modeling of structural and environmental loads, and GIS spatial analysis for risk and vulnerability planning.

Juan Morla

Juan Morla has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and he is a licensed Structural Engineer in Hawaii. Since joining Martin & Chock, he has worked on numerous renovation projects, high-rise condominium projects in Honolulu, including Lanikea at Waikiki, Keola La’i, and The Pinnacle, as well as major renovations to the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort on Maui and Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and new retail buildings such as the 1944 Kalakaua building.