Lyle P. Carden, Ph.D.

Professional Engineer - Structural

Lyle has been a consulting engineer at Martin & Chock since November 2005 where he is involved in a number of structural engineering projects and research projects to improve performance of structures subject to earthquake and tsunami hazards. Lyle also teaches structural steel design as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawaii.

Lyle completed a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied the design of bridges and buildings for the effects of large magnitude earthquakes and other extreme events. He has Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Degrees from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Lyle has recently been involved in the analysis, design, detailing and construction management of several notable structural engineering projects in Hawaii. Prior to that, he was involved in a range of research projects as a graduate student and post-doctoral fellow.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2004
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2000
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1998
Professional Engineer/California, 2005
Professional Engineer/Hawaii, 2009

American Society of Civil Engineering
Structural Engineers Association of California
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Association
Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance
Carden, L.P., Pekhan, G., and Itani, AM., 2008. "Investigation of Flange Local Bending Under Flexible Patch Loading", Engineering Journal; 45(1), 47-56.
Carden, L, P., Itani, A.M., and Buckle, I.G., 2006. "Seismic Performance of Steel Plate Girder Bridges with Ductile End Cross Frames using Buckling-Restrained Braces," Journal of Structural Engineering; 132(3), 338-345.
Carden, L.P., Davidson B.J., Larkin TJ, and Buckle, I.G., 2005. "Retrofit of Seismically Isolated Structures for Near-Field Ground Motion using Additional Viscous Damping," Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering; 38(2), 106-118.
Itani, A.M., Bruneau, M., Carden, L.P., and Buckle, I.G., 2004, "Seismic Behavior of Steel Girder Bridge Superstructures", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 9(3), 243-249.
  • The Keola La’i Condominium; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Pinnacle; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 280 Beachwalk; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Ko`Olina Center and Station; Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Renovations; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Ing Residence; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hard Rock Café at Beachwalk; Waikiki, Hawaii
  • Fleet Store and MWR Outdoor Gear Facility; NAVSTA, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • University of Hawaii Edmondson and Snyder Halls Master Planning Studies; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Post and Pier Foundation Investigation and the Development and Incremental Seismic Retrofits; Island of Hawaii, Hawaii