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Carrie J.K. Seifert, P.E., Sr. Principal / Chairman

Cory M. Sauer, P.E., Sr. Principal

Daniel P. Painter, P.E., PSP, Principal


Carrie J.K. Seifert, P.E. 

Carrie has been practicing structural engineering since 1986. Carrie came to the firm as a project engineer in 1995 while it was FDE, Ltd. In 1999, Carrie left the firm to enhance her career in structural design involving steel fabrication, residential construction, and educational facilities. She was hired by Woods • Peacock Engineering Consultants in 2007 and has advanced her career at WPEC from project engineer to Principal. She has extensive experience in planning, coordinating, and managing projects from concept through construction, working closely with contractors, fabricators, engineers, architects, client, and owners. Carrie has been involved in the structural engineering (structural design and construction observations) on all types of projects, including new construction (design/build and design/bid/build), renovation, rehabilitation, historic preservation, MEP upgrades, building additions, adaptive reuse, existing building surveys and assessments, seismic surveys and evaluations, and floor load evaluations.

Carrie is experienced in the design of cold-formed and structural steel, precast and cast-in-place reinforced concrete, reinforced and unreinforced masonry structures, and timber structures and systems. She has worked on a wide range of buildings including airport terminals, educational facilities, historic courthouses, parking garages, recreational facilities, religious facilities, residences, and warehouses.

Recently, Carrie was the WPEC Project Manager on the $38 million Rehabilitation of the Robert S. Vance Federal Building and Courthouse in Birmingham, AL and the Aberdeen Public Health Command Central Utility Plant in Aberdeen, MD ($28 million).

Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University in 1984. She also received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization in structural engineering from West Virginia University in 1986.  Carrie is a member of ASCE, NCSEA, and ACEC and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, and District of Columbia. (back to top)



Cory M. Sauer, P.E. 

Cory has been with Woods • Peacock Engineering Consultants since 1999, after 2-1/2 years with FDE Ltd, Consulting Engineers in Alexandria, VA.  Cory has a depth of experience in the design of steel, concrete, and masonry load-bearing structures, as well as field experience in the observation of new construction and renovation projects.  He has extensive experience with the AF/TP standards for U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations and the U.S. Department of Defense (UFC) and has worked on over a dozen U.S. Embassy design projects where he either performed or oversaw the design of the perimeter security elements.

Cory is a member of AISC and ACEC, where he participates on the OBO Subcommittee of the International Committee.

Cory earned his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997, with a specialization in structural engineering.  He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and State of Colorado. (back to top)