Thomas Taylor, PE

Principal and Director

Dallas-Fort Worth

Known in the industry as a design-oriented innovator, Thomas Taylor brings decades of experience to his leadership role as Principal and Director of DeSimone’s structural engineering practice in Dallas.

Known as “an architects’ engineer,” Taylor has served as Project Manager and Principal-in-Charge for over 50 structures in the Dallas Central Business District.

Over the course of his career, Taylor pioneered the introduction of a range of structural systems including a precast concrete-stack wall system for parking garages (1974), and the tallest slipform core for high-rise buildings (1988). He also spearheaded the use of insulated, load-bearing masonry cavity walls, as well as tilt-wall construction for ‘high design’ architectural buildings in the early 2000s.

Taylor’s experience and skills across project types strengthens and enhances the delivery of attentive and innovative services to our clients in Dallas and beyond as a leader in support of the global DeSimone structural engineering team.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and a member of a variety of engineering professional organizations, Taylor has also been recognized by the architectural community with an Honorary Membership in the Dallas Chapter of the AIA and the Texas Society of Architects. He earned his BS in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Registration:
TX 22431 | MS 7466

Principal

Santiago

Mr. Acuna is a Principal at DeSimone Consulting Engineering in the company’s Santiago, Chile office. Pablo began his career as an Operations Analyst with Acuña y Asociados S.A in 1998 and progressed to General Manager until Acuña was acquired by Dowco in 2016. Dowco was acquired by DeSimone in 2023.

Pablo has been a key factor in the company’s international growth, helping to build-out the firm’s presence in Chile and across South America.

Pablo is a Civil Industrial Engineer and has an MBA.

Principal

Vancouver

Mr. Dobbie is a Principal in DeSimone’s Langley office, where he leads DeSimone’s Integrated Design and Detailing team.

As Principal of DeSimone’s Structural Steel Detailing practice, Mr. Dobbie has more than 30 years of experience. He has been responsible for managing technology divisions, software sales divisions, 3D modeling, detailing, BIM, and preconstruction services operations. Given his pioneering role as the first North American user and reseller of Tekla Structures software, Mr. Dobbie has played a key role in the development of North America’s 3D structural modeling capabilities and has championed emerging BIM and digital construction services markets throughout his career.

Mr. Dobbie is frequently asked to deliver presentations and speak before the continent’s leading construction industry trade associates, particularly in the areas of BIM and evolving design and construction processes and workflows. Mr. Dobbie is widely considered one of the leading BIM thought leaders within the AEC industry. He draws heavily on this diverse background and hands-on experience in positioning DeSimone as the leading global provider of comprehensive pre-construction services for clients in design, fabrication, erection, construction management, and related fields.