Over the past 26 years, Mike has investigated performance concerns at hundreds of buildings and structures. His work has ranged from single family homes to large building collapses. He has evaluated damage attributable to earthquakes, blast, impact, fire, water intrusion, corrosion, construction defects, and other factors.
Mike has previously worked for two prominent forensic engineering firms and an international structural design firm. In 2014, he established Drerup Building Performance Engineering, PLLC with his partner Alicia Díaz de León, PE, SE, AIA, and continues to collaborate with other consultants and laboratories nationwide to investigate a broad range of issues pertaining to structure, enclosure, and construction materials.
Mike serves as a voting member of ASCE’s Board Committee on Technical Advancement, as Vice Chair of ASCE’s Joint Task Committee with CROSS-US, and is past Chair and a 20-year member of ASCE’s Forensic Engineering Division.
A sought-after speaker, Mike has published and presented throughout the United States and abroad on a variety of technical topics pertaining to forensic engineering, as well as professional practice.