Key Personnel

Zach Forster, P.E. Senior Engineer

Beginning his career in 2006, Zach has engaged in a diverse spectrum of work ranging from building and temporary structure design to natural disaster damage assessment. He has expertise in scaffolding, formwork, and falsework design, bridge demolition and erection, designing and testing personal fall protection equipment, roof davit systems and manufacturers equipment. Zach adds additional expertise to the DH Glabe & Associates team with his extensive experience designing and analyzing residential, light commercial, and three story multiuse structures utilizing wood, steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry.

Zach’s interest in Civil Engineering began in the 8th grade when his parents dismantled a 100 year old log cabin and reconstructed it on their property outside of Kremmling, Colorado. Zach drafted the plans for the reconstruction and additions to the family cabin. He enjoyed it enough to mail order his first drafting kit and sign up for the three years of architectural drafting classes offered at his high school. Zach’s drafting interest led to a surveying draftsman and field crew position where he learned surveying principles, computer based drafting (Auto CAD) and later 3D modeling with REVIT. From there he headed to Colorado State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2006. Zach completed his engineering internship designing residential and light commercial buildings in Loveland, CO and joined the DH Glabe & Associates team in 2011. Zach has a special interest in Forensic Engineering and building repair as he believes that studying old buildings and structural failures provides an engineer the opportunity to become a better designer by learning from both our mistakes and our achievements.

When not working or explaining to his family that he doesn’t drive a train, Zach enjoys fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping and napping under a pine tree. However, he is still awaiting receipt of his hat.

Zach is a licensed Civil Engineer in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. He is also a licensed Structural Engineer in Vermont.