Don Chalaire, P.E.

President, Chalaire and Associates, Inc.


Professional engineer with thirty years of structural design experience.  Strong background in structural analysis, design and testing, building restoration, construction, and structural inspections.  Experience includes: Structural Analysis, Structural Design, Wind Load Analysis, Concrete, Steel and Wood Frame Construction, Repair Design, and Construction Inspections.  Project experience includes Buildings, Foundations, Towers, Seawalls, Window Replacements, Shutters, Roofing Systems, Hurricane Repairs, Insurance Claims, Construction Disputes, Investigations, and Expert Witness.



Chalaire and Associates, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, FL               1994-Present

  • Design, plan, inspect and coordinate building renovation and repair projects. 
  • Coordinate repair projects and negotiate construction contracts.
  • Analyze building structures for loads, stress, durability and code compliance
  • Investigate building and miscellaneous construction problems.

Donald Chalaire, P.E., Palm Beach Gardens, FL                          1983-1993

  • Designed building structures modifications and repairs
  • Analyzed and designed building and tower structures.
  • Analyzed building plans for code compliance. 


Education and Licenses

MS, Civil Engineering with Engineering Management, University of South Florida, 1991

BS, Mechanical Engineering with Honors, Florida Atlantic University, 1978

State of Florida Registered Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (FL PE # 33089)

State of Florida Special Inspector of Tall Buildings (SI # 1126)



American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Post Tension Institute (PTI)

International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)



Published numerous articles on building structural restoration and preservation since 1995

Received "Award of Excellence" from the Composites Institute for design of PT structural repair, 1996

Member, Palm Beach County Fire Safety Task Force, 1996 through 1998

MDA Annual Fundraiser Participant