Michael Ficker

Senior Project Manager

About Michael

Michael Ficker, Senior Project Manager, began working for Lerch Bates in 2022 and is currently working in the Lerch Bates’ Dallas office providing forensics and rehabilitation/design services. Previously, Mr. Ficker worked for Nelson Forensics as a Senior Project Director in Plano, Texas.

Areas of Expertise

  •   Pre-engineered and conventional steel analysis and design, material estimation, and costing of institutional, industrial, and commercial steel structures.
  •  Analysis and design of cold-form steel and aluminum structures and components.
  •   Evaluation and retrofit design of existing steel structures for current code compliance.


  • University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1995
  • University of Texas at Arlington Master of Business Administration, 2011
  • University of Texas at Arlington Master of Science in Quantitative Finance, 2013
  • University of Texas at Arlington Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, 2017

Registrations & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in twenty-two states (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin).

Office Location

Dallas, TX