Tor L. Oksnevad, P.E. Director of Operations

Tor L. Oksnevad, P.E.

Director of Operations

About Tor

Tor L. Oksnevad, Director of Operations, has over 12 years of diverse experience in construction consulting. His areas of expertise include building enclosure assessment and design and structural engineering.

Tor joined Lerch Bates in 2018 as a Project Manager. Tor provides assessment, design and construction phase services for new and rehabilitation projects.  His focus on the building enclosure system includes the design and coordination of structural components, air and vapor barriers, roofing assemblies, curtain wall, exterior cladding and façade, and waterproofing. He is involved in projects from proposal, design development, contract document review, and construction administrative services.

Prior to joining Lerch Bates, Tor first served as a Design Engineer specialising in curtain wall and exterior cladding design. Later, he served as a Structural Engineer where he was responsible for the complete structural design of new buildings as well as renovations. His structural engineering experience includes the design and detailing of foundations as well as gravity and lateral framing systems utilising wood, steel, concrete, and masonry. He also developed a specialty in custom hand-framed wood design and detailing.

In his spare time, Tor enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors

Areas of Expertise

  • Building Enclosure Assessment and Design
  • Roofing, Facade, Waterproofing and Sub-drainage
  • Design Assist and Review
  • Structural Assessment and Design
  • Structural Feasibility Studies
  • Quality Assurance Observations
  • Construction Administration

Related Experience

  • Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, Tama, IA
  • Microsoft Data Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Hilton & Guggenheim, Rochester, MN
  • Sacramento Commons, Sacramento, CA


  • University of Minnesota – Minneapolis – B.S. Civil Engineering, 2008

Registrations & Certifications

  • OSHA certified, 2018
  • State of Minnesota Professional Engineer

Office Location

Minneapolis, MN