Technical Interests

  • Dynamic loads on low-rise buildings (seismic and wind)
  • Dynamic response of light-frame buildings (seismic, wind, and vibration)
  • Full-scale static, cyclic, and dynamic testing of structural assemblies (walls, floors, and roofs)
  • Response of dowel connections
  • Numerical modeling of structural and material response to static and dynamic loading (finite element analysis and closed-form numerical modeling)

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1989 – Univeristy of British Columbia
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 1983 – University of Washington
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1974 – Montana State University

Professional Experience

  • 2002 – Present, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2000 – 2002, Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1992 – Present, Adjunct-Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1995 – 2000, Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1995 – 2000, Adjunct-Associate Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1989 – 1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1989 – 1995, Adjunct-Assistant Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1982 – 1983, Research Scholar, Department of Concrete and Steel Structures, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1978 – 1980, Structural Engineer/Manager, Proctor and Gamble Paper Products Division, Green Bay, WI
  • 1977 – 1978, Structural/Project Engineer, Continental Pipeline Company, Huston, TX

Publications

  • Olson, B., J.D. Dolan, B. Duncan, and H. Schiedermeier. 2015. Potential Use of Deformed Shank Nails as a Solution to Annoying Vibrations in Wood Floor Systems. Forest Products Journal. doi: 10.13073/FPJ-D-13-00092. 65(3-4):76-83.
  • Parsons, B.J., D.A. Bender, J.D. Dolan and F.E. Woeste. 2013. Deck and porch floor lateral loading by occupants. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction. 19(3), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000202
  • Parsons, B.J., D.A. Bender, J.D. Dolan, R.J. Tichy and F.E. Woeste.  2014.  Lateral load path and capacity of exterior decks. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 19(4), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000203
  • Lyman, G.H., D.A. Bender and J.D. Dolan. 2013. Seismic load determination for residential decks. Wood Design Focus – A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering 23(2):9-14.
  • Jacobs, W.P., J.D. Dolan, D.A. Dillard, and D.C. Ohanehi. 2012. An Evaluation of Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes for Bonding Wood in Building Construction Applications. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. 26(10-11):1349-1381.
  • Graham, D.A., D.M. Carradine, D.A. Bender and J.D. Dolan. 2010. Monotonic and reverse-cyclic loading of lag screw connections for log shear wall construction. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 22(1):88-95.
  • Graham, D.A., D.M. Carradine, D.A. Bender and J.D. Dolan. 2010. Performance of log shear walls subjected to monotonic and reverse-cyclic loading. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 136(1):37-45.