James N. Donohue, PE is a NJ Licensed Structural Engineer and New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector and is the chief engineer for JN Donohue Associates. He has performed over 7,500 residential home inspections and over 3,000 strucutral evaluations over the past 22 years. Mr. Donohue has a total of 30 years of structural and construction experience as a degreed engineer performing design and evaluation.
Past structural evaluations of residential and commercial facilities have including: foundation wall defect analysis and repair specification; wooden framing analysis for floor sloping, sagging, tipping, creep, bulging, outward thrust, roof sagging and other modes of failure; retaining wall analysis; concrete slab crack and settle, and soil erosion/failure. As necessary, repair specifications were included with each structural evaluation report to direct contractors in the most structurally sound and most cost-effective solution for the defect.
Mr. Donohue earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering with specialty in Structures and Construction Engineer from Rutgers University College of Engineering in 1982. He was granted membership into Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. He holds New Jersey professional registrations as a NJ Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), NJ Licensed Home Inspector, NJDEP Radon Measurement Technician, and NJDEP Licensed Wood Destroying Insect Inspector. He is also affiliated with several professional associations including NJ-ALPHI (Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors).
Mr. Donohue stays up to date on all new developments in the industry by taking continuing education classes in all four of his licensed disciplines. This includes 20 hours of continuing education in engineering and 20 hours of continuing education in home inspection per year. Hundreds of hours of continuing education have been completed to date to maintain cutting edge knowledge and assuring you a quality home inspection and/or structural evaluation.