The name FDR is an acronym created from the first initial of the last names of our three founding principals: Justin Fejfar, Edward di Girolamo, and Nabil Rahman. Mr. Fejfar, Mr. di Girolamo and Dr. Rahman were principals of two heritage firms that merged in early 2015 to create FDR Engineers. Each of our local offices are also run by an experienced principal.
FDR Engineers’ principals have a wealth of knowledge and experience in diverse areas of structural engineering for both industrial and residential applications.
Heath Hendrick, P.E. - Principal – Research Triangle Park, NC
Mr. Hendrick has over 11 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has an extensive background in both design and construction management and administration. Mr. Hendrick is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a project resume spanning all facets of the commercial, government, educational, medical, and residential markets.
Robert Pennington, P.E. - Principal – Wilmington, NC
Mr. Pennington has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry with a broad background in design, construction, and administration for a wide range of project types. Mr. Pennington is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His project resume includes construction and building systems design in industrial, commercial, medical, educational, government, and residential markets.
Simon Hoppman, P.E. – Principal – Austin, TX
Mr. Hoppman has extensive experience in building facade, load bearing, and lateral analysis engineering. Mr. Hoppman has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and holds Professional Engineering Licenses in multiple states. His experience includes residential and commercial work and he has personally managed a vast spectrum of project types with a wide breadth of building materials.