fernando o. quiroga, pe, secb

Principal Structural Engineer

Fields of Expertise:  



Professional Affiliations:

Structural and Hydraulic Design

BS/Civil Engineering s'Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)/1969

Professional Engineer - NM, AZ, CA; National Council of Engineering - Bolivia

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Certification Board
  • Bolivian Engineering Society

  Mr. Quiroga has more than 40 years of experience in the consulting engineering field. He received his engineering degree from Hogere Technische School in the Netherlands. He is originally from Bolivia, South America, where he spent 14 years as a partner in a Bolivian consulting engineering firm. He spent 10 years working in the United States for consulting engineering firms before opening Quiroga-Pfeiffer Engineering Corporation in 1996. 
        He is a senior principal engineer experienced in planning, design, and management of bridge and hydraulic structure projects from the feasibility stage through final design. Mr. Quiroga is experienced in structural analysis, structural seismic retrofit techniques, prestressed and conventional reinforced concrete design, and steel/wood structure design. He also has extensive experience in water resources projects; planning, design, and preparation of construction contract documents for irrigation and hydroelectric projects in the United States, South America, and Africa.

QPEC Project Experience

Water Resources Projects:

Chama Wastewater Treatment Plant

Las Cruces Wastewater Treatment Plant - Entrance Works

Las Cruces Wastewater Treatment Plant - Equalization Basin

Mescalero Wastewater Treatment Plant

Tularosa Wastewater Treatment Plant

Carrizal-Chone Irrigation Project, Ecuador

Daule Peripa Hydroelectric Power Plant Tunnel, Ecuador

Iraq Concrete Dam, Iraq

Misicuni Multipurpose Irrigation Project, Bolivia.

Project Experience Prior to QPEC


Murray Hill Naval Housing Project, La Mesa, CA.

Rio Grande Bridge, Belen, NM.

Interstate-25/NM-44 Interchange, Bernalillo, NM.

Albuquerque Convention Center Parking Garage, Albuquerque, NM.

Bridge over Cuchillo Negro Creek, Truth or Consequences, NM.

General Hitchcock Highway, Tucson, AZ.

Bridges over Duck Creek at Patrick Lane, Green Valley, Clark County, NV.

Underpass Structure on Ogden Avenue, Las Vegas, NV,

Rancho Mission Station Pedestrian Bridge, San Diego, CA.

Sycamore Canyon Road Highway Bridge, Poway, CA.

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Bridges, Ontario, CA.

Seismic Retrofit Program, Los Angeles, CA.

Bridge Retrofit Design Projects, CA.

Bridge at the San Juan Dam, Dallas, TX.

FDR Drive Avenue C Viaduct, New York, NY.

Bridge over the Shire River, Malawi, Africa.

Water Resources: 

Kapichira Hydroelectric Project, Malawi, Africa.

Baba Dam Project, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Rio Hondo Hydroelectric Feasibility Study, Guatemala.

Pontal Sul Irrigation Project, Pontal Sul, Brazil.

Ritschard Dam, Kremmling, CO.

Lake Avery Dam, Denver, CO.

Denison Dam Project, Albuquerque, NM.

Cuchillo Negro Dam Project, Truth or Consequences, NM.

Paint Mountain Reservoir, CA.

Corani Reservoir Enlargement Project, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Rio Grande Rositas Feasibility Study, Bolivia.

San Jacinto Project, Tarija, Bolivia.

Corani Reservoir, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Cochabamba Potable Water System, Bolivia.

Santa Isabel Hydroelectric Project, Cochabamba, Bolivia.