A Quick Look:

Robert E. Jordan, PE – President/ Treasurer
Registration: Professional Engineer
– State of Ohio 1980
– Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1998
– State of Michigan 2003
– State of West Virginia 2005
– State of New York 2007
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering – Pennsylvania State University, 1975

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member: American Council of Engineering Companies, Ohio and National
  • Cleveland Consulting Engineers Association
  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio
  • Cleveland Engineering Society Construction
    Conference Chairman 1989 — 1990
    Construction Division Chairman
    1991 — 1992
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
    1988 — Present
  • Builders Exchange of Cleveland
    Craftsmanship Award Committee
    1987 — 1997
    Board of Directors 2004 — 2010
  • International Concrete Repair Institute
    Member since 2000
  • American Institute of Steel Construction


Mr. Jordan currently serves as the President/Treasurer of Barber & Hoffman Inc. managing in-house operations. In addition to these duties he serves as Principal in Charge and Project Manager of commercial, institutional, and restoration projects for architects, building owners and managers, contractors and consulting engineering firms. Through his  35+ years of experience he has worked on various types of projects of different magnitude and developed an expertise in conceptual studies, analysis and design of major projects, design of parking structures, and investigation and restoration of structural deterioration.


Mr. Jordan has been associated with Barber & Hoffman Inc. since 1975. In his years with the firm, he has developed from structural designer to Project Manager. Following these years of training, he assumed the position of Office Manager in 1987 and was named an Associate with the firm. As Office Manager he supervised the daily activities of the staff. In 1991 he became a Principal of the firm and in 2003 was appointed President/Treasurer.

Key Projects:

Research Lab and Office Facility — NY
A 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility. Two stories of steel-framed structure are supported on a one-story concrete-framed structure. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment used in the facility, special design considerations were required.

cleveland clinic lab medicine buildingCleveland Clinic — Pathology & Lab Medicine Building — Cleveland, OH
The Pathology and Lab Medicine building is a 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building for testing of tissues and other samples to help the medical community detect, diagnose and treat diseases. The four-story building construction is comprised of a normal weight concrete slab on composite metal deck supported by steel beams and columns. The floor framing was designed to minimize vibrations to sensitive laboratory equipment. A grade level connector through an existing parking garage was constructed to provide access to other buildings throughout the clinic.

marymount hospital surgery expansionMarymount Hospital Surgery Expansion — Garfield Heights, OH
The Surgery Center Expansion provides the hospital with a state-of-the-art surgery facility with eight operating rooms and extensive renovations to the existing surgery facility. The three-story addition is comprised of composite steel floor framing supported by steel beams and columns. The operating room floor was designed to minimize the impact of vibrations on sensitive medical equipment. The project utilized building information modeling (BIM) as a deliverable to the construction team. For construction, the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach was implemented. As structural engineers we collaborated with the steel fabricator, erector and other contractors during the design development phase and continued this process throughout construction.

Additional Project Experience:


  • University Hospitals Health Center — Risman Medical Building, Beachwood, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Pathology & Lab Medicine Building,
    Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Cleveland, OH
  • University Hospitals Health System — NICU Addition and Renovation, Cleveland, OH
  • Bucyrus Hospital, Bucyrus, OH
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center — Patient Care Pavilion Addition, Norwalk, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation — Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation — Cole Eye Institute,
    Cleveland, OH
  • Marymount Hospital Surgery Addition, Garfield Heights, OH
  • Summa Emergency Department Addition, Akron, OH


  • Muskingum College — New Collegiate Center,
    New Concord, OH
  • Pennsylvania State University — Fayette/Eberly Campus — Multipurpose Building, Connellsville, PA
  • Kent State University — Kent Hall Addition and Renovation,
    Kent, OH
  • Kent State University — Cunningham Hall Addition, Kent, OH
  • Kent State University — Auditorium renovation and addition Phases I and II, Kent, OH
  • Kent State University — Baseball Stadium and Locker Room, Kent, OH


  • New Albany Performing Arts Center, New Albany, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art — 1916 Building Renovation, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Renovation and Restoration to the Terrace and Fine Arts Garden, Cleveland, OH
  • Clemens Center — Addition and Alterations, Elmira, NY
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol — Ravenna, Dayton, Canton and Ashtabula, OH
  • Cleveland Public Library — Rice Branch, Cleveland, OH


  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Parking Structure, Cleveland, OH
  • Winton Place Condominiums — Garage Restoration, Lakewood, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation — Parking Garage Restoration, Cleveland, OH
  • Lorain County Parking Garage — Garage Restoration,
    Elyria, OH


  • Goodyear Headquarters Building, Akron, OH
  • Research, Lab, and Office Facility, NY
  • G&S Metals, Inc. — Addition, Cleveland, OH
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Building — Addition and Alterations, Harrisburg, PA


  • New Solon Family Home, Solon, OH
  • New Emerald Rose Apartments, Troy Twp., OH
  • New South Street Apartment Building, Akron, OH
  • Maple ICF/MR Home, Conneaut, OH
  • Blossom Hills ICF/MR Home, Brecksville, OH