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Ronald M. Czaplicki, PE – Vice President/Secretary
Registration: Professional Engineer
State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Colorado, State of Connecticut, District of Columbia, State of Florida, State of Georgia, State of Indiana, State of Kentucky, State of Massachusetts, State of Michigan, State of Minnesota, State of North Carolina, State of Tennessee
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, 1989 – Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1980 – Cleveland State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Concrete Repair Institute - Northern Ohio Chapter Cleveland Restoration Society
  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio
  • Cleveland Engineering Society - Board Member 2006-2014 American Institute of Steel Construction
  • International Masonry Institute
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
  • Cleveland Technical Societies Council - President - 2014-2018


Mr. Czaplicki serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager on major jobs requiring failure investigation, building Façade investigations, rehabilitation/restoration work, structural condition surveys, and product and materials research work, particularly brick, stone, terracotta wall and curtain wall repairs, as well as parking garage investigations and repairs.


Mr. Czaplicki has been associated with Barber & Hoffman Inc. since 1986. 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 Associate in 1993 and Office Manager in 1995. In 2004, he became a Principal of the firm.

Key Projects:

Mahoning County CourthouseMahoning County Courthouse – Renovation 
Youngstown, OH
Investigation and detail development of repairs and historic renovation of stone and terra cotta exterior cladding and ornamentation of five-story early 1900’s vintage courthouse building.

University of Akron - Polsky BuildingUniversity of Akron - Polsky Building – Façade Repairs
Akron, OH
Oversaw investigation and developing façade repair documents and specifications for vintage terra-cotta-clad 5-story building. Project involved testing for weater-tightness integrity of walls, windows, and parapets.

Terminal TowerTerminal Tower — 5 Year Program — Exterior Façade Restoration
Cleveland, OH

The Terminal Tower is a landmark of the Cleveland skyline. It is part of a multi-use complex incorporating transportation, office, retail, and hotel functions. Constructed between 1925 and 1930, the structure rises 708 feet above Public Square. The Terminal Tower is a steel-framed structure clad in Façades of ornamental iron, brick, limestone, and terra-cotta masonry. Observations have been conducted from a variety of platforms, including pipe scaffolding, platform scaffolding, swing-stage scaffolding, and mast climbers. Barber & Hoffman has worked continually to develop repair details for multiple contractors during the multi-phase repair program.

Huntington Building - Exterior Façade RepairsHuntington Building — Ongoing Exterior Façade Repairs
Cleveland, OH
Originally built in the early 1920's, as the Union Trust Building, this major building with 1,300,000 sq. ft. of leasable floor area features a three-story-high beautiful columned and skylighted bank lobby. This 22-story building is clad on the street faces (three faces) primarily with limestone, excepting cornices and window surrounds above the 17th floor which are made of terra cotta. Back walls of the building are faced with clay brick masonry.

Additional Project Experience:

Façade Restoration

  • Terminal Tower — Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Huntington Building — Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Rockwell Building - Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Exterior Stone Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland — Exterior Terra Cotta and Stone Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • B. F. Keith Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Leader Building — Exterior Stone Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Standard Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Central Trust Tower — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cincinnati, OH
  • Kent State University — White Hall Exterior Wall Stabilization and Repairs, Kent, OH
  • Realty Towers - Exterior Terra Cotta and Brick Repairs, Youngstown, OH
  • Case Western Reserve University — Wickenden Building Exterior Masonry Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Rose Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH


  • Lyndhurst Municipal Center — Two-Story Addition,
    Lyndhurst, OH
  • Cain Park — Colonnade and Pavilion,
    Cleveland Heights, OH


  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Rainforest Exhibits, Cleveland, OH
  • Southpark Center Mall — Glass and Metal Rails,
    Strongsville, OH
  • Smithsonian Institute — Star-Spangled Banner Exhibit, Washington, DC


  • Cleveland State University — Music and Communications Building, Cleveland, OH
  • Case Western Reserve University — Engineering and Science Building, Cleveland, OH
  • John Carroll University — Gym and Natatorium Renovations, University Heights, OH


  • Fairview Hospital — Surgery/Anesthesia Addition,
    Cleveland, OH


  • MetroHealth Medical Center — Concrete Repairs and Expansion Joint Replacement Cleveland, OH
  • Hilliard House Condominiums — Concrete Deck Replacement, Lakewood, OH
  • Edgewater Towers Condominiums — Concrete Repairs and Improvements, Lakewood, OH
  • Shaker Courts Condominiums — Concrete Repairs and Partial Deck Replacement, Cleveland, OH