March 18, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Nick Palmer, our new Senior Design Engineer, to Epsteins Civil Engineering department! His past experience includes designing railroad and highway bridges for various agencies in the Midwest and, at Epstein, Nicks core responsibility will be the structural design of bridges.

Nick attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (go Illini!), where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. After four years of working full-time in Urbana, he went back to U of I to acquire his Master of Science in civil engineering with a structural emphasis.

He grew up in Bloomington, Illinois, and went to Normal Community West High School. Outside of work, Nick likes to drive long distances, despite no longer owning a car. In the last five years, hes driven to Southern Texas twice, Queens, New York, Delaware, Duluth, Minnesota, Las Vegas, and from Illinois to Key West. Just to name a few. I hope you have some solid playlists, Nick!

Nick is also a runner, and has completed two marathons and one ultramarathon, which is just as daunting as it sounds. An ultramarathon is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 26.2 miles. Wow. Nick joined a group a few years ago which organizes an annual Long Streets Run in Chicago. Last year, on a particularly hot June day, the group ran the full length of Ashland Avenue in the city (18.5 miles) from 95th St. to Thorndale Ave. The year before, it was 21.5 miles on Halsted St. from 129th to Lawrence. Admittedly, Nick says he called it quits after about 16 miles once he got close to his house. Although, I dont think thats quite how quitting works, Nick. You still ran 16 miles! And he also plans to run commute to work once the weather corporates.

Nick would also like to say, Go Cubs.

Once again, welcome to Epstein. Were delighted to have you join us!