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Brett Beekman, SE is currently Supervisor of the South Los Angeles Region for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). He has 35 years of experience in structural engineering design and review, the last 15 of which have been with OSHPD. As supervisor he is responsible for plan review of General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Intermediate Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities as prepared by a team of structural engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and fire & life safety officers. His role prior to this as a District Structural Engineer for the Seismic Compliance Unit of OSHPD was the generation, implementation and review of the online reporting process that OSHPD has made available to hospitals for meeting the requirements of Senate Bill 499. Further duties include management of all Structural Contract Out Retainer Contracts and agreements, development and management of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Retainer Contracts and structural review of Nonstructural Performance Category (NPC) upgrade documents. Previously, Mr. Beekman as a Senior Structural Engineer at OSHPD was involved in structural plan review for OSHPD 1 and OSHPD 2 buildings in the South Region. Since 2008, Mr. Beekman has been an OSHPD Representative to the Hospital Building Safety Board - Administrative Processes, Code Changes, and Standard Details Subcommittee which is responsible for development of secondary structural typical details known as OSHPD Preapproved Details (OPD’s) for use on hospitals. Prior to coming to OSHPD, Mr. Beekman worked for John A. Martin & Associates developing structural solutions to various hospitality, commercial, public, gaming, parking and health related construction projects.