About Our Team

Over 36 years of providing cost-effective solutions.

Rolando R. Rubiano, P.E.

Principal

Rolando has over 24 years of experience in engineering design, construction administration, structural and forensic evaluation, and consulting. A 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Civil Engineering, he has served as principal and owner of Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA) since 2000.   As principal of the firm, Rolando provides design, facility evaluation and project management expertise for GRA Projects. Committed to both his profession and his community, Rolando has served on many state, local, and educational boards. Rolando is currently serving as Chairman to the State of Texas Industrialized Building Code Council; he was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal – Hurricane Preparedness in 2008. Fully versed with costal design criteria and building requirements, he assisted in the development of guidelines and procedures in the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Qualified Inspector Program while appointed to the TDI Forensic Working Group. Rolando is a registered TDI Windstorm Inspector.

SELECTION OF LOCAL AND STATE BOARD APPOINTMENTS

  • Texas Industrialized Building Code Council Member – 2008 – present
  • Texas Industrialized Building Code Council Chairman – 2013 – present
  • Governor’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal – Hurricane Preparedness -2008
  • Texas Department of Insurance Forensic Investigation Working Group – 2010
  • City of Harlingen Valley International Airport Board Member – 2016 -present
  • Texas State Technical College Advisory Committee President – 2002 – present

Heriberto Cavazos, P.E.

Partner

Heriberto is a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Architectural Engineering and a 2005 graduate of the University of Washington with a MS in Structural Engineering. After receiving his graduate degree, Heri worked with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Austin, Texas. In 2008, Heri returned to the Rio Grande Valley and joined the team at GRA.

In addition to design for new construction, Heri has extensive experience in forensic evaluation and repair design.  He has investigated construction and design defects, materials problems, and structural deterioration with experience in the evaluation and repair design of concrete, steel masonry and wood framed structures. Heri is familiar with exterior envelope evaluation and repair design for a variety of exterior wall cladding and roofing systems. Additionally, he is knowledgeable in a variety of professional services including historic preservation, design peer review, non-destructive testing, and water penetration testing. Heri is a registered TDI Windstorm Inspector well versed with coastal wind design criteria and building requirements.

Cristian Guajardo

Graduate Engineer
BS Civil Engineering – May 2015
Texas A&M University Kingsville

Brian Drachenberg

Design Technician
Team member since 1995

Julie Garib

Office Manager
Team member since 2001

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