Brent Maxfield is from Salt Lake City, Utah. This is an ideal location for him because of his love for outdoor activities. He loves hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains, and also loves to explore the red rock canyons and deserts found in Southern Utah.

Brent Maxfield is a registered Professional Structural Engineer in the State of Utah. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in Civil Engineering and earned a Master of Engineering Management degree from BYU. He has been a practicing structural engineer for 36 years.

He was awarded the 2012 Utah Engineer of the Year by the Utah Engineers Council. He is active in professional associations having served on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of Utah and the EERI Utah Chapter. He has also served on the Structural Advisory Committee to the Utah Uniform Building Codes Commission.

He has used PTC Mathcad extensively for 20 years. He is the author of “Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0: A Guide for New and Current Users”, available on

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