Like many on our team, Jacob joined Acute as a part time employee in September 2014. His education in engineering began in 2007 and he graduated from BYU in 2010 with his undergraduate degree.  Continuing his studies at BYU, he earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in April, 2012. His graduate thesis focused on developing a more precise, efficient and cost effective way to test masonry prisms in compression. His thesis was eventually published and presented as part of the Canadian Masonry Symposium. After graduation, Jacob’s entrepreneurial spirit drove him to start his own company, outside of the engineering discipline, where he learned and developed invaluable skills. Ultimately, he returned to his passion of structural engineering. Jacob became the senior project engineer in January 2016, overseeing operations. He became a licensed Professional Engineer in October 2017. He now manages client relationships, engineers larger projects, and reviews project engineers' plans.