Michael L. Brack, PE


Since joining Datum in 1996, Michael has earned valuable experience not only as a structural engineer but also as a business leader. He serves as our President and provides leadership on our Board of Directors. He serves as Principal in Charge of projects, providing guidance, direction, and ideas to project teams. Michael’s educational background brings value to his work as a corporate leader. He holds various degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Michael has a master’s degree in structural engineering and two bachelor degrees. His undergraduate technical degree in civil engineering includes a concentration in structural design. Through The University of Texas at Austin’s dual degree honors program, he obtained an additional degree in liberal arts which has provided him with the business tools to enhance his leadership acumen.

Throughout his 20+ year career at Datum, he has designed a wide variety of structural systems and building markets, including higher education, laboratory, health care, K-12, cultural, commercial, and residential. Michael has served as project manager and engineer of record on numerous large projects, up to $200 million in size.

Q & A

Why do you work at Datum?

"When I first came to work at Datum, I was excited about the caliber of engineering and projects we were working on.  I am still excited about that. We get to do some really amazing work on buildings that are critically important to our communities.  What I didn’t realize coming out of school, was that the relationships I would build throughout my career--both with my colleagues at Datum and with our clients and other industry partners—would become even more important to me."