Foundations Expert Witnesses

Foundations expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on foundations. The foundations expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Building Inspection, Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Engineering, Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

Arizona
Structural Engineering, Engineering - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-five states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States and abroad. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on over 400 occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 40 years of...

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

San Diego, California
Structural Engineering, Engineering - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-five states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States and abroad. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on over 400 occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 40 years of...

Edward J. Garbin, Jr., PhD, PE, DGE Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC

Saint Johns, Florida
Geotechnical Engineering, Geology - construction, construction engineering, engineer, foundations, sinkholes, piles, shoring, earthquake, ground, slope, slide, aggregate piers, stone columns, rigid inclusions, vibrations, ground subsidence, ground modification/improvement, karst geology, soil liquefaction, building settlement
Dr. Ed Garbin was a contractor in NJ prior to becoming an engineer, and therefore understands the construction process thoroughly. First licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida in 2003, he now holds PE licenses in 33 states in total (AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI). He primarily serves the commercial/heavy-civil construction industry, but also handles residential cases. Dr. Garbin is an ASCE-AGP Board-Certified Expert in Geotechnical Engineering. A former Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, he is an exceptional communicator, highly skilled at explaining complex construction and engineering topics in easy-to-understand language. He successfully defeated a Daubert motion (PA, 2021). At 52 years of age, he has amassed over 30 years of combined construction and engineering experience. Dr. Garbin's "wheelhouse" includes sheet piles and shoring, deep foundations, shallow fo...

John Hlinka, PE, M. ASCE

Benton, Kentucky
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - civil, forensic science, accident analysis, failures, foundations, structures, drainage, culverts, washouts, hydrology, investigations, corrosion, chemical, industrial, building codes, inspections, construction, OSHA Compliance, swimming pools, structural, tornado, earthquake, railroad, highway
Mr. Hlinka has worked over 39 years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management market with experience in numerous industries: Chemical, Oil Refinery, Pulp & Paper, Adhesives, Nuclear Power Generation, Nuclear Feed Stock, and Steel. His work has overlapped with residential and commercial industries. Throughout his career he has engineered and managed a myriad of projects in these industries and has provided leadership to the various companies in the capacities of: Site Manager, Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, and currently as President. Design engineering, analysis, and inspection experience includes structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and stormwater drainage.

Zohaib A Alvi, PE za/engineering

Lindenhurst, New York
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Forensic Engineering, Structural Failure, Construction Issues, Special Inspections, Building Evaluation, Building Defects, Trips and Falls, Building Preservation, Building Repair, Retaining Walls, Foundations, Building Codes
Zohaib A. Alvi, PE is a Civil, Structural, and Forensic Engineering Consultant, and Principal of za/engineering. He is a graduate of State University of New York, Farmingdale State College, and holds a dual Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management, along with an Engineering Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and maintain licensure in New York and multiple other states. He has extensive experience in the evaluation, repair, and rehabilitation of existing structures and historic buildings, verifying construction compliance with applicable building codes and contract specifications, evaluating impact of construction errors, change orders, and damages during construction. He is also highly experienced in forensic investigations evaluations, to determine the cause and origin of structural deficiencies, damage following accidents, weather-related damage, and other concerns, and has opine...

DAVID R SIMPSON, P.E., MBA CF Forensics

Kernersville, North Carolina
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - COLLAPSE ANALYSIS, STORM DAMAGE, RETAINING WALLS, BUILDINGS, FOUNDATIONS, HISTORICAL RENOVATION, STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT
Professional Memberships: Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Concrete Institute (ACI) American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Professional Experience: Responsible for project management and design at Allegheny Design Services and Forensic Investigations at CF Forensics. Experience includes over 40 years in structural design and project management for industrial, commercial, institutional, and nuclear/chemical facilities utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. Past accomplishments include design and construction administration of health care facilities, hotels, schools, shopping centers, aircraft hangars, numerous retail facilities, and numerous forensic engineering assignments.

Michael Sheleheda, P.E. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering - Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control, Hydrology, Landslides and Slope Stability, Foundations, Settlement, Retaining Walls, Geohazards, Pavement Evaluation and Remediation, Earthwork, Construction and Materials Testing, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility.
Mr. Sheleheda specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering. His experience includes providing geotechnical engineering design/expertise for all aspects of land development and construction. Projects have included establishing procedures for subsurface explorations, boring layout, soil sampling, and laboratory testing programs. Michael has authored geotechnical reports regarding deep, shallow, and specialty foundation construction for projects in the real estate, natural gas, manufacturing, mining and public client sectors. Also, he has investigated and provided remedial recommendations for landslides, carbonaceous (expansive) shale, retaining walls, karst, geohazards, and mine grouting/subsidence. His responsibilities have included preparing bid packages, authoring specifications, and construction level drawings, as well as preparing expert reports for the legal and insurance industries. In addition, Michael has experience in the preparation of erosion and sediment control pla...

Mohamed E. Hassan, PhD, PE Hassan Consulting Group, LLC

Haymarket, Virginia
Construction, Construction Defects - Engineering Design, Building Codes, construction management, structural engineering, infrastructure engineering, reinforced concrete, steel structures, bridges, Structure engineer, foundations, piers, abutments, and soil analysis.
- 45 years construction design and management of commercial and residential projects. - 15 years Construction Expert Witness - 10 years of teaching experience in George Mason University, DeVry University and NVCC - 15 years of mediation and conflict resolution Mohamed Hassan, PhD, PE has 45 years of diversified experience in the construction industry for commercial and residential projects. He is the principal of Hassan Consulting Group, LLC specializing in designing and building a variety of projects. He was an adjunct professor at George Mason University, DeVry University, and Northern Virginia Community College. LICENSES: He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Virginia and Texas. He is also licensed contractor in the state of Virginia and District of Colombia (Washington DC). He is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Mediator. He is admitted in Virginia and Washington DC Court Systems. CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Experienced in construction dispute...