Masonry Expert Witnesses

Masonry 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 masonry. The masonry expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Landscape Design, 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...

Scott Cohen The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be different than the...

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...

Andy Guerra, PE, SE Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Golden, Colorado
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Timber, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Cold-Formed Metal Framing, Forensic Structural Engineering, Construction Defect, Structural, Civil, Building Envelope, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Forensic Analysis, Structural Repair, Foundation, Framing, Standard of Care.
Mr. Guerra is a forensic civil and structural engineer with over 20 years of experience. As the Director of Construction Defect and Litigation, he provides support to claims professionals and legal counsel in matters related to construction losses. His primary area of expertise includes performing forensic evaluations for matters in litigation as well as overseeing and providing technical assistance and training to other engineers and forensic experts of various disciplines evaluating construction defect related claims. Mr. Guerra has worked on numerous construction defect assignments performing forensic civil, structural, and building envelope investigations to determine the cause of damage to properties, to evaluate design and/or construction deficiencies and prepare written expert opinion reports for use in litigation.

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering, Failure Analysis - Structural Engineering, Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Durham, Maine
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Massachusetts
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

New Hampshire
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Benjamin M. Cornelius LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

New York, New York
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Design Defects, Construction Defects, Collapse, Damage, Deterioration, Failure, Deflection, Settlement, Cracking, Spalling, Corrosion, Concrete, Structural Steel, Masonry, Wood, Lot Line Construction, Underpinning, Drawings, Specifications, High-Rise Structure, Long-span Structure
Benjamin Cornelius is a structural engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design and rehabilitation of structures, including tall buildings and other complex structures. His design projects include the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, the renovation and expansion of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the supertall TransNational Place in Boston. Mr. Cornelius leads LERA’s Investigations and Expert Witness Practice and is an experienced expert witness. He has conducted forensic investigations in North America, Europe, and Asia in disputes totaling over $2 billion. He has provided consultations in disputes involving tall buildings, residential structures, embassy complexes, medical facilities, historic buildings, sports and entertainment structures, transportation facilities, and modular construction. He has led investigations into the collapse of steel and concrete structures. He has testified in mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings and is licensed as a profe...

William F. Ikerd, II, PhD, PE, CM-BIM IKERD Consulting, LLC

Dallas, Texas
Construction, Structural Engineering - Building Information Modeling (BIM), Level Of Development (LOD), Structural Engineering, 3D Modeling, Laser Scanning, LiDAR, scan-to-BIM, Metrology, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Architecture, MEP, mechanical, construction defects, concrete, steel, wood, timber, masonry, civil engineering.
Mr. Will Ikerd, PhD, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, general contractors, trade contractors and designers of buildings, civil, infrastructure, mechanical and manufacturing projects. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, laser scanning, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Mr. Ikerd is currently on the board of directors of the BIMForum and chairs three of their Taskforces; BIM Execution Plan (BxP), Reality Capture / Laser scanning and Level Of Development (LOD). He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in 1998 from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling and is currently a University of Denver PhD candidate in BIM research.