Wood Expert Witnesses

Wood 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 wood. The wood expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, 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...

Steven C. Turner Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists, LLC

Clarksville, Maryland
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Existing and new building envelopes, concrete, masonry, steel, wood, post tensioning, condominium associations, waterproofing, parking garage, balconies, facades, historic, leak detection, leak investigation testing, condition assessment, mockup testing, forensic, insurance claims, failure analysis
I specialize in identifying, designing, and providing quality assurance for the restoration, repair, and maintenance of new and existing building structures. I've worked on structures from individual wood-framed homes to very large commercial and multi-family residential projects. I began my career working in the field for a large restoration and repair contractor, moved into materials and product testing of residential and commercial building products, and have spent the majority of my career as a structural engineering consultant with a focus on building envelope. I still enjoy a great deal of time in the field performing hands-on inspections and interacting with Contractors, owners and client representatives, Boards and associations, and various trades. I have been complemented by other professionals including consultants and attorneys on my ability to work with and manage difficult people and situations. While versatile and capable of multi-tasking and maintaining calm and level...

James J Barlow, PE Barlow Engineering

RALEIGH, North Carolina
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering - Wood, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Cold formed steel, Light gage steel, blast analysis, blast design, Inspections, Investigations, Failure, Remediation, seismic and dynamic analysis
Experienced in structural engineering for nuclear facilities specializing in seismic and dynamic analysis. Served as the chief structural engineer for greenfield engineered wood product plants. Provided design engineering services as founder/president of a consulting firm for residential and commercial buildings. Developed analyses and designs for the petrochemical and nuclear industries for blast rated shelters. Designed hurricane and tornado shelters using modified steel shipping containers. Designed energy storage units using modified steel shipping containers including the back up power units for the Soshi Winter Olympic Games in Russia.

William F. Ikerd, PE IKERD Consulting, LLC

Denton, 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, 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.