Firas Abdelahad, PE, MS Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services LLC
  • Phone: 724-949-0004
  • Cell: 724-949-0004
  • Website: www.pittdes.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

Personal injuries, slip & fall, Construction Defects, Code review, structural assessments for conservatorship cases, Property condition assessments, Floor collapse, Building envelope assessments & consulting, panels failures, Structural distress, Fire damage structural assessment, Foundation defects

Education:

Bachelor of Science , Damascus Univerity; Master of Science , Florida Atlantic University

Years in Practice:

18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

2

Additional Information

An accomplished and award winning structural engineer and experienced expert witness, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from FAU. As a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with active licensure in Pennsylvania and several other states, my professional credentials are further reinforced by a current NCEES record. Drawing from a wealth of experience, my expertise lies in the evaluation, repair, and rehabilitation of existing structures. This encompasses a spectrum of tasks, including load-bearing wall removals, addressing floor sags, and managing foundation movements and failures. Additionally, I possess the capability to accurately pinpoint the cause and origin of structural deficiencies and damages resulting from accidents. My proficiency extends to the design, calculations, fabrication, and installation of facade panels, equipping me with the skills needed to assess defects, failures, and damages in both facade/wall panels and ceiling panels (7 years of design, engineering, fabrication and installation of metal (aluminum, zinc and brass) facade panels . This comprehensive background ensures a precise approach to structural assessments and analyses.