- Inspection & Evaluation of Structural Impairment
- Selection & Management of Experts for Windstorm and Water Intrusion Claims
- Company: Howard Engineering & Associates, Inc.
- Phone: 813.501.8102
- Cell: 813.504.1757
- Website: www.howardeng.net
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering
Specialty Focus: Forensics - Structural Damage Assessment, Building Collapse, Construction Defects, Storm Damage, Fire Loss, Sinkhole Investigation, Roof Collapse, Peer Review, Water Intrusion, Roof Evaluation, Repair Recommendations, Retaining Walls, Storm Water Drainage, Structural Failure, Scope of Damage
Education: BS - Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University
Years in Practice: 30
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6
I have over 30 years of experience in the fields of design, construction, and forensic engineering pertaining to civil and structural matters. My career includes 6 years on the west coast of the United States and more than 24 years working in many of the south and southeast states. My expertise involves the determination of the cause, origin, and extent/severity of damage to buildings, including collapse, storm damage, foundation problems, fire damage, moisture source, and design/construction defects. I have worked on both residential and commercial projects, including multi-family buildings, and condominium complexes, office buildings, and shopping centers. I have provided consulting services for insurance claims and dispute resolution activities in the form of appraisal, arbitration, mediation, and expert witness testimony (plaintiff and defense). I have provided expert testimony in support of my findings on at least 57 occasions in the form of oral deposition, signed affidavit, and/or courtroom appearance. I maintain professional engineering licensure in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. HE&A currently is authorized to provide engineering services in the states of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina.