Richard S. Barrow, PE Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Liebl & Barrow Engineering, Inc.
  • Phone: (239) 936-7557
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Structural Engineering and Building Inspection

Specialty Focus: Structural failures, structural engineering, Structural design, design errors, structural inspections, building collapse, building codes, structural repairs, forensic engineering, special inspector, special inspection, threshold inspection

Education: BSCE, Civil Engineering , Purdue University; MSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Years in Practice: 30

Additional Information

Mr. Barrow has been practicing structural engineering for the past 33 years. Mr. Barrow is the president and founder of Liebl & Barrow Engineering, Inc. ("LBE") located in Fort Myers, FL. Liebl & Barrow Engineering specializes in structural design, inspections, and restoration. Since our inception in 1998, we have worked on over 2,900 projects. LBE has designed or specified repairs for a variety of structures, including residences, pools, high rise condominiums, churches, schools, offices, and industrial facilities. LBE designs have included coastal construction projects involving high winds, wave loads, flooding, and scour. Mr. Barrow has performed over 100 forensic investigations involving structural failures, design deficiencies, faulty construction, construction pay applications, failure to disclose defects, grading issues, cladding failures, site plans, pool leaks, water intrusion, fire, wind, subsidence, and vehicular impact. Design of shoring and other remedial actions have been included as part of forensic projects where there are conditions that may become unsafe or be subject to further damage. Mr. Barrow is experienced in insurance claim work, litigation, and testimony involving legal issues. He has testified under oath in court and in depositions, and has presented at mediation and arbitration hearings. Mr. Barrow researched and tested concrete materials for his master’s thesis from the University of Texas at Austin. He also worked at the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Research Laboratory in Champaign, IL. Mr. Barrow is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states and a licensed Structural Engineer in Georgia. He is also a licensed Special Inspector (i.e. Threshold Inspector) in the State of Florida that allows him to inspect tall or high occupancy structures. He has been the Special Inspector for over 100 structures which involved a variety of structural systems.