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This page contains building inspection expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on building inspection and related issues. Building inspection expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these building inspection expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Plumbing, Water Intrusion, Building Codes, Failure Analysis, Premises Liability, Building Envelope, Construction, Electrical, Fire, Forensic Engineering, Indoor Air Quality, Investigation, and Mold.

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Steve Rohal, CMC, ACE, CRT Reliable Building Inspections

Alabama
Building Inspection, Indoor Air Quality - OSHA, code, standards, mold, mildew, water intrusion, infrared, stucco, termite, building defect, roof, storm, damage, Black mold, school, Infestation, Indoor air quality, commercial, electrical, plumbing ,pesticide safety, pesticides, construction, pool, herbicide, roundup, glyphosate, Entomology
I have over 30 years experience with forensic inspections and reporting in the construction/building industry and pest management with both residential and commercial structures including multi family communities. Past member of the United States Air Force Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (PrimeBEEF) and current member of the International Code Council. I am a Council-certified Microbial Consultant (mold), Certified Residential Thermographer (infrared), Associate Certified Entomologist, Certified Pest Control Operator experienced with glyphosate/Roundup, Licensed Mold Assessor, and a Master Professional Inspector with over 10,000 inspections performed. I bring experience, knowledge, speaking skills and training to the legal community as an expert for matters such as water intrusion with microbial/mold growth, building defect complaints including code and standard compliance, termite damage complaints, OSHA standards, and pesticide misuse and handling matters including Roundup/g...

John L. Heinaman Heinaman Advisors LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Building Envelope, Glass & Glazing, Glass Contracting, Windows, Exterior Wall Systems, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Glass & Aluminum Systems, Water Intrusion, Claims Resolution, Curtain Wall Installation, Contract Glazing, Project Management
John Heinaman is Managing Principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, CA. John has experienced 56 years of working with companies in the glass industry, including a 25 year career with sales and management positions with PPG industries, executive positions with Model Glass Company and 28 years as President and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing, with facilities in Lake Forest, CA and Las Vegas, NV. As an entrepreneur starting his business, he has always been a firm believer that the use of a business coach and consultant is a wise investment in improving the function and the results of a business. The business of Heinaman Contract Glazing grew from a small start-up company to having annual revenues of almost $50 million, including a single complex project including custom designed glass and aluminum systems for exterior and interior applications, with a value of $22 million. This work was managed by an on-site team to closely coordinate with the a...

Timothy P McCormick, PE McCormick & Associates, Inc.

Torrance, California
Building Inspection, Construction Defects - Building Codes Compliance, ADA/FHA Compliance
Expert review of construction drawings and inspection of buildings for compliance with applicable codes, regulations and practice standards. Registered civil engineer and licensed general contractor in the State of California. Certified as a Plans Examiner and Building Official by the International Code Council. Specialized knowledge in accessibility design and construction requirements mandated under the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and California Building Code. Licensed as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) by the California Division of the State Architect.

Richard S. Barrow, PE, SI Barrow Engineering, LLC

Estero, Florida
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Structural failures, structural engineering, Structural design, design errors, structural inspections, building collapse, building codes, structural repairs, forensic engineering, special inspector, special inspection, threshold inspection
Mr. Barrow has been practicing structural engineering for the past 33 years. He founded Barrow Engineering, LLC in 2021 which focuses on forensic engineering and claim investigations. Mr. Barrow was the president and founder of Liebl & Barrow Engineering, Inc. (“LBE”) located in Fort Myers, FL. Since its inception in 1998 through 2021, the firm worked on nearly 3,000 projects, specializing in structural design, inspections, restoration, and forensic investigations. LBE designs 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 ther...

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction, Environmental - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839 IAUA Certified Property Appraiser & Umpire (CPAU) Xactimate Estimating Software user since 2004 Construction: National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), since 2020 State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 020554 since 1981 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 056639 since 1992 State of Florida Certified Home Inspector #HI1006 Equivalent Certification to Design Professional for Engineering of One or Two-Family Structures under FS 489.115(4) (b) & Florida Building Code 104.2.2.1 EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certification No. R-I-8865-10-10166 by the Environmental Management Institute, Inc. OSHA Construction Safety & Health Cert...

Frederick HUESTON Stone Forensics

Melbourne, Florida
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - marble, granite, stone, terrazzo, limestone, stone forensics, masonry
Offices in Florida and Bellingham WA. Serving all the US Some of the problems associated with natural stone, tile, masonry, and other surfaces that we have resolved for various clients over the years include inappropriate selection, improper installation specifications, yellowing marble floors, loose tiles, cladding falling from a building, historical building restoration, monument stain removal, flooding restoration, slip and fall hazards, stone Fabrication issues as well as environmental health and safety concerns, including accidents and deaths caused by stone slabs.

Jason Keen Keen Construction and Inspections Inc.

Tampa , Florida
Construction, Building Inspection - General Contractor, Commercial and residential shell contracting, Concrete, Product defect, Construction management, Contracts, Quality control, Insurance inspections, Failure analysis, Permit research, Unpermitted construction activity, Water intrusion, Construction Defects
State licensed general contractor CBC-1254501 State licensed building inspector HI-9654 Construction company owner since 1997 Commercial resteraunt construction. Municipal Bridge repair. Municipal fire station construction. Residential new construction. Commercial and residential property inspections. Construction consultant.

Steve Rohal, CMC, ACE, CRT Reliable Building Inspections

Kissimmee, Florida
Building Inspection, Indoor Air Quality - OSHA, code, standards, mold, mildew, water intrusion, infrared, stucco, termite, building defect, roof, storm, damage, Black mold, school, Infestation, Indoor air quality, commercial, electrical, plumbing ,pesticide safety, pesticides, construction, pool, herbicide, roundup, glyphosate, Entomology
I have over 30 years experience with forensic inspections and reporting in the construction/building industry and pest management with both residential and commercial structures including multi family communities. Past member of the United States Air Force Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (PrimeBEEF) and current member of the International Code Council. I am a Council-certified Microbial Consultant (mold), Certified Residential Thermographer (infrared), Associate Certified Entomologist, Certified Pest Control Operator experienced with glyphosate/Roundup, Licensed Mold Assessor, and a Master Professional Inspector with over 10,000 inspections performed. I bring experience, knowledge, speaking skills and training to the legal community as an expert for matters such as water intrusion with microbial/mold growth, building defect complaints including code and standard compliance, termite damage complaints, OSHA standards, and pesticide misuse and handling matters including Roundup/g...

John M. Kennedy, PE Kennedy Consulting Group, LLC

Indianapolis, Indiana
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Parking Structures, Concrete Cracking, Concrete Deterioration, Leak Analysis, Waterproofing, Corrosion Damage, Precast Concrete, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Post-Tensioning Failure, Expansion Joint, Deck Coating, Construction Defects
Mr. Kennedy's practice is focused on condition assessments, damage assessments, repair design, forensic investigations and expert witness consulting related to concrete parking structures, building facades, and other exterior-exposed facilities. Other related areas of expertise include structural strengthening design utilizing CFRP & GFRP, waterproofing design and leak investigations and corrosion control methods such as corrosion inhibitive treatments and cathodic protection. Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years of structural engineering consulting experience and over 15 years of construction management experience, with the majority of that focused on repair and renovation of structures.

Dan C. Weekes, AIA, BECxP The Veridus Group

Indianapolis, Indiana
Architecture, Engineering - Construction Defects, Building Enclosure Failure, Investigation, Water Infiltration, Roof Failure, Window Failure, Microbial Growth/Mold, Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Moisture/ Condensation Issues, Flood Damage, Building Inspection

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I. Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc. Premises Liability, Const...

Zohaib A Alvi, PE za/engineering

Lindenhurst, New York
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Forensic Engineering, Structural Failure, Construction Issues, Special Inspections, Building Evaluation, Building Defects, Trips and Falls, Building Preservation, Building Repair, Retaining Walls, Foundations, Building Codes
Zohaib A. Alvi, PE is a Civil, Structural, and Forensic Engineering Consultant, and Principal of za/engineering. He is a graduate of State University of New York, Farmingdale State College, and holds a dual Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management, along with an Engineering Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and maintain licensure in New York and multiple other states. He has extensive experience in the evaluation, repair, and rehabilitation of existing structures and historic buildings, verifying construction compliance with applicable building codes and contract specifications, evaluating impact of construction errors, change orders, and damages during construction. He is also highly experienced in forensic investigations evaluations, to determine the cause and origin of structural deficiencies, damage following accidents, weather-related damage, and other concerns, and has opine...

John M. Kennedy, PE Kennedy Consulting Group, LLC

Ohio
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Parking Structures, Concrete Cracking, Concrete Deterioration, Leak Analysis, Waterproofing, Corrosion Damage, Precast Concrete, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Post-Tensioning Failure, Expansion Joint, Deck Coating, Construction Defects
Mr. Kennedy's practice is focused on condition assessments, damage assessments, repair design, forensic investigations and expert witness consulting related to concrete parking structures, building facades, and other exterior-exposed facilities. Other related areas of expertise include structural strengthening design utilizing CFRP & GFRP, waterproofing design and leak investigations and corrosion control methods such as corrosion inhibitive treatments and cathodic protection. Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years of structural engineering consulting experience and over 15 years of construction management experience, with the majority of that focused on repair and renovation of structures.

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis, Engineering - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science
Dr. Durham has been providing forensic and failure analysis services to clients for over 20 years. He has testified as an expert witness in multiple states, in federal jurisdictions, before FERC and state utility commissions. He is a certified fire and explosion investigator. He has been involved in over 2,500 failure analysis projects including: power systems, lightning, electrocutions, oil & gas, tank batteries, industrial, commercial, residential, lighting appliances, utility systems, utility regulation, fire, equipment damage, switchgear, construction equipment, electronics, overhead lines, underground lines and fire protection equipment. Licensed PE in 11 States; BS EE, ME, PhD

Douglas D. Dick, C.B.O. On the Level Inspection Concepts, Inc.

Manzanita, Oregon
Building Inspection, Electricity - Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Electrical Codes, Plumbing

Gordon A Shepperd, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Air Leakage, Air Barrier, Building Envelope, Cladding, Water Intrusion, Exterior Wall System, Insulation, Roofing, Vapor Barriers, Waterproofing, Windows, Window Testing
Mr. Shepperd is a building enclosure specialist focusing on the design, construction, and repairs of roofing, walls, and windows. He provides opinions related to causes of failures in building enclosure systems, utilizing his experience with design, construction observations, in-situ testing, and computational simulation.

Michael Linde

Woodinville, Washington
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Premises Liability, Building Inspection, Slip Trip & Fall, Accessibility, ADA
After gaining 14 years of experience in almost every aspect of residential and commercial construction, which included framing and supervising crews for large residential developments, owning and operating a framing, siding, and finish carpentry company specializing in high-end custom homes, and supervising the construction of large commercial projects, including schools in the remote reaches of the Arctic Circle, Mr. Linde decided it was time to channel the knowledge he had gained during those years into what is now Northwest Building Inspections, Inc. Since the company’s inception in 2002 (formerly known as National Property Inspections), Mr. Linde has performed thousands of inspections in the Greater Seattle area and all-around Washington State. Residential properties inspected range from condos to multi-million dollar luxury single-family residences. Commercial properties inspected include strip malls, large hotels, 100,000+ sqft industrial buildings, office buildings, 300+ unit...

Stan Mitchell ABI, Inc.

Seattle, Washington
Architecture, Building Inspection - Personal Injury, Forensic Architecture, Built Environment, Construction Defects as it relates to Personal Injury.
Stan Mitchell has served as an expert in over 500 litigation cases throughout the United States. He provides a singular expertise in the following areas: • Personal injury cases involving building/facility components such as: sidewalks and curbs; walkways; stairs, bleachers, and dropoffs; parking lots and wheel stops; windows and roofs; and guardrail/handrail installations. • Building/construction failure issues; technical problems with homes and buildings. • Defect disclosure issues in the real estate purchase/selling process. Stan Mitchell is retained and utilized by both plaintiff and defense attorneys and contributes superior technical skills and a deep knowledge of building technology and codes that are practiced through continued active work in the field. **The number of cases that we have worked on is 200+ since 2008. We do not believe that the number of times we have been deposed/testified in court accurately depicts our advanced level of expertise. It usually is in the...

Brian Thompson, MS, PE AEGIS Engineering

Mukilteo, Washington
Fire, Engineering - Fire Protection Engineering, Building Inspection, Construction Defects, Elevators, Failure Analysis, Fire Alarm Systems, Firestopping, Life Safety Code, Fire Cause and Origin, Smoke Control, Sprinkler Systems, Stairway Shaft Pressurization
Call Brian for matters involving building codes, life safety, and fire protection engineering. He has experience as an expert in a variety of cases including construction defects, origin and cause, trip and fall, and wrongful death. Brian is founder and principal of AEGIS Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer throughout the Western U.S., from Alaska to Hawaii (AK, CA, HI, ID, OR, WA). He is a practicing consulting engineer, knowledgeable in building and fire codes and standards, and regularly involved in performance-based design, third party peer review, and special inspection services with public- and private-sector clients. Areas of practice include code consulting, fire rated construction, fire alarm and fire suppression systems (including foam, hydrants, kitchen hood, manual hose, sprinklers, standpipes, and water supply), means of egress and exits, smoke control, as well as hazardous materials and wastes. His experience encompasses assembly, commercial, educational,...
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