Construction Defects Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of construction defects expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on construction defects and related issues. Construction defects expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these construction defects expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Construction Defects, Building Envelope, Construction, Waterproofing, Building Codes, Failure Analysis, Concrete, Roofing, Water Intrusion, Ada, Construction Management, Forensic Engineering, Masonry, Plumbing, and Windows.

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Paul L. Johnson Gryphon Consulting, LLC

Construction, Construction Defects - Residential, commercial, leaks, tenant fit-outs, kitchens, baths, remodels, owner representative, contracts, historic buildings, restaurants, roofs, siding, change orders, critical path, luxury construction, high-end construction, wine cellars, cabinetry, Schluter Systems, tile, stone, masonry
Award-Winning construction professional. 35 years of hand-on experience. Self-made man. Founder/operator of two highly-successful construction firms. Experience includes all aspects of high-end residential construction, new builds and remodeling, light commercial construction and tenant build-out - multiple new builds, over 60 whole home remodels, over 500 kitchen remodels, almost 400 master bath remodels, numerous tenant fit out projects, restaurants, and a historic landmark complete renovation. Extensive consulting experience as an Owner's Representative. Patented inventor of cabinet installation assembly. Author of the book Residential Construction & Remodeling; Straight Talk About The Industry & Process. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: • High-End New Home Construction • High-End Residential Remodeling • High-End Kitchen Remodeling • High-End Bathroom Remodeling • Cabinetry/Trim Installations • Interior Finishes • Exterior Finishes • Water Intrusio...

Hal K. Cain, PE Cain and Associates Engineers and Constructors, Inc.

Mobile, Alabama
Construction, Engineering - Construction Delay, Forensic Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Construction Management, Structural Engineer, Roof Consultant, Foundation Engineer, Building Envelope Specialist, EIFS, Scheduling Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Experienced forensic engineer and construction claims expert with residential, commercial, and industrial experience. Capable of evaluating structural failures, construction defects and delay claims by contractors. Has firm with experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and EIFS. Testifying experience in depositions and courtroom. Extensive experience in the engineering and construction of large industrial plants, both manufacturing and petrochemical type facilities.

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...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

Scott Cohen The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be different than the...

John (Jack) P Diehl, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

ENCINITAS, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Forensic Architect, Building Envelope, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & damage, ADA Consulting, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Arbitration/Mediation, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, EIFS Consulting, Construction Standards
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, development of repair solutions, trial preparation (1,000) cases) and expert witness testimony in over two hundred residential or commercial cases, in support of construction defect litigation. Perform technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Establish and coordinate expert teams for project investigations. Provide reconstruction services, construction administration for Type I (High Rise) and Type V building types. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for major commercial and high rise structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services in regard to Architecturally related Personal Injury matters. AIA American Institute of Architec...

Kenneth J. Fischbeck Laguna Crest Enterprise, Inc.

Trabuco Canyon, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Defect Analysis, Standard of Care, Construction Cost Over Runs & Delays, Construction Critical Path Scheduling, Inspections & Testing, Contract Compliance, Construction Management, Construction Repair and Completion Costs Analysis, Contractor Terminations. Forensic Building Inspection
Owner and Chief Operating Officer of a multi-million dollar licensed General Contracting Construction Company for the past 40+ years, constructing hundreds of Private, Commercial and Residential, State, Local, and Federal Governmental Projects, with extensive experience in all aspects of construction including: Construction Defects Analysis, Forensic Inspection and Analysis of Structures, Construction Standards of Care, Construction Contracts Agreements, Construction Project Management, Critical Path Construction Scheduling with or without Manpower Loading, Construction Estimating, Construction Job Safety, Construction Quality Control Analysis, Sustainable Building Systems, LEED Building Certification, Analysis of Excessive Cost Over Runs and Delays on Projects, Contractor Qualifications Review and Analysis, and Review, Analysis and Documentation of the Condition of a Project during or after a Contractor Terminated for Nonperformance. I am a Graduate from California State Universit...

Stephen George Landscapes West (Urban Landscapes & Consulting, Inc. )

San Diego, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - landscape, landscape construction defects, landscape design & construction, irrigation, landscape drainage, water intrusion, landscape personal injury, arboriculture, property line dispute, landscape standard of care
California Landscape Contractor - Lic. #389976 & #961442 Certified Segmented Retaining Wall Installer - CSRW1 Certified Concrete Paver Installer ICPI Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Specialist Course - Permeable Paver Installation ICPI Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute MWEL Mastering Water Efficient Landscapes CLCA California Landscape Contractors Association & The Metropolitan Water District Belgard Hardscapes Belgard Authorized Contractor Certificate of Authenticity Memberships: CLCA California Landscape Contractors Assoc. IR Irrigation Association ISA International Society of Arboriculture ICPI Interlocking Concrete Pavement Assoc. NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association PTCA Professional Tree Care Association of San Diego BBB Better Business Bureau * A+ rating Awards: California Landscape Contractors Association Residential Design & Build Resi...

Bradley C. Hammerstrom, AIA, NCARB The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

Encinitas, California
Construction Defects, Architecture - Forensic Architecture, Destructive Testing, Site Inspections, Construction Defects, Building Envelope, Roofing, Fenestration, Waterproofing, Exterior Claddings, Construction Drawings, Contract Administration, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Peer Review, Quality Assurance, Testimony.
25+ years experience in construction defect litigation support and expert witness services for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Experience includes field investigations, water intrusion analysis, construction installation sequencing, code analysis, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony. Projects include residential, commercial, and high rise in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Experience also includes traditional architectural services for projects involving repair or reconstruction: architectural design, production of construction documents and contract administration. Experience includes consulting for architects and developers to provide peer-review of drawings, quality assurance site observations, evaluation of in-progress construction for conformance to the construction drawings and specifications and workmanship standards. AIA - American Institute of Architects NCARB - National council of Architectural Registration Bo...

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...

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...

Ron D Kammeyer, CLARB, BS, RLA Kammeyer & Associates, Inc.

Corona, California
Landscape Design, Construction Defects - Landscape Architecture, Personal Injury, Landscape Standard of Care, Parks & Recreation / Sports Facilities, A.D.A. Design and Access, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Irrigation, Water & Drainage, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Code Violations
Ron Kammeyer has decades of professional Landscape Architectural experience in research, design, construction documents, construction, observation, and maintenance. His award winning company, Kammeyer & Associates, Inc., established in 1966, was awarded the ASLA "Centennial Medallion" (only awarded every 100 years). Ron Kammeyer is professionally licensed in California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Canada, and has current projects under design or construction. He holds a BS degree in Landscape Architecture and has served over the years as a guest professor at UCLA. Ron's experience since licensure in 1982 results in high quality standard practice of the industry allowing the involved parties to accurately assess the loss, advance successful claims, and/or mitigate liability. Kammeyer was also an author of WUCOLS (Water Use Classification of Landscape Species) which was adopted by the State of California Department of Water Resources to designate the water use of thousands of plant species. ...

Peter Kasavan, FAIA Kasavan Architects

Salinas, California
Architecture, Construction Defects

Christopher Lavache C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC

El Cajon, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Manager Expert, Estimator, Construction Scheduler, General Contractor Expert, Licensed General Contractor, Quality Assurance, Construction Defects, Schedule Delays and Impacts, Loss Control Advisor, Condominium, Commercial Office, High-End Residential
LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS: California State Contractors License B 537312 LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Construction Quality Manager: CQM - NAVFAC/USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors SMAW - AWS Certified Welder ASTM Certified Property Condition Assessments 2018 Massachusetts Construction Supervisor 1982 – 1997 (Expired) 2009 - Present: Construction Expert Witness, Litigation Consultant, and Construction Manager, C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC. Construction expert witness testimony and litigation consulting services include forensic document analysis, standard of care, cost estimating, forensic site investigations, contract disputes, schedule delay/impact analysis, expert to expert negotiations, report preparation, change order/cost and claim management, water intrusion and construction/material defect consulting. Construction Consulting Services: Provide agency fee-only cons...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

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.

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Huntington Beach, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

L Fredrick Nolta Nolta Consulting

San Diego, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Claim, Construction Engineering Contractor, Construction Cost, Construction Schedule, Construction Accident, Construction Management, Construction GC, Concrete Contractor, Concrete, Steel Construction, Construction Hospital, Construction Public Works, Construction Indian Gaming & Hotels
Expert witness since 2009 with case experience in: construction defect, contract dispute, delay, scheduling, cost of repair, water intrusion, Cal OSHA, safety, accident, injury, trip fall, employment, wrongful termination, probate, real estate, failure to disclose, etc. Construction Engineer with 40 + years of continuous construction experience as a general, sub and concrete contractor. Career positions progressing from: laborer, field engineer, superintendent, estimator, project manager, project executive to principal. Licensed contractor with classifications in: “A” Engineering, “B” Building & “C-8” Concrete. Product Type Experience: Residential, commercial, health care, education, light industrial, military, public works, and site development including: offices, retail, restaurants, food service, multifamily high-rise, apartments, condos, hospitals, medical office buildings (MOB), hotels, schools, stadium, theater, parking, power / co-generation, waste water treatment, zoos, ...

Richard E Norris, PE DEng Norris Consulting Services

Fremont, California
Civil Engineering, Construction Defects - Roofing, Building Enclosure Systems, Hygrothermal Analysis
formerly Registered Roof Consultant (lapsed)

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture, Construction - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Shakir R Shatnawi, PhD, PE Shatec Engineering Consultants

El Dorado Hills, California
Traffic Engineering, Construction Defects - Highway design, traffic engineering, construction defects, parking, pavement design, traffic safety, asphalt, concrete, soil, maintenance, roadway defects, traffic control, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, vehicle accidents, ADA, work zone safety, trip&fall accidents, MUTCD, hydroplaning, walkways
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of professional engineering experience as follow: 2010-Present: President /Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, El Dorado Hills, CA, California 1991-2010: From Transportation Engineer to Division Chief (progressive promotions)/California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): D-10 (Stockton), District 4 (Oakland), and Headquarters (Sacramento), California. 1993-1999: Adjunct Professor/California State University, Sacramento, California. 1997-1999: Adjunct Professor/National University, Sacramento, California 1989-1990: Research Fellow/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), McLean, Virginia. Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is an expert witness related to the following : • Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Parking design • Pavement standards, construction, maintenance and repairs • Construction defects, failures, specifications, & disputes • Traffic Enginee...

Barry Taheri California Consultants

Long Beach, California
Construction Defects, Construction Engineering - Waterproofing, Building Envelope, Windows and Doors, Leak Investigation, building Enclosure, Below Grade, Above Grade, Roof, Planters, Construction Standard Of Care, Water Damage
Barry Taheri is founder and principal of California Consultants and one of the most sought-after Expert Witnesses in Building Science, Building Enclosure and Waterproofing Systems. Your case will benefit from the experience and knowledge that come from Barry Taheri and California Consultants critical role in the success of over 80 Litigation Support Projects, 100 New Construction Projects and 200 Forensic Projects. Barry maintains active general contractor licenses in multiple states, in addition to several system and manufacturer certifications. Over the past 24 years, he has completed over 5,000 forensic projects and is a Designated industry expert for the California Contractors State License Bureau (CSLB) Qualifications, experience and accreditations are as follows; Firm-California Consultants: • Designated industry expert for the state of California (CSLB) • Over 25 years’ experience in Forensics, Weatherization, Field Testing. • Building Envelope member, of the Los Ang...

Felix Touza, P.E., C.P.D. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering, Plumbing - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, construction defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, energy management, design errors, failure analysis
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects.

Robert A. Tucknott, MCFLC, CPE,C10 272838, ,A, B-1 , HAZ, ASB. Robert A. Tucknott & Associates, Inc.

Livermore, California
Electricity, Construction Defects - Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Construction Defect, shocks, electrocutions, electrical fires
Electrical expert with over 50 years of experience in the electrical construction and maintenance industry. I have extensive experience in fire and impact damage repairs and have worked cases involving shocks with both claimed permanent damages as well as electrocutions. I have been called in by multiple insurance companies to evaluate claims and elimination of electrical as a fire starting heat source. I have extensive deposition experience as well as trial experience.

Justin D. Watts American Dream Home Inspection

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Building Inspection, Construction Defects - home inspection, landlord tenant disputes, substandard housing, construction, building code violations, building inspection, code violations, fire safety, property maintenance, code violations, standards of care, code enforcement, housing inspection, commercial inspection, residential inspection,
Justin D. Watts has a diverse inspection background performing thousands of residential, commercial and industrial inspections in evaluation of all construction trades including structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing code compliance and construction defects. Mr. Watts has been employed by two government agencies as a Certified Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. As the owner of American Dream Home Inspection, performed thousands of property inspections for home buyers in real estate transactions. Since 2007, he has provided litigation support for dozens of cases for law firms with an approximate 50/50 plaintiff and defendant client ratio. Mr. Watts has testified numerous times in depositions and court trials. Certifications: International Code Council – ICC California Commercial Building Inspector International Code Council – ICC California Residential Building Inspector State of California – Safety Assessment Program – CA DSW local ID#63255 National Asso...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects, Architecture - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Hayden Fischer, M.S., P.E., P.G. Bryant Consultants

Englewood, Colorado
Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology - Construction Defects, Engineering - Civil, Environmental Engineering, Geology
Mr. Fischer’s areas of expertise include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas: - Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, including watershed delineation, flood event simulation, and drainage design review. - Drainage and flatwork analysis, such as sloping, clearance, drainage configuration, and code compliance. - Expansive and collapsible soils analysis and mitigation, including foundation performance. - Geophysical modeling and analysis, including electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods, and seismic reflection/refraction. - Groundwater monitoring, sampling, and modeling. - Geospatial analysis and remote sensing. - Slope stability monitoring and modeling. - Automated remote monitoring, including vibration, tilt, settlement, and groundwater. - Mining material volume and quantity estimation and visualization.

Andy Guerra, PE, SE Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Golden, Colorado
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Timber, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Cold-Formed Metal Framing, Forensic Structural Engineering, Construction Defect, Structural, Civil, Building Envelope, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Forensic Analysis, Structural Repair, Foundation, Framing, Standard of Care.
Mr. Guerra is a forensic civil and structural engineer with over 20 years of experience. As the Director of Construction Defect and Litigation, he provides support to claims professionals and legal counsel in matters related to construction losses. His primary area of expertise includes performing forensic evaluations for matters in litigation as well as overseeing and providing technical assistance and training to other engineers and forensic experts of various disciplines evaluating construction defect related claims. Mr. Guerra has worked on numerous construction defect assignments performing forensic civil, structural, and building envelope investigations to determine the cause of damage to properties, to evaluate design and/or construction deficiencies and prepare written expert opinion reports for use in litigation.

Frederick C Anderson, PE Advantec Engineering LLC

Avon, Connecticut
Failure Analysis, Products Liability - Metallurgy, Materials Science, Forensic Engineering, Corrosion, Fatigue, Fracture, Pipe/Tube/PEX/CPVC, Valve, Bolt, Coupling, Boiler, Power Plant, Quality, Weld, Aerial Lift, Hoist, Wire Rope, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Construction Defects
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Advantec Engineering LLC and provides expert consultation, laboratory testing and analysis, and litigation support regarding materials failure analysis, forensic engineering investigations, corrosion, and structural analysis. He has more than forty years of professional engineering experience. Mr. Anderson has provided engineering support and/or testimony for cases involving product liability, industrial accidents and equipment failures, commercial and residential accidents and equipment failures, bridge structures, and aircraft, marine, and vehicle accidents. He has also provided expert testimony and/or litigation support in cases involving flow accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, pitting, weld defects, and fitness for service of large industrial components, commercial products, and consumer products. Mr. Anderson is especially skillful at translating highly complex and technical information into something understandable by ...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Westport, Connecticut
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert, construction accidents, personal injury
Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor to th...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

District Of Columbia
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Andrew Allocco, P.E. Indian River Construction Services, Inc.

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Construction Defects, Construction - Expert Witness, Forensic Consulting Engineer, High Rise, Building Envelope, Roof, HVAC, Electric, Pool, Solar, Public Insurance Adjuster, Developer Turnover Issues, Insurance Litigation Expert, Second Opinions, Forty Year Recertifications
CURRENT LICENSES State of Florida Licensed Professional Engineer PE 39381 State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 10724 State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 1530529 State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor CMC 11653 State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor CMC 1250919 State of Florida Certified Air Conditioning Contractor CMC 11653 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 12378 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 1333151 State of Florida Certified Pool Contractor CPC 16138 State of Florida Certified Electrical Contractor EC 00525 State of Florida Certified Electrical Contractor EC 13010885 State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor CFC 1425695 State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor CFC 1430841 State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor CFC 1430972 State of Florida Certified Solar Contractor CVC 57009 State of Florida Certified Mold Assessor MRSA 4173 State of Flo...

Alfonso E. Alzamora, PE, CGC GCI Consultants, LLC

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Construction Defects - Building Enclosures, Exterior Walls and Cladding Systems, Fenestrations and Glazing Systems, Waterproofing Systems, Roofing Systems, Water Intrusion Investigations, and Wind Damage Investigations
I am a Professional Engineer and a Certified General Contractor with 20 years of consulting and engineering experience, specializing in the design, evaluation, inspection and testing of building envelope systems, including exterior wall claddings, fenestrations, waterproofing and roofing systems, for new and existing structures. I am a member of various industry organizations and an accredited LEED professional. I have worked on hundreds of projects throughout North America and the Caribbean. I enjoy providing technical expertise on all types of building projects to develop and construct high performance building enclosure systems. I have extensive experience conducting forensic evaluations on buildings with envelope performance problems, that often lead to remedial design and management of restoration programs and expert witness testimony.

Jason Bondurant, PE, RRC GCI Consultants, LLC

West Palm Beach, Florida
Construction Defects, Civil Engineering - Building Envelope Systems, Roofing, Waterproofing, Windows, Doors, Exterior Walls, Water Leak Investigations, Storm Damage Assessments
I am a Senior Consultant with GCI Consultants, LLC, a building envelope consulting and engineering firm based in South Florida. I am a licensed Professional Engineer with over nine years of consulting and engineering experience. I am licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. I have worked on hundreds of projects across the country including both new construction consulting and forensic analysis of existing buildings. I lead forensic investigations, develops repair plans and specifications, provides construction management services, performs quality assurance inspections, and provide expert witness testimony. I am a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) with the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC). I specialize in building envelope systems and have expertise in roofing/waterproofing systems, exterior wall systems, and glazing systems.

Nick M Bradford, PhD PE SE SI TSG Engineering, Inc.

Tampa, Florida
Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering - Structural Failure / Collapse, Structural design, Structural Analysis, Structural Inspections, Building Code Analysis, Construction Defects, Forensic Engineering, Hurricane Engineering, Failure Analysis, Wind Engineering, Flood Engineering
Dr. Bradford has been a practicing structural engineer for the past 27 years. Dr. Bradford is the president and founder of TSG Engineering, located in Tampa, Florida. TSG Engineering provides structural engineering for new construction projects as well as forensic investigations. Since our inception as The Structures Group, Inc. in 1999, we have worked on over 9,000 projects. In the area of new construction, we provide structural engineering for projects in the areas of custom residential, production builder residential, multi-family residential, retail/commercial construction, churches, industrial facilities and warehouses. We provide specialty structural engineering services such as controlled demolition and accessory structures (stairs, handrails, light poles). Our engineering projects include coastal construction projects involving high wind loading, wave loading, flooding, and scour analysis. In the area of forensic engineering, we provide structural engineering failure ...

Jeffrey W Buckholz, PhD, P.E., PTOE Buckholz Traffic

Jacksonville, Florida
Traffic Engineering, Construction Defects - Traffic Signal, Trucks, Pedestrians, Crash, Traffic Accident, Work Zone, Roadway, Sight Distance
I have 44 years of hands-on technical experience in the traffic engineering field, running my own consulting firm for 34 of those years. I am a recognized national expert in traffic signal operation, timing, design, and construction and am also very proficient in pavement marking design, roadway signing, and work zone traffic control. However, I am not an accident reconstruction expert. I have participated in over 260 cases nationwide with many of these cases involving deposition and mediation testimony and a number of these cases going all the way to trial. I have given both live and videotaped testimony and have testified for both the plaintiff and the defense. It should be emphasized that I am a practicing engineer and that my expert testimony work constitutes only a portion of my engineering practice.

Mark S Densmore, P.E., S.I., DFE MSD Engineering, LLC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Wind Defects Roofing, Hail Defects Roofing, Moisture Intrusion/Damage, Structural Damage, Structural Collapse/Failure, Construction Defects, Milestone Inspections, Structural Forensic Consultant/Engineer, Tornado Damage, Hurricane Damage, Flood Damage
28 Years Engineering Experience. Board-Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering (DFE). I am a professional structural forensic consultant/engineer and testifying expert witness, licensed in 15 states, plus DC. My experience involves inspecting property damage/defects, documenting and evaluating damage due to the effects of "mother nature" (hail, wind, and water), and providing a litigation-ready report. You can count on me to scientifically examine and evaluate your construction defect and/or failure, and deliver a timely report. MSD Engineering gives you the personal service with integrity that you can depend on (Independent & Unbiased). I would like to put my 25+ years of engineering experience to use to serve as your expert witness. I have authored over 1800+ civil/structural forensic engineering reports and 500+ sinkhole and structural damage reports. I have inspected over 1000+ residential structures and 100+ commercial structures. I am a member of the National Academy of Fo...

Curtis E Falany, PE J.B. Shepherd & Co., Inc.

Plant City, Florida
Electrical Engineering, Construction Defects - Electrical Contact,Shock,Electricity,Electrocution,Construction Defect,Construction Dispute,Fire of Electrical Origin,Explosion, Wildland Fire of Electrical Origin,Failure,Lightning,Electric Utility,Transmission,Distribution,Forensic Engineer,Expert,Witness,Opinion,Testimony,NEC,NESC
Curtis E. Falany has been a forensic electrical engineer and expert witness for more than twenty five years. Previously, he was the CEO of an electrical design-build firm and a principal in a consortium of companies serving the electrical, computer, and communications industries worldwide. He has served as a member of the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board and as the author of the Hillsborough County Florida Electrical Code. Curtis is Board Certified as a Forensic Engineer. He has assisted clients in the investigation and resolution of more than 600 cases in State and Federal Courts both in the US and overseas.

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Florida
Construction Defects, Architecture - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

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...

Scott Harvey-Lewis, PE, LEED AP Building Mavens

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Building Inspection, construction, civil engineering, milestone inspections, structural integrity inspections, Building Enclosures, Exterior Walls and Cladding Systems, Waterproofing Systems, Roofing Systems, Water Intrusion Investigations
Mr. Harvey-Lewis has more than 17 years of experience providing structural engineering design, construction administration, and forensic services to public and private-sector clients on various projects. As a forensic engineer, Scott investigates structural failures, building construction defects, and code compliance on behalf of attorneys, owners, developers, and insurance companies. Scott’s design portfolio includes significant phases of project development, from conceptual design and plan preparation through construction and final inspection. His expertise includes building envelope systems, cast-in-place concrete, steel, masonry, and timber design for commercial and residential structures, telecommunication and educational facilities, marinas, industrial plants, warehouses, storage and containment, and land development.

Michael C Head, PE HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Florida
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Disaster Recovery - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship, Maintenance, Assisted Living, Building Inspection, Restoration, Insurance Claims, Construction Defects, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Damage
RGA Design Forensics: Providing customized expert witness solutions through experience and cutting edge technology. At RGA Design Forensics we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with the knowledge and expertise of our staff gained through decades of training and experience. ​ Our three main areas of expertise are premises liability, construction litigation, and ADA compliance. We provide tailored and customized expert witness solutions to meet the needs of our client's particular situation. ​ We aim to deliver this expert advice in a timely and efficient manner, handling each matter with a high level of accountability and responsiveness. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, typically utilizes three analytical components in his case development: a detailed timeline, an analysis of the applicable codes, and the application of the facts to the law. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear ...

Paul L. Johnson Gryphon Consulting, LLC

New Port Richey, Florida
Construction, Construction Defects - Residential, commercial, leaks, tenant fit-outs, kitchens, baths, remodels, owner representative, contracts, historic buildings, restaurants, roofs, siding, change orders, critical path, luxury construction, high-end construction, wine cellars, cabinetry, Schluter Systems, tile, stone, masonry
Award-Winning construction professional. 35 years of hand-on experience. Self-made man. Founder/operator of two highly-successful construction firms. Experience includes all aspects of high-end residential construction, new builds and remodeling, light commercial construction and tenant build-out - multiple new builds, over 60 whole home remodels, over 500 kitchen remodels, almost 400 master bath remodels, numerous tenant fit out projects, restaurants, and a historic landmark complete renovation. Extensive consulting experience as an Owner's Representative. Patented inventor of cabinet installation assembly. Author of the book Residential Construction & Remodeling; Straight Talk About The Industry & Process. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: • High-End New Home Construction • High-End Residential Remodeling • High-End Kitchen Remodeling • High-End Bathroom Remodeling • Cabinetry/Trim Installations • Interior Finishes • Exterior Finishes • Water Intrusio...

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.

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Brice R Miller, CGC, LEED AP Miller Building Group

Gainesville, Florida
Construction Defects, Construction - Moisture Intrusion, Stucco, Roofing, Building Envelope, Windows, Asphalt, Building Codes, Paint, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, FL Statute 558
Brice Miller is a Principal of Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC, an authorized engineering firm that provides expert services or opinions to the legal and insurance industries. Mr. Miller has consulted or provided expert services on more than 1400 matters ranging from 40+ million dollar multi-family mid-rise claims to single-family home claims. Many of these involved stucco and/or other building envelope issues. Mr. Miller has been very successful in assisting in the resolution of matters prior to trial or arbitration. He has worked diligently to develop protocols and procedures to ensure that his opinions can be defended in deposition. His staff of full-time engineering technicians have all completed stucco inspection and other training/certifications from outside vendors, and his professional support staff facilitates the timely production of accurate, high-quality reports. Hoy & Miller's consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. They use ...

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

Shauna Serafini GCI Consultants

Lake Worth, Florida
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Senior Building Envelope Consultant Specializing in Installation, Performance and Testing of Glazing Assemblies
I am a senior consultant employed with GCI since 2009. In addition, I manage our forensic and technical team and also provide expert testimony services. I hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with over thirteen years of experience in the construction industry. I am accredited by GBCI as a LEED Green Associate, and hold a certified building commissioning professional title from the Association of Energy Engineers. As a senior consultant and manager at GCI, I mentor and provide leadership to junior staff and oversee and lead forensic evaluations of the building envelope and analysis results. This work may include providing expert testimony and strategies to clients and legal counsel.

Maureen L Davis, PE, DFE Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Davisboro, Georgia
Engineering, Construction - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, ADA, trip and fall cases.
Ms. Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and has been practicing engineering since 1993. She provides expert witness testimony for all clients to include both plaintiffs and defendants. Her background includes 17 years with the US Army and extensive, hands-on construction experience. She is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Roofing, ASTM International, Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Jim Eshleman, AIA, CCIM REDCON Consulting

Sandy Springs, Georgia
Architecture, Construction - Standard of Care, Construction Defects, Delay Claim Analysis, Cost Analysis, Contracts, Change Orders, Construction Drawings and Details, Shop Drawings, Real Estate, Due Diligence, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Leases, Owner/Tenant Disputes, Owner/Contractor Disputes, Owner/Architect Disputes
With 30 years in the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industries, I bring my unique credentials, perspective and extensive industry experience to every client engagement. As both an Architect and a General Contractor, I understand the responsibilities and obligations of both parties to the Owner to bring resolution to the issues quickly. My credentials include: Licensed Architect - Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Licensed General Contractor (GA), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Licensed Real Estate Broker (GA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Michael C Head, PE HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

EDUARD C BADIU, PhD, P.E. CeBB Engineering & Testing Co.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana
Civil Engineering, Construction Defects - 20 Years experienced Expert Witness, cause of origin, extent of damage, proper method of repair Variety of Perils: Hail, Wind, Fire, Flood, Accidental Discharge of Water, Soil Settlement, etc. Insurance Claims Property Damage Evaluations
Investigate residential and commercial sites to determine the cause and origin of structural failures, damages or defects. Analyze damages to structures that have been threatened by catastrophes. Inspect assigned buildings and sites, document existing site conditions, collection of evidence, and photographic documentation, utilize appropriate engineering survey, monitoring, and measuring equipment, research variety of technical resources, codes, standards, technical papers, text books, handbooks, internet. Inspections and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of testing requirements and procedures and preparation of condition reports. Experience in designs of low slope and steep slope roofing designs. Responsible for analysis and remedial design of structural failures and deficiencies. Review plans and specifications to identify conflicts and ambiguities. Perform and direct inspections of construction operations for compliance with specification and intent of ...

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering, Failure Analysis - Structural Engineering, Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

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

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Louisiana
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-five years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

William C. Stein, PE, CCM Precision Construction Engineering and Services LLC

Longville, Louisiana
Civil Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction Materials, Soils, Concrete, Roadway Construction, Bridge Construction, highway construction, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Claims, Construction Management, Paint and Coatings
I have more than 47 years of roadway / heavy highway construction and materials engineering experience. I offer consulting and expert services for attorneys on issues regarding road, street, highway, temporary traffic control, runway and earthwork; asphalt, concrete, coatings and other construction materials; designs, plans, specifications, CPM scheduling (Primavera) and contract documents; right-of-way issues; and work zone safety. I perform contract performance, forensic investigations and provides consulting, expert reports, rebuttals, and testimony if required. I have a rich and varied work history that includes construction materials engineering for highways and bridges, industrial plants, high rise offices and power plants. I have worked for private owners, general contractors as well as the Department of Transportation.

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Durham, Maine
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Massachusetts
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Martin A. Smargiassi, AIA Innovative Collaborations, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Architecture, Construction - Value Analysis/Engineering, Construction Defects, Building Codes, Reconstruction, Cost Estimation, Investigation and Testing, Document Management, Contract Document Analysis, Accessibility Design
Licensed registered architect with degrees in both engineering and architecture, as well as a licensed construction supervisor and former experienced builder. Experienced expert witness in arbitration and mediation and a litigation resource in design, contracts, construction management and consulting. Projects: Residential and commercial

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Jeffrey A Grusenmeyer, RA, NCARB, MPE, CBO Jeffrey A. Grusenmeyer & Associates, Inc.

Michigan
Architecture, Building Inspection - Forensic Architect, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & Damage, ADA Consulting, Slip Trip and Fall, Building Code, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, Construction Standards, Standard of Care, Design Errors
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, repair solutions, expert reports, trial preparation, and expert witness testimony. Completed more than 10,000 plan examinations for numerous jurisdictions. Technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and observation of in-progress construction of commercial and residential structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services for Architecturally related personal Injury matters. NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified Certified as a Building Official by the Council of American Building Officials. Certified as a Building Official, Master Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Residential Building Of...

Kenneth D Martin Door & Gate Experts

Las Vegas, Nevada
Construction Defects, Accident Reconstruction - Garage Door,Gates,garage door spring,overhead door,automatic gate,automatic garage door,garage door operator,gate operator,garage,commercial door,industrial door,parking gate,swinging gate,sliding gate,barrier gate,sectional door,rolling door,high speed door,jackshaft,access system,remote control
Garage Door and Gate Contractor Accredited, Institute of Door Education & Accreditation UL325 National Standards Technical Panel Voting Member Litigation Consultant, Expert Witness Door Manufacturing Designer & Engineer President National Association of Garage Door Manufacturers Door & Access Systems Manufacturer’s Association International (DASMA) Founding Member and Committee Chair. President Martin Door Manufacturing, Bachelor of Business Management, Engineering Emphasis, University of Utah 1976 Door & Gate Contractor employing IDEA Certified Technicians Licensed Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 6 states. Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Hawaii Operating Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 21 states Residential Garage Doors Commercial Doors & Overhead Doors Fire Doors, NFPA-80 Gate & Access Systems Store Fronts Dock Levelers & Dock Equipment & Conveyances Metal Doors & Windows, Hollow Metal Doors & Frames Carpentry & Finish Carpentry Insulation & Weather Stripping...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

New Hampshire
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Timothy M. Barrett Barco Consulting, Inc.

Millington, New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - Roofing, Waterproofing, Moisture Protection, Green Roofs, Vegetative Roofs, Leak Tracing, Flat Roofs, Plaza Decks, Roofing Forensics, Roofing Material Science, Metal Roofs, Parking Decks

Christopher D Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT ARCHforensic LLC

Chester, New Jersey
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, Construction Defect, Architectural Standard of Care, Construction Claims, Forensic Architect, Errors & Omissions, Building Envelope, Affidavit of Merit, Building Code, Expert Testimony, Expert Reports, Expert Witness, Claims Consulting, Delay, Contractor, Subcontractor, Fire Rating
Christopher D. Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT is a highly experienced expert who has written reports in more than 1000 construction cases amounting to $2 Billion in claims and has provided testimony in multiple mediations, arbitrations, and court appearances, including federal court. He has analyzed all aspects of construction projects to support clients in resolving disputes and litigation. His leadership, knowledge, experience, and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation because of his ability to explain complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner. Mr. Ling is a Registered Architect and Professional Planner who has been working in the construction industry since 1986. He is licensed in multiple states plus Washington D.C. and holds a national certificate for architecture from NCARB. Mr. Ling was Chair of the AIA New Jersey Professional Practice Committee and maintains an active design practice. In ...

Amin Terouhid, Ph.D., PE, PMP, PSP Adroit Consultants, LLC

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Construction, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, industrial engineering, forensic schedule and delay analysis, construction safety, slip and fall, construction injury, concrete inspection, standard of care, construction simulation and modeling, construction inspection, loss of productivity, critical path method (CPM), OSHA
Dr. Amin Terouhid is a Principal Consultant with Adroit Consultants, LLC. He leads a vibrant consulting practice on construction claim matters especially in the areas of delay analysis, loss of productivity, claims for changes, construction defects, and injury cases. With extensive experience working on several large and mega construction projects internationally and throughout the United States, he is a recognized expert in preparing and investigating construction claims. Served numerous times (in more than 90 cases) in the capacity of a consulting expert. Currently (Feb 2022) involved in one international arbitration case for a multimillion-dollar claim in the court of London and three other cases, including a construction delay and loss of productivity claim for a megaproject in New York, a construction injury case, and a slip and fall case in the United States. Licenses • Examined and certified by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) as a Prof...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

New York
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Benjamin M. Cornelius LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

New York, New York
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Design Defects, Construction Defects, Collapse, Damage, Deterioration, Failure, Deflection, Settlement, Cracking, Spalling, Corrosion, Concrete, Structural Steel, Masonry, Wood, Lot Line Construction, Underpinning, Drawings, Specifications, High-Rise Structure, Long-span Structure
Benjamin Cornelius is a structural engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design and rehabilitation of structures, including tall buildings and other complex structures. His design projects include the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, the renovation and expansion of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the supertall TransNational Place in Boston. Mr. Cornelius leads LERA’s Investigations and Expert Witness Practice and is an experienced expert witness. He has conducted forensic investigations in North America, Europe, and Asia in disputes totaling over $2 billion. He has provided consultations in disputes involving tall buildings, residential structures, embassy complexes, medical facilities, historic buildings, sports and entertainment structures, transportation facilities, and modular construction. He has led investigations into the collapse of steel and concrete structures. He has testified in mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings and is licensed as a profe...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

New York
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

John Mclean, RA, NCARB John Mclean Architect

White Plains, New York
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architectural Practice-Standard of Care, Zoning Regulations, Building Laws-Codes, Building Design/Engineering, Architectural Standards, Building/Site Planning,ADAAG Compliance, Construction Disputes/Claims, Building Exteriors/Envelopes, Reference Standards, Fire-rated Assemblies, Building Science
JOHN MCLEAN ARCHITECT See complete professional history including projects, lectures, exhibitions and awards at: https://johnmcleanarchitect.com/architect-mclean.htm CREDENTIALS Architect: Practice registered in New York; Licenses have been issued by NY, NJ, PA, IL, CT, LA, & Israel ■ Board Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) EXPERT TESTIMONY Forty-five years of design experience as a practicing architect and industrial designer enhances the depth and authority of Mclean’s testimony. Has prepared and presented architectural testimony regarding design, construction, professional practice, land use and zoning on behalf of architects, property and building owners, developers, civic groups, and home owners. The standard of care exercised in the practice of architecture ■ Architect as fiduciary ■ Architectural design and constructability claims ■ Construction disputes ■ Contracts for construction ■ Professional practice and what constitutes the il...

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Jeffrey A Martin Fortress 'Building Envelope Consulting, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Building Inspection, Construction Defects - Roofing, EIFS, Waterproofing, Flashing, AAMA, Water Testing, Building Envelope, Wall defects, Water Intrusion, RRC, Roofing Defects, Roofing Failures, Infrared Thermography, Tramex, EIFS Inspector, Adhered Stone, Plaza Deck, Balcony, Sheet Metal, Curtain Wall.
Registered Roof Consultant (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) Registered Roof Observer (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) Construction Document Technologist (Construction Specification Institute) Level One Infrared Thermographer Certified EIFS Inspector (Association of Walls and Ceilings) Certified EIFS Inspector and Level I and II Inspector (Exterior Design Institute) Adhered Stone Certification (Exterior Design Institute) After growing up in a family run commercial roofing business (3rd generation), I have over 35 years experience in the roofing, sheet metal, and construction industry. My knowledge includes all phases of roofing (Single ply, TPO, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, Built-up Coal Tar, PVC, Shingles, Metal Roofing, Clay Tile, and Slate) as well as related sheet metal work. I also perform wall and waterproofing design, observation, and inspections. This includes the AAMA window water testing (E-1105) as well as the AAMA spray...

DAVID R SIMPSON, P.E., MBA CF Forensics

Kernersville, North Carolina
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - COLLAPSE ANALYSIS, STORM DAMAGE, RETAINING WALLS, BUILDINGS, FOUNDATIONS, HISTORICAL RENOVATION, STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT
Professional Memberships: Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Concrete Institute (ACI) American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Professional Experience: Responsible for project management and design at Allegheny Design Services and Forensic Investigations at CF Forensics. Experience includes over 40 years in structural design and project management for industrial, commercial, institutional, and nuclear/chemical facilities utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. Past accomplishments include design and construction administration of health care facilities, hotels, schools, shopping centers, aircraft hangars, numerous retail facilities, and numerous forensic engineering assignments.

Jeffrey A Grusenmeyer, RA, NCARB, MPE, CBO Jeffrey A. Grusenmeyer & Associates, Inc.

Fairview Park, Ohio
Architecture, Building Inspection - Forensic Architect, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & Damage, ADA Consulting, Slip Trip and Fall, Building Code, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, Construction Standards, Standard of Care, Design Errors
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, repair solutions, expert reports, trial preparation, and expert witness testimony. Completed more than 10,000 plan examinations for numerous jurisdictions. Technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and observation of in-progress construction of commercial and residential structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services for Architecturally related personal Injury matters. NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified Certified as a Building Official by the Council of American Building Officials. Certified as a Building Official, Master Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Residential Building Of...

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.

Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA BCG Forensics, LLC

West Chestser, Pennsylvania
Business Damages, Economics - fraud, business valuation, business interruption, lost profits, product recall, personal injury, employment cases, discrimination, contract disputes, dispute resolution, economic damages, construction defects, insurance claims, class action, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy, commercial litigation.
Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA, is the founder of Barach Consulting Group, LLC (f/k/a Barach & Company). The firm was established in 1976. He has been retained as a financial forensic and economic expert in over 3,800 cases. His experience in litigation includes business valuation; fraud investigation; bankruptcy; and determining economic damages arising from contract and shareholder disputes, recalled product, and construction defects. Mr. Barach is also a well established expert in economic damages arising from personal injury and discrimination litigation. Mr. Barach’s professional credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has been qualified as an expert in federal, state, and local courts throughout the United States and has never been precluded from offering testimony as the result of a Daubert motion. Mr. Barach’s 40 years of experience include...

Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Bruttaniti Architecture LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, ADA compliance, Zoning, Building codes, Building product liability, Slip Trip Fall, Construction defects, Building envelope, Building materials, Construction accidents, Building demolition, Fire damage, Water damage, Structure collapse, Building personal injury
Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is a registered Architect in business for 30+ years in Philadelphia with experience in both Residential and Commercial Building Design. For the last three decades, Mr. Bruttaniti has offered space planning and design, site planning and zoning, architectural detailing, construction drawings and construction administration. His responsibilities and duties have included project acquisition and marketing; Project Development from concept ideas thru to construction; Client interaction, communication, and proposal writing; Zoning and Construction drawings for building permits; Managing structural and MEP engineers for the project; and problem-solving during construction. Mr. Bruttaniti was honored with an award for Excellence in Planning & Design from the Montgomery County Planning Commission, PA for an adaptive building re-use and sustainable design for a new Public Library in North Wales, PA. Litigation Support - Mr. Bruttaniti has Architec...

Jeffrey A Grusenmeyer, RA, NCARB, MPE, CBO Jeffrey A. Grusenmeyer & Associates, Inc.

Pennsylvania
Architecture, Building Inspection - Forensic Architect, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & Damage, ADA Consulting, Slip Trip and Fall, Building Code, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, Construction Standards, Standard of Care, Design Errors
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, repair solutions, expert reports, trial preparation, and expert witness testimony. Completed more than 10,000 plan examinations for numerous jurisdictions. Technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and observation of in-progress construction of commercial and residential structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services for Architecturally related personal Injury matters. NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified Certified as a Building Official by the Council of American Building Officials. Certified as a Building Official, Master Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Residential Building Of...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Martin U Schlegel, Dr. rer.-nat. (Equivalent to PhD) chemneera LLC

Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals, Failure Analysis - Sports Technology, Sports Surfaces, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf, Playgrounds, Running Tracks, Gymnasium Floors, Court Surfaces, Construction Defects, Manufacturing, Recreational Coatings, Surface Coatings, Technical Textiles, Protective & Shock-absorbing Materials, Material Fatigue & Failure.
Martin Schlegel has 25 years of international experience in the sports and recreation industry across novel materials, technology and R&D commercialisation. He is the Principal of chemneera Consulting providing advice and technical expertise to communities, companies and stakeholders in the sport technology, sports infrastructure and sports business industries across Australasia, Europe and the USA. As a Distinguished Member of the Sports Innovation Board of the International Sport Technology Association (ISTA) in Atlanta GA and a Director of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), his work focuses on start-up programs, global partnerships with other clusters of innovation and facilitating export growth of sports technology companies. He previously worked on major sports infrastructure projects across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the USA, including sports surfacing projects for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Throughout his manufacturing career, Martin worked globall...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Roger W. Griffith, P.E. Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Plumbing, HVAC - Plumbing, plumbing systems, plumbing codes, plumbing design, plumbing engineering, piping, hot water systems, scalding, Legionella, fuel gas systems, gas appliances, gas venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, HVAC, HVAC design, fire protection, sprinkler systems, construction defects, failure analysis
Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is a licensed, professional mechanical engineer in 18 states and has over 34 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. . He is the founder and principal of Griffith Engineering & Consulting. His experience includes plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting. For the past 15 years, Mr. Griffith has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony. In addition to plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler systems, his areas of specialty include hot water system design, hot water scalding, legionella, and venting of gas appliances as it relates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Griffith is a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE) of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Prior to founding Griffith Engineering in 1997, Mr. Griffith worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility, as a nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, mainten...

Waine P. Hicks Carriage House Custom Homes & Interiors, Inc.

Franklin, Tennessee
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Claims, Roof Consultant, Construction Delay, Construction Management, Workmanship Claims, Change Order Disputes, Costs to Complete, Contract Disputes, Safety Issues, Design Build Claims, Construction Failures, Structural Failures, Construction Fault, Construction Expert
Waine Hicks is a Tennessee licensed General Contractor Commercial/Residential with over 50 years of construction and building experience. Waine provides a broad range of services to insurance companies and law firms as well as construction, engineering and architectural firms that includes structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting and management, and expert testimony for construction claims and disputes. Responsible for field investigations, establish and coordinate expert teams for investigations, provides quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for residential and commercial structures. Waine is a recognized expert in assessing, evaluating, remediating and testimony and is proven to be influential. Certifications: Certified Varco Pruden Design/Build Steel Buildings for Williamson, Maury, Dickson and Rutherford Counties/Middle Tennessee • Certified General Contractor ...

Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR DanBawdenexpertwitness.com

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Building, Remodeling, Cost of repairs, Performance standards, cost estimating, Residential Construction Performance standards, House repairs, Home repairs, Project management, ADA, Construction for the disabled, Cost estimates, Construction analysis, Construction Operations & Procedures, ADA Design
Dan Bawden, is a Houston home builder specializing in remodeling and repairs and has a track record as a top-rated instructor in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dan has been doing expert witness work for 15+ years, inspecting a wide variety of projects and construction defects. He is also an attorney, so he understands both the litigation strategies and the nuances of construction. Dan has multiple certifications in construction, including Graduate Master Remodeler, Graduate Master Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. Dan Bawden is the owner of an award-winning construction company in Houston, Texas. He has 40 + years of experience in residential construction. He began framing houses on a crew in 1973 and went on to build his own company. Duties in his firm include design, specification-writing, estimating, quality control, and day-to-day construction management. His firm, Legal Eagle Contractors Company, has en...

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Texas
Construction Defects, Architecture - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Allen W Griffin, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Construction Claims Experts

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Real-world Hands-on Construction Experience, Building inspections, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction engineering, Construction accidents, Demolition, Disaster Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Construction document examination, Indoor air quality, Insurance, Construction investigations
Allen is a trusted resource for your, Insurance Claims - Construction Defects - Construction Contracts and Project claims. A Construction Expert Witness with Real-world Hands-on construction experience and 30 years of Construction Business Operations. Allen's business operations include: Gryphon Builders is a twenty-year-old company servicing the custom home building and high-end remodeling market in affluent areas of Houston. Gryphon Property Services was formed to facilitate the immediate upkeep, as well as anticipate and execute the long-term planning of maintenance needs of large townhome communities and apartment complexes. Viewpoint Designs is the internal company that services the Design/Build segment of Gryphon Builders. In 2016 we started servicing builders and remodelers in and around the Houston market. Areas of specialty knowledge; Home Building, Home Remodeling, Design/Build, Multi-family Buildings & Architectural Design services. Allen is easily understandable, yet hi...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Texas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

Jeff Hunt, MBA, CGR, GMR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, HCI-R Jeff Hunt Construction

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Contract disputes,defects, insurance claims, storm damage, product defects, construction accidents, duty of care, fire damage, wind damage, hail damage, termite damage, cost to repair, estimating, project management, scheduling, safety, green building, remodeling, mediation, arbitration
Jeff is the founder and President of Jeff Hunt Construction, a residential design-build firm in Houston Texas. His construction experience includes commercial projects up to $125 million such as luxury hotels, hospitals, schools, airports, and office buildings. His residential construction experience includes custom home building and remodeling on projects up to $750,000, including major additions, upscale kitchen and baths, fire & flood restoration, and whole house renovations. In addition to his construction experience, Jeff has over 10 years of experience as a strategic and information technology consultant, beginning with a career at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Backed by a strong background in both business and construction, he is regarded as an accomplished speaker and instructor, and a credible expert. His experience as an expert witness includes testifying in state and federal courts on matters including contract disputes, duty of care, construction defects,...

William F. Ikerd, II, PhD, PE, CM-BIM IKERD Consulting, LLC

Dallas, 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, PhD, 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.

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Texas
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Aaron D. Miller, RCI, ACI Texas Inspector

Garland, Texas
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Deck Construction and Safety, Residential Construction, Residential Building Codes, Construction, Residential Construction Defects, Home Inspector Malpractice
I have been in the residential construction profession since 1975. Currently I work full-time as a licensed home inspector in the DFW, Texas area. I specialize in oversight of new home building for the buyers of the homes.

Rudy R Robinson, III, MAI Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd.

Georgetown, Texas
Appraisal & Valuation, Real Estate Appraiser - environmental concerns, air, ground water and soil contamination, construction and foundation defects, fire and flood damage, eminent domain, proximity/nuisance issues.
Real estate appraiser and consultant. Specializes in real estate damage and value diminution caused by environmental contamination. Experienced in a wide variety of property types - industrial, retail, office multi-family, single-family residential, vacant land, and special purpose properties such as landfills, hazardous waste incernerators, livestock ranches, religious facilities, etc. Litigation support and expert witness testimony in state and federal courts. Experienced mediator/arbitrator.

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.

David L. Mefford, CR, CMP dlm inc

American Fork, Utah
Construction Defects, Mold - Flood Damage, Fire Repair, Smoke Repair, Sewage, Water Damage, Mold Remediation, Rodent Remediation, Xactimate, Xactware,
David Mefford is an experienced Contractor and Remediation Expert. As such, he is highly qualified as a Consultant and Expert Witness in nearly every aspect of Construction, including; Construction Defects, Defective Building Envelopes, Water Intrusion, Sewage Backups, Mold Remediation, as well as Flood and Fire Restoration. EXPERIENCE: His first job was as a carpenter's apprentice the summer of 1965. Since then, he has built, repaired or remodeled over 3,000 residential and commercial buildings. Over 2,500 of those projects have occurred since 1999 when MR. Mefford moved into the Flood and Fire Restoration Industry. He fixed Construction Defects, Water Damage, Fire, Smoke, and Mold, including the supervision, remediation, and repair of most projects. CONSULTATION AND EXPERT WITNESS: In 2004, Mr. Mefford expanded into Consultation and Expert Witness work for clients who found themselves in litigation. Since then he has worked on 49 cases, providing reports, depositions, and tri...

Guy A. Marchessault Daybreak Building Services

Colchester, Vermont
Construction, Construction Defects
40 years experience in residential building and remodeling, design/build and project management. Most experienced with interior renovations, kitchen and bathroom replacements, room additions, house expansions and egress systems.

Mohamed E. Hassan, PhD, PE Hassan Consulting Group, LLC

Haymarket, Virginia
Construction, Construction Defects - Engineering Design, Building Codes, construction management, structural engineering, infrastructure engineering, reinforced concrete, steel structures, bridges, Structure engineer, foundations, piers, abutments, and soil analysis.
- 45 years construction design and management of commercial and residential projects. - 15 years Construction Expert Witness - 10 years of teaching experience in George Mason University, DeVry University and NVCC - 15 years of mediation and conflict resolution Mohamed Hassan, PhD, PE has 45 years of diversified experience in the construction industry for commercial and residential projects. He is the principal of Hassan Consulting Group, LLC specializing in designing and building a variety of projects. He was an adjunct professor at George Mason University, DeVry University, and Northern Virginia Community College. LICENSES: He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Virginia and Texas. He is also licensed contractor in the state of Virginia and District of Colombia (Washington DC). He is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Mediator. He is admitted in Virginia and Washington DC Court Systems. CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Experienced in construction dispute...

Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC

Vancouver, Washington
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Structural engineering, Structural forensics, Construction defects evaluation/repair, Structural design errors assessment, Structural code review, Seismic evaluation/upgrades, Building collapse/failures, Structural repair design, Structural condition assessments, Fire & deterioration assessments
Mr. Erickson’s practice focuses upon: Forensic investigations of building structures; assessment of structural construction defects and design errors; assessment and remediation design of distressed building structures; structural analyses of existing buildings; evaluation of insurance claims involving structural loss; design of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures; expert witness services related to these topics including assistance with the preparation or defense of legal claims associated with the structural design or construction of buildings. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii, from which he provides services throughout the state of Hawaii. Mr. Erickson is currently licensed to practice structural engineering in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana and Arizona. Mr. Erickson has testified as an expert witness at trial (bench and j...

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction, Safety - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

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...
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