Plumbing Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of plumbing expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on plumbing and related issues. Plumbing 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 plumbing expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Plumbing, Hvac, Construction Defects, Failure Analysis, Construction, Fire, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Electrical, Energy, Fire Protection, Forensic Engineering, Insurance, Mechanical, and Air Conditioning.

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Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Engineering, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery, HVAC
Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 36 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. Mr. Behrens is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Associat...

Joseph A LaRovere, C.E.M. LaRovere Consulting, LLC

Cave Creek, Arizona
HVAC, Construction Defects - HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Chillers, Boilers, Air Handlers, Heat Pumps, Delay Claims, damages, leaks, failures, water heaters, flooding, electrical, packaged equipment, condensers, heat exchangers, piping modifications, litigation
35+ years of experience as a contractor, owner/operator, technician, and consultant to the construction industry with specialties in HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy Management and Control Systems. Specialties HVAC Systems, air conditioning, heat pumps, chiller plants, heating hot water, boilers, air handlers, water source heat pumps, cooling towers, dedicated outside air, ventilation, and exhaust systems, Energy management and control system, sequence of operation, energy management and building efficiency, Domestic hot water systems, electric and gas boilers and water heaters, mixing valves and hot water recirculation systems, System failures, equipment failures, maintenance issues, preventative maintenance, water treatment, forensic investigation, and remediation, Project Management, Program Management, Project Accounting, and Scheduling consulting and analysis Contractor Evaluation, Contract Review, Contractor Standard of Care, Engineering Evaluation, Site Inspec...

Al Rose, P.E. Arizona Forensic Engineering Investigations, PLC

Tucson, Arizona
Plumbing, Failure Analysis - Chemical Pipe Expert, Petroleum Pipe Expert, Pipe Failure Expert, Pipe Expert, Piping Expert, Pipe Explosion Expert, Pipeline Failure, Pipe Failure Analysis, Pipe Explosion, Pipeline Failures, Industrial Pipe Expert, Industrial Piping, Oil Piping, Natural Gas Piping, Petroleum Piping, B31.3
*500+ forensic engineering cases, $500 Million+ in cases involving nearly every kind of pipe and tubing found in residential, commercial, and industrial applications *Designed piping in every state in the U.S for over 500 large chemical, petroleum, and wastewater plants *35 years experience in design and failure analysis of pipes *Pipe Explosion Specialist * Customers include Dupont Chemical, Dow Chemical, 3M, BASF, Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Texaco, Amoco, Suncor Oil Sands and Central Arizona Project *Member, ASTM committees on standards development for Stainless and Alloy Tubular Products, Copper and Copper Alloys Pipe and Tube, and Plastic Piping Systems *Lectured at universities and provided continuing education, possessing the ability to explain complex matters in simple terms to students, juries and arbitrators *ASME Certified provider of continuing education in Material Science *Performed thousands of computer simulations and stress analyses including wind and seismic analysis of...

Kevin Hastings, P.E., C.F.P.S Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Plumbing, HVAC - HVAC, plumbing, fire sprinkler, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego; Clearwater Florida; and Richmond, Virginia and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engin...

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 ...

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA Community Engineering Services, PLLC

California
Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate - plumbing, pipe, re-pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, Galvanized, copper, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, standard of care, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.
Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care.  Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washingt...

David Shreve, PE Ivey Engineering

San Diego, California
HVAC, Plumbing - HVAC, plumbing, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego; Clearwater Florida; and Richmond, Virginia and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engine...

Michael D Haughey, P.E. Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants

Westminster, Colorado
HVAC, Plumbing - Engineering-Mechanical, Fire Protection, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Fire Sprinklers, Colorado PE, Utah PE, Wyoming PE, New Mexico PE
Professional Engineer: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico. Mechanical Engineer, 46 years HVAC, Plumbing, & Fire Protection engineering design, facilities engineering, energy analysis, systems commissioning, troubleshooting, expert witness 7 projects, expert witness subconsultant 49+ projects, and sustainability consulting. Presented over 54 seminars to organizations in the HVAC field. Past President and current Director Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers); Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Board of Directors and Secretary; US Green Building Council (USGBC) - Colorado Board of Directors, Programs Coordinator, and Greenbuild 2006 Host Committee Chair. 28 year member of Toastmasters; Member Colorado Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Council; Past member: AIA Colorado Committee on the Environment, AEE, RMAEE. Keynote Speaker for the Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE 2004 Annual Tech Conference.

Mark "Jake" Jacobson The Expert Construction Witness, LLC

Fruita, Colorado
Construction, Construction Defects - Residential, Standards of Care, Building Codes, Workmanship, Plumbing, Commercial, Roofing & Stucco, Plan Reviews, Project Documents & Costs, Electrical, Water Intrusion, Facilities Management, Site Evals, Framing, Litigation Support, Concrete, Site Inspections, Product Evals, Mechanical, Insurance
Mark “Jake” Jacobson Building Inspector Building Official Construction Expert Witness Consultant Facilities Manager General Contractor Pre-Purchase Inspector Project Manager Project Superintendent As a construction expert witness, I am my utilizing my hands-on knowledge, skill, and experience earned from over 30 years of work in the fields of construction, construction management, facilities management, and business management. This experience comes from the 360-degree perspectives of a building inspector, building department official, jobsite superintendent, facilities manager, general contractor and construction consultant/analyst. Managing residential new construction and remodeling, additions and light commercial construction are the cruxes of my building expertise. Expert Services Offered But Not Limited to the Following:  Construction & Construction Defects Analysis: Residential & Light Commercial  Trades Work Product Analysis: Framing, Heating & Ventilation, Plumbin...

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 ...

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, Plumbing, Pool, Solar, Insurance Litigation Expert, Second Opinions, Forty Year Recertifications, Legionella, Florida Contractor Competency Issues, Pool Electrocution - Florida Milestone Inspections
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 Flor...

Ernesto A Guerrero South Dixie Contractors, Inc.

Miami, Florida
Building Inspection, Appraisal & Valuation - General contractor, roofing contractor, plumbing contractor, mold assessor, mold remediator, insurance adjuster, wind damage, hurricane damage, tile roof, plumbing, cause & origin, water intrusion, storm created openings, residential, commercial, industrial, mitigation, estimating, scope & pricing
Florida All-Lines Independent Adjuster – License # P035592 Certified General Contractor – CGC1525515 Certified General Contractor – CGC1529840 Certified Roofing Contractor – CCC1331420 Certified Plumbing Contractor – CFC1429932 Mold Assessor – MRSA2546 Mold Remediator – MRSR2742 Handled high volume of personal lines and commercial losses related to catastrophic windstorms, non-catastrophe claims, mediations, and appraisals. Chosen by numerous insurance companies to handle over 500 appraisal assignments. Performed more than 4,800 detailed roof inspections of hurricane damaged homes. Highly skilled in site inspection and determination of claim validity, damage, and repair costs. Evaluated residential, commercial, and governmental structures, buildings, roads, parks, and golf courses. Experience with losses including fire, water, vandalism, vehicle impact, theft, mold, and sinkholes. Regularly inspect, investigate, and document losses and advise client of scope and proper reserve amou...

Gregory M. Pressman, Florida P.E. PRESS-ENG, LLC

Hollywood, Florida
HVAC, Plumbing - HVAC,Outside Air Quality,Gas Cylinders/Tanks,Boilers - Steam/Water,Air Conditioning,LNG & Compressed Gases,Mechanical/Plumbing Codes,Walk-in Freezers,Ventilators,Gas Regulators,Plumbing Fixtures; Drains; ADA Showers,Pumps,Cooling Towers,Safety Relief Valves,Water Heaters,Exhaust Hoods (Restaurant)
I am a professional engineer with 45 years of experience in mechanical engineering, including designing, constructing, and maintaining various industries such as nuclear, defense, and healthcare facilities. I have experience renovating existing air conditioning systems, natural and liquid gas pipeline layouts, LNG and cryogenics build storages, medical gas installations, steam/condensate return, and chilled water pipelines. See www.pressmaneng.com for additional information. I provided Expert Witness services for TASA for 35 years. I am interested in providing Expert Witness Services with quick turnaround of small and medium-sized projects, such as: • Leaking Water Heaters and Boilers • HVAC equipment A/C Units; Exhaust/Supply Ventilation; Cooling Towers • Liquid/Compressed Gas (Propane) Cylinders with accessories • Pipelines-Water; Gas: Chilled Water; Freon tubing Consultant Hourly Rate: • Standard: $180.00 • Deposition: $220.00 • Court: $250.00 Location: South ...

Kevin Hastings, P.E., C.F.P.S Ivey Engineering, Inc.

Georgia
Plumbing, HVAC - HVAC, plumbing, fire sprinkler, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego; Clearwater Florida; and Richmond, Virginia and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engin...

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...

Thomas Bowman, PE Bowman Engineering, Inc.

Greenfield, Massachusetts
HVAC, Plumbing - Mechanical, HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Building Systems, Freeze Losses, Pipe Failures, Water Heating, Appliance Failures, Water Leaks, Combustion Equipment, Building Assessments, Damage Assessments, Cost Estimates, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling, Process Systems, Product Liability
Licensed Professional Engineer: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, PA. Provided Forensic Engineering Services on hundreds of cases with a specific focus in the areas of Building Systems and Equipment, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Energy Systems, Industrial Process Systems. Substantial experience in the Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Systems and Components. Design and Operation of Energy Systems and Power Plants, including Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy. Also provide services in the areas of Project Management and Construction Administration for the entire duration of a project or on an interim basis, or for the purposes of Claim Damage Mitigation. Detailed knowledge of Construction Management Processes and Organizational Structure. U.S. Patent: 7,631,820 B2 Experienced Arbitrator for FINRA and Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

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

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

Ronald K. Tyson Tyson Enterprises, LLC

Ortonville, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Construction Defects, Demolition, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slip, Trip & Fall

Joseph J Leach, BSME Leach Bros., Inc.

Pennsauken, New Jersey
Plumbing, HVAC - Piping Systems, Plumbing, Air Conditioning, Steam Systems, Chilled Water, Gas heat (Natural and Propane), Oil Heat, Repair/Preventive Maintenance
The principal of Leach Bros., Inc., Joseph J Leach P.E. has both professional licenses and construction licenses. During his career, he has acted as a consultant and expert witness on cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. These clients have included the following, corporations, insurance companies, attorneys’ offices, and private citizens. These assignments have included heating and air-conditioning concerns, domestic water, and sanitary plumbing maters, and piping system failures. Joseph Leach is a both a licensed Master Plumber, and HVACR contractor in New Jersey, which requires both installation experience, and knowledge of the plumbing and building codes. His background in both field construction work and the management of a construction/ service firm gives him a unique perspective that few engineers have.

Paul J. Angelides, PE Paul J. Angelides, P.E., P.C.

Melville, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Building Structures and Systems, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Foundations, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Construction, Construction Defects, Investigations, Fires, Floods, Insurance, Property Casualty, Disaster Recovery, Premises Liability.
Expert Engineering Staff with Interdisciplinary Experience Client base consists of Insurance Professionals, Building Owners, and Attorneys representing Plaintiff's and Defendants. Retained as Experts in Over 10,000 cases. National Academy of Forensic Engineers Certified Safety Professional Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator National Society of Professional Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers OSHA and Suspended Scaffold Certifications New York City Special Inspection Agency Licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, US Virgin Islands Qualified as Experts in State Supreme and Federal Courts FAA Certified Drone Pilot

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 30+ years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involving ...

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

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

Kevin Hastings, P.E., C.F.P.S Ivey Engineering, Inc.

Pennsylvania
Plumbing, HVAC - HVAC, plumbing, fire sprinkler, construction defects, construction engineering, energy, failure analysis, engineering, refrigeration
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs building system design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability consulting, construction cost analysis and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers and former construction executives. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors and have performed consulting work in over 30 states. Our clients include contractors, homeowner associations, commercial building owners, tenants, hotels, casinos, design professionals, manufacturers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. IEI was founded in 1994 in San Diego, California. We have offices in San Diego; Clearwater Florida; and Richmond, Virginia and provide consulting and expert witness services nationwide. Each of our engineers are licensed as professional engin...

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...

Joseph J Leach, BSME Leach Bros., Inc.

Pennsylvania
Plumbing, HVAC - Piping Systems, Plumbing, Air Conditioning, Steam Systems, Chilled Water, Gas heat (Natural and Propane), Oil Heat, Repair/Preventive Maintenance
The principal of Leach Bros., Inc., Joseph J Leach P.E. has both professional licenses and construction licenses. During his career, he has acted as a consultant and expert witness on cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. These clients have included the following, corporations, insurance companies, attorneys’ offices, and private citizens. These assignments have included heating and air-conditioning concerns, domestic water, and sanitary plumbing maters, and piping system failures. Joseph Leach is a both a licensed Master Plumber, and HVACR contractor in New Jersey, which requires both installation experience, and knowledge of the plumbing and building codes. His background in both field construction work and the management of a construction/ service firm gives him a unique perspective that few engineers have.

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...

Bradley N Plank, PE MME Forensic Consulting, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Product Liability, Failure Analysis, HVAC, Oilfield, Heavy Equipment, Cranes, Cables, Medical Devices, Plastics, Boilers, Water Heaters, Plumbing
Using his combination of mechanical and metallurgical (including plastics) experience and education, Mr. Plank provides forensic and consulting engineering services to attorneys, insurance professionals, and manufacturing companies. A registered engineer in Texas and 23 other states, his experience includes 32 years in manufacturing in the metals processing industries, 29 years performing failure analyses, and 26 years investigating claims. Mr. Plank has testified in a wide variety of matters including personal injury and property damage, in both state and federal court, and his testimony has never been excluded. Assignments have involved mechanical equipment, appliances, oil and gas transmission equipment, plumbing, HVAC, heavy equipment, machine tools, cranes and wire cables, manufacturing processes, and thermal processes, among many others.

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...

James Platt The Platt Services Group, LLC

West Richland, Washington
Construction Defects, Plumbing - Construction Defects Consulting, Scheduling, Construction Management, Building Code, Contract, Construction Claims, Insurance, Estimating, Construction Safety, Sub Contracting, Residential /Commercial Construction, Restaurants, Construction Personal Injury, Plumbing, Sewer, Water, General Contractor
I am an experienced general contractor and builder. I am currently licensed, bonded and insured and have been continuously since October of 1969. I have over 54 plus years experience in general building of residential, commercial and light industrial projects. I have 2 offices, one in the Puget Sound area of Seattle Washington and another in the Tri-cities area of eastern Washington. I currently exercise my skills as an expert witness in construction defect cases that entail forensic investigations, cost estimating, report writing and litigation support. I am also a licensed master Journeyman plumber and plumbing contractor now retired with more than 46 years experience. I keep current on all aspects of construction and plumbing related issues and opine in both of these areas as an expert witness. My hands-on trade experiences encompass all areas of general construction and building from design through building completion including direct supervision of all of the construc...

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA Community Engineering Services, PLLC

EDMONDS, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate - plumbing, pipe, re-pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, Galvanized, copper, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, standard of care, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.
Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care.  Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washingt...
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