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Eckstine & Associates
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
10817 Partridge Drive, 17268


Contact:  Dennis Eckstine
www.eckstine.net
717-762-1555 Or Toll Free

10817 Partridge Drive
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268

Contact:  Dennis Eckstine
www.eckstine.net
717-762-1555

Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled. Typical clients include equipment owners/users, manufacturers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and the legal community.
Each (E & A) expert has between 8 and 30 years experience in the product safety or engineering departments of major equipment manufacturers. Dennis Eckstine is our principal consultant and he has over 25 years of experience with products liability litigation. Our personnel are frequently noted authorities in the safety and technical aspects of construction and industrial equipment. They include a former Vice President of a key manufacturer of aerial work platforms, a previous Director in the engineering department of a leading manufacturer of cranes, and a former Chief Engineer of a major manufacturer of construction equipment.
Information:  
Aerial Lifts,  ANSI Standards,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Cranes,  Equipment and Machinery,  Forklifts,  Hydraulics,  Industrial Design,  Industrial Equipment,  Ladders and Manlifts,  Material Handling, 


Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled. Typical clients include equipment owners/users, manufacturers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and the legal community.
Each (E & A) expert has between 8 and 30 years experience in the product safety or engineering departments of major equipment manufacturers. Dennis Eckstine is our principal consultant and he has over 25 years of experience with products liability litigation. Our personnel are frequently noted authorities in the safety and technical aspects of construction and industrial equipment. They include a former Vice President of a key manufacturer of aerial work platforms, a previous Director in the engineering department of a leading manufacturer of cranes, and a former Chief Engineer of a major manufacturer of construction equipment.

Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, Architecture & Construction Consultant
Orlando, Florida
7512 Dr Phillips Blvd. Ste 50-805, 32819


Contact:  Gene Farmer, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED-AP, BD+C
www.GeneFarmerAssociates.com
305-342-3042 Or Toll Free
Gene@GeneFarmerAssociates.com
Architecture & Construction Consultant
7512 Dr Phillips Blvd. Ste 50-805
Orlando, Florida 32819

Contact:  Gene Farmer, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED-AP, BD+C
www.GeneFarmerAssociates.com
305-342-3042
Gene@GeneFarmerAssociates.com
Architecture & Construction Consultant, Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, Architects and Planners an award winning architecture firm. He has over thirty five years of experience in the design of numerous residential and commercial projects in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Minnesota.
Gene Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, and a Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate. He is also a certified Florida Building Inspector, a certified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a certified International Code Council ICC Commercial Building Inspector and a certified International Code Council ICC Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Farmer currently holds an OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified OSHA 500 instructor.
Gene Farmer has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases ranging from Construction Defects and Costs to Construction Safety.
Gene Farmer & Associates, is a A Professor and Emeritus of the Undergraduate Program, in the MOSS School of Construction, in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. His teaching specialties include Principles of Construction Management, Construction Estimating Building Construction Materials, Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in Construction, and Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Systems in Buildings.
In addition to his book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction,published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a book entitled “A Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction” which was published in 2013 by Delmar-Cengage
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Design Patent Infringement,  OSHA, 


Architecture & Construction Consultant, Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, Architects and Planners an award winning architecture firm. He has over thirty five years of experience in the design of numerous residential and commercial projects in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Minnesota.
Gene Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, and a Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate. He is also a certified Florida Building Inspector, a certified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a certified International Code Council ICC Commercial Building Inspector and a certified International Code Council ICC Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Farmer currently holds an OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified OSHA 500 instructor.
Gene Farmer has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases ranging from Construction Defects and Costs to Construction Safety.
Gene Farmer & Associates, is a A Professor and Emeritus of the Undergraduate Program, in the MOSS School of Construction, in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. His teaching specialties include Principles of Construction Management, Construction Estimating Building Construction Materials, Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in Construction, and Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Systems in Buildings.
In addition to his book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction,published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a book entitled “A Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction” which was published in 2013 by Delmar-Cengage

Safety Through Engineering, Inc.
New Carlisle, Ohio
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike, 45344


Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900 Or Toll Free
mikewright@ste4u.com
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900
mikewright@ste4u.com
Information:  
Amusement Parks,  ANSI Standards,  Code Compliance,  Confined Space,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Cranes,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fall Protection,  Job Safety Analysis,  Machine Safety,  OSHA,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Safety Audit,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Training Programs,  Wrongful Death, 



WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
4842 Hwy. 17 Business, 29576


Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247 Or Toll Free
LScott@wdpa.com
4842 Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247
LScott@wdpa.com
WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S. WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, New York, and Texas, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering, 


WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S. WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, New York, and Texas, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.

Drebelbis Engineering
Dallas, Texas
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 100, 75204-1304


Contact:  James R. Drebelbis
www.drebelbisengineering.com
214-468-8118 Or Toll Free
jim@drebelbisengineering.com
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75204-1304

Contact:  James R. Drebelbis
www.drebelbisengineering.com
214-468-8118
jim@drebelbisengineering.com
Disputes about construction performance often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). Although symptoms define the damage models, technology and design/construction process define the legal issues. Our combined background in architecture, engineering and business makes Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address these complexities found in forensic engineering assignments. Our areas of specialty include: structural engineering, building technology, construction, project management, building codes, foundations, soil mechanics, retaining structures, water intrusion, moisture related problems, cause and origin of structural failures, professional ethics, building specifications, contract documents, performance of building systems (e.g., roofs, floors, moisture barriers, windows, doors), fire and weather related damage, deterioration due to insects and moisture, corrective construction, slip/ trip and fall. Drebelbis Engineering's services include: engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Engineering,  Mold and Moisture,  Structural Engineering, 


Disputes about construction performance often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). Although symptoms define the damage models, technology and design/construction process define the legal issues. Our combined background in architecture, engineering and business makes Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address these complexities found in forensic engineering assignments. Our areas of specialty include: structural engineering, building technology, construction, project management, building codes, foundations, soil mechanics, retaining structures, water intrusion, moisture related problems, cause and origin of structural failures, professional ethics, building specifications, contract documents, performance of building systems (e.g., roofs, floors, moisture barriers, windows, doors), fire and weather related damage, deterioration due to insects and moisture, corrective construction, slip/ trip and fall. Drebelbis Engineering's services include: engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.

Burtness Engineering Services
White Heath, Illinois
,


Contact:  Thomas H. Burtness, PE
lightingexpertwitness.com
217-687-2000 Or Toll Free
tom@burtnesseng.com

White Heath, Illinois

Contact:  Thomas H. Burtness, PE
lightingexpertwitness.com
217-687-2000
tom@burtnesseng.com
Licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states and former licensed electrician, Tom Burtness specializes in electrical and lighting engineering for cases involving death and personal injury, industrial accidents, vehicular accidents due to illumination defects, fire origin/cause, electrocution, construction contract claims and disputes, safety circuit failure, and control and instrumentation systems (SCADA) in industrial, commercial, municipal, and residential occupancies. One client stated, “Tom…prepared a detailed report that simplified the issues…and does very well in deposition.” Mr. Burtness has been providing forensic engineering services since 1983, and is a specialist in illumination engineering for street, roadway and area lighting; including field verification and photometric requirements. Mr. Burtness has 40+ years of experience in the design, specification, construction contract administration, installation, startup, and troubleshooting of electrical power and control systems and street and area lighting systems. He is available to provide services nationwide, with PE registration by comity available in most states.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Construction,  Construction Defects,  Electrical,  Electrical Engineering,  Equipment and Machinery,  Lighting, 


Licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states and former licensed electrician, Tom Burtness specializes in electrical and lighting engineering for cases involving death and personal injury, industrial accidents, vehicular accidents due to illumination defects, fire origin/cause, electrocution, construction contract claims and disputes, safety circuit failure, and control and instrumentation systems (SCADA) in industrial, commercial, municipal, and residential occupancies. One client stated, “Tom…prepared a detailed report that simplified the issues…and does very well in deposition.” Mr. Burtness has been providing forensic engineering services since 1983, and is a specialist in illumination engineering for street, roadway and area lighting; including field verification and photometric requirements. Mr. Burtness has 40+ years of experience in the design, specification, construction contract administration, installation, startup, and troubleshooting of electrical power and control systems and street and area lighting systems. He is available to provide services nationwide, with PE registration by comity available in most states.

Doctor Tile: Gerald M. Halweg, CTC, CSI - Tile Institute of America
Thousand Oaks, California
1262 Bouquet Circle, 91362


Contact:  Gerald
doctortile.lawsonline.com
805-371-8453 Or Toll Free
DoctorTile@aol.com
Tile Institute of America
1262 Bouquet Circle
Thousand Oaks, California 91362

Contact:  Gerald
doctortile.lawsonline.com
805-371-8453
DoctorTile@aol.com
Forensic Research; Expert witness (Master); Tile problem investigations; Mold analysis and certified testing; Relevant, cost effective, independent testing; Pre-installation consultations; Tile & natural stone problem solving; Product investigation & Quality Control Monitoring; Mediation & arbitrations; Slips, Trips and Falls, Coefficient of Friction Testing (developed the procedure and wrote the standard); Testing, field and laboratory; Plan checking & specification review; Code Development & Monitoring. Professional Member of Construction Specifications Institute. Over 40 years of experience.
Information:  
Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Pictures,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Tile, Brick, and Stone Assembly, 


Forensic Research; Expert witness (Master); Tile problem investigations; Mold analysis and certified testing; Relevant, cost effective, independent testing; Pre-installation consultations; Tile & natural stone problem solving; Product investigation & Quality Control Monitoring; Mediation & arbitrations; Slips, Trips and Falls, Coefficient of Friction Testing (developed the procedure and wrote the standard); Testing, field and laboratory; Plan checking & specification review; Code Development & Monitoring. Professional Member of Construction Specifications Institute. Over 40 years of experience.

Garrett Engineers, Inc.
Long Beach, California
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 115, 90807


Contact:  William Broadhead
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 115
Long Beach, California 90807

Contact:  William Broadhead
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants. Auto Accident Reconstructions, Auto Component Failures, Biomechanical Analysis, Biomedical Devices, Building Distress, Construction Defects, Corrosion Issues, EDR Downloads, Elevator Failures, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Accounting, Land Surveys, Plumbing & HVAC Issues, Product Liability, Safety & Code Compliance, Slip/Trip/Fall Analysis, Soils Issues, Toxicology
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Construction Defects,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic Accounting,  Police Ethics,  Police Procedures,  Premises Liability,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Toxicology, 


The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants. Auto Accident Reconstructions, Auto Component Failures, Biomechanical Analysis, Biomedical Devices, Building Distress, Construction Defects, Corrosion Issues, EDR Downloads, Elevator Failures, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Accounting, Land Surveys, Plumbing & HVAC Issues, Product Liability, Safety & Code Compliance, Slip/Trip/Fall Analysis, Soils Issues, Toxicology

Knight Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Williston, Vermont
183 Commerce Street, 05495


Contact:  Martin Hain, PE
http://www.kcevt.com/
802-879-6343 Or Toll Free
mwhain@kcevt.com
183 Commerce Street
Williston, Vermont 05495

Contact:  Martin Hain, PE
http://www.kcevt.com/
802-879-6343
mwhain@kcevt.com
Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering. Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. Providing services in New England, New York and nationwide since 1964. Engineers licensed in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Reinforced Concrete and Masonry,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering. Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. Providing services in New England, New York and nationwide since 1964. Engineers licensed in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.

MP Construction & Consulting
Sacramento, California
4320 Rand Lane, 95864


Contact:  Michael P. Allen
www.mpallen.com
916-768-1835 Or Toll Free
mpallen@mpallen.com
4320 Rand Lane
Sacramento, California 95864

Contact:  Michael P. Allen
www.mpallen.com
916-768-1835
mpallen@mpallen.com
Construction consultant and expert, specializing in single family, multi-family, commercial/industrial, retail, hotel, senior care, etc. With experience building, developing, and constructing over $700 million of building projects, we have the real experience of building to compliment the real needs of construction defect and construction legal issues. MP Construction & Consulting has developed and built over $700 million in commercial, industrial and residential projects. Construction consulting includes cost estimating, contract claims, disputes, defects, change orders, scheduling, completion review, industry standards and practices, field inspections, and plan review. Real Estate Development consulting includes entitlements, permitting, bank loans, construction, tenant improvements, design, engineering, LLC and property management, investors, proformas, budgets, and developer practices. With over 30 Years building commercial/industrial, office, retail, hotel, multi-family projects built, on the West Coast, and numerous development projects we have the knowledge and expertise to get to the heart of the issues, providing our clients and carriers with real opinions and analysis that count. Services include: cost estimating, contract claims, disputes, change orders, project completion analysis, defects, industry standards and practices, real estate development, permits, and entitlements. Mike Allen offers construction expert witness and litigation support services for attorneys and insurance carriers who need a real professional on their team. Mike is the founder of MP Construction & Consulting, MPA Contractors, Inc., a major general contractor, developer, and construction manager headquartered in Sacramento, California. Since 1986, MPA has built more than 500 projects totaling in excess of 8 million square feet of commercial/industrial, office, retail, hotels, medical, multi-family, and tenant improvement building projects valued at more than $700,000,000. Mr. Allen's consulting services include Construction Standards of Care, Cost Estimating, Contract Claims Analysis, Defect Analysis & Remedies, Contractor Standard Practices, Change Orders, Field Operations, Project Management, Plans & Specifications, Project Completion, Contract Disputes, Real Estate Practices, Site Inspections, Cost Analysis, & Expert Witness Support. Mr. Allen also has deposition and trial experience, and can be contacted directly for a current CV, Client List, and rate schedule.
Information:  
Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects, 


Construction consultant and expert, specializing in single family, multi-family, commercial/industrial, retail, hotel, senior care, etc. With experience building, developing, and constructing over $700 million of building projects, we have the real experience of building to compliment the real needs of construction defect and construction legal issues. MP Construction & Consulting has developed and built over $700 million in commercial, industrial and residential projects. Construction consulting includes cost estimating, contract claims, disputes, defects, change orders, scheduling, completion review, industry standards and practices, field inspections, and plan review. Real Estate Development consulting includes entitlements, permitting, bank loans, construction, tenant improvements, design, engineering, LLC and property management, investors, proformas, budgets, and developer practices. With over 30 Years building commercial/industrial, office, retail, hotel, multi-family projects built, on the West Coast, and numerous development projects we have the knowledge and expertise to get to the heart of the issues, providing our clients and carriers with real opinions and analysis that count. Services include: cost estimating, contract claims, disputes, change orders, project completion analysis, defects, industry standards and practices, real estate development, permits, and entitlements. Mike Allen offers construction expert witness and litigation support services for attorneys and insurance carriers who need a real professional on their team. Mike is the founder of MP Construction & Consulting, MPA Contractors, Inc., a major general contractor, developer, and construction manager headquartered in Sacramento, California. Since 1986, MPA has built more than 500 projects totaling in excess of 8 million square feet of commercial/industrial, office, retail, hotels, medical, multi-family, and tenant improvement building projects valued at more than $700,000,000. Mr. Allen's consulting services include Construction Standards of Care, Cost Estimating, Contract Claims Analysis, Defect Analysis & Remedies, Contractor Standard Practices, Change Orders, Field Operations, Project Management, Plans & Specifications, Project Completion, Contract Disputes, Real Estate Practices, Site Inspections, Cost Analysis, & Expert Witness Support. Mr. Allen also has deposition and trial experience, and can be contacted directly for a current CV, Client List, and rate schedule.

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Glendale, California
664 West Broadway, 91204


Contact:  Sean Wilson, PG, CEG
www.shannonwilson.com
818-539-8408 Or Toll Free
sdw@shanwil.com
664 West Broadway
Glendale, California 91204

Contact:  Sean Wilson, PG, CEG
www.shannonwilson.com
818-539-8408
sdw@shanwil.com
Information:  
Construction Defects,  Earthquake Damage,  Geology,  Geotechnical Engineering, 



Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC
El Dorado Hills, California
7064 Tarvisio Way, 95762


Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488 Or Toll Free
sshatnawi@shatec.net
7064 Tarvisio Way
El Dorado Hills, California 95762

Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488
sshatnawi@shatec.net
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Government,  Materials Science,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Parking Lots,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation, 


Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.

Synergen Consulting International
Houston, Texas
11750 Katy Freeway, Tenth Floor, Suite 1000, 77079


Contact:  Bryan Byrd
www.synergenconsulting.com
800-701-4248 Or Toll Free
silviaz@synergen.com
11750 Katy Freeway, Tenth Floor, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77079

Contact:  Bryan Byrd
www.synergenconsulting.com
800-701-4248
silviaz@synergen.com
Synergen provides professional services to the world's leading corporations, government and other public agencies, emerging growth companies, small businesses, financial institutions, and their legal counsel.
Information:  
Business Damages,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Damage Calculations, 


Synergen provides professional services to the world's leading corporations, government and other public agencies, emerging growth companies, small businesses, financial institutions, and their legal counsel.

Von Salmi & Associates, Inc.
Westminster, Massachusetts
P.O. Box 425, 01473


Contact:  Von Salmi
http://www.vonsalmi.com/
617-823-9407 Or Toll Free
von@vonsalmi.com
P.O. Box 425
Westminster, Massachusetts 01473

Contact:  Von Salmi
http://www.vonsalmi.com/
617-823-9407
von@vonsalmi.com
A builder or remodeler refuses to honor the terms of their contract and complete the client's projects per the contract documents, who can you call to represent your client's interest in determining what is completed correctly, what is left to complete the project and what are these items worth? We are here to help sort this out. Gather the facts, present them to all parties and get the project completed or attest to the facts in arbitration, mediation or litigation. We are experts in all phases of residential construction.
Information:  
Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Landscaping,  Water and Flood Damage, 


A builder or remodeler refuses to honor the terms of their contract and complete the client's projects per the contract documents, who can you call to represent your client's interest in determining what is completed correctly, what is left to complete the project and what are these items worth? We are here to help sort this out. Gather the facts, present them to all parties and get the project completed or attest to the facts in arbitration, mediation or litigation. We are experts in all phases of residential construction.

Apollo BBC
Houston, Texas
611 West 22nd St. #207, 77008


Contact:  D. Reid Middlebrooks
www.apollobbc.com
713-869-0000 Or Toll Free
rmiddlebrooks@apollobbc.com
611 West 22nd St. #207
Houston, Texas 77008

Contact:  D. Reid Middlebrooks
www.apollobbc.com
713-869-0000
rmiddlebrooks@apollobbc.com
D. Reid Middlebrooks, P.E. provides opinions relating to mechanical HVAC systems, their interaction with wall and roof assemblies, and failures associated with their interaction. His areas of practice include mechanical engineering, humidity control in commercial buildings, wall system failures, energy conservation, and sustainable design and construction practices. Mr. Middlebrooks is licensed in professional engineering in several states and Principal and CEO of Apollo BBC, a multidisciplinary consulting firm located in Houston, Texas.
Information:  
Air Conditioning,  Construction Defects,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Mold and Moisture, 


D. Reid Middlebrooks, P.E. provides opinions relating to mechanical HVAC systems, their interaction with wall and roof assemblies, and failures associated with their interaction. His areas of practice include mechanical engineering, humidity control in commercial buildings, wall system failures, energy conservation, and sustainable design and construction practices. Mr. Middlebrooks is licensed in professional engineering in several states and Principal and CEO of Apollo BBC, a multidisciplinary consulting firm located in Houston, Texas.

Burnham Nationwide
Chicago, Illinois
111 W. Washington Street, 60602-2817


Contact:  Christopher Chwedyk
www.burnhamnationwide.com
312-260-7112 Or Toll Free
cchwedyk@burnhamnationwide.com
111 W. Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2817

Contact:  Christopher Chwedyk
www.burnhamnationwide.com
312-260-7112
cchwedyk@burnhamnationwide.com
Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001. He was previously the principal of the Chicago office of Gage-Babcock and Associates; a firm that specialized in life safety and fire protection engineering. During his career, he has also been a member of such prestigious architectural firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, and Jack Train Associates. With over 35 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Over the past decade he has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities. He is also a Certified Building Plans Examiner through the International Code Council (ICC) and a Registered Energy Professional (REP) in the City of Chicago. Mr. Chwedyk's professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has been an office-holder in both organizations. He has also served on the 2015 ICC International Existing Building Code Committee, the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the Building Code Advisory Commission for Oak Park, IL. As a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), he co-authors the "Code Scene Investigation" column in the Chicago Chapter Change Order magazine. A frequent speaker for Lorman Education Services and other organizations, Mr. Chwedyk has recently given presentations on such topics as Energy Codes, Green Building and Codes, and Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Codes. Mr. Chwedyk has a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 1992. In addition, Mr. Chwedyk has a Masters of Project Management (MPM) from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL where he teaches courses on building codes and construction drawings.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Personal Injury,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001. He was previously the principal of the Chicago office of Gage-Babcock and Associates; a firm that specialized in life safety and fire protection engineering. During his career, he has also been a member of such prestigious architectural firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, and Jack Train Associates. With over 35 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Over the past decade he has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities. He is also a Certified Building Plans Examiner through the International Code Council (ICC) and a Registered Energy Professional (REP) in the City of Chicago. Mr. Chwedyk's professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has been an office-holder in both organizations. He has also served on the 2015 ICC International Existing Building Code Committee, the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the Building Code Advisory Commission for Oak Park, IL. As a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), he co-authors the "Code Scene Investigation" column in the Chicago Chapter Change Order magazine. A frequent speaker for Lorman Education Services and other organizations, Mr. Chwedyk has recently given presentations on such topics as Energy Codes, Green Building and Codes, and Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Codes. Mr. Chwedyk has a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 1992. In addition, Mr. Chwedyk has a Masters of Project Management (MPM) from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL where he teaches courses on building codes and construction drawings.

Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
Southaven, Mississippi
P.O. Box 1470, 38671


Contact:  Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
http://dextervarnell.com
901-753-7677 Or Toll Free
dvarnell@dextervarnell.com
P.O. Box 1470
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Contact:  Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
http://dextervarnell.com
901-753-7677
dvarnell@dextervarnell.com
Serve as expert witness and arbitrator in construction related disputes. Perform pre-purchase inspections and write reports on residential and light commercial buildings. Prepare construction defects reports for attorneys. Prepare probable cause of damge reports for insurance companies. Prepare building condition surveys for the Anti-Neglect division of the Memphis Fire Department. Provide design and inspection services on building foundations. Perform engineering evaluations and write reports on foundation failures, structural cracks, defective roofing, and other types of building defects. Perform drainage, waterproofing and roof consultation services. Provide structural design services for residential renovation projects. Provide repair plans for failed foundations. Provide designs for segmental block retaining walls.
Information:  
Civil Engineering,  Construction Defects,  Mold and Moisture,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Seismic Risk Assessment,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Serve as expert witness and arbitrator in construction related disputes. Perform pre-purchase inspections and write reports on residential and light commercial buildings. Prepare construction defects reports for attorneys. Prepare probable cause of damge reports for insurance companies. Prepare building condition surveys for the Anti-Neglect division of the Memphis Fire Department. Provide design and inspection services on building foundations. Perform engineering evaluations and write reports on foundation failures, structural cracks, defective roofing, and other types of building defects. Perform drainage, waterproofing and roof consultation services. Provide structural design services for residential renovation projects. Provide repair plans for failed foundations. Provide designs for segmental block retaining walls.

Glenn D. Peterson PE
Oakland, California
2651 Carisbrook Dr., 94611


Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743 Or Toll Free
GlennPeterson@msn.com
2651 Carisbrook Dr.
Oakland, California 94611

Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743
GlennPeterson@msn.com
Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.

Kling Consulting Group
Irvine, California
18008 Sky Park Circle 250 , 92614


Contact:  Henry Kling, PE, GE
www.klingconsultinggroup.com
949-797-6241 Or Toll Free
hkling@klingconsultinggroup.com
18008 Sky Park Circle 250
Irvine, California 92614

Contact:  Henry Kling, PE, GE
www.klingconsultinggroup.com
949-797-6241
hkling@klingconsultinggroup.com
Kling Consulting Group, Inc. is a full service consulting firm in the fields of geology and geotechnical engineering located in California and is committed to providing consulting services of the highest quality. As a result of this commitment to our clients, we have developed an excellent reputation in the California area for team workmanship, innovative solutions and timely, cost effective professional services. Headquartered in Irvine, California, our staff has worked throughout California and members of our staff have experience in other states and internationally, enabling us to draw from diverse technical backgrounds when providing practical and sound geotechnical expertise. The bulk of our workload comes from client referral and "repeat work" based on our effective team workmanship, qualifications and cost effectiveness.
Information:  
Civil Engineering,  Construction Defects,  Earthquake Damage,  Forensic Engineering,  Geotechnical Engineering, 


Kling Consulting Group, Inc. is a full service consulting firm in the fields of geology and geotechnical engineering located in California and is committed to providing consulting services of the highest quality. As a result of this commitment to our clients, we have developed an excellent reputation in the California area for team workmanship, innovative solutions and timely, cost effective professional services. Headquartered in Irvine, California, our staff has worked throughout California and members of our staff have experience in other states and internationally, enabling us to draw from diverse technical backgrounds when providing practical and sound geotechnical expertise. The bulk of our workload comes from client referral and "repeat work" based on our effective team workmanship, qualifications and cost effectiveness.

Ryan Consultants Group LLC
Landing, New Jersey
210 Kings Highway Unit 8, 07850


Contact:  William Ryan IV
ryanconsultantsgroup.com
973-810-3120 Or Toll Free
ryanconsultantsgroup@gmail.com
210 Kings Highway Unit 8
Landing, New Jersey 07850

Contact:  William Ryan IV
ryanconsultantsgroup.com
973-810-3120
ryanconsultantsgroup@gmail.com
Mr. Ryan is a leading expert in chimneys, chimney inspection, fireplaces, wood stoves, hearth appliances and their installation. UL Listings pertaining to chimneys, NFPA211, chimney liners, fireplaces inserts etc. He specializes in standard of care, best industry practice and codes related to chimneys, fireplaces, vents and hearth sides of the industry. Mr. Ryan is the president and lead inspector for Ryan and Son Chimneys Contractors LLC. Since 1996, with Ryan & Sons, Mr. Ryan has completed over 6,300 level II chimney inspections. He is a public speaker and published author on chimneys and hearth appliances. Mr. Ryan is a current member and past president of the New Jersey Chimney Sweep Guild, and the Mid Atlantic Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association. He is also a current member of National Fire Protection Association, National Chimney Sweep Guild, and The International Association of Fireplace and Chimney Inspectors.
Information:  
Chimneys and Fireplaces,  Construction Defects, 


Mr. Ryan is a leading expert in chimneys, chimney inspection, fireplaces, wood stoves, hearth appliances and their installation. UL Listings pertaining to chimneys, NFPA211, chimney liners, fireplaces inserts etc. He specializes in standard of care, best industry practice and codes related to chimneys, fireplaces, vents and hearth sides of the industry. Mr. Ryan is the president and lead inspector for Ryan and Son Chimneys Contractors LLC. Since 1996, with Ryan & Sons, Mr. Ryan has completed over 6,300 level II chimney inspections. He is a public speaker and published author on chimneys and hearth appliances. Mr. Ryan is a current member and past president of the New Jersey Chimney Sweep Guild, and the Mid Atlantic Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association. He is also a current member of National Fire Protection Association, National Chimney Sweep Guild, and The International Association of Fireplace and Chimney Inspectors.