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Electrical Engineer P.E., CFEI, CVFI, CVA in Raleigh, NC

Professional Profile

A Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Down utilizes his extensive expertise in performing fire and explosion investigations, mechanical / electrical systems failure analyses, and product defect analyses. His experience covers a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal and commercial applications where he held numerous engineering management positions. Over the course of his career he has worked for system manufacturers, as well as consulting engineering and architectural firms. Licensed as a professional engineer in a dozen states and certified as a fire and explosion investigator, he has advanced training and certification in vehicle fire investigation and as a fire investigation instructor. An experienced consulting expert, he has authored hundreds of investigative reports, provided depositions, and been called as an expert witness in civil cases. Mr. Down performs fire and explosion investigations, mechanical / electrical failure investigations and product defect / liability analyses. He has been responsible for the management of large, multidiscipline engineering projects

Experience

  • Automation and Controls
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • HVAC/Building Automation
  • Indoor air quality
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Noise and vibration
  • Power plant instrumentation
  • Steam plant generation combustion control
  • Vehicle fires

Work History

Senior Project Engineer

Professional Engineer specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis with over 35 years of experience covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal and commercial applications.

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 12 states.

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI).

Experienced expert witness who has authored hundreds of investigative reports, provided numerous depositions, and been called as an expert witness in Federal, State and County courts.

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Areas of Expertise

    Electrical,Energy/Utilities,Fire Investigation,Fire Protection,Forensic,Machinery,Mechanical,Safety,Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

Education

  • B.S., Business Management & Economics
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management & Economics
  • Associate of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology

Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (NAFI)
  • CVFI ? Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (NAFI)
  • CFII ? Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (NAFI/NFPA
  • CVA ? Certified Vibration Analyst (IRD Mechanalysis, Chicago, III)
  • Pennsylvania - PE
  • New York - PE
  • Indiana - PE
  • Wisconsin - PE
  • Nevada - PE
  • California - PE
  • Georgia - PE
  • Nevada - PE
  • Maine - PE
  • North Carolina - PE
  • Virginia - PE
  • Delaware - PE

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