About Donna

Ms. Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 27 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis, design, and construction experience combined with her educational background, enable her to analyze a wide variety of structural problems and failures. In addition, Ms. Friis has comprehensive knowledge of technical design standards for building materials, construction processes, as well as past and current...

Ms. Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 27 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis, design, and construction experience combined with her educational background, enable her to analyze a wide variety of structural problems and failures. In addition, Ms. Friis has comprehensive knowledge of technical design standards for building materials, construction processes, as well as past and current building codes. She is a member of ASCE Forensic Engineering Division's Committee on Forensic Investigations. Ms. Friis is licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states and has achieve Fellow status with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.

 

Publications

Stuck on Stucco Claims/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

The Impact of a Collapse/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

Getting Back to "Normal"/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

Rise Above: Exploring the Differences Promotors And Sponsors (riseprofessionals.com)

Rise Above: Exploring the Differences Between Promotors and Mentors (riseprofessionals.com)

RISE_Award_Magazine-2021-web.pdf (riseprofessionals.com) (Rise Above: Should I be a mentor, could I be a mentor? page 52-53)

Ms. Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 27 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis, design, and construction experience combined with her educational background, enable her to analyze a wide...

Ms. Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 27 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis, design, and construction experience combined with her educational background, enable her to analyze a wide variety of structural problems and failures. In addition, Ms. Friis has comprehensive knowledge of technical design standards for building materials, construction processes, as well as past and current building codes. She is a member of ASCE Forensic Engineering Division's Committee on Forensic Investigations. Ms. Friis is licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states and has achieve Fellow status with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.

 

Publications

Stuck on Stucco Claims/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

The Impact of a Collapse/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

Getting Back to "Normal"/Articles/CLM Magazine (theclm.org)

Rise Above: Exploring the Differences Promotors And Sponsors (riseprofessionals.com)

Rise Above: Exploring the Differences Between Promotors and Mentors (riseprofessionals.com)

RISE_Award_Magazine-2021-web.pdf (riseprofessionals.com) (Rise Above: Should I be a mentor, could I be a mentor? page 52-53)

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil/​Site Drainage/​Site Preparation Damage/​Evaluations
  • Construction
  • Construction Accident Investigation
  • Construction Claim Preparation & Evaluations
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Defects/​Construction Accidents
  • Construction Dispute
  • Construction Expert Witness
  • Construction Risk Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Drone Surveys
  • Drone UAV
  • Exterior Cladding Damage/​Evaluations
  • Foundation Damage/​Evaluations
  • Multi-Story Construction - Steel/​Concrete/​Wood
  • Product/​Manufacturing/​Construction Defect
  • Soil Retaining Structure Damage/​Evaluation
  • Stone/​Masonry Construction
  • Subrogation
  • Vibration Damage/​Evaluation

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
    University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
    University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
Donna Friis

Donna Friis, PE

Practice Leader

Construction

Orlando, FL

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