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About Donna

Ms. Donna Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 25 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis and design 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 the most common used building materials, construction processes, as well as past and..

Ms. Donna Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 25 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis and design 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 the most common used building materials, construction processes, as well as past and current building codes. She is a member of the following national committees: ASCE 7 Main Committee and ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee and ASCE Forensic Engineering Division's Committee on Forensic Investigations. Ms. Friis is licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states.

 

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. Donna Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 25 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis and design experience combined with her educational background enable her to analyze a wide variety of...

Ms. Donna Friis is the Practice Leader of the Construction group within Envista Forensics. She has over 25 years of structural engineering design, design-build, project management, and forensic engineering experience. Her extensive analysis and design 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 the most common used building materials, construction processes, as well as past and current building codes. She is a member of the following national committees: ASCE 7 Main Committee and ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee and ASCE Forensic Engineering Division's Committee on Forensic Investigations. Ms. Friis is licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states.

 

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)

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Come See Donna

  • 04 - 07 November 2022
    United States
    Speaking Event
    ASCE 9th Forensic Engineering Congress
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