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Terence Kadlec,


 Practice Leader, Construction

Practice Leader- Construction / Construction Defect Group in Denver, CO

Mr. Kadlec is the Practice Leader of the Construction Group in Denver, Colorado. In this role, Mr. Kadlec practices as an expert focused on construction defect claims and litigation, manages the group’s matters, provides mentorship and technical oversight internally, and is a thought leader externally educating professionals on past, current, and emerging trends in the industry. Initially a design engineer, he performed civil and structural engineering design of residential, commercial, marine, and industrial structures, including supervisory roles in design and technical oversight. Mr. Kadlec’s technical focus in forensic engineering has included investigations following fires, explosions, vehicular impacts, weather/catastrophe events, structural failures, civil/earthwork failures, and construction deficiencies. Experience with construction and design defects has included evaluations in civil and structural engineering matters, specifically related to residential, commercial, industrial, marine, and mixed-use properties. Mr. Kadlec’s thought leadership includes regularly presenting at industry seminars across the United States on the topics of forensic engineering, expert witness testimony, and construction defect claims and litigation. As a licensed Professional Engineer in 18 states, and credentialed by NCEES as a Model Law Engineer, Mr. Kadlec has provided expert witness testimony through sworn affidavits, deposition, and live trial.


Blast Type Explosions
Catastrophe Response
Chinese Drywall Investigations and Testing
Commercial Buildings
Concrete Masonry
Concrete Structures
Construction Defects
Construction Vibration
Conventional Stucco
EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems)
Geotechnical / Sinkhole Investigations
Marine Loading / Offloading Facilities
Mooring Dolphins
Origin and Cause Evaluation
Residential Homes
Retaining Walls
Site Drainage/Site Preparation
Storm Surge Damage Assessment
Structural Steel
Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
Underground Piping
Water Intrusion
Water Loss Assessment
Wind Damage Assessment
Wood Structures
Aluminum & Steel
Building Envelope/ Water Intrusion
Catastrophe Response
Civil Engineering
Construction Defect
Engineering Design & Product Liability
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Foundation Investigation


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Emphasis in Structural Engineering
    Florida Institute of Technology – Melbourne, Florida
Terence Kadlec