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Scott Nacheman,

MSc. Eng. AIA

 Practice Leader, Major Loss

Practice Leader, Major Loss in Chicago, IL

Mr. Scott Nacheman is a Practice Leader of Envista’s Major Loss group. He has collaborated in the industry for over 23 years as a forensic Architect and Engineer with diverse multi-disciplinary experience. Mr. Nacheman has been involved in many facets of building/structure stabilization, failure investigation, and repair services. Scott has directed teams on many significant investigations, including the partial collapse of the 1031 Canal Street (Hard Rock) Hotel in New Orleans, served as Lead Investigator of the 2011 Indiana State Fair collapse incident, and co-manager of the $208MM Smithfield fire investigation in 2009. He has responded to large commercial building failures following Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Harvey, Irma, Maria, CAT90/Sandy, the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, the Joplin Tornado, and many other large loss events. In addition, Scott has provided investigation and remedial design services for iconic structures such as the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City, and The Wrigley Building in Chicago. Scott’s proficiency in disaster response, post-incident investigations, and disaster mitigation builds upon his experience working as a first responder in New York and Illinois, where he has served as a Firefighter, Lieutenant and Instructor since 1991. He currently serves as a Structures Specialist with DHS/FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) IN-TF1, the FEMA US&R IST incident management team, and Illinois US&R Task Force 1.


Code Consulting
Disaster Mitigation
Emergency Operations
Failure Investigation
Forensic Architecture
Forensic Engineering
Origin and Cause Evaluation
Structure Stabilization
Building Code
Building Consulting
Catastrophe Response
Civil Engineering


  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
    University of Illinois – Urbana, Illinois
  • Master of Architecture
    University of Illinois – Urbana, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies
    University of Illinois – Urbana, Illinois
Scott Nacheman


Chicago Office
111 Deer Lake Road
Suite 100

Deerfield, IL