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Stephen Jirsa,


 Principal Consultant - Large Loss

Civil/Structural Engineer PE in Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Stephen Jirsa is a Principal Consultant with 25 years of engineering experience and leadership in forensic investigation, evaluation, analysis, and design of all types of buildings, structures, and components. Mr. Jirsa’s forensic experience includes technical leadership of large complex multi-disciplinary losses, as well as post-earthquake and post-hurricane assessments, structural collapse, and construction accidents. Mr. Jirsa’s roles have also involved seismic design and evaluation, product development of building systems, building product certification and code approval, and structural and architectural performance testing. Mr. Jirsa has provided engineering expertise to commercial, insurance, legal, construction, government, military, and health care clients and has provided expert testimony in deposition and trial.


Catastrophe Response
Cold-formed Steel Manufacturing / Assembly Methods
Concrete Buildings
Concrete Masonry
Construction accidents
Construction Defects
Construction Vibration
EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems)
Foundation Movement / Distress
Geotechnical Investigations
High Rise Buildings
Historic Structures
Industrial Facilities
Light Gauge Steel Construction
Lightweight Thin-Shell Concrete
Manufacturing Facilities
Materials Testing
Post-Earthquake Evaluation
Precast Concrete Cladding
Prefabricated Building
Retaining Walls
Seismic Investigations
Seismic Retrofits
Slip/Fall Accidents
Structural and Architectural Performance Testing
Structural collapse
Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
Wind Damage Assessment
Wood Structures
Aluminum & Steel
Bridges & Tunnels
Building Code
Building Consulting
Building Envelope/ Water Intrusion
Catastrophe Response
Construction Defect
EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System)
Foundation Investigation
Geotechnical & Soils Investigation
Glass/Glazing Systems
Historical Structures/Conservation
Manufacturing Equipment
Materials Failure Investigations
Premises Liability
Seismic Investigations
Wind Damage Investigations
Wood Construction & Engineering


  • Master of Science, Structural Engineering
    University of California – Berkeley, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil / Structural Engineering
    University of Texas – Austin, TX
Stephen Jirsa


San Diego Office
402 West Broadway
Suite 400

San Diego, CA