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Brian Vandal,


 Senior Principal Consultant

Senior Principal Consultant in San Jose, CA

Brian Vandal is a Professional Engineer and Master Electrician with over 28 years of experience specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis, covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial applications. As a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI), he has extensive experience performing fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, as well as electrical and mechanical systems failure analyses, and product defect analyses. An experienced consulting expert, he has authored numerous investigative reports, and provided testimony in Federal, State, and County courts toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment, and devices. Mr. Vandal’s background involves a wide array of experiences including managing the development of an integrated electrical / electronic system and providing electrical engineering design and installation of critical data systems by implementing generator and uninterruptible power supply solutions. In addition, he has received extensive training on mine operations as well as mine safety procedures


Arc flash/mapping analysis
Cellular Phone Components
Codes and standards
Electrical and mechanical systems failure analysis
Electrical transmission/distribution equipment
Electrocution/shock & lightning activity
Expert Witness
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Fires Alarm Systems
Origin and Cause Evaluation
Product Liability
Solar Projects
Solar thermal/solar photovoltaic systems
Vehicle defects and fires
Wind Turbines
Arc Flash/Mapping Analysis
Cell/Mobile/Phone Forensics
Electrical Incidents & Failures
Electrical Systems
Equipment Breakdown & Failures
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Manufacturing Equipment
Mechanical Systems
Mining Investigations
Vehicle Fire Investigations


  • M.B.A.,
    Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
Brian Vandal


San Jose Office
4044 Clipper Court
Fremont, CA