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Principal Civil/Structural Engineer PE in Houston, TX

Professional Profile

Vice President and Director of Forensic Engineering with twenty four years of progressively responsible supervisory, business development, complex project management, and technical design experience. Broad based responsibilities in structural engineering with experience in forensic investigations; catastrophe response; front-end engineering design (FEED); manufacturing; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); cost estimates and repair options; and architectural and engineering (A&E) and engineering and construction (E&C) projects. Approximately 13 years of experience as designated expert in field of structural engineering and cost estimation. Comprehensive knowledge of design standards and codes.


  • Blast Type Explosions
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bulkheads
  • Catastrope Response
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Chinese Drywall Investigations and Testing
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Concrete Structures
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Vibration
  • Conventional Stucco
  • Crude Storage Facilities
  • EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems)
  • Fires
  • Foundations
  • Geophysical Exploration Vibration
  • Geotechnical/Sinkhole Investigations
  • Groundwater Problems
  • Heavy Crude Pipelines
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Marine Loading / Offloading Facilities
  • Maritime
  • Mold / Air Quality
  • Mooring Dolphins
  • Refinery Explosions
  • Residential Homes
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roofing
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Site Drainage/Site Preparation
  • Slip and Fall
  • Storm Surge Damage Assessment
  • Structural Steel
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
  • Underground Piping
  • Water Intrusion
  • Wind Damage Assessment
  • Windows
  • Wood Structures

Work History

Vice President, Director of Forensic Engineering

Managed unit workflow and operations in the development and growth of a forensic service company reaching annual revenues of $20 million dollars. Developed and reviewed all procedures, practices, service offerings and programs, and supervised the birth and growth of forensic engineering unit. Scope of work included budget development, business development, training and development of continuing education curriculum; and responsible for P&L performance. Other experience includes:

Director of catastrophe response efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Ike, and Isaac.
Investigates and analyzes failures in civil/structural engineering disciplines related to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial buildings.
Extensive investigative and legal work regarding cost estimates of repairs, wind and storm surge damage, construction defects, water intrusion, contractual obligations, EIFS, stucco, roofing, and window related defects.

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Areas of Expertise

    Construction,Civil/Structural,Building Consulting


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering,(Emphasis in Structural and Environmental Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering graduate courses
  • Chi Epsilon ? Civil Engineering Honor Society


  • Certified EIFS Inspector
  • Texas Department of Insurance Certified Windstorm Inspector
  • HAZWOPER Certification
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