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Michael is a Senior Project Engineer in the MEP Group of the Major Loss Practice. He has over 16 years of experience in forensic investigations, property loss consulting, litigation support, design, and construction administration.

How long have you worked for Envista and what do you do?

I started working at Envista in March 2021 as part of the Major Loss Practice. My area of expertise is in plumbing and fire protection systems. Prior to working for Envista, I have 17 years of experience in design, construction administration, property loss consulting, and litigation support.

What is one of the most interesting jobs you’ve worked?

One of the most interesting jobs was a fire at the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai, UAE, which is a 72-story, super tall building that used a prefabrication process for the construction. The skin of the building caught fire and caused a partial collapse and extensive damage to MEP systems. I helped manage the site investigation efforts for the MEP team as well as inspect the plumbing and fire protection systems. The complexity of the systems involved, the difficult environment, and the unfamiliar locale made for a great work experience. 

What is the farthest you’ve traveled for a loss?

Dubai, UAE

What is the longest you’ve been away managing a loss?

Five weeks

What is the best part about working major losses for Envista?

The best part about working with major losses is helping clients get answers quickly for the extremely complicated matters our team works on.

Did you always want to be an engineer?

No, I wanted to be an architect, however, pursuing engineering allowed me to still work in the built environment while using more of my skills for solving complex problems and using science to find answers during uncertainty.

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Senior Project Engineer

Major Loss Investigations
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